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Renita is my Jillian Micheals (The Biggest Loser) Working with Renita, I lost 13 inches, 10lbs, BMI is down into the healthy range. My energy level is way up, better quality of sleep, as well as a better body image and self esteem. I met all my personal goals with Renita as my Trainer! "You Rock Baby"  
                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                 Melissa Wilson
                                                                                                                                                 Halifax
I was referred to Renita through a co-worker. I suffered painful backaches as a result of a car accident. I did go for Physiotherapy for quite some time. From there, the Chiropractor and Massage therapist. I found these treatments helpful although only temporarily. I felt good for a few days and the pain was back. I had an assessment done with Renita and the conclusion was I had lower back weakness and some strength training would improve things. It did! It was a long term fix rather than temporary relief. I don't know why this wasn't suggested by all the other Professionals I'd worked with. Personal training was the best thing that I could have done. My life is back to normal and I'm pain free! I am very grateful
 everyday, I can even play football with my son again. I highly recommend Renita, she's very knowledgeable and noticed things others didn't. Honestly, it was the best investment I've ever made!

                                                                                                                                                          Russell Peterson
                                                                                                                                                       Project Manager,Halifax

I was referred to Renita through a friend. Working with Renita I lost 14.5 inches, gained muscle and shed unwanted body fat. I have more energy; better body image; self esteem and I sleep better!!  Renita You Rock!! You're My Hero
                                                                                                                                                           KristaClarke 
                                                                                                                                                           Halifax
      
                   

 Renita is highly motivational, inspiring and enthusiastic ! Working with her for just four weeks I felt healthier. My blood pressure went down, my energy level went up. I sleep better and am more confident. I lost weight as well as eight inches, and put on muscle.  I used to walk with a limp and my leg is better and I walk normal again. I appreciate that thanks to my amazing trainer, Renita. 
                                                                                                                                                     Diane Kutchera
                                                                                                                                                     Lower Sackville

 Renita motivated me, she posses all the qualities of a talented trainer; amazing attitude and positive. I have been struggling with my weight, diet and exercise for 10 years. With a short time with Renita I have lost 19 inches and 12 pounds!  I feel energized and confident! Renita is an amazing trainer! She is one of a kind!! I truly value her expertise as a Trainer. 

                                                                                                    
                                                          Jodi        Bedford   

 Renita is very personable, high energy, listens to concerns...Delivers Results!!  I have lots more energy, much better quality of sleep(no more snoring) and I have a much better body image. I lost 24 1/4 inches and gained muscle tone **Renita Rocks**!!
         
                                                                                                                                                       Megan Fraser
                                                                                                                                                       Sackville

 I trained with Renita beginning in October /2010 and continue to do so.  The first month of training with Renita focused on improving my diet/nutrition, lowering body fat and building muscle. During that month I made noticeable gains in bicep measurements (3 inches); lost pounds of body fat; my Body Mass Index(BMI) went from 30% down to 24%; and I had increased energy and improved sleeping habits and concentration.  I also improved my diet and gained knowledge in good nutrition. I was extremely pleased with those results after only one month of working with Renita, therefore I decided to purchase more personal training sessions with her.  I had never bought personal  training sessions before, even though I had been a member of my current fitness center since 1998, nor had I ever made gains like this before training on my own or with other training partners. I purchased 10 personal fitness sessions with Renita and continued to make similar gains.  I am
amazed at Renita'’s knowledge of personal training techniques and nutrition.  There was never a time that Renita was unable to answer any of my many questions about muscle groups, fitness, training techniques, and nutrition.The icing on the cake was when other gym members commented how my physique was improving and asked if I had lost weight.  Comments like these really help a person feel better about themselves.Renita possesses a tremendous gift to motivate her clients and make training fun.  I mentioned to her many times how much more motivated I was training with her by my side encouraging me. Renita is the absolute best trainer I have ever met.  I know that she will continue to motivate and encourage her new clients wherever she decides to take her many talents.   
                                                                                                                               Warren Kelsey      Lower Sackville

 Renita has been my personal trainer and I have formed the opinion that Renita is an excellent personal trainer. It is apparent that Renita enjoys what she does and this comes across in her appointments. I have found Renita to be very knowledgeable in all aspects of health and fitness. She has gone to great lengths to make me more enthusiastic about my personal fitness and has prepared a specific program for me to follow.She is very flexible with training appointments and sets a time that works best for you!  She is a great motivator and I would recommend her for anyone’s personal training needs. Keep up the great work Renita!
                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                         TerriAnne      Hammonds Plains

 A friend recommended Renita to me. As a senior with physical related senior issues Renita was able to incorporate exercises for me that strengthened my core, and helped me tone up. After one month I was shocked to find I had lost 9".  I had seen others use machines that I wasn't using and Renita explained why those machines were not right for me. Thanks Renita! 

                                                                                                                                                   Sue Roberts,
                                                                                                                                                      Sackville

   Very happy that I have such good results in only one month! I feel more confident and knowledgeable with my workout program. I really love my Trainer Renita !! She motivated me so much and has such a great personality. She's so helpful and has so much knowledge with everything I needed.  I lost weight (body fat) gained muscle and strength, more energy, better body image and self esteem. I lost 15 inches overall !! Renita is (Awesome) !! 
                                                                                                                                                         Lisa Oldford 
                                                                                                                                                         Sackville

I had some very specific goals when I decided to invest in a personal trainer. Thanks to Renita, I am well on my way to achieving my goals. She has given me the foundation I needed to see continued progress on this journey; not just with exercise, but with motivation and nutrition advice. Its not very often you find someone who cares so much for their clients and really pushes and encourages for the best results possible. Dedicated, ethical and knowledgeable are all words I would use to describe Renita. Not to mention a bit crazy. :)
                                                                                                                                            Dianna Lynds -Bianchi
                                                                                                                                                  Bedford

Renita was referred to me through a friend years ago. I was experiencing weight gain due to menopause. Working with her, I was able to fight the fatigue I was experiencing. I am now back in control of my body! She was a great help with her nutrition tips, she didn't put me on a diet...just taught me how to eat better.I learned a lot from Renita, she helped me to gain muscle to burn more calories. My metabolism had slowed down considerably, now I have lots of energy and feel very good about myself ! She motivated me so much and made me believe in myself again. I have gotten rid of all my unwanted Body-fat, lost inches and I am toned again. I am wearing clothes I've always wanted to wear! I never thought I would get the results that I did. I feel I owe it all to her although she always said "you are doing the work". I would recommend her to anyone who wants to better themselves, she's Great!                             
                                                                                                                                                    Rebecca Nelson 
                                                                                                                                                    Clayton Park

    

It’s easy to understand how one can feel the excitement and the anxiety when it comes to self-employment. Since 2005, I’ve ridden the roller coaster ride that is entrepreneurship and with mixed emotions, I can say that it’s been one of the most exciting, interesting and challenging times in my life. There are few certainties that come with being an entrepreneur, and quite often, those that do, aren’t typically favorable. When asked by individuals about whether I would recommend or suggest that they take the path of entrepreneurship by starting a business, I strongly encourage them to turn away. While such a response may seem somewhat suspect, especially coming from someone who himself has followed the entrepreneurial path, it’s really not. Any “true” entrepreneur would laugh in the face of a challenge and find a way to make it happen- no matter what. Renita Collier is one such individual. With years of experience, knowledge and confidence under her belt, Renita too chose the path less traveled and ventured off to do what she wanted to do- be her own boss. Fortunately, for Renita and for her current and future clients, she did this with confidence, with a plan and with “guns a blazing”. Renita made sure that she was out there, attending numerous networking events, joining business groups and participating in and attending events. She approached people, talked about her business, her successes, shared her expertise and invited those same individuals to give her business try. Renita created a strong marketing campaign including an informative website, a recognizable logo that itself speaks volumes, strengthened her brand awareness by making sure that she was recognized as the face of Results Personal Training. She continues to share her personal story and is eager to help others rewrite theirs. Coincidentally, I am one of those individuals whose story Renita is helping to “re-shape”. For years, I attempted to reach my fitness goals by visiting the gym and watching what the other guys were doing - only to realize that what I was doing was wrong and I was getting anywhere. I followed the directions on the equipment but failed to realize there was way more to getting in shape then by imitating others or following a diagram. Fast forward to present day and following a great conversation with an experienced and results driven Personal Trainer, (Renita of course), and I'm already on my way towards success. In just a few one-on-one training exercises, Renita set me in the right direction and I am already starting to feel (and see) the difference. Renita organized a training plan, discussed nutrition, provided lots of encouragement and made every minute- fun! I salute Renita, congratulate her on her nomination and look forward to years of great fitness health thanks to her- my coach!

  • Giacomo Bruno

     
I am a 50 year old female professional and needed to lose weight, tone and get a shape back. I joined a weight loss center and Results Fitness business cards were there and I took one to help achieve my goal of losing weight the correct way. I have physical limitations, due to injuries and illness and hold most of my weight in my midsection. After 9 sessions, 9 hours, working out with Renita, I have lost 17 inches throughout my body. Without the support, guidance, concern, extensive knowledge and experience that Renita brought to my workouts, I know that I would not have succeeded on my own. Renita has a great personality that keeps you motivated, she always keeps the work outs fun and interesting by changing things up and really gives you the confidence that you can do most anything. I am so grateful to have Renita help me to understand my nutrition, my body and to work-out the correct way so that there is no injury, without her expertise in all areas of health and fitness, I know that I would have injured myself as Renita takes the time and concern to ensure that all my moves, stance, lifting, etc. are done in the correct position and form. Since I have begun working out with Renita in my home, which is the convenience and one-on-one time that is the key to success for me, I feel better, my moods are better and the pain caused by injury and illness are at a minimum, as Renita really cares about her clients and gives them the extra care and attention they require. She treats me with the respect, professionalism, knowledge and fun that makes working out with Results the best decision I have made. I have and do recommend Results Training to anyone that I can and the difference in my looks, mood and general health improve every time I have a workout. She is the best and gives her heart and soul into each workout and person.
Regards,

Joni

To Whom it may concern,

Re: Renita Collier- Results Personal Training Review

The first time I called Renita I was in a panic 4 months before my wedding. I bought a dress 2 sizes too small and I never got around to meeting that goal. I was pretty hesitant on our first meeting, not sure if this was going to work but she was very professional and could see my skepticism. Renita asked me to give her a chance and that I would be wowed with the results. She was right. She swept in and whipped me right into that dress in 1 month! We spent the last 3 months maintaining my size to ensure the dress fit like a glove and it did. She really saved the day. I hired her again months later to deal with my post-surgery recovery and she once more did not disappoint.

My busy lifestyle requires someone to kick my butt to keep it going on a regular basis and she is up to the task. Renita was great at accommodating the times I was available and brought in supplemental exercise equipment to suit my needs. She taught me which foods to eat and what I shouldn't and was a great sounding board at the end of my day. She has worked through all my injuries and stayed in touch with my massage therapist modifying many exercises to suit what I needed at the time. Renita is hardworking and tireless in her devotion to her clients. She was always available when I needed support or advice. I would not have been able to accomplish half of what we did without someone as dedicated to her passion as Renita is. I loved the fact that she came to me. I couldn’t make excuses as she would show up anyways and tell me to get in gear. What a valuable service.

I would without a doubt recommend Renita to anyone who has a goal they cannot reach on their own and to those who require more expertise and attention due to their injuries. As a service provider myself, I trust Renita to bring the value to everything we do together and that is a hard thing to accomplish.

Thank you so much Renita, I really appreciate everything you have done, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

All the best!                                                                         

Kara Redden

Manager

R&R Pools

Entrepreneur of the Year Renita Collier:

I am writing my recommendation for Renita Collier as Entrepreneur of the Year.  I had been referred to Renita a few years back when she was working at Sackville Stadium as I called her “The Jillian Michael's of Sackville Stadium” as a personal trainer.  I was looking for someone to personal train me and be on me as I was running my first 10k.  I lived in Dartmouth and was a bit of a drive to the Sackville Stadium but went and met Renita and loved her right away.  Within months Renita had me in shape and gave me the confidence in myself again.  Even when she wasn’t training me if I was at the gym she would walk by and push me every time.  Her dedication to her clients was amazing.  I was sad when she was let go as a trainer at the Sackville Stadium and did not renew my membership because of her leaving.  I had kept in touch with Renita throughout the years and has become and good friend always pushing me even when not training. 

I was very excited to hear Renita had started her own business.  I have been a member with Good life for a year and a half and when I first joined Good life paid for a trainer there for a few sessions.  My money went to waste as I did not feel I was getting the proper training.  I was in a rut late fall 2012 as I was not seeing the results that I wanted and contacted Renita.  She is amazing!!! We started training again in 2013 and I within weeks Renita had me back on track and feeling confident again.  She explains everything to you each machine, eating clean, and what results you will see.  She is dedicated to each and every one of her clients but makes you her priority when you are with her and your time.  She takes the time to put a program together with you and what you can handle and meets with you on a regular basis to switch up your program.  Never will I pay for a Good life trainer again.  Renita is the trainer you need to call.  

  • KClarke

What do you do if you want to get in shape, trim down, get healthy, but feel like you have no energy, time or motivation to sustain such an endeavor? You get in touch with Renita. When I decided I really needed to make a change in my life and find a place for fitness, I wasn't sure how I was going to accomplish that goal. My day starts at 6am and I go straight through until 8pm and then somehow I needed to be motivated to get ready and go to a gym. That wasn't likely to happen on my own so I went searching for a personal trainer in my area. I found Renita's website and was impressed by her qualifications and others testimonials. I sent her an email, had my consult, and started my program within the week. I haven't looked back. It didn't take long for me to appreciate Renita's knowledge, scheduling flexibility and fun personality as I started my journey. From the tweaks in my program to keep me from injury, to the motivation to keep going, to changing up my program to keep me pushing myself, to the willingness to come to my home at 8pm to get me moving in the first place. After just four weeks I lost 7.2 lbs, 17.5 inches and saw my body fat drop by 1.4%. My journey is far from over and I don't know completely what the end will look like but I know that I will accomplish my goals and the final destination will be great. I know this because I have belief in Renita's ability as my trainer, and she has belief in me.

-L.F.                                                                                         

I was looking for a personal trainer because I didn't have the skills, knowledge or self discipline to achieve the results I wanted on my own. My first meeting with Renita I immediately knew that she was the one. She made me feel like I was already successful just by taking the step to meet her. I have a social phobia so the gym was not an option. Renita coming to my home made all the difference in my being able to achieve my goals.

                                                                                                

Anyone who knows Renita knows that the only thing small about her is her size. Her heart, personality, drive, passion, motivation, positive attitude, genuine concern and determination for her clients success is beyond measure. She is sweet but tough, she's encouraging and holds you accountable. These traits are what makes her in my opinion, unique.

I'm very pleased with the results I have achieved thus far, I'm still a work in progress. So with tummy in, shoulders back, knees slightly bent and one more for a" Kelly set" I know I will be successful with Renita Collier.

Congratulations Renita on your much deserved nomination!

  • Kelly

I recently learned that Renita Collier has been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014 and I would like to put forth my support of this reward being granted to her for her outstanding work in the field of personal training and fitness and well-being. Why Renita? Well, at first meeting you will experience her boundless passion and commitment to her clients' fitness goals and sense of well-being. In the course of her training program, you then come to see the depth of her knowledge and expertise by her ability to explain the physiological reasons for a movement or exercise, and then quickly and creatively revise an exercise to meet a specific training goal. Her support of her client's efforts in her program always leaving you feeling that your training goals are definitely within reach, and she ever so skillfully pushes you beyond that comfort zone we all like to hang out in. I would have to say Renita's magic ingredient is her genuine love of her clients achievements, great and small. She is the kind of person you just always want to have in your corner, with her, you know there is endless possibility!! Thank you for being in my corner Renita, you are most deserving of this reward!! Love, MAG (Thuuu) :)

Renita,

I was thrilled to hear that you have been nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year award. I would happily sing your praises to anyone. There are a number of ways in which your services merit high regard in my opinion.

When we first connected on LinkedIn, I was intrigued by how you had used your own personal injury as a kick off point to help others train. I was immediately interested in how you could use that experience to help me. When we met that first time, you listened to my concerns about engaging yet another trainer. Rather than dismissing my concerns, you presented me with access to another client who could tell me about her experience working with you.

Dedication:  You are so dedicated to the success of your clients and that dedication did not stop  when our weekly appointments ended. You continued to reach out to me, to encourage me in pursuing health and wellness and to help me overcome any hurdles I was facing. This level of commitment is not seen in many businesses these days and is certainly never present in personal training from the big chain fitness centers around the city.

Flexibility:  I am a very active business person with a lot going on in my week. While we were working together you accommodated that busy schedule by working with me in places that were convenient to me. Whether it was my home, my office or a local park, you let me dictate what was possible and you designed excellent workouts to fit each location. It made all the difference to being able to fit the workouts into my day!

      Consideration for injuries: One of the reasons I have injuries is my tendency to overdo it and disregard my physical limitations. Unlike so many other trainers who adopt the “no pain-no gain” philosophy, you tried to show me the benefits of moderating my effort and accommodating my injuries to achieve better results. The workouts you designed not only allowed me to start exercising when I was still experiencing range of motion limitations but they also helped me get better. The consideration for my personal situation really set your training apart from other trainers I have worked with.

Collaboration: When we started working together, you wanted to hear from my massage therapist, osteopath and sports medicine specialist to make sure that your training plan worked with all the other treatments I was working on. You offered updates to my other healthcare providers and were willing to take their suggestions into account when planning my workouts. It was a collaborative approach to fitness that I have never experienced with other trainers.

As a business person and former business owner, I understand the personal commitment it requires for you to run your company. Your personal experience helped you recognize a gap in the fitness market and you built a training practice that fills a that gap. You are so deserving of recognition for your accomplishments, for the business you have built and for the lasting impact that business has on your clients’ lives. You are definitely an Entrepreneur of the Year to me!

All the best,

Rhonda

       

I am writing this personal fitness testimonial with regard to Renita Collier, Personal Fitness Specialist.  I trained with Renita beginning in October /2010 and continue to do so.  The first month of training with Renita focused on improving my diet/nutrition, lowering body fat and building muscle. 

During that month I made noticeable gains in bicep measurements (3 inches); lost 2 ½ pounds of total body fat; my Body Mass Index(BMI) went from 30% down to 24%; and I had increased energy and improved sleeping habits and concentration.  I also built muscle in other major muscle groups, improved my diet and gained knowledge in good nutrition. 

I was extremely pleased with those results after only one month of working with Renita, therefore I decided to purchase personal fitness sessions with her.  I had never bought personal fitness training sessions before, even though I had been a member of my current fitness center since 1998, nor had I ever made gains like this before training on my own or with other training partners. 

I purchased 10 personal fitness sessions with Renita and continued to make similar gains.  I am amazed at Renita’s knowledge of personal training techniques and nutrition.  I am a Registered Nurse by profession so I already have considerable knowledge about muscle groups and nutrition, but my knowledge pales in comparison to Renita’s. There was never a time that Renita was unable to answer any of my many questions about muscle groups, fitness, training techniques, and nutrition. 

The icing on the cake was when other gym members commented how my physique was improving and asked if I had lost weight.  Comments like these really help a person feel better about themselves. 

Renita possesses a tremendous gift to motivate her clients and make training fun.  I mentioned to her many times how much more motivated I was training with her by my side encouraging me. Renita is the absolute best trainer I have ever met. 

I wish Renita well in her future endeavors and I know that she will continue to motivate and encourage her new clients wherever she decides to take her many talents.  Thank you 

Sincerely, 

Warren Kelsey