Having been a gym rat for 15 years, I never really saw myself as wanting or needing a trainer. Then along came Ivone. Her way of operating and relating in the gym just radiated the sense of someone who was truly doing that which they are meant to do. She’s positive, professional, creative, energetic, and hilarious. She works her clients hard but you always feel safe. Upon becoming pregnant for the first time at 35, I was particularly fearful of how my body and my baby would respond to exercise. I knew it was something I wanted to do during my pregnancy, for both baby and me, but had no idea how to go about it and there is such little information available for women who are already fit and become pregnant. Ivone completely eliminated my fears and has taken me to the 6 month point at which I feel better than ever! Her knowledge and expertise have been essential to me during this powerful and constantly changing time. And her subtle motherly ways have made exercise during pregnancy all the more wonderful. Last but not least, I must comment on the ways in which she inspires her clients indirectly. She takes excellent care of herself! How many trainers have you come across that are out of shape, eat poorly, party, etc. and then expect you to be inspired by them? Not Ivone! She sets the bar for herself so high that you always have something to strive for, but yet you never feel judged for doing things just the way you are. She truly is a gem. I am grateful to have her in my life (and now my baby’s too!) and am sure that you will have the same experience!