Testimonials

What are clients saying about Julie Iverson Personal Training?

Rhys, Vancouver:

I’m in my sixties, and an exercise program is important to me for health reasons (I’m diabetic).  I wanted to get it right, so I decided to see if a personal trainer would work for me.  I had never worked with one before.  I had a couple of goals and a couple of issues, with core strength in particular, but I didn’t know what to expect.  With Julie, I got someone who listened carefully, took a good look at what I could and couldn’t do, and started me working right away on a program that got to grips with what I needed to do without putting me at risk of overdoing things.  Julie very quickly realized that I needed to walk before I could run, almost literally, and that many of my important muscle groups needed to be “reprogrammed” after fifty years of bad posture and neglect.  But she wasn’t in any way bossy or fussy about it, she just set about helping me learn what I needed to know, she never lectured or criticized, she is always positive and upbeat, never negative.  So many things impressed me about her – she knows so much about how the body’s various muscle groups work together, she has a real gift for demonstrating the exercises and then helping you do them properly, a lovely positive way of working with you that is so encouraging, and real integrity in making sure that what she has you doing is best for you.  She pays close attention to your health, and has lots of suggestions for ways to improve it.  When she saw how stiff my right shoulder was she sent me off to my physiotherapist.  My physio, who I hadn’t seen for a couple of years, looked at my chart and was amazed by how much progress I had made on improving my posture and the condition of my neck and shoulders.  She couldn’t stop congratulating me. That was after about six weeks of working with Julie!  When our first set of sessions was done I immediately signed on for another, and I will be back for more and more.  Julie has made a huge difference to my overall well-being.  And my right shoulder is now fine – for the first time in about 25 years.  I would recommend her to anyone, with no hesitation.

Susan, Communications Manager, Vancouver:

Julie worked with me over a period of several months as I trained for my first marathon. She gave me several exercises to improve my core strength, build up my running muscles, and prevent injury. I was sceptical at first, but kept at it and the exercises really helped. I learned a great deal in the process. Who knew strong glutes could help with knee problems like patellofemoral syndrome? I also enjoyed Julie’s positive energy and optimistic, can-do spirit. I am happy to say I not only completed my first marathon, I ran so fast I qualified for the Boston Marathon. Needless to say, I will be calling on Julie again as I begin training for that big event!

 

Catherine, Engineer, Vancouver:

I started training with Julie in 2007. It was through her professionalism and knowledge that we found out my blood pressure was high. With Julie’s training for the last 3 years, I’ve changed from not exercising at all to working out at least 4 times a week. I’ve learned to run which is something I’d hated since I was a kid.
I even ran a 5K run with Julie last year. Julie caters to my goal of losing inches and I was extremely thrilled when I fit into pants that didn’t fit before. She is always encouraging and tries new routines. My personal training with Julie has been rewarding!

 

Dawn, RMT, Vancouver:

Julie’s knowledge and understanding of the body and what it takes to rehabilitate after an injury is amazing.  She communicated directly to my physio and osteopath to create safe and effective workouts, allowing me to be able to focus only on my own recovery. I have fully recovered and am now back in the dance studio with no restrictions!

Thank you Julie!

Linda, executive assistant, Vancouver:

I’ve been working out for over 20 years and needed to re-energize my routine. After hiring Julie in 2007 I noticed a difference in my workouts within the first few sessions because Julie showed me the proper form and techniques. She is very knowledgeable and always well prepared. She helped me achieve many of my goals.

I completed my first Marathon in May 2008 because Julie added running-specific and preventive exercises to my program. I feel the preventive exercises strengthened my areas of weakness and stopped my recurring injuries.

Julie’s professionalism and passion in providing excellent services are invaluable and priceless. She has the special skill that draws out the best in me. She encourages and motivates me to kick it up a notch. I love the custom programs she gives me. I look forward to training with Julie for many more years and highly recommend her services. This is one of the best gifts I ever gave myself!

 

Harminder, food service worker, Vancouver:

I went to the gym on my own for many years, trying to lose inches and weight, and really didn’t  get anywhere.  After training with Julie for 8 weeks I’ve changed my body composition, and I feel great and have tons more energy. I’ve also reached my goal of learning to run!

Julie makes training enjoyable, and the sessions are motivating and focussed. I look forward to every session we have. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone who’s looking to make a big change in their life and to get fit.