Shaping better lives

My name is Dan Moschella, I am 42 years old and have been a fitness enthusiast ever since I started weightlifting at the age of 11.  I also ski, play softball, and used to play baseball. In December of 2010, I sustained a torn ACL while skiing. I subsequently had surgery in January 2011. Over the course of the succeeding 5 months, I spent 3 to 5 days per week in physical therapy maintaining a strict rehabilitation schedule.

During the rehabilitation I lost about 12 pounds of muscle due to the fact that I wasn’t working out the rest of my body with weights as I used to. Rather, I was focused intently on increasing strength and flexibility in the surgically repaired knee. I subsequently attempted to get back into the gym as a way to compliment the knee rehab.

However, the loss of strength, loss of muscle mass, and intensity of the knee rehabilitation left me unmotivated and feeling like I need new training ideas.

While I hadn’t trained or even spoken with Nikki up to that point, I had observed her training clients. It was always apparent that Nikki knew what she was doing and her clients genuinely enjoyed training with her. She always appears positive and her clients seem very motivated. Additionally, Nikki always seems to teach her clients doing unique and interesting exercises. She clearly keeps workouts interesting and intense.

One day I approached Nikki, told her about my situation, and asked her if she would train me. I could not have been more pleased with the results. While training 3x per week, within a few short weeks I felt like I was in the best shape of my life. Nikki designed a custom plan for me that took the knee injury into account. She introduced leg exercises that helped me regain strength, stability, and balance. With her guidance, I was able to surge ahead of where I otherwise would have been. The workouts were very intense, but very enjoyable. I had fun learning a lot of new exercises while also seeing results.

I am grateful to Nikki for her positive attitude and her ability to motivate me especially on the days where I didn’t want to push myself or be pushed. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. My body, and especially my knee, is where it is today thanks to Nikki. I would recommend Nikki to anyone…male or female that needs an amazing, intelligent, and positive trainer.

-Dan Moschella

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