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  1. 1. Testimonials are from three months to a year of training. “Jaime is a great physical trainer. When I first started seeing him in 2005 I still experienced a lot of pain from spinal stenosis, a condition I had started to deal with in 2003. Other therapists had helped me a great deal, but Jaime was professional enough to NOT begin working with me until I had seen other therapists he recommended and were very helpful in my recovery. Only after the physical therapist said I was ready for Jaime and his training program did I go back to him, at which point he pointed down the right track to full recovery. Since then I have lost about 10% of my weight and gained greater physical strength than I had before my injury. I still work with him and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their health.”September 17, 2008 Jon Shaughnessy, Writer, LAUSD Worked directly with Jaime J. at Health and exercise prescriptions “Jaime provides expert care in client rehabilitation and fitness programs. He is competent and confident in his approach to the human body. When I refer my clients to Health and Exercise Prescriptions I know that they are safe and on the road to better health. Jaime has helped several of my clients with their posture and exercise goals. The results are amazing!” September 11, 2008 Susanna Alongi, Owner, Radiant Health Massage Worked with Jaime J. at Health and exercise prescriptions “Jaime encouraged and motivated to make major health changes. With his customized training and reconditioning, I achieved my personal goals of feeling and looking better along with new found personal strength.” August 21, 2008 Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity April Jeffries Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2007 “Jaime is the one who kept me being able to do my work. He has great knowledge about training as well as injury rehab and injury prevention. Jaime has a great sense of humor and is very personable. You will enjoy working with him.” August 19, 2008 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert Leif Honstad Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2005 “I loved working with Jaime because he actually helps you reach your goals of personal fitness. His overall professionalism and demeanor made the experience fun but valuable. And I loved that he helped create a program that I could do on my own, subsequently quot;graduatingquot; to a personal fitness routine! Awesome.” August 19, 2008 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert DreamMaker Bath Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2007, and hired Jaime J. more than once “Jaime is a joy to work with as a personal trainer. He is patient, understanding, an expert in his field, has a wonderful sense of humor and play, and gets the job done! I highly recommend working with him to improve your physical condition. He helps you produce
  2. 2. results! Meredith Murray, Realtor Keller Williams Realty, Bellingham”July 31, 2008 Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity Meredith Ann Murray Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2007 “I would highly recommend Jaime Hernandez to anyone trying to get in the best shape of their life or to help after an injury. Jaime really knows the body inside and out and has a passion for what he does. I had an injury and went to countless doctors to see why I experienced pain when I ran. I went to Jaime through a recommendation of a friend and was pleased when he took a more holistic approach. Unlike the doctors, Jaime actually listened to what was going on with me as a whole. I was back to running in no time. Not only did he save me money, he saved me time. He is worth every penny!” July 24, 2008 Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative Danielle Sekins Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2008 “As a more mature sedentary individual, I was initially hesitant to meet with a personal trainer. Jaime was absolutely non-judgmental, meeting me at my fitness level and patiently encouraging me to push forward towards better health. I have referred others to Jaime, and will continue to refer business to him in the future.” July 22, 2008 Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity Nancy Pace Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2007 “Jaime is a very positive trainer that helps you keep your goals in line at the same time making sure to encourage you along the way.He is always on time. Jaime also has a lot of knowledge to back up all the steps he wants you to take to your healthier you.” July 22, 2008 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert Kari Fenton Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2008, and hired Jaime J. more than once “Following open-heart surgery, I needed to ease back into a workout. Jaime took my particular circumstance and created a workout that pushed me without driving me away. He is helping me increase my stamina, lose some of the weight and build tone after months of little activity. I look forward to continuing my work with Jaime and would recommend him without a second thought. He is kind, committed, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. (Even if he does challenge me do a few more push-ups than I think I can!)” July 18, 2008 Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity Drew Graham Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2008 “I hired Jaime to train me for a period of 4 months. During that time Jaime designed a unique work program that would maximize my training to my specific goal. Jaime took great care in making sure I performed my routines correctly to prevent inj ry and maximize u my muscle performance. During the period I trained I was able to achieve my goals plus
  3. 3. more. To this day I still rely on Jaime for all my training needs and questions. For any health and exercise needs I truly recommend Jaime and his company?” July 18, 2008 Michael Belisle, LO, CityView Mortgage Worked with Jaime J. at Health and exercise prescriptions “Working with Jaime Hernandez is like working with a wise man, a physician, a fitness trainer, a dietician, an athlete, an intuitive, and a trusted friend-all wrapped into one. Using a holistic approach, Jaime draws from a variety of disciplines including mind body medicine, naturopathic medicine, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation and injury prevention. He takes the time to educate and communicates in a way that supports need identification. Jaime’s recommendations for reducing stress, creating and maintaining a healthy diet and maintaining realistic fitness goals while supporting recovery, or overall fitness, and creating a stronger self leave you feeling empoweredto change your life.” June 6, 2008 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert Desirae Hill Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2006, and hired Jaime J. more than once “I thoroughly enjoyed training with Jaime. He helped me define, tone, and understand what each exercise does for my muscles. Jaime held me accountable to my program, continually encouraged me to push beyond my comfort zone, taught me about muscles and nutrition, opened my eyes to the Schwartbein Principle, and gave me a program I can continue to use anywhere.” June 5, 2008 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity Jodie Beatty Hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2007 “I saw more results working out with Jaime for only six months than I every have with any other type of exercise. I've continued training with him once a week to maintain what I achieved. Additionally he makes working out FUN, which for me is a miracle! I highly recommend Jaime and Health and exercise prescriptions to anyone!” June 5, 2008 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert Peter James hired Jaime J. as a Personal Trainer in 2005, andhired Jaime J. more than once Here is the written journey of a client at Health and exercise prescriptions. Sandy Petersons three month adventure too good health at health and exercise prescriptions. Sandy’ thoughts: week one I have had some thoughts on what you think and healing. It has occurred to me recently that, if it’s true that our thoughts impact our health at a cellular level, then what’s happening to my cells when I get frustrated by what I perceive as setbacks brought on by an injury or by limited flexibility or endurance? What message are those frustrated thoughts sending to my body?
  4. 4. What I’ve come to realize over the past few weeks is that those negative thoughts and feelings probably impact my body in much the same way that negative words can impact other people, only on a microcosmic level. I remember the experiments measuring the impact of thoughts on droplets of water (as seen in the documentary “What the Bleep?”) and consider that our bodies are largely made up of water and I am compelled now to pay attention to how I think about my body. It may sound corny, but I’ve been apologizing to my body lately (“I’m sorry knee; try to relax and I’ll see what I can do to help you feel better.”) Seriously! Sometimes it works instantaneously! A little gratitude goes a long way too, and I am very grateful for every inch of this body that just keeps on keeping on. I think it deserves the best that I have to give, “I” being the consciousness, the mind, and the thinker of thoughts that resides within. Sandy’s thoughts: week two This is my second week after signing up for 3 more months of training with Jaime. I’m ready to move to the next level of core strengthening and I feel proud of myself for getting here. At the end of our most recent session, I was back in my street clothes, just meandering around the room, while he wrote up my “prescription” for home exercises. We were chatting when he looked up and I noticed that he was staring at my belly area with a look of something like disbelief on his face. Like many women, I’m pretty self conscious about my belly so I assumed that he was thinking about how many more crunches he needed to add to my workout! But, instead, his expression turned to a smile and he made a comment about the alignment of my hips. I looked in the mirror and saw for myself: the arch of my low back had decreased, my hips were no longer rotated so far forward, and my butt and belly were now aligned in a more neutral position without any effort on my part to change my posture. It looked great! And that made me smile too. Sandy’s thoughts: week four Approximately one month ago, I was routinely applying moisture to my legs when I felt something in my thighs that I had forgotten were there. Muscles!! There was definitely a much firmer feel to the tissue underneath the outer layers of skin. I smiled an amazed smile and addressed them with “hello muscles!” It’s a little embarrassing to admit this, but, despite the fact that I do get out and hike and can manage moderate hikes, (and I love to get out and dance for a couple of hours at a time) I had not really been working my quads on a regular basis. We really hadn’t even started to focus on legs in my training sessions, other than the time I spend each week on the recumbent bike. In fact, my love/hate relationship with that piece of equipment has now turned int a love/love relationship! We recently o started to focus on legs and I’mreally excited to be able to see even bigger changes. P.S. I also recently was holding a cup of coffee in my left hand and reached over to scratch my upper arm and was amazed once again at what I felt! More muscle! Sandy’s thoughts: week six Throughout much of my adult life, I have participated in meditation groups or received massage, acupuncture or similar treatments, all of which have required that I was able to lie on my back for an extended period of time. The curvature of my lumbar spine has always made this a pretty uncomfortable pos ition for me and so I have needed bolsters, pillows, anything to support my knees and keep my spine in a more neutral position. This past week, as I was preparing to lie on my back for a deep relaxation within a group that I attend
  5. 5. regularly, I looked around the room and noticed everyone lying flat on their backs, legs straight out, appearing to be quite comfortable. It occurred to me that, since I’ve been working with Jaime, my back muscles have become elongated and my hips no longer rotate forward when I’m standing and that, maybe why, I would be able to lie flat on the floor as well. I took the pillow out from under my knees and stretched out my legs, waiting, waiting, stretching, settling….it was amazing! I lay flat on my back on the floor for 20-30 minutes with no pain or discomfort! I was really proud of my body for accomplishing this small task! Sandy’s thoughts: week eight This is where I am today: 1. My core is stronger and it is evident in my posture and in the stability of my low back. 2. I am more flexible and my balance has improved. 3. I am able to do physical work with less effort and without hurting myself. 4. I am working more and more comfortably at my target heart rate Sandy’s thoughts: week nine Over the past week I have lost a job and found a puppy companion. I’ve been thinking about how to tie these events to my experiences working out with HEP and I realized a couple of things. First of all, the puppy keeps me moving—constantly! We both need a couple of daily walks, she to disperse some energy in healthy, non-destructive ways and me, for the cardio. The other thing I’ve realized is how much better I am able to deal with stress when I’m taking good care of my body. I feel stronger, more flexible, more energetic and better able to focus because of my workouts and improved nutrition. I see the end of the job as an opportunity to begin to do work that I feel excited about and have decided to make a career change. All of the health improving benefits that I’ve gained so far has improved my confidence in myself, giving me the energy I need to do, what I need to do to make a career change happen. Sandy’s thoughts: week ten I recently went to dinner with a friend and as I was sitting and talking to him, arms crossed with each hand on the opposite bicep, I noticed something different. I could feel even more muscles! I sat quietly palpating and flexing, checking it out while trying not to be too obvious. This was really cool! I’ve always had what I considered to be wimpy arms that fatigued trying to beat cookie dough with a wooden spoon, that couldn’t hold anything over my head for more than several seconds and that certainl could not complete a pull-up. It’s y also very motivating! After a certain age, most women lose tone in their upper arms and the flesh hangs and sways when wewave good-bye or hold our arms up and shake them for any reason. I’m not saying that mine don’t still have some jiggle on the underside but I’m really proud of the shape they are in and very motivated to keep themthat way. I’ve been going around flexing and asking people to feel my muscles like a four year old boy in a Superman cape but, I suppose I’ll eventually just adapt to this new phenomenon and stop showing off! To experience a true health transformation workout at Health and exercise prescription. Sandy’s thoughts: week twelve I’m on my own now. I have a membership at the YMCA and, with Jaime’s help, have learned to use the weight machines and do my workout routine solo. It’s really great to
  6. 6. have the confidence to go into a gym full of seemingly expert men and women and do my “thing” right in front of them! (I’m sure you all know exactly what I mean—it can feel intimidating to workout in public!) So, after three months of working with Health and Exercise Prescriptions I can say the following: I am visibly in better condition, with improved posture due to increased core strength. My arms, shoulders, back and legs are stronger and it’s so cool to be able to feel that power when I use them. Strengthening my core and my overall body has helped me be able to use better body mechanics so that I’m not always throwing out my low back. I haven’t weighed myself in a long time because I don’t worry as much about my weight as I do the way that my clothes fit and my body feels and looks. I also pay closer attention to what and when I eat and am more careful to balance the protein, carbs and healthy fat in my meals. It’s been a great experience and I strongly recommend that anyone who want to get in shape, especially if you are healing from an injury or have a physical issue that requires modifications to a workout routine, get in touch with Jaime. Jaime and I have been working together for several months meeting twice eachweek for one hour sessions. Although Jaime is a young man, I have found him from the beginning of our classes together to be very knowledgeable of the health and strength needs of an older person such as my self. He has been pleasant to work with and has set up a program for me whereby I am able to gain physical strength and self-confidence in orderto live and enjoy a healthy senior lifestyle. I look forward to our classes and appreciateJaime’s respect for me as well as his insisting I work muscles that often say no,no,no,! “I appreciate the professionalism Jaime shows during our “work-out” sessions, yet he is always personable even when insisting I “do another 10”. Since working with Jaime I truly do feel like I have attained much more “fitness” than when I first started. We laugh about my using the ‘baby” 1lb weights, but again, Jaime has me using machines and exercises that are right for a person in my age bracket and state of physical health. I feel better physically and mentally since jo ining the club, and recommend it to all my “couch potato” friends whenever possible.” Sincerely, Ruth Sontag To Whom It May Concern: “This letter is being written as a citation of Jaime Hernandez interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and overall success as a personal trainer. To be specific, my experience and continued conversations and training with Jaime have earned him my recommendation as a results-oriented fitness professional. I serendipitously was in an appointment for a consultation. During my meeting with Jaime, my fitness goals were articulated. Although I believed my gain of 10 pounds of lean muscle mass a lofty goal, Jaime assured me my objective could be achieved with proper exercise and diet.
  7. 7. Consequently, I enrolled with Jaime and subscribed to his program. Within eight weeks, I gained 16 pounds of lean muscle mass and increased my strength substantially. Jaime’s expertise in personal fitness is complemented by his friendl and professional y manner. Jaime is an effective coach and instructor in personal fitness, providing his clients both inspiration and enthusiasm.” Sincerely Michael Stolp Neil McCarthy testimonial live video. See the 38 questions individually or the whole 48 min testimonial. Coming soon.