Stella is just amazing! I guess I could stop with that, but I’ll add some specifics if that’s okay.
She helps be most by asking great questions; what I eat, how much I exercise, how I feel…with absolutely no judgement to my responses. Working with me on what I would like to change instead of a rubber stamp analysis like a lot of coaches or trainers.Then she gives me appropriate goals to help me change my bad habits. The best part of this part, is that the goals are very obtainable. One at a time or two a time so I’m not overwhelmed. One example was to eat another cup of veggies a day, easy! Not something like do away with all evil carbs. I don’t realize I’m helping myself out until I see results. Tweaking (not twerking) my good habits and working on the bad ones.She must also have a sixth sense that can tell if I’m “off the wagon”. Again, no judgement, but more of how we can change the goal or come up with a different routine.All of us are different, and what works for one person may not work for another. I’m more of a loner for exercise, and I travel a LOT for work. Her advice has been great and appropriate for all of that.So that’s maybe more than you wanted to hear, but THANKS STELLA!
You’ve made me feel better and help me become healthier and happier! ~ Stephen
I meant to thank you today for helping me get in shape for the big Half Dome climb. Though I’ve done it several times before, it was harder than I remembered. And the uphill hike in to camp with a heavy pack was also challenging. But I felt so strong and, dare I say, BADASS!!! It’s a good feeling 🙂
I was on a high for several days afterwards– the combo of mastering the physical challenge and doing it with my dad was pretty special.
Please keep pushing me! Thanks! ~Diane
I have been going to Stella’s boot camp in Stanford Hills Park for about 2 years. Stella puts together a variety of different types of workouts (core, strength, balance, flexibility etc.) that are fun, challenging and because of the variety never boring. Stella is great at working with how someone might modify a particular exercise because of an injury or because the exercise might be too challenging for them. Stella has such a positive attitude; she has motivated me to get in to better shape. I also love the camaraderie and friendships that have developed in the group. We have a couple of get-togethers throughout the year (holidays, birthdays etc.). I think I am the oldest participant in the class…. and it has been fun getting to develop friendships with younger folks. Just last year I decided to try to learn a new sport (kiteboarding) and when I told Stella about it she was very supportive, asking me how it was going and making me feel like I could do it. In class Stella would say we are going to do this particular exercise to help me get in shape for kiteboarding. Stella’s boot camp class and learning a new sport has helped me to feel “young again”. ~ Bonnie
Stella is truly transformative. My wife starting working out at bootcamp 5 years ago, after our last child. She was de conditioned from childbirth and raising three kids. Our diets consisted of high carb, quick foods.
When she started bootcamp I saw a n immediate change in her spirit and energy. As time went on she shed 40 lbs of weight, and had a new out look on life. Suddenly healthier choices for meals in our household became the norm.I was so excited about her transformation. I Joined her in camp.Over the years Stella has been not only a trainer but a life coach and a friend. She even helped me plan a successful wedding anniversary weekend ( one of the best I’ve ever had)!!!!Stella is constantly bring new techniques and innovative equipment to us. She tailors the classes so know one feels overwhelmed or under challenged.The workouts are never boring. The routines change to keep clients engaged and excited.
My wife and I are so grateful for what Stella has brought into our lives. The is no rating scale for the incredible asset she has been to both of us. ~ Chris
“Stella’s group fitness workout is efficient, effective and FUN. I can’t think of a better way to start my day!” ~ Diane
“I’ve been attending Stella’s workout classes since spring 2011. Before that I had a cholesterol level of 212 and was generally out of shape. A year after starting her program, my cholesterol went down to 168 without any dietary changes. I am positive her high intensity core workouts have made a significant change to my overall health and well being. I’ve also had a few injuries where I had to take some time off from exercise, and when I came back Stella adjusted her workouts to my specific needs. Her workouts are a nice mix of fun, social and sweat that have become an integral part of my weekly routine.” ~ Deanna
I am grateful that my son did X-Country with Stella Bergan. She introduced him to the joy of running and getting in shape. He even did a few races.. Stella was so enthusiastic, supportive and approachable. She cared about each kid and didn’t push too hard so the kids could really enjoy the journey. The best evidence of her efforts was that my son wanted to run cross country in High School and he made the team. Thank you, Stella.” ~ Andrea
Stella’s Small Classes are so much more that just a great workout they are fun! Stella’s enthusiasm, energy, and positive spirit are contagious. I’ve been going to her classes since 2011 not only am I in better shape, I’m eating better and have more energy. I look forward to starting my day with a Stella workout. ~ Danielle
Thanks for another GREAT boot camp this morning! After two weeks, I can tell that I’m stronger, getting leaner, and having less recovery challenges after each session. ~ Paula
I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your classes. You do such a great job in teaching and motivating (all things I need). ~ Gina
To an uninitiated, late-middle-aged woman like me, words like Boot Camp and ViPR inspired fear and a repellent force field. I was wrong. Yes, there is hurt, but dominating words inspired by Stella’s work-out are giggling, energy, strength, camaraderie, support. ~ Patti