TRUE PERSONAL TRAINING Clients
"In January of 2011 I had my 1st training session with Rachel at True Personal Training. My Life has changed in so many ways. She is so knowledgeable in personal fitness and how to incorporate the proper diet to get the best results. Rachel leads by example. Her love for making peoples lives healthier makes her such a wonderful trainer. She customizes specialized workouts that are the perfect combination of cardio and weight training just for me. I never get bored because they are always different. She has taught me how to believe in myself. I now say "I GOT THIS!" instead of I can't.
In the past I always felt out of place at a personal training center or gym. As if the trainers judged me. At True Personal Training I have NEVER once felt that way. Jessie and Rachel have always made me feel like I belong there. Any questions I have they always take the time to answer them for me. Rachel has taught me to go above my comfort zone and try new things. Because of Rachel I have gone from a couch potato to a very active and healthy woman. She has taught me to set realistic goals and work towards achieving them. My personal trainer is the best. So if you want to be the best then work out with the best!
Thank you so much for all you have done"-
Wendi Frias, Calabash NC
TRUE PERSONAL TRAINING takes special care to understand the unique needs of each of our clients to design customized programs that exceed expectations.
We are proud of the work we do and would like to share these testimonials from our clients:
"When I first started working out, my body and eating habits weren't the best. Because I'm a professional golfer, I'm outside a lot during the day and I constantly battled losing weight and keeping muscle mass on my body. Since I started working out with Jesse, my body feels great. I have been able to keep weight on and my strength and endurance for lifting weights has vastly improved. He has developed specific programs for me during my season and during the off season as well. He has shared his knowledge of lifting and eating with me so it is something I can continue to do even when I'm not in the area to train with him. The decision for me to call Jesse this past year was one of the best decisions I made for my career and even my life in general."
C.G. MERCATORIS, Amateur Golfer, Pennsylvania
"By the time I was 52 the seemingly inescapable appearance of soft muscles, jelly belly , flat butt, back fat, round shoulders, poor posture and vanishing waistline, was progressing fast. Many of my muscle had diminished in fact I had matured into the exact look I was trying to avoid. However other people in their 40 and 50's had similar symptoms therefore I believed it was the natural process of aging. In fact, people even make jokes about being out of shape but for me neglecting myself wasn't or isn't funny. The truth was I was stuck in a body that looked as bad as it felt.
In 2007 I joined the gym. Unfortunately, after a year of daily exercise I found that both my muscles and hope continued to deteriorate. Finally, in 2008 I called Jesse at True Training and he referred me to Rachel, a personal trainer. I was very impressed with first her appearance and then her knowledge. Rachel told me information that was the exact opposite of what I knew.... it was possible to grow muscles and be physically fit at any age if I follow the diet and exercise plan she recommended. And it was just that simple! I believed her, I listened to her, I followed her suggestions and it worked. My physical appearance drastically improved as well as my over all health. My blood pressure is 107/75 , I competed in two figure competitions in 2011 and plan to compete in June 2013, tire flipping contest in 2012 and 2013, and a few running events one was 10 miles. Still amazed by the results, at 56 years old I exercise daily, eat healthy and listen to my trainer, Rachel. Rachel restored my hope, confidence and muscles.....absolutely priceless. Self neglect is like an infection. Left untreated it will spread throughout our entire system of disciplines and eventually lead to a complete breakdown of potentially joy filled and healthy human life."
VICTORIA HAMPTON, Little River SC
"WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY HOW MUCH WE ENJOY TRAINING WITH JESSE! THERE ARE 3 OF US WHO WORK OUT TOGETHER WHICH KEEPS US MOTIVATED AND ACCOUNTABLE. WHEN WE WANT TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR NOT WORKING OUT, WE REMEMBER WE HAVE OTHERS DEPENDING ON US.
FOR US, WORKING OUT AS AGRUP MAKES A PERSONAL TRAINER AFFORDABLE. IN THESE ECONOMIC TIMES, WE HAVE TO MAKE CHOICES REGARDING NECCESSITIES IN LIFE. WE BELIEVE THERE IS NOTHING MORE NECESSARY THAN WORKING ON OUR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING! JESSE PUSHES US FURTHER THAN WE WOULD EVER PUSH OURSELVES! WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR SESSIONS, WE FEEL BETTER ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR FRIENDS HAVE NOTICED THE POSITIVE CHANGES. THE BEST PART OF OUR WORKOUT SESSIONS (ASIDE FROM BEING FININSHED)…IS THAT JESSE PERSONALLY STRETCHES EACH ONE OF US…PRICELESS!"
DONNIE GOODALL, JOETTE FARMER & SUSAN TUOHEY, North Myrtle Beach SC
When my wife and I first contacted Rachel about losing weight, I told her I didn’t have any motivation whatsoever. Her reply was “Great day, not even a little bit?” I really didn’t, but I decided to try it out one time. I had never been to a personal trainer before; I had barely darkened the door of a gym. But I knew I was overweight and needed to do something. I hate diets and I like to eat. It runs in my family’s genes. The first session was tough, especially when she calculated my metabolic age. But she assured me that if I followed her instructions, things would get better. She is very knowledgeable about her profession. I had cancer in 1993 and had a plate put in my hip. Obviously, I had some exercise concerns. She knew just what exercises I needed and the right way for me to do them. After a week or so, I found myself wanting to continue. I started becoming motivated. Rachel was so in tune with my goals, it was like I didn’t want to let her down, much less myself. She encouraged me through the pain. One of her favorite sayings is “sweat is your fat cells crying”. Her attitude and her personal physical discipline were such an inspiration to me. After 8 weeks I reached my goal of losing 20 pounds. My wife lost 15 pounds. The exercise program Rachel designed for us obviously was a big part of the success. I feel stronger now. I can get out of a car with straining. I can run a good ways without being out of breath. But where Rachel really helped me is in the way I look at food. I grew up old school where you better clean your plate or mom is going to be upset. I ate all the bad stuff. Rachel helped me understand the way my body uses food. Day by day, she would make little changes to my eating habits, teaching me the right way to eat. I found myself looking at a spice jar one day to see how much sodium was in it. At that point, I knew Rachel had made an impact on my life. Anything we do in life that is worthwhile is going to cost us something. A lot of it has to do with mindset. Quick story….I was on the balcony of a 10 story apartment one day with my oldest son. As we stood there, looking out over the trees, over the buildings, our view unobstructed, I noticed construction of another apartment building going on right next door to us. The construction process for the new building had just begun. The workers were working on its foundation. Their jobsite was surrounded by a chain-link fence…for security purposes most likely. I told my son to look down at the workers. I told him that when they raise their heads up from their work, all they can see are fence-lined walls. Their perspective of the world was different than ours at that moment. Life is about perspective; our mindset. It’s how we see our world, our failures and success, each other and ourselves. My mindset about my weight was …all I can see are walls to stop me from advancing forward. Rachel helped me to rise above those thoughts and see way beyond. She can help you too!"
Chris & Carla Stanley, Ocean Isle Beach NC
"If you have been trying unsuccessfully to loose those extra pounds you collected over the recent holidays but haven't been able to do so, try TRUE PERSONAL FITNESS and you will loose those pounds and firm up your body for the coming summer season. Both Jesse and Rachel will give you the personal attention many of us need to get started on a fitness regimen. I participated in their "Biggest Looser" campaign twice and lost 20 pounds both times. The important thing is, I have managed to keep that weight off. The best part is Jesse tailors each of his programs to match the folks participating. You get the personal care in a group setting which truly helps to motivate one. I highly recommend Jesse's programs!"
Harold D. Smith, Little River
"Jesse Yodice is a truly excellent trainer. At first I was hesitant to take that first step. I wasn’t in very good shape. My weight held me back. I felt intimidated by exercise equipment and needed help losing weight. Jesse worked with me to design a workout program that would accommodate the challenges imposed by chronic pain and multiple past surgeries (back, knees, and foot). Working with Jesse has made a big difference in my energy, strength, and self-confidence. With his diverse training methods, challenging exercise program and individualized goals, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely. I have lost over 100 pounds. Every workout is physically challenging, but I never felt he has forgotten my limitations or put me at risk. He motivates me to push past my perceived limits and gets results. Workouts are now fun. I would recommend Jesse without reservation."
Debra, Little River, SC
"Working with Rachel has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. After trying unsuccessfully many times on my own to exercise, lose weight and keep it off, Rachel has helped me tremendously. • I AM STRONGER PHYSICALLY • I AM MORE CONFIDENT IN MY OVERALL HEALTH • I KNOW MORE ABOUT NUTRITION AND A HEALTHY DIET THAN EVER BEFORE • I HAVE OVERCOME OBSTACLES I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO PERFORM • I AM ALWAYS MOTIVATED TO GO THE GYM
THANK YOU, RACHEL, FOR BEING A GREAT MOTIVATOR AND INFLUENCE!"
MELISSA MACDONALD, North Myrtle Beach SC
"We would like to thank Jesse Yodice, of True Personal Training in Little River, SC, for getting my husband and myself to understand the great need for exercise and flexibility. We were very pleased with the instruction and information as he was a good communicator. We have both became stronger in that we have a lot more flexibility, strength and energy. We highly recommend him to anyone, especially seniors! Thanks again!!"
Mike and Gail Mooney, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
"I consider my sessions with Rachel Guyton as a profitable investment. I have worked out on my own, on and off since I was 18 years old. I have never really had a weight issue, however due to bad eating habits I would periodically pack on about 10 extra pounds. I would then go about losing the weight by starving myself and wearing myself down in the gym. These cycles not only affected my weight but also my moods and energy level. Rachel’s dedication to healthy education and lifestyle motivated me to believe that I too could live a healthy lifestyle without unhealthy diet schemes. Her sessions taught me the kinds of foods to pair with my exercise in order to meet my personal goals. The combination of food and exercise has helped to keep my moods positive and my energy high. Also as a result I am now beginning to see definition in my body by focusing more on long term health instead of short term results. I enjoyed Rachel’s vast variety of workouts; she made sure my sessions were never repetitive and I never got bored."
Majesta Frost, Little River SC
"For the first time we actually look forward to working out! Gone are the days of dreading going to the gym. Rachel and Jesse incorporate a diverse program of cardio, resistance and functional training. Each session is ended with stretching which is also needed. In the short time we have been exercising, we are already feeling the benefits of more energy, better flexibility and muscle strength. It can only get better!"
Barbara Smith & Patty Reynolds, Little River SC
"Thank you for helping me lose 32 lbs. and counting!! I love my workouts with Rachel and I especially like the various workouts instead of just working out with weights. The TRX is great along with other workout tools. I have been training with True Personal Training for the past 5 years. Thanks Rachel!!"
DAWN SMITH, North Myrtle Beach SC
"I have known Jesse Yodice for a little over 4 years, he has been my personal trainer about two years now. True Personal Training is just what it says it is, It is TRUE and It is PERSONAL and It is TRAINING. True meaning, best way to lose weight is naturally, as Jesse would say if it is out of the can or box it’s probably not good for you. PERSONAL meaning, one on one; Jesse and his staff work to meet YOUR goals, to get YOU where you need to be. And Finally TRAINING, training comes not only working out with Jesse and His staff in his studio, but training daily at home in exercise and Healthy eating habits and Jesse will help you set up the proper routine to meet your goals. As I have had my obstacles to overcome, and still do, Jesse and His team are patient and will see you through every obstacle. If you think you can’t do it, Jesse will prove you wrong - it is one step at a time!"
Larry Johnston, Little River SC
"I have trained with Rachel at True Training for more than 4 years. She is skilled, thoughtful, sensible, and a pleasure to work with and talk to. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to Rachel’s perfect combination of diverse training methods, individualized exercise programs & challenging yet achievable goal setting. Her professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to her work and ultimately her clients, provide the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle! Rachel’s genuine concern for her clients individual health and fitness needs combined with her sense of humor was just what I needed in a trainer. She inspires you to succeed and to strive for your goals. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Rachel & True Training will lead you every step of the way. Thank you Rachel & True Training, you are the best!"
Donna Warga– North Myrtle Beach SC
"Jesse, I want you to know what you have done for me, and how much I appreciate you. I love knowing that when I walk into your studio you have customized a program just for me and that meets my needs. You are constantly making me accountable and you always keep me inspired so I work harder. You keep me motivated and make me feel good about myself. A lot of people might feel that a personal trainer is a luxury, but I think there is no better way to invest then in your health. You’re great!"
Cindy Clark, Little River SC
"Shortly after retiring from my business in Washington, DC I moved to Myrtle Beach. Knowing I would have a lot more free time for activities I set about looking for an accomplished personal trainer to guide me in improving and maintaining my personal health and I found just what I was looking for in Jesse Yodice at TRUE Personal Training in Little River.
Over the past I have joined gyms but I have found it is the personal attention of a trainer that works best for me. Knowing my trainer is expecting me at a certain time and date provides me with better dedication to consistently show up for workouts. Also, Jesse changes my workout regularly so I don’t get bored with them. I am now 73 years old and with his guidance I am in the best physical condition of my life. In the past year, while most people my age were losing muscle, I GAINED 10 pounds of muscle. I owe my success all to Jesse and the wonderful trainers at TRUE. Check them out and you will see what I mean……….."
Tom Gantt, Calabash NC