Testimonials

Hear what my clients have to say!
I decided to sign up for a Tough Mudder obstacle course to celebrate turning 70, even though I wasn’t in great shape and had 2 knee replacements and a torn shoulder labrum that limited my mobility. Then 6 months out, I had a cycling accident where I fractured my radius, tore a ligament in my wrist and couldn’t work out for a month. My quest was seeming pretty futile, but about that time, I started working with Sophia. In just about 5 months, she was able to get me ready for the race, to the point where I didn’t just finish the course, but actually found most of the obstacles to be pretty easy.
                                                                                                                                                           
Sophia is extremely dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals. I’ve used many trainers in the past and none has come close to her breadth of knowledge. Her nursing background gives her a detailed understanding of anatomy and body mechanics that she uses to design exercise variations that are very effective, but also safe, for older folks like me. Her ability to tailor my training program to make solid gains without aggravating my injuries or causing new ones is unparalleled.
                                                                                             
I regard Sophia as more of a “Healthy Lifestyle Coach” than just a trainer. I have very poor posture from working on a computer for many years, so she designed a program that is actually improving my posture. She has also greatly helped my breathing mechanics and advised me on a number of diet and lifestyle issues. Best personal coach ever!
Thomas H.

I am not exaggerating when I say that Sophia helped change my life. From our very first session, her professionalism and friendly demeanor made me feel comfortable. Sophia is a nurse and certified personal trainer. Because of this powerhouse combination, she was able to use her extensive knowledge to modify weight lifting the moves I had trouble with so I was able to do them. Not only is Sophia incredibly knowledgeable, but she also was the perfect balance between drill sergeant and cheer leader. She believed I could push myself farther than I thought I could. As a result, I was able to achieve more of my goals than I thought possible. Sophia is thoughtful, smart, friendly, and inspiring. Thanks to her, I can move forward confidently in pursuit of physical fitness. The only reason I am not still seeing her is because I moved out of state. If she and I still lived in the same state there is no question that I would still be seeing her. Cannot recommend highly enough! She is worth every penny!

Amanda G.

Sophia is absolutely the BEST!! She is totally dedicated to helping you with your own personal fitness and training needs and with her guidance, you will surpass even your own expectations. She provides encouragement, motivation, lots of variety in routines, fun doing it (!) and expects you to work hard. I have been working with her for more than a year already, and she has changed my life.

Susan A.

Sophia is a knowledgeable, professional and awesome trainer. She knows how to properly motivate when needed while encouraging you to go the extra mile. Dedicated, disciplined and determined …Thank You Sophia for helping me on my fitness journey!!!
Carla Boudreau

Associate Dean, Finance and Administration at Boston College

Sophia is such a wonderful personal trainer and I miss her dearly. I, too, planned on hiring her just for a few sessions and ended up training with her every single week for over a year, up until she graduated. Sophia did an amazing job with me: I became stronger and more toned and flexible than ever. Sophia taught me what training properly really means. I had never sweat doing fitness on my own. Since the first session, my body became responsive to her training and I started to experience right away the benefits and satisfaction that come with a good sweat. I wish I could have moved to D.C. at the same time than Sophia in order to continue my weekly regimen with her: I cannot compliment her enough: she really helped me change physically and psychologically. I wish Sophia all the best in D.C.! See less

Rachel Laurence

Legal Translator and Attorney-at-Law

I’m a Boston College employee and regularly work-out at the BC Plex. During the summer of 2015 I had two knee replacements. In January, 2016 I hired Sophia, with two requests—help me learn to get up and down off the floor (the thought of getting on my knees frightened me) and help me stay limber (I’m 66 years old.) I planned to hire Sophia for the Spring semester only, but ended up keeping her until she graduated. Each week she would research exercises for my specific needs, then have me do different variations of the exercises, thus work-outs were never boring. Since working with Sophia I’m enjoying the Plex more because she taught me exercises I never dreamed of doing. I’m stronger, sitting up straighter, walking taller, and able to go up and down stairs easily. And best of all, I don’t hesitate getting up and down off the floor. I feel very fortunate having found Sophia and believe anyone hiring her will feel the same way.

Gail Howe

Web Services Manager at Boston College

Outstanding master of her craft; incredibly bright with a treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge; expert in running, weight training, TRX synergy training; and a warm, spontaneous personality that make workouts fun. Being a Nursing Student and BC, she used her nursing knowledge and combined it with an customized training for us, Sophia is brimming with the brains to help anyone achieve the fitness level. She’s the real deal in an industry full of wannabees and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured.”

Ravindra Harve

Manager - Data Warehouse & Architecture at Boston College

Sophia was one of two trainers in an exercise program I joined over a year ago. I joined very hesitantly as I had not formally exercised in years and was dealing with hip and foot problems. Sophia was the perfect mix of “encouraging coach” and “demanding drill sergeant”. She demanded, and got from the group, physical milestones that I don’t think any of us thought were possible. She was extremely knowledgeable and always cognizant of our safety. What was most impressive to me was that she was always 100% invested even though I happened to know that she was balancing a full academic schedule, several extracurricular activities, clinical responsibilities and work assignments at the same time. Sophia is an extremely hard working, intelligent woman who is passionate about her work. I am happy to endorse her! 

Rosemary Panza

Sr. Fiscal and Grant Officer at Boston College

Sophia was my Personal Trainer from September through May, and she was a tremendous help to me. She was always professional, competent, and patient – a pleasure to work with. She knew when to prod me to try harder and when to add the right level of encouragement. My health improved; my diabetes numbers improved; my outlook on working out improved. In the relatively brief time that I knew her, Sophia made a qualitative difference in my life. I wish I could move to Washington to continue working with her!

Jack B.

Sophia was an excellent personal trainer. She always kept me motivated, treated me professionally and showed genuine interest in my progress. She made sure to diversify our routines to make them fun and doable and always accommodated to my schedule. Besides being knowledgeable about the exercises and the science behind them, Sophia helped me identify exercises to help me achieve my specific goals. She helped me stay positive and made sure I learned everything properly so that I could continue with her routines once our time together ended. I REALLY recommend her as a trainer!! Thank you for everything, Sophia!

Isabel R.