• Success Stories

  • Health Coaching & Weight Loss

    “Laura is the best thing that has happened to me! I am so thankful for her knowledge and expertise. Through her nutrition classes and personal training she has guided me on a path to optimal health and nutrition. I am amazed that it took almost 50 years to learn how to eat properly. But once I was given the knowledge there was no turning back.

    I have lost 20 lbs. (in less than 3 months) and went from a size 6 to a size 2. I am still in disbelief when I try on clothing and realize this is not a dream but reality. Everyone wants to know my secret. Well, my secret is Laura. Her knowledge of human behavior, which she has acquired throughout her 30 years of experience, makes her astute at connecting emotions to eating habits and behaviors. I know this first hand and it very enlightening to have someone explain a behavior you have had for years!

    I highly recommend Laura for private or group nutrition classes as well as personal training. She is my nutrition and exercise guru. She ranks as one of the most influential people in my life. Thanks Laura – I am forever indebted to you!!

    PS - I am never hungry and I don’t count points or calories!"

    - Kathy M.

    “Laura, I just wanted to tell you how very, very grateful I am to have met you & taken your class. I have tried to lose weight but nothing ever worked b/c they were gimmicks instead of a healthy life change. Now I am losing weight & feeling so much better and I like the food I'm eating as well, without craving things I used to eat. I am getting healthier day by day and losing weight at the same time. This would not have happened without you & your encouragement. I am so grateful for your impact on my life both as a nutritionist and very fine and caring person. Thank you.”

    - Pat C.

    "Laura Rivkin provided nutrition counseling to help me improve my food choices and reduce my unhealthy snacking. Laura spent a great deal of time and energy making sure that I had all the information I needed to make positive changes. During the week between appointments, she emailed and called me to check on my progress. And, most importantly, she made me feel good about myself, reassuring me that the process of change was difficult and that I needed to be gentle with myself. “

    - Amy C

    "Since I began working with Laura, not only have I lost weight, but I have established new, healthier routines that make me feel so much more energetic and ready to face the day! Laura always greets me with a smile and makes me feel that I can accomplish my goals. Thank you, Laura -- for a wonderful experience. What could have been a very stressful experience was made so much better by Laura’s excellent, personalized care".

    - Diane P.

    “When I saw Laura’s advertisement for her cooking class, I knew I need to sign up for it. Although, I have always cooked healthy meals, I had recently become bored with what I prepared for my family. Laura’s class introduced me not only to new healthy vegetables and grains, but also showed me some new ways to cook foods that I love. Laura has a wealth of knowledge about food and nutrition and is committed to helping others find energy and good health through eating delicious yet healthy meals. It was certainly worth my time and money to invest in myself by taking one of Laura’s cooking classes.”

    - Nancy

    “It was a great experience working with Laura as she was the one who encouraged me to come to one of her weight loss classes, and finally I did. I was surprised that I got so much benefit out of it, I lost 15 lbs and kept it off for the last 6 months! I only wish I started earlier.

    Laura was very helpful and cooperative. She was always available through phone and email to help me out. I give my weight loss credit to Laura, as she was the one who motivated me to come to her class. Thanks Laura for your excellent work.”

    - Syed A.

  • Personal Training

    "Due to a medical condition, I have stiffness in my leg ,which causes difficulty walking.

    I was fortunate to have become acquainted with Laura Rivkin, a personal trainer & health coach. She has great knowledge of body mechanics, muscle function and is capable of determining her individual client’s abilities. Her pleasant and positive attitude is a great asset as well as her willingness to work with her clients at their own levels. She instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work harder and apply yourself more diligently. Under her care, I have become much stronger and more flexible.

    Laura and I have just started talking about the nutritional aspect of becoming more healthy. Laura is great at evaluating your own personal situation and then helps you to learn about your nutritional needs as well as design a plan that works for you. I am looking forward to entering into the next phase of this journey with Laura."

    - Lynda K.

    "Laura has been my personal trainer and health coach for several years now. Over the years I've learned what a truly special and gifted person she is. She not only focuses on your physical health but also is concerned about your mental and emotional health. She knows these are all intertwined. Laura looks at you as a whole and figures out what is causing certain behaviors. She finds ways to tailor your nutritional needs to see what works for you. If you say I won't or can't do that, Laura will find three other ways to achieve the same goal. She works with you to find out what works best for you. Since our first session Laura has become an important part of my life. I highly recommend Laura if you want to improve your health and wellness."

    - Julia S.

    "Laura Rivkin has been my personal trainer for one year. She is an excellent personal trainer who brings a wealth of experience to the role. In the time that I have worked with Laura, I can attest to her skills and knowledge in the personal training field. Laura knows just how much to push and when to back off during our sessions. She has taught me how to safely lift weights, the importance of core strength, as well as the need to maintain flexibility through advanced stretching techniques. I have gained a great deal of knowledge about my own body and will continue to benefit from my sessions with Laura long after we have completed working together. I can highly recommend Laura as a terrific personal trainer who will work diligently to help you achieve your fitness goals.”

    - Dave P.

    "I have worked with Laura for over 2 years, learning about nutrition and weight loss, while in an exercise program. This program resulted in a significant reduction in my weight, an increase in my overall energy level, and a change in lifestyle. Applying the skills I learned gave me the motivation to be persistent, and now I have been able to get off diabetes medications! I highly recommend Laura Rivkin."

    - John L.