What our clients say about their trainer … Shevah Samuel
Before I started to work with Shevah, I went from my bed to my desk, to my couch, and back to my bed again. I had no energy and I was afraid to move. Shevah taught me to get my blood running, to stand tall, and to feel good in my body. I am not afraid to get up or even to climb stairs. Rav Todot, Shevah.
- Ruth (age 77)
Challenging, cheerful, encouraging, optimistic!
Shevah is an excellent personal trainer who is not only extremely knowledgeable but also a warm and caring person who not only helps with your physical health but also with your self-esteem and emotional health. She individualizes her treatment sessions to match the specific needs of her clients. Moreover, she is extremely sensitive to a person's physical limitations and careful not to take risks in the specific exercises and positions she recommends. She even goes the extra mile, generously providing exercises that one can do on one's own between sessions.
I used to suffer from constant shoulder aches and neck pain. I was pretty sure that this was due to lack of use of my muscles and was therefore looking for some form of exercise which would help alleviate this pain. My husband encouraged me to get in touch with a personal trainer, because he knew that an exercise class at a gym wouldn't work for me, and would give me too many excuses not to go every week. But a trainer in my own home would force me to really exercise and get my body back into healthy working mode. Finding Shevah was literally a life-changing experience. She designed a program specifically suited to my needs and aches and pains. She encouraged me to persevere even when it was difficult, and she turned up like clockwork to every appointment. In the 5 years that I exercised with Shevah, my shoulder and neck pain disappeared and my general health improved. My mood would always improve after a session with Shevah. Even when I was tired and didn't feel like doing exercise, I would not entertain the thought of canceling, since I knew that I was bound to feel more full of energy afterwards. Furthermore, she is such a friendly person, that it is a pleasure to spend an hour in her company. I am very thankful to Hashem for sending Shevah into my life. Thanks!!
I have various orthopedic issues and when I tried group exercise classes at the gym I repeatedly injured myself. Shevah was highly recommended to me by a close friend as a trainer who knows how to take into account each person's special situation. Indeed this turned out to be the case when I trained with her. The program she set for me was exactly suited to my needs and issues. I got stronger over the course of the training without hurting myself. Shevah is also an extremely pleasant person to work with and clearly cares very much for her clients. I highly recommend her.
- Sara Avitzour
I came to work with Shevah after a long search for someone who will be understanding to the needs of a 50+ woman who has not exercised in decades. After an initial meeting where Shevah listened thoroughly, investigated both my needs and my limitations, she explained her method of working and I decided to give it a try. In the two months we worked together, Shevah helped me set up a regular regime of physical activity - working with me at my own pace, to incorporate activity into my regular lifestyle. Over a month after she set me to continue on my own, I maintained this regime and my blood work showed that the effort was worthwhile.