Sandy Kim, Actor – “After starting your program, I have much better TOOLS to use to keep moving forward! I know that many people will benefit from your approach and I am grateful to have been a part of this program. There is a need for FE – the world needs women who believe in a holistic approach to health/fitness – that the soul needs as much of a workout as the body.”
Joseph Devita (voicemail) – “Hey Ches, I just got out of an hour and fifteen minute cardio kickbox Jiu- Jitsu class… and I gotta tell ya: If I didn’t have the training that you gave me, I would have lasted 10 minutes! I went through the whole class and it was really a**-kicking but I could see how much all of the core stuff that you did for me have paid off. I never would have been able to do any of this stuff if it weren’t for the way you trained me. I just wanted to say thank you!”
Dot LaMarche, Vice-Mayor, Farragut Tenn. – “I first met Chesna Closs when I attended a conference for women elected officials… where Chesna was part of the meeting. Her business “Fit Esteem” was received with enthusiasm and pleasure because of her approach to fitness and well-being. I was so impressed by her knowledge and caring that I recommended my daughter Michelle become a member of her program. For the rest of the conference the women had so much fun…”
Dr. Megan Brown – “As a business owner and mother of 2 small children, I have a lot on my plate and don’t always put myself first. After we had our daughter in October, my husband gave me the gift of Chesna! I started training with Chesna 2 months after my baby was born via C-section and in one month I have lost 10 POUNDS, gained muscle, strengthened my core, and my confidence has soared!
Chesna is careful to assess where I am emotionally and physically each session and she tailors my workout to be challenging yet safe for ME! She makes suggestions for diet and nutrition and encourages me to rotate the type of physical exercise I am doing each day. Chesna’s knowledge, experience, and positive attitude have truly been the support I need to achieve my fitness and life goals! Thank you for helping me get my sexy back, Chesna!”
Charles Tomasheski, VP of Wealth Management Citigroup Inc. - “Before you showed me any workout routines, you brought me in for an interview. There were the standard questions including those that covered birth date (age!), health issues, eating habits and my previous workout habits. All of the answers I gave you revolved around my being in excellent shape with the very best of daily living habits. What you did next not only surprised me, but it made me pause for a minute and ask myself ‘who does this personal trainer think she is?’ YOU TOOK MY BLOOD PRESSURE!!! What’s more- you looked me square in the eye, now conveying the message that you really know your stuff, that you are a professional and I had better listen up. You told me that my blood pressure was 140 over 100 and that it was high- too high too make you feel comfortable recommending any workout routine for me. Further, you told me that given my gender and age, you recommended that I consult with a physician. At that moment, my perception of you turned 180. You were the professional, you know your stuff and perhaps most important of all- you care. Caring is the most difficult skill set to acquire. I visited my doctor the next week and he confirmed my blood pressure at 140 over 100. He prescribed blood pressure medication immediately. He wasn’t sure I should be working out either and ordered blood tests and a stress test with Thalium. I had the stress test last week and thank God, all is normal. Chesna, I cannot thank you enough for alerting me to my high blood pressure. You may have saved me from serious injury or worse. Your telling me not only highlighted your professional and compassionate sides, it showed me more than a trace of bravery as well. I would like to think that every trainer is as responsible as you but I doubt it though- you are special, very special actually. Thank you Chesna. Our story is one that I will share with family, friends and colleagues for years to come.” ( Mr. Tomasheski’s blood pressure was taken manually).
Robin S – “Chesna is a gift. For several years, she has helped my teenage daughter with all aspects of her life from nutrition and fitness to self-esteem and even self-defense! She has a holistic approach that is both realistic and unique, and is beyond caring. In fact, my daughter trusts Chesna, confides in her, and looks to her as a role model. Chesna is so much more than a trainer. She is a life coach, and I suspect she will continue this role even after my daughter goes to college. Yay Chesna!”
Mrs. Wendi Goldman – “I am so happy that I decided to follow Chesna’s program!!! My extra weight came on slowly and when my clothes were not fitting properly, I realized that I had to finally do something. I thought the weight would take forever to lose and I wasn’t sure if the program would even work for me. I began to eliminate all the unhealthy things in my diet such as cookies, chocolate, and ice cream. I also cut out all breads. I started eating more protein and fruits and vegetables. I try only to eat foods with natural ingredients and low sodium. I find that I am eating small meals all day. I found that I wasn’t hungry and the weight started coming off. I have lost 6 pounds in21 days! I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I also need to mention that I have been exercising 5-6 days a week. I train with Chesna twice a week. She is really amazing at training. I highly recommend Chesna’s program. Since I have started the program, I have more energy and I am not tired all the time. I plan to continue eating “clean” as Chesna calls it and of course exercising on a regular basis. Thank you Chesna for all your support!”
Cassandra Braxton – “This program has helped me to teach my daughters discipline and consistency by example. Thank you Chesna for being so supportive and amazing.”
Dorothy Boczar – “Thank you Chesna for changing it up and keeping me challenged, motivated and wanting more! FE for life!!!”
Chantaille Blake - “My goals have changed from losing weight to changing my whole lifestyle inside and out. I realize fitness starts from your mindset and then manifests itself physically.”