What People are Saying
“Athena has the ability to motivate and encourage you on those days you need it the most.”
“I had zero intentions of getting a personal trainer when I started working out. However, after taking one conditioning class with Athena, I realized how integral she could be to helping me achieve my personal goals. She is an incredible trainer and takes time to make sure my form is correct to increase the impact of the workout. Every session is both fun and challenging, I leave feeling incredibly satisfied, and I always look forward to my next session.
Working with Athena has had a huge positive impact not only on my fitness level, but on my mindset about fitness and weight loss. In my first three months of training, I went from barely being able to do five pushups with good form to thirty. I was also initially afraid to try one of Athena’s spin classes, but after her encouragement, I not only have been taking 60 minute spin classes once a week, but I was able to spin for an entire 90 minute spinathon event. When I hurt my shoulder, Athena helped me and adjusted my workout so I could still train effectively without making the injury worse.
Athena really cares about her clients, she has an infectious positive attitude, and she has the ability to motivate and encourage you on those days you need it the most. She’s not only a personal trainer, she is a wellness coach who is able to make a big difference in your life!” -Karina Vatynskaya
“I feel like I can navigate my way around the weight room with a confidence I didn’t have before.”
“When I initially started training with Athena, I wanted to feel comfortable in the weight room by myself. She has definitely helped me progress with this! I feel like I can navigate my way around the weight room with a confidence I didn’t have before. I’ve learned a lot from Athena about how much variety there can be with different exercises and that I can always be working different areas to see results. This makes it fun and challenging! Finally, when I first started my program with Athena, I also wanted to work on the definition in my arms to show off at my brother’s wedding! I have to say, I felt really great in my dress that day.” -Emily Hanoian
“Athena empowered me to recognize what my body can do.”
“As a subscriber to Athena’s blog for a couple years, I knew her values and health and fitness beliefs aligned with my own, so I was thrilled when she started personal training. I originally signed up for a three month package with the goals of better navigating the weight room and feeling strong and confident outside of the gym. After the first three months, I saw changes in my body, I was addicted to learning new lifts, and I couldn’t part with Athena’s challenging workouts just yet. I signed up for another three months, and this is where I really noticed a difference. I shifted my goal slightly to focus more on fat loss, and Athena adjusted my workouts to help me reach that goal.
Outside of my fitness goals, I also worked on appreciating my body’s abilities and feeling confident in my body always, not just “when I weighed x pounds” or “if I could do this many x.” Athena empowered me to recognize what my body can do now. She is authentic in her beliefs and practices what she preaches. I never once stepped on the scale with Athena, and I have continued this practice (mostly) ever since. I wholeheartedly recommend Athena as a personal trainer to anyone of any age or fitness level. She is not a one size fits all kind of trainer and will tailor her approach to each and every client to fulfill the client’s needs and goals. Achieve with Athena now!” -Kat O’Connell
“I can walk up six flights of stairs at work and recover before I get back to my desk!”
After only two months of training with Athena, I’m able to do more squats, pushups at less of an incline, and my lunges are less wobbly than they were before. Also, I can walk up the six flights of stairs at work and recover before I get back to my desk! Two months ago, it would have taken me five minutes at my desk before I felt like I could breathe normally! Athena is great at encouragement without judgement too. If I’m hesitant to do an exercise, she’s always ready with some modification or a different way to work the same muscles. I’m excited to see where I will go from here!” -Cassy DeAngelis
“I no longer feel like I have to do cardio for hours.”
“Athena makes my Tuesdays and Thursdays super special. I really enjoy taking her total body conditioning classes and feel like my body has changed in the best way possible from them. My way of looking at exercising has also changed in that I no longer feel like I have to do cardio for hours. Athena’s workouts are awesome, and I can’t thank her enough for bringing positive energy into my life.” -Katherine Riordan
“Looking back at the photos from my wedding, I can honestly thank Athena for helping me look and feel my best on that day.”
“I’ve known Athena for a number of years: first as a member in her classes and then as a fellow fitness instructor. I reached out to Athena a few months before my wedding to ask her if she could create a custom workout program for me for the month leading up to the big day. My goal was to keep some sort of consistency in my training during a time when I knew I would be busy and wouldn’t have the time to create my own program. What Athena created for me was exactly what I needed: full body, with an emphasis on the upper body and back (for the dress!). The workouts were also within the 30-45 minute workout time frame that I like to keep. Even though I knew going into it that a month isn’t necessarily long enough to SEE a lot of results, I will say that I definitely FELT physical results. Week to week I was increasing weights and feeling generally stronger. I also was learning some new to me exercises that I’ve since added to my own workouts and the workouts I teach. Looking back at the photos from my wedding, I can honestly thank Athena for helping me look and feel my best on that day. I know I will absolutely reach out to her in the future when I feel like I need to add new spark to my workouts. She knows her stuff relating to all things health, fitness, and mind/body, and I can’t recommend her enough!” –Monique Gagnon
“The way Athena organizes her classes, changes things up, and presents ideas in her blog completely changed the way I approach fitness.”
I have always been a group exercise person, but I very rarely used to work out on my own, except for the occasional power walk. Athena’s classes were the first classes I ever took that included methods such as circuit training, Tabata, and AMRAPs. I had never really conceptualized doing resistance training in these ways before! The way Athena organizes her classes, changes things up, and presents ideas in her blog completely changed the way I approach fitness. I began to see that all the pieces of the puzzle could be taken apart and put together in different ways. I now exercise on my own regularly using the techniques, moves, and ideas that Athena has taught me.” -Joy MacFarland