D.J.: Accountant - When I first met with Deanna I felt that I had all the puzzle pieces to get in shape, lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle but for the life of me I could not put those puzzle pieces together! Deanna has helped me to not only put the pieces together but she has also taught me how to keep them together through all life’s twists and turns.
Deanna is exceptional at creating plans that fit the individual’s needs and desires. She listens, she observes, she asks questions…she really gets to know YOU and as a result is able to tailor make a program that is exciting, doable, and ultimately successful! She understands there is not a cookie cutter process to get everyone to his or her desired health goals.
With Deanna, I have learned so much about why I do some of the things that I do, how to counter the things that have a negative impact on my health and how to highlight those things which have positive impacts on my health. I now know how to listen to my body during workouts and while fueling my body for optimal performance.
I love Deanna as my trainer for all that she has taught me and guided me through so far. I am very pleased with the results we have achieved so far. I also love that she leads by example. She is our leader but we are a team! I really believe she wants our success as much as we do. She is real, down to earth and approachable. She can relate to us no matter where we are in our health journey. She quickly becomes a mentor and a friend.
MELISSA: Writer - Moving around so much in a military lifestyle has always proven hard for me as someone who has to work at maintaining weight and strength. It seems I often put myself at the bottom of the list while making sure that my kids are settled, and that my family feels good in our new space.
I also have historically had a hard time with finding a good fit with fitness classes, or training. And if I do find a good fit, I usually move shortly after that. And I start all over again.
I first met Deanna in one of those classes. I loved her approach to working out, and I especially loved her desire to tailor the experiences to our levels. She challenged me to make things harder, and I loved that.
When Deanna began to offer online training, I was very intrigued. And I also knew I could count on her to listen to me and hear my specific needs. She would challenge me, even if it was long distance. And on the other side of the country.
I have loved my time with Deanna, and I continue to appreciate her availability as well as her desire to push me to try harder. Take care of myself. And to honestly just listen to me when I am having a hard day.
She trusts me to know myself. And I also trust her to know how I need to be pushed.
She listens. And she works tirelessly to meet what I need for my mind, body, and spirit.
I can't imagine where I would be today without her in my corner!
JAMIE: Teacher - I have struggled with weight loss and getting fit for years. I am a breast cancer survivor and had basically given up on ever getting my energy and strength levels back up. I would not join a gym because I found them intimidating and scary. I knew I could not complete most of the classes.
A friend invited me to try F.E.S., promising it would be nothing like any other fitness gym and program. I was nervous but I knew I needed help so I tried F.E.S. and immediately loved it! Deanna modified for me so I could complete the classes and even when I felt I couldn't I was never embarrassed or intimidated to let her know. She is an excellent trainer and makes getting fit fun.
She also takes time to get to know each of her clients on a personal level. She helps you to find the plan that will work for you whether that means trying to lose weight, build endurance, or just relieve stress. F.E.S. fitness has something for everyone. I highly encourage anyone who is struggling to set or meet fitness goals to try F.E.S. It is AWESOME!
TESSLYN: - I was diagnosed with a disease that makes it very difficult to lose weight. Because of this, I decided to attend F.E.S Fitness classes to try and aid in my weight and health management.
Deanna at F.E.S. has done an amazing job helping me reach my fitness goals. I am a pretty tough client, as I tend to injure myself and require special workout plans, but she is always willing to work with me to get a routine that fits my personal needs, even in a group setting.
MATTHEW: Field Service Technician - I have always been overweight and have struggled with trying to lose it. My difficulty has been with keeping up an exercise regimen and proper nutrition. It would be difficult to keep motivation up by myself. On my own I would try exercises that, while a little weight loss would occur, would generally overdo it and injure myself.
The support Deanna at F.E.S Fitness has provided has been wonderful. Her personal training involves a comprehensive weight loss plan, customized workouts for individual needs, nutritional advice, and an all-around positive experience. She is very patient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The issues I ran into while attempting to lose weight on my own have been fixed with her help.
She emphasizes healthy progress and is always careful to prevent injuries or mistakes in form. A very professional coach and trainer, she focuses on making exercise fun. It is easy to keep coming back to her classes, as she keeps the perspective on the benefits and gains I have made towards my goals.
She keeps the sessions from getting boring by changing things up.
She uses positive reinforcement to motivate me to put in extra effort during the sessions, and to keep myself active outside of the gym. With her help I have been able to make more progress than I have ever had before.
F.E.S. Fitness 2006 N Cedar Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464 918-457-8842