Jeff E - Retired Engineer

I began working with Pam shortly after I received a prostate cancer diagnosis from my oncologist. Part of my treatment for this condition included a hormone blockade that employed a Leuprolide injection. Well-known side effects of this drug include bone decalcification and loss of muscle mass. To minimize these effects my oncologist recommended that I work with a personal trainer on a resistance exercise routine.  The challenge for a trainer was that I would be trying to regain and improve muscle mass without the benefit of testosterone for a 6-month period.

 I have now been working with Pam for about 7 months on a 3-day-per-week schedule. Pam has kept notes on what exercises have been performed, how much weight was lifted and how many repetitions were performed. She is also careful to monitor my reaction to each exercise performed and any residual aches or pain that I might have when I return for the next session.

 Weight lifting and related functional exercises have risks, but Pam has been careful to show me the correct movements that will enable me to complete an exercise without injury. I believe she has showed me at least one new exercise to perform in each session. I understand that this is an important argument for working with a knowledgeable personal trainer: repeating a small set of exercises does not deliver the same level of fitness as a routine with constant variation and new movements.   

 The work with Pam has definitely increased my strength and endurance in spite of the side effects of Leuprolide. I consider Pam to be an excellent professional trainer who has been an important person in my recovery from prostate cancer.  I know that my recovery would have been much slower without her help.

Lauren S - Teacher

I started working out with Pam almost a year ago and I have honestly never felt better about myself! My original goal was to get motivated to lead a more healthy lifestyle as I knew that an engagement was in my not so distant future. Now, I am engaged and am working toward looking and feeling my best on my wedding day just a few short months away. Over the past couple of months Pam has encouraged and challenged me to focus on my goals and to give it my all. I have lost 6 pounds in the last 5 weeks and Pam's coaching has had a huge influence. She is great to work with, always keeping in mind any limitations and/or personal challenges you may have. I have a few back and neck issues and she is great about choosing exercises and drills for me that are centered around my abilities. Pam is great at coming up with a variety of workouts for you so it never becomes boring or monotonous. She never gives you more than you can handle but also never lets you sell yourself short. She is patient, encouraging and is great at helping you to "keep your eye on the prize." I am so glad to work with her and I know that I will not only look, but feel, my very best on my wedding day and long afterward with her as a coach. Thank you, Pam!!!

Cindy T - Television Editor and Producer

I love working with Pam. She is always positive and encouraging. She explains and demonstrates the exercises so they are easy to understand. Pam is very knowledgeable and I appreciate her ability to change up my routines according to the varying neck and back pains I may have on any given day. She seamlessly revises my workout to accommodate my needs & concerns. I would highly recommend Pam as a personal trainer.

Leon G - Physician

I am a Parkinson’s patient and was referred to Pam by my neurologist at Scripps Clinic. My initial goal was just to be able to walk again. Pam has achieved this and so much more. Not only am I able to talk a walk in my neighborhood, but I can climb my stairs and have more energy in general. The work isn’t always easy, but the gains are worth it. Pam works with me as a whole person, addressing things I wouldn’t have thought affected my movements and strength. She is kind and caring and makes me feel accomplished each and every time. I highly recommend her.

Dan B - VP Engineering

I’ve worked with Pam for 10 years - continuously - on getting fit and strong, and then staying that way. Pam’s ability to inspire me (and yes, occasionally push me - just enough - when I needed it) to get the results I wanted but could not achieve on my own, and to keep my exercise regimen fresh and effective over such a long engagement, is a testament to her ability as both an outstanding personal trainer as well as a lifestyle coach.

Vicky Luna - Real Estate Agent & Mom of Two

I can't believe that I have achieved so much so quickly. I started working out with Pam about 2 months ago, and my body has completely changed. I lost 4 pounds, 1.5 inches on my waist line and I feel stronger. Working out with Pam is so much fun because she is always looking for different ways to challenge you and keeping the exercises different and interesting. Pam loves to be a trainer; she will challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone in a very caring way. Pam highly values an open communication with her clients; she is always asking for feedback, and she will adjust your training session accordingly. These specific characteristics distinguishes Pam from other coaches that I have met in the past. Every week I look forward to working out with her.