"I am 65 and was not only terribly obese but also out of shape. I was having some trouble walking down my stairs because of weakness and being overweight. I felt tired all the time. I have been working with Denise for about 6 months and have lost 25 lbs. I am no longer tired and I have developed strength and flexibility. I am totally stable on my stairs and I can do all kinds of physical activities that I could not do before. It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself! Denise has been a gift in my life!"
Cherely Zurcher, Salt Lake City Utah
"Thank You! I took your Powerful Mind/Powerful Nutrition class about a year ago at the Workers Compensation Fund. Recently, I hit a rough patch and a weight loss plateau, I felt so discouraged. I decided to meet with a trainer at my gym. (By the way, I never would have walked into a gym before I met you, but I went and joined a gym after the first couple Powerful Mind/Powerful Nutrition classes.) I signed up for the Biggest Loser contest and not only survived the challenge, but won the whole thing! I came home, had a protein shake, and pulled out the binder that has everything from your class. It has helped so much already. Thank you, your newsletters and emails make a huge difference, and I appreciate you so much!"
Amber Berger, Salt Lake City Utah
"I've been attending the Powerful Mind Powerful Nutrition class in American Fork for the past 5 weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed everything. Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas and for the motivation to get fit and be healthy. I especially liked last week's session on packing your daily cooler."
Roslyn Nelson, American Fork Utah
I would just like to say thanks for all of your help. Even though this was my first Triathlon, for the most part, I felt like I knew what I was doing thanks to the time we spent on going over transitions and other things. The training schedule was also a great help and was the main element in helping me to achieve my goals. You are a real asset to your company and I will be looking forward to class on Thursday."
Duane Harding, Salt Lake City Utah
Dannon Yogurt Corporate Participants:
“I noticed people snacking on fresh fruit and veggies and having healthy lunches and snacks instead of diet coke and junk. People are drinking water and talking about exercising on their breaks. Several employees have told me how great they feel and how they have completely stopped drinking soda and eating fast food and have been amazed at how much energy they have when they exercise.” -Amy
“I can completely see a difference in the employees that are participating. Especially on my team, we make sure that we stay on track and tell each other to put the soda down.” -Garth
“I feel a lot better since the program. I’ve lost a bunch of weight, and I lift weights a lot more often on my breaks.” -Jake
“Paula makes sure that I exercise on my breaks. It works out because I feel much more energized. I am almost to my goal weight!” -Gale
“You told me to set myself mini goals and when I achieve them I can give myself a gift. I actually did that, I said if I went swimming every day this week I would buy myself a plant. I’ll let you know how it goes.” -Kelli
Scott Lawrence, Utah State Tax Commission
Denise, I just wanted to thank you and Dave for the Powerful Mind, Powerful Nutrition workshops. I have used most of the food and exercise habits over the past few years, with limited results. 3 things made the difference for me; portion control, pre-packing food and vision development. From the vision, I was able to focus on the outcome of this whole process, not giving up the “good” things and choosing to add healthier foods to my diet. Also, I don't have to count points or calories when I eat because it is already portioned out.
As a result, I was able to loose 10 pounds over the six-weeks of the workshops and have been fairly successful in keeping on track. Thank you for your effort and support.
Shanna Whiting, Benefits Administrator
Salus Lifestyles has been an intricate part of our Wellness program at Neways International over the past three years that the program has been in place.
Salus Lifestyles and its employees have been efficient, extremely competent, and has excellent rapport with people of all ages. Their communication skills, both written and verbal, are outstanding. We have found them to be consistently pleasant, tackling all of our requests with dedication and a smile.
Besides being a joy to work with, their President, Denise Hall is a take charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits of the training that she provides. She has successfully developed several lunchtime programs for our company that has resulted in better participation.
Denise Hall has worked hard to build genuine relationships with the employees. Her efforts have created a happier and more productive workplace. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization. Many of our employees seek her advice and support.
Group Success: Client A Case Study
In 2005, the Salus fitness assessment, with supporting wellness seminars and workouts, was implemented with CLIENT A. Upon program introduction, all employees were asked to take the initial BECOME baseline fitness assessment—a series of quick tests designed to establish each participant’s fitness level and where they ranked compared to national standards. In addition, employees were given the opportunity to engage in regular work-site seminars, demonstrations and workouts. After six months, participants who took the initial BECOME assessment were retested. Their results are as follows:
- 87 % improvement in overall results (push ups, step test, sit & reach, and BMI)
- 20 % of the participants moved into a lower BMI category
- Obese to Overweight
- Overweight to Normal
- Obese to Normal
Video: Push-up with Row.
Coach Jen demonstrates this effective and challenging exercise.