Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Amanda's Testimonial

 Although I am a very active person, I have always struggled with my nutrition. I just could not get a handle on all my cravings and also thought that I could eat whatever I wanted because I spent so much time at the gym. Before starting with Noel, I had gained 7 pounds from months and months of bad nutrition. My friend started working with Noel and had recommended her very highly. I worked with Noel for 12 weeks and the results were amazing. I lost 7 lbs and 7 total inches, which is a lot for me! I never imagined that I would get to a point where I was really happy with my body and the way it looks. Noel worked with me the whole time, making sure to ask how I felt and adjusted my meal plans accordingly. I could tell that she cares a lot about her work and what she does. She was also very encouraging the entire time and really believed in my progress! I am thankful to have worked with her and have learned a lot about nutrition in doing so. Words can’t express how thankful I am!

I love how strong she looks here!!  Great job Amanda!


Toni's Testimonial

When I came to Noel, I had been working out for years, although you couldn’t tell it from my before pictures. My big problem was my diet and I was starting to lose my passion for lifting. I just didn’t feel good in my own body and I knew I needed to do something.
I had been “following” Noel around the fitness sites for a long time, kind of like a silent stalker, LOL!! So I sent her an email and she contacted me very soon after that. From the very beginning Noel has been very approachable, and very understanding.
Noel’s workouts are amazing and her meal plans are very easy to understand. If you ever have any questions, you can email her and she gets back with you very soon. You can let her know what you like and what you don’t and she works that into your plan. I have never been bored with her workouts and always look forward to getting my new plan.
I will always be grateful for what I have learned from my time with Noel but more importantly the way I feel now.
Thank you Noel, for everything

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kara's Testimonial

I have been a highly competitive athlete my whole life. Soccer was my passion and I continued  playing at the Varsity level throughout my undergrad degree. I knew my way around the gym, and I was pretty knowledgeable about how and what to train in order to compete at my best. But after I completed my degree, I was left with a wide open schedule, where I would have usually been practicing or playing games. It was at this time that I decided I wanted to continue pursuing fitness, but instead of training to be faster, quicker and stronger, I wanted to train for my own aesthetic appeal. I was never over weight, in fact I have always been very fit, but I just didn't look quite the way I desired. This I learned was mostly connected to my nutritional habits. I ate what ever I wanted as an athlete and never really suffered the consequences, but I never got the results I wanted either. 

This is when Noel came in and changed the way I see fitness and health! I gave her a realistic goal that I wanted to look like, which was a more muscular, leaner version of myself. She set me up with a training and nutrition program that completely changed me. Her knowledge of clean eating and macro programming completely blew my mind - no wonder I never got any results. I wasn't eating enough protein, my fats and carbs were too high and I most certainly wasn't drinking enough water! 

Noel was completely open and honest with me that for me to be successful I would have to undergo a lifestyle change, and that there was no "quick fixes". I was already on the leaner side and therefore my program required me to be pretty strict. But as the months progressed, I saw changes in my body and I became completely addicted to the process. 

I am absolutely grateful and ecstatic about the results I got! I know now that I would have never been able to get to where I am right now and maintain my body if it hadn't of been for the knowledge Noel passed on and helped coach me through. I've learnt that nutrition is everything! And the workout programming I received completely changed my view as well. I know now I don't have to run for hours and deplete myself of all my energy doing so.

I can't say enough good things about Noel and the journey I went through with her! Thank you:)

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey, Kara. 

Monday, July 29, 2013


Thanks for the great words Karen and CONGRATS on your WEDDING!!

I am an extremely busy 41 year old mom of 3 little boys, ages 5, 7 and 9.  I have had a passion for weight lifting for 20 years.  I was an aerobics instructor in college when I first began strength training.  I have spent the past 20 years in the hum drum routine of back/bis on Monday, chest/tris on Wednesday and legs/shoulders on Friday with a little running in between … Boring!
Noel completely changed all of this!  The dynamic program she designed for me has been amazing!!  So much more fun and effective than my old routine!  Her knowledge of clean eating has been the most valuable aspect of my program.  Noel has redirected my “get fit quick” mentality into coaching that being lean and fit is definitely a gradual progression and a lifestyle.  Noel and I have known each other for a long time and she has been an phenomenal instructor and friend during our training time together.  She has completely changed my thought process.  
My goal with Noel was just to lean up a bit.  I have been very pleased with my progress.  I would absolutely love to step on a stage and figure compete one day … we’ll see!


Bridgett did a great job building.  She has liked the heavy weights so much that she is waiting to diet down for a show!  Here are progress shots during her building phase.  Thanks for the testimonial!


 When I came to Noel, I was in pretty good physical shape. It was the terrible preps that I had experienced which led to my development of disordered eating. I had a couple of coaches that did not pay attention to what my body can do and how it functions. Per usual in this industry I was given a low or zero carb diet. Well, I dropped weight quickly on these diets. I also picked up a bad habit of overeating and bingeing on the weekends. I would typically follow my diet to the letter from Monday morning until Friday evening. After work on Fridays until Sunday night, I ate whatever I wanted. I did not care. I just ate until my weight was usually up 10 to 15 pounds. Once the contests were over, I made a good effort to follow a nutrition plan on my own and I was fairly successful however the weekend episodes were still there to a lessor extent. After 2 months of trying to find “normal” on my own, one of the gals from Siouxcountry.com suggested that I give Noel a try. My goals were basically to fill out my frame a bit and possibly prep for a show. I knew the genetics were there to do well on stage but it became more than about the stage for me. This was a fight to get back to my normal patterns of healthy eating. I also just wanted to love my body and recognize the wonderful things that it can do when fueled properly. I am no longer associating my weekends with out of control eating behaviors. Instead, everyday is just a day to be healthy and fit. I am so balanced in this area of my life. It’s totally not a struggle to eat well and indulge occasionally. I am really grateful for my time with Noel and if I ever decide to prep for a show, I would contact her in a heartbeat. She is the first coach that I have worked with that truly cares about the health of her clients. 



I already showed you the great results that Wendell got HERE .  Here is his wife, Angela, who is still fighting thyroid issues and trying to get her meds right but she dropped over 26 inches during our time together.


Noel and I became friends because our daughters are in school together and are great friends.  I’ve always admired what Noel does and really enjoyed her friendship.  I’ve always been into fitness and eating healthy but no matter how hard I worked, I could not lose those 15 stubborn pounds.  I felt like I was working so hard, but could never see the results.  I’d often thought that I’d like to see what Noel could do to help me.  And one day, my husband, who’s also friends with Noel, said, “I think I’m going to talk to Noel to see if she can help me with a few things.”  That’s all he needed to say because I said, “me too”.  I always knew that if we could do it together, we’d have a much higher success rate at staying with the program.  I really need the accountability from Noel, someone who I’d know I’d have to face if I didn’t stay with the program.
From day one, Noel was great about customizing the nutritional plan to include foods that we liked that were simple to prepare and food we wouldn’t get sick of.  It became a routine and we started to realize early on that we would not be hungry because there was so much to eat.  We became very focused and disciplined about what we ate and we cut out all of the junk and focused on eating whole foods. 
The results were amazing and the feedback we got from friends and family was addictive.  We wanted to keep going.  My husband and I both enjoy working out and going to the gym.  Since April 1, 2012, I only missed 1 workout.  I work out 6 days a week and if I have a busy travel day or a busy soccer day with the kids, I make up the workout on Sunday (my day off) or do a 2nd workout during the week.
Noel tells me she’d rather I miss a workout than cheat on the nutritional plan and that 90% of the results come from sticking to the nutritional program.  It takes a lot of discipline, especially when you have very busy schedules, but the results are what keep you disciplined.
With Noel, it’s more than just fitness and nutrition.  She truly cares about her clients.  I had some blood work done that resulted in some thyroid concerns.  She was very quick to provide me a third party reference who had been through a similar diagnosis.  Noel truly wanted to make sure I knew all of the facts around these health issues and to make sure that I asked all the right questions of my doctor.  In my opinion, she went above and beyond with how much she shows she cares. 
I would strongly recommend Noel to my friends and relatives and both my husband and I have already given Noel’s name to several friends who are excited about our results.  This had been a true lifestyle change for us, one that we’ll take with us from here on out and one that will help us continue to shape and mold our children’s lifestyles.

Turning 50!!

Not only is this person a client but I can also call him a friend.  Our daughter’s have been going to school together for years and we see each other at the soccer field with our girls, who are also best friends!  Wendell and Angela both came to me last year because they were ready to make some changes and wanted to do it TOGETHER.  Wendell was about to turn the big 5-0!  He just wanted to drop a little body fat and get back to a better physique before the big day.  I will tell you he was all in.  No turning back.  His changes were noticeable quickly.  The fun part was that his kids were all over him about it.  And they were really fun to watch as he (and Angela) changed.  They were so excited! Almost as excited for them as I am!
Wendall dropped 18lbs and 16 1/2 inches.  Congrats!!!



I was a 49 year old athletic man getting ready to reach the milestone age of 50 years old.  I wanted to change my body shape and look.  I was 6’2” and 207 pounds but my body was not as muscular or in shape as I wanted.  I was familiar with being in the gym and working out so I felt all I needed was a plan.  After consulting with Noel about what I wanted to accomplish she developed my nutrition and fitness training plans and off we went.  Noel classified my goal as “wanting the beach body.”  It is easier to believe in someone that looks like they have sacrificed and benefited.  Noel is a walking billboard for the fitness knowledge she has and the services she provides.  Noel is supportive and has a great sense of humor which keeps her clients at ease.  I trained hard and ate the right foods.  Each week I saw significant gains.  After 5 months I reached my goal of 190 pounds.  I have the “beach body” that I wanted. With my new look I have newfound confidence.    Thanks Noel.  You are FANTASTIC!