Personal training testimonials

Read firsthand experiences from your Monterey Peninsula neighbors who credit Montage Wellness Center’s trainers with helping them reach their fitness goals.

Elizabeth Castro

“After sitting down on a five-hour flight from San Jose to Tennessee, I noticed my knees began to get swollen. The minute we landed, I was escorted in a wheelchair to the emergency room due to my inability to walk. After my trip, the pain continued, and that pain turned into depression. I realized that aging did not have to look like this, and I needed a better quality of life.

“After speaking with my daughter, we decided to get a membership here at Montage Wellness Center. I began personal training, and after a few weeks, I began to notice an increase in my mobility as well as improvement of my posture. I recently motivated my husband to do personal training as well, and I am excited for our journey. I feel motivated, I look forward to my improvement, and I no longer feel ashamed of my body like I did in other gyms.”

Mary Duan

“I love the crew here at the Montage Wellness Center. Everyone is working toward the common goal of health.”

Veronica Flores

“Personal training at Montage Wellness Center has been motivational and educational. My confidence and comfort level in the gym has increased just by understanding how to properly use the equipment. My trainer has incorporated exercises specifically to help me with my fitness goals. I felt much stronger after just a month of training, and I am finding that I'm becoming much more consistent."

Bill Fuerst

“I've been working with my trainer at the Salinas facility for almost five months now. That alone should tell you that she's a great personal trainer: friendly, easy to work with, and dedicated to her job. My workouts are tailored to fit my fitness and health needs. She tracks my progress and encourages me to push past my comfort zone without pressure. That's exactly why I go to a trainer”

Richard and Cathy Garza

“My trainer is tough in a good way. Clearly, she knows what she is doing. She may try to push my limits but is always making sure I am not exceeding my limitations. Most important, Leah is positive and encouraging.” – Richard

“I appreciate that my trainer takes the time to listen to my concerns and my goals… and remembers them!” – Cathy

Ellen Koskinen

“Come get stronger. You can do it!”

Tim McCarthy

“It has been a joy and a real benefit to my well-being to go regularly to the Montage Wellness Center over this past year. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the classes I take have been very, very helpful.

“As a 71-year-old, I find it important to work on strength, flexibility, and BALANCE, both for my golf game as well as for everyday living. The progress in these areas coming from regular workouts at the Montage Wellness Center has been a real lift to my spirits and overall health.”

Steve Poudrier

“My trainer is knowledgeable and excels at all levels of fitness. I would recommend her to anyone, no matter your fitness level. Furthermore, I would also recommend Montage Wellness Center. The Salinas facility is always clean and in tip-top shape.”

Georgia Propp

“I have participated regularly in the Core Strength and Flexibility class since Montage Wellness Center opened in Salinas. My trainer is very knowledgeable and willing to adapt exercises to accommodate the varying skill levels and physical limitations of all class members. She continuously monitors participant body positioning to ensure safety and maximum results. Regular attendance has helped me sustain a major weight loss and build my strength and energy. I am nearly 72 and am healthier than I have been in years.”

Carrie Samayoa

"I had my second knee replacement a year ago and received my physical therapy at Montage Wellness Center. I tried to continue with physical activity but felt lost. I didn't know what to do but knew I was going to need help. 

“My trainer is so incredibly knowledgeable and, after our initial meeting, she developed a program for me. She is amazingly supportive, encouraging, and consistent. While she is supportive, she also never forgets why I show up for the training. She guides me but challenges me to do more and be more than I even think I am capable of. Today, one year after surgery, I am strong enough to do a variety of activities at the gym: swim, bicycle, and use gym equipment. I am so grateful for her dynamic enthusiasm, knowledge, and care."

Chuck Scurrah

“What I appreciate about my trainer is she stresses the importance of good form and good core work. I enjoy the various exercises when working with her, and she gives me exercises to do when I'm working out alone. I also appreciate the positive feedback she gives me when I'm doing the exercises correctly, and she's very helpful and encouraging in the areas where I need improvement. This process has been very beneficial for me, and I appreciate her for helping me accomplish my workout goals.”

Robin Young

“I have been working with my personal trainer for eight months. She is very knowledgeable about many exercises for the upper and lower body as well as the core. Each session is always different, which is great as I do not get bored. She ensures that I use proper form on the exercises to ensure I receive the benefits from the exercises and don’t get injured."

“I am definitely on my way to reaching that goal as I have lost inches and weight. I am becoming more toned as I continue to work out with my trainer. Working out with a personal trainer is one of the best decisions I have made to enrich my life.”

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  • Marina location: (831) 883-5656
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