Testimonials — General

January 7, 2013

"This letter is to express my gratitude to Pauline Brown for her outstanding services as a fitness trainer and to discuss why I recommend her training to family, friends, and acquaintances.

Pauline instructed my first Zumba class in September 2008. I was immediately
impressed by her friendliness and genuine caring for each individual in the class. She stressed “leaving our shyness at the door” and “having fun”. Because of her skill at motivating and challenging each participant I have added her Boot Camp (when available), Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D., and Cycling classes to my weekly schedule.

Her knowledgeable instruction and positive encouragement in these activities have made it possible for me to significantly strengthen my arms, legs, and core. My coordination, stamina and strength have also improved. I inherited a short stocky build and a family history of obesity. Pauline's instruction has changed my focus from the anxiety of dieting and being unable to maintain a healthy weight to enjoying fun classes that maintain my physical and mental health. I also have a history of right shoulder pain to the point of considering surgery. The shoulder and arm work along with Pauline's guidance on correct form and modifications have restored my right arm to a full range of motion without surgery.

Classes have never become stale as she continues studying and training herself to present a variety of choreography, exercise moves, equipment, and music. Stressing that we get out of an activity in direct proportion to the effort we put into it. She is committed to excellent instruction working the entire body. Pauline is very engaging and human; readily admitting to an ocasional laps in memory and recovering quickly. Very understandable with her extensive list of programs and choreography.

Pauline is an excellent example of sharing her many gifts and talents to benefit others. She does this through charitable fund raisers for CASA, Breast Cancer and others. Instructing group classes in Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D., Boot Camp and Cycling. Also one-on-one personal training. Always accepting, encouraging and committed. I am thankful to Pauline and attest to the outstanding abilities and value of her services to anyone interested in becoming healthier and happier."

Sandra K. Janes
Windsor, CO

"Pauline led training for my Cycle Instructors at the Colorado State University Recreation Center. While looking for a presenter, I attended one of Pauline's cycling classes. It was quickly evident that Pauline would be a great presenter for our workshop. Pauline is well educated, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate and professional. My staff quickly connected with Pauline and had a great educational experience. Pauline's passion for the fitness industry and healthy living is second to none. She stays on top of the latest education and fitness trends allowing her to offer fresh ideas and apply recent research findings. Pauline connects well with a diverse population including all ages and fitness levels. Pauline is a great instructor and a fantastic presenter/educator. It is with highest regards that I recommend Pauline as an instructor, trainer and presenter."

Nicole LaRocque
CSU — Campus Recreation
Fort Collins, CO


"My mother Pauline Brown is the strongest woman I know. Not just physically but heart mind and soul as well. A true teacher she lives every day for others. Trying to take her life's lessons and help others overcome their current life trials. My mother is always looking for a way to brighten someone's day and show them the brighter side of life. She does this through many ways including fitness. Through Zumba she reconnects people with the idea that a healthy lifestyle can be a blast not a drag. Through her Personal Fitness Sessions and Boot Camp classes she teaches people proper technique to live healthier lives and helps them to build their confidence in themselves and their abilities. Growing up she was always there to teach us not only right from wrong but how to be the strong independent young women my sister and I are today."

Danielle Resnick
Oak Harbor, WA


"When I was 4 years old, my mother quizzed me on muscle groups while in the bath tub.
When I was 8 years old, I sat in the corner of aerobics studios rather than being baby sat.
When I was 15 years old, I attended my mother's graduate courses.
When I was 18 years old, I obtained my first group fitness certification and enrolled in the Kinesiology major at SDSU.

I am now 23 years old, about to graduate with my masters in Health and Exercise Science, and owe my passion and enjoyment for the health and fitness industry to my mother. My mother is the most driven and intelligent woman I know, and I truly admire her tenacity and dedication to her clients and this field. I am so thankful to have been raised by such a beautiful and inspirational woman. She made what so many people find to be a chore...fun. I love to be active and I enjoy eating healthy, all because that is how I was raised.

Thank you, mom, for always inspiring me to be my best and treat others the way I want to be treated. Thank you for teaching me how to enjoy life and for showing me the value of education. But mostly, thank you for being you. Any person who has ever met you knows exactly what that means."

Kellie Ehlen
San Diego, CA


"I have no words to express my sincere gratitude for your support and commitment to help others feel and be well. Not only you are the best fitness instructor I know, but one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to physical fitness.

Your commitment and passion for what you do are remarkable and it shows in everything you do. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart not only for what you have done for me at a personal level but for what you did for my students. Giving your time and sharing your fitness expertise (Zumba) with my students at Preston Junior High speaks very highly about the kind of generous person you are.

On behalf of our students at preston Junior High, Ms. Jill Hunter and I, Diana Fremaint, receive or most sincere thanks for all you do to enhance the health of our community."

Diana Fremaint
Preston Junior High
Fort Collins, CO


"I would like to thank you, Pauline, for coming to my office and giving such a wonderful presentation on your Zumba class as well as your personal training for individuals.

The information you provided to our group was very informative and encouraging for those of us "too busy" for ourselves in treating ourselves well with such an invigorating class as Zumba. The data you presented, in such a professional manner, was exceptional regarding the lowering of Cholesterol and Triglycerides and the difference exercise can make in one's daily emotional mood and overall health improvement without medication. Exercise can do wonders and I am seeing the result.

For me personally, I was always afraid of a gym environment, people wearing spandex!

For one I wanted something more than treadmill and lifting drudgery. And I can tell you how much better I feel in your wonderfully open class where each person is not judged by what they wear or how much or little one can do. Your encouragement has meant more than words can say. I know I will continue with you for a very long time because I benefit so much for you.

I hope you will continue as long as I can continue."

Kathy Colborn
Center for Gastroenterology
Fort Collins, CO