Personal Training Testimonials

Dr. Sadie

Hello! I just wanted to let you know that it has been 3 weeks since the last time I had any pain in my hip flexors!!  I can't tell you how happy this makes me.  

Also, thanks to your work out, I was able to bike 75 miles around Denmark, carry a very heavy bike and back pack up flights of stairs and on trains, hike around. and still somehow be pain free.  Thank you!

Dr. Sadie

Jane Barber

Let me provide a testimonial for Denise. She offers personalized training specifically tailored to you, and she makes it fun !!

Jane Barber

Judy Hirsch

For the past five years, I have had the experience of working with five different personal trainers. The other four trainers were adequate but by no means exemplary. Denise Gaylord is truly exemplary.
Denise exemplifies what a personal trainer should be. She listens to her clientʼs individual needs and wants, then creates customized individualized programs for them. I hired Denise for at least 4 sessions a week, and sometimes five or six. During that time, Denise developed programs that fit my personality, and also worked for me physically. This included different streching exercises, use of fitness equipment, use of free weights, playing basketball, water aerobics and cardiovascular exercises. All of this work led to demonstrable results. In addtion to much betterbody definition, my strength, range of motion and energy levels were greatly improved.
Denise is not only a highly competent personal trainer, she is also a good listener, responsive, conscientious, organized, creative, motivational and fun ! Deniseʼs approach is so superb, that multiple times, I have arranged my work schedule around her availability.

Judy Hirsch
Hewlett-Packard Company

Kathryn Rafter

As an accomplished athlete who likes to challenge herself regularly with long distance runs or swims, I always look forward to my workouts with Denise, they are fun, productive and get results. I truly value her attentiveness, expertise, professionalism and genuine likability. Engage Denise if you are looking for someone to guide and support you in achieving your fitness goals. You won't regret it."

Kathryn Rafter

Ricki Nenner

I've worked with Denise for almost ten years. What makes her so special? Her commitment to me as a complete individual - not just what my body needs and can do but making sure I understand the essential connection between the physical, mental and emotional me. Sessions are tailored to my needs - there's no cookie-cutter program and over the years the routines have changed as I have. What remains the same, however, is her challenging me to do the best I can. Denise is the consummate professional and simply a terrific, funny, warm and caring person.

Ricki Nenner

Thomas Lussier

I have trained with Denise for more than a decade. In that time, my athletic interests have ranged broadly to include: Distance Cycling, Running, Open Ocean Swimming, Yoga, Stand up Paddle Board, Boxing, and more. For every new interest, Denise has identified the core fundamentals of that discipline and generated an in gym training technique which in turn supported, strengthened, and advanced that practice. To say she is a thoughtful trainer is an understatement. Her intelligence, intuitiveness, and spiritual sensitivity transports the gym practice to a playing field far beyond any I have experienced with trainers I work with in NYC. She dedicates herself not only to advancing me towards my goals but reigning me in, such that I have grown to foster balance and honor my recovery times. In all ways possible , Denise is "my coach" and I am deeply grateful.

Thomas Lussier

Patricia Farrell

It is with great pleasure that I compose this referral for Denise Gaylord, my personal trainer for two challenges. Denise manages to be professional, attentive, creative, calming and inspiring all at the same time. I am not quite sure how she
manages to accomplish this on such a consistant basis, but my best guess is it is the result of an exceptional innate grace, combined with the good fortune of being in the right profession. She is simply excellent at what she does. Allow me to site some facts: At 40, I have not been this fit in nearly 10 years. My weight has dropped, my knees are no longer aching, I can play basketball and tennis again, two sports I thought I was done with after my knee surgery. It is only as we finished, that I see how masterfully she guided me to this point. She was helping me see my way not only to real progress for the time being but to an autonomy that will keep this progress going

Patricia Farrell

Judith Borne

This is a recommendation without reservation for Denise Gaylord. I have been her client for two years. Her knowledge of
the exercise field is immense and she constantly brings to her clients new information and motivational skills. She is dependable, kind, considerate, professional and extremely genuine in her concern for her clients. In the 38 years that I have been an active member in the field of Physical Education and athletic training, Denise is one of the most outstanding human beings I have been priviledged to know...anyone or organization who employs Denise will indeed be quite fortunate..she is a shining and inspirational light.”

Judith Borne
Professor of PE/Umass Boston

Ken Hassett

When we met, I was a 40 something guy who weighed 205 pounds and was considerably out of shape. I had fat around my waist, chest and abdomen, due to over-eating, a poor diet and lack of exercise. Three & a half months later I weigh 195 lbs, I feel alot healthier, and more importantly, I am beginning to take shape. This is in no small way to Denise’s great advise on exercise & diet. Denise has been instrumental in helping me overcome many challenges, most importantly my intimidation of joining a gym and getting beyond the first weeks. I have no doubt she will continue to excel at personal training.

Ken Hassett

Ruth Heibert

My physician complained that I was overweight, my blood sugar was out of hand and my cholesterol was not so good. Denise & I started our workouts, as I was concerned I would soon be wheelchair bound. Denise did her homework and we started to progress to more complicated and harder workouts. I began to move more easily, with a proper gait and get around pretty well for an 80 year old. As a bonus, I lost 30 pounds and have normal blood sugar levels and cholesterol, and most importantly she made this fun. It was amazing how aware she is of a new problem and what needs to be done to fix it. If you do not work with her, you have missed an opportunity to work with a very special lady.

Ruth Heibert

Rob Costa

Having Denise as my trainer has been incredibly motivating! Her knowledge and skill only strengthened my desire to do my
best. I lost weight/body fat, gained muscle and strength, and learned about my own food patterns, and what works and what doesn’t. Her guidance and training were invaluable to me!

Rob Costa

Paige Mansfield

The answer to your question is YES, someone would certainly benefit from your training or coaching.
Denise is professional, effective, fair, encouraging, inventive, fun, and most importantly authentic.
Training with Denise for the past few years has been quite beneficial on many levels. “She’s the boss applesauce.”

Paige Mansfield
- 2014