Are you wondering if I could assist you in reaching your health goals? Here’s how I’ve helped some of my clients.
Magen decided it was time to make some changes for the new year. She followed my 12 Days of Detox, her first detox ever. Here’s what she had to say about halfway through (later, she followed another seasonal detox as well):
“Well, it has been a change doing this detox! I feel a sense of accomplishment for the small goals I have accomplished so far. I have conquered small temptations of sweet and easy quick foods and stayed on track. Cut my cup of coffee to a half cup and no breads so far. I’m also expanding my taste to new and better foods. Mind is clearing up and muscles are stretching better with exercises. Thanks for the articles too.”
Evelyn is another loyal detoxer, having participated in my fall, winter, spring, and summer detoxes, in a group and privately. She has also taken my PraiseMoves classes via Skype regularly for years!
“I especially enjoyed being more in control of my eating and becoming more knowledgeable about what I’m eating. Now I try to shop for more organic products and healthier household cleaners, cosmetics, etc. Because of this, my entire household has been influenced. The most life-changing difference for me personally has been some suggestions that helped normalize my digestion and elimination systems. Bobbi, you do a great job and make the detox very doable.”
Pete asked for ideas for bringing down his cholesterol and blood pressure with dietary changes.
“News flash. Because of your recommendations, coupled with losing 15 pounds and avoiding many carbs and eating lots of salads, I halved my triglycerides, knocked 15 points off the bad cholesterol and added 15 points to the good cholesterol. My blood pressure is well within acceptable, and my doctor reinstated me as his best patient. I had been demoted to 2nd and was not happy. So I will be celebrating with pizza and cheesburgers! (Just kidding!) Thanks for your advice it really helped.”
Monica emailed me after searching online. It’s always exciting to get new clients this way! Even though she was looking for a local class and doesn’t live too far away, we still decided to do our classes over Skype, saving much travel time. She has progressed from being injured to following some HITT, Tabata, and PraiseKicks warmups!
“I found Bobbi after doing a local search for PraiseMoves instructors. When I learned that the classes would be over Skype I wasn’t sure how that would go, but it’s been a year since I’ve been working with Bobbi and I have found Skype offers us great flexibility with scheduling as there is no travel time and ample opportunity for her to give me feedback and correct me. I look forward to my PraiseMoves class every week as a special time for me in which I’ll have the opportunity to exercise, meditate on scripture, and rely on it for strength to push my body physically. This practice has been helping me in my spiritual growth and my journey as a Christian. I have also benefited physically. When I first started working with Bobbi I had to warn her of the effect my neck pain was having on my ability to move and exercise. Bobbi developed personalized stretching and exercise routines that have helped me get stronger, gain flexibility and be free of pain. My neck pain is no longer a problem and I can do exercises that challenge my neck and spine without reservation. My fitness has improved as noted recently by my husband when we went out to play tennis after a long hiatus and he mentioned how strong I was and how much better my stamina was. I must also add that my all my muscles are leaner and better defined.”
J.H. has been working with me on diet and fitness. Here’s what she said recently about the PraiseMoves classes:
“I have noticed some major changes in my body since I began PraiseMoves. One of the most noticeable has been an improvement in my balance and the strength of my core muscles. Last week I was taking my walk and not paying attention to where I was stepping because I was adjusting my music. I did not notice a two inch lift in the sidewalk and tripped over it. I managed to catch my balance even though my arms were in front of me! This would have normally sent me sprawling on the sidewalk or at the very least I would be limping home with a sore and twisted back! I am so thankful for PraiseMoves and I look forward to many more benefits in the future.”
Maribeth followed my Spring Detox and combined it with PraiseMoves classes:
“The first thought that comes to me is that I feel much lighter. I don’t mean weight, but a lack of bloating that I didn’t even realize I had.
I also think that my appetite and tastes have changed for the better. I am not getting hungry as quickly as I did before. I used to eat for other reasons besides hunger. If I was tired or needed to do a task I didn’t want to do, I would eat, usually something sweet. That tendency has not totally disappeared but it is happening much less often, and I am now able to substitute something healthy for the sweets. For example, if I am tired in the afternoon, I find having my daily serving of kombucha tea is a satisfying treat.
I don’t feel any pull back to the fast food lane. I am actually enjoying salad and other vegetables much more than I ever used to do. I am sleeping better. I don’t know how the detox brought this change, but it is true.
The daily readings and tips you provided are really helpful. I could mention many particular things I got from them. I am keeping them readily available so that I can continue to go over them.
To sum up, I just generally feel better! I know I need to be careful that my eating continues to improve. I know from experience how easy it can be to slip back into old habits. But I am very grateful for this detox experience and everything I am learning as a result. I am thankful that you are willing to work with me on this!”
Toni has followed many of my detoxes over the years, but recently wanted to get serious about her weight and health. We set up twice weekly health coaching and fitness Skype appointments to keep her accountable with her diet and to exercise together. Using PraiseMoves as the foundation, we have done gentle stretching classes, interval classes, ab-buster classes, and more.
“I have been participating in Bobbi’s seasonal detox programs for the last 4 years. I love them! Her programs have helped me improve my nutrition tremendously and renewed my spirit and body. I have less aches and pains in my joints from inflammation and I have an overall feeling of well being. Six months ago at my annual physical I found that my blood pressure was elevated, and my doctor was recommending that I begin taking blood pressure medication. Ugh! I called Bobbi and she suggested I look into some supplements that might improve my blood pressure levels. I added these to my daily regimen and continued with Bobbi’s Health Coaching sessions throughout this period- always trying to follow her advice.
I also began taking Praise Moves classes twice a week with Bobbi via Skype. My life has improved dramatically in that time! I have lost 15 pounds and inches off my hips and waist that I have not been able to shed for the last 20 years! My body feels stronger with each class I take, especially my upper body and back muscles. I stand taller and I feel leaner and more supple. And most importantly, my blood pressure is back at a normal level. Thank you Bobbi and God bless you for all the love and concern you have shown me!”
JMG first followed my Fall Detox and got her husband to join her!
“This detox has been a wonderful experience for me and my husband. It was a blessing to be guided towards a more healthy life style. Two weeks is a manageable amount of time. I think of myself as a healthy eater but some of these changes were pretty radical for me. Cutting back on gluten was a big one but I feel great so it was well worth the effort. Looking forward to the winter detox!”
Sonja (Switzerland) participated in the 2012 Winter Detox and wrote the words below. Years later she broke her leg in a ski accident and once healed used the winter months (before she went back to skiing) to stretch and strengthen her muscles.
“Bobbi, after 5 days of splendid sunshine and powder snow, the weather turned to snowfall. It is absolutely fantastic to be in the mountains when the sky is so blue and the snow sparkling. We have been skiing every day. And you won’t believe it, but I didn’t have any muscle aches at all. It was really strange. Normally, especially after the first 2 days of skiing hard, the muscles above my knees start to burn and get sore. But not this time. And I must admit that I was not especially well trained this year. So, I think the detox really had a very good effect on me and worked very well!
Cyndy has tried numerous diets and reluctantly decided to sign up for a detox. She kept asking me if she was doing something wrong, because she felt great, and wasn’t hungry or suffering:
“Several people have asked me what benefits I gained from being on Bobbi’s Winter Detox. Biggest change: I am Diet Coke free and happy! I am also Whataburger and fries free and happy. Just lost my taste for both. Biggest surprise: I ate really good foods and felt full. Didn’t have blood sugar issues. This is not a crazy all liquid type Detox. If you are ready to reign in “too much” of sugar, bad fats and processed foods, I definitely recommend Bobbi’s Detox!”
And after a second detox…
“The main thing I took away from the detox this time was the shake. I will do the next one too! I now have the water and the shake down. The detox works great with Weight Watchers too. All the foods, of course, are encouraged on the WW plan.”
Vinnie ate an extremely healthy diet, but had some stubborn health concerns that she wanted to address in a detox group. Here’s what she had to say about 6 months later:
“Bobbi, I would like to take this time to thank you for truly making a huge change in my well-being. I always have prided myself in eating well, but your knowledge of what certain foods provide has made a positive impact on my life. Knowing the difference between which foods are considered a base versus those considered an acid has improved my acid reflux tremendously. I have also taken your two-week liver detox program, modified it somewhat, and am trying to eat that way every day. This change, plus an increase in exercise, resulted in lowering my cholesterol to optimum levels, the first time in a very long time, with an added bonus of feeling more energetic. Thank you again for this life-long change.”
Rebecca had been living for several semesters on lattes, protein bars, and salads, trying to follow a vegetarian and gluten-free diet at college. She was constantly exhausted and came down with colds and flus often. She needed a very specific guide to follow and the accountability of making a commitment to a healthy diet:
“As a college student, it was always a challenge to eat well during the week. It got especially difficult around midterm and final seasons. I loved the Winter detox meals because they were great to make in bulk. I was able to make the full serving size and freeze the rest. I was also eager to explore easy ways to get all of my fruits and vegetables in. I was able to take advantage of a juice truck near school that took care of one meal a day. It was so fun to take the meals and incorporate them into my life. I was able to adapt several of them to my specific tastes and also to what I had in my refrigerator. As someone who has sensitivities to gluten, this detox made me feel incredible. I gained energy for school, was able to exercise harder and was able to tone a lot quicker than before. I would recommend this detox to anyone but it is especially manageable for young adults!”
Anna is a very busy mom. She and her husband were looking for ways to eat healthier meals and be a good example to their children.
“After a summer of hurried schedules and junk eating we were looking for a way to get on a healthier track before school started. We adapted the summer detox for our whole family. I kept a container in the fridge of cut up fruit as an alternative to snacking on chips and crackers. The kids loved it! At dinner I told the kids about all the different nutrients that were in our meal and they would flex their muscles like super heroes!
“We made the salads for lunch. My favorite was the red cabbage salad. I adapted the Kicheree recipes for dinners. They were so flavorful I had no trouble getting the whole family to clean their plate.
“During the detox, I became aware of how “addicted” I’ve become to diet drinks. I could feel the circulation in my joints improve, but it took a few days for my mind to not feel clouded. By the end of the week we noticed that we had more energy at the end of the day to play with our kids.
“Thank you, Bobbi for taking the time to learn about nutrition and teaching us a more healthy way to eat and live. I look forward to continuing on the track we started.”