TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN @ ELEMENT FITNESS, I just wanted to tell you a few things about my experience with Marco Recalde--personal trainer extraordinaire. I am a sponsored member through the Humana program for seniors. Overweight, out of shape, knees needing surgery, hurt shoulder, broken finger and with muscles that had been sleeping for about 30 years, I knew that I'd be a "Project". Well, Marco addressed all areas. He addressed the muscles around the knees to let me walk normally. I couldn't kneel in church--I now kneel as needed. I was taking Aleve and now don't take it much. Pain is gone. Shoulder problem was in the muscle and he addressed it worked with it and it's back to normal. The finger is probably screwed but he worked with it and assisted in various therapy and it's better, but my problem and working with a Physical Therapist on it. He improved my cardio, showed me how to use the machines and low impact results. Now, recently I moved 2 tons of lumber from Weston, Mo to my place in Lawrence, Kansas (Load and unload, by hand) the next day I cut and verticut the yard and bagged the waste. Not long ago, this was impossible. I can't tell you enough about Marco and his style and ability to work with us old dogs. He's a true "Pro" and if I can assist in any testimonial for the organization or him personally, I highly recommend him.
- Ron Rutkowski, 68 years young, Still at it 9/16/09
Quite overweight and out of shape, I joined Element Fitness in November 2010 to shed pounds and improve my overall fitness. By participating in the group fitness classes, I have lost more than 65 pounds and went from size 18 jeans to size 8 jeans! Initially, I was nervous about joining the group fitness classes because I was afraid that I would feel out of place or not have the ability to do some of the exercises. Fortunately, Element Fitness has awesome instructors who immediately made me feel at ease and showed me that the classes are structured in a way to accommodate people of all fitness levels. The classes are fun and effective, and the instructors are high energy, friendly and encouraging--all of the elements I needed to keep me motivated and coming back. A year and a half later, I regularly participate in BodyStep, BodyAttack, BodyPump and Spinning, and am a much healthier and happier (and smaller!) mom, wife and friend. Jessica E., 33
I was in a wheelchair most of the time with occasional short distances on crutches. Physical therapy had released me from treatment and gave me no hope of improving. I joined Element Fitness, started working with Marco Recalde, and now walk with a cane. With continued hard work from myself and Marco, my walking will continue to improve.
- Terri B., Member
When I first came to see Marco, I was overweight, out of shape and under confident. He has changed all of that for me. Working out with him just two days a week, I have managed to lose 17 pounds, 3 pant sizes and several inches off my entire body. I am extremely happy with the result and I know that I couldn’t have done it without him. Marco truly embodies the motto of “The Element…body, mind & spirit.”
- Stephanie M., Member