Testimonials & Case Studies

Click on the individual names below to be taken to their stories – or keep scrolling for our featured case studies! 

Featured Case Study: Traci R.

Quick Stats
Age: 44
Starting Weight: 205 lbs.
Occupation: Office Admin
Traci first came to Primal Conditioning after the encouragement from a co-worker. She walked in the door with zero history of exercise, but a laundry list of diets that she had tried over the years. In the past, Traci had success in loosing 20, 25 even 40 pounds only to feel miserable, tired, sluggish and gain it all back again.
The only way Traci knew how to reach her goals was to eat a measly 1,200 calories a day. She loves big portions, potatoes, convenience foods, and desserts, and she knew deep down that her yo-yo dieting and rebound periods of overeating the wrong types of food would ultimately not lead her to long term success. 
Traci was uncomfortable with her body and would frequently take pain killers to reduce to discomfort associated with a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture and excess weight around the middle. She looked into her own future, by looking to her family healthy history. Seeing first hand how a life time of being sedentary and over consuming chemical-laden foods had caught up to family, she knew she could prevent that from happening to her by getting healthy and active before her weight took a toll on her metabolism, joints, and hormones, to name a few.
Traci has lost 25 pounds so far… but this isn’t new – she’s lost 25 pounds multiple times before! In fact, since starting at Primal Conditioning, this is the longest its taken to drop those 25 pounds. However, Traci is healthier than ever:
  • Her hormones are functioning perfectly
  • She has the metabolism of someone 20 years younger
  • She’s dropped multiple clothing sizes
  • Has gained muscle tone,
and most importantly of all…. she has done this all in a sustainable way.
She will NEVER see a weight on the scale that starts with a “2”. She will NEVER have to yo-yo diet again. She will NOT gain back the 25 pounds and then some.
All because her nutrition plan allowed for the occasional splurge, was not restrictive what so ever, her workouts were challenging without being exhausting, and she kept the long term goal in mind. 
Traci works a typical 9-5 office job, doesn’t do hours of cardio, eats plenty of nutritious food, and doesn’t have to give up her weekends or free time to get fit. We all have the same 24 hours! If you are smart about planning your workouts and nutrition, it can be as sustainable and enjoyable for you, as it has been for Traci. 

In Her Own Words...

Tell me about where you were physically and emotionally with your health before deciding to join?
I was very overweight and out of shape. I felt depressed and desperate to change it but had no idea how to do it on my own or where to start.
What kind of results have you seen since starting your program at Primal Conditioning?
Excellent results!  I’ve lost 20+ pounds so far and am stronger than I think I’ve ever been.  I feel much better, physically and mentally, and I have more energy. 
How would you describe your experience here at Primal Conditioning?
My experience has been one of the most positive in my life, I think.  I’ve learned a lot about nutrition, exercise, and making healthier choices.  I’ve truly enjoyed the whole process and have stuck with it longer than I have any other “diet” or exercise program that I’ve ever done before.  Joining Primal Conditioning was one of the best and healthiest choices I’ve ever made for myself. 
What would you say to someone else who was considering joining, or “on the fence” about joining our programs here at Primal Conditioning?
Do it!  It’s time and money well spent.  Everybody should take time to care for themselves in this way.  We are worth it.
Any additional thoughts you’d like to include?
Just that it’s not an easy road.  It’s a commitment, that’s for sure, and it’s not to be taken lightly.  It’s not something that’s going to happen overnight, but with the tools that Stephanie gives you, the results will come.  You have to be patient and work hard.  It’s all on you (the client) to get your desired results.

Featured Case Study: Judi L

Quick Stats
Age: 66
Starting Weight: 150 lbs.
Occupation: School Bus Driver + Home/Dog Caretaking
Location: Nelson, NH
Judi first came to Primal Conditioning with the short term goal of getting ready for a hiking trip to Iceland. She was hiking with women 25 years younger than her, and wanted to make sure she could keep up – safely. 
Judi was not obese and wasn’t a stranger to physical activity as her profession and hobbies keep her on her feet. However she had never tried a structured exercise program under the guidance of a trainer that would keep a strict eye on her form and keep her accountable 3 times per week. After returning from Iceland, Judi was ready to focus on her long term goal; being as healthy as possible and stay active as long as she can.  Judi has now been training at Primal Conditioning for over 3 years. In that time she has had incredible attendance – Consistency is the key! 
Fat loss was never a huge goal for her, but she has had success in losing 10-15 lbs during “dieting sprints”. Judi uses a portion control program to make sure she is eating enough servings of the right foods (lots of produce and protein), and not over doing it on the wrong foods (empty carbohydrates, sweets, alcohol). Simply tracking what she eats for 4-6 weeks at a time once or twice a year is all she needs to stay on track with a maintainable diet that doesn’t require precise calorie counting, meal prepping or only eating packaged foods made for a specific diet.

In Her Own Words...

Tell me about where you were physically and emotionally with your health before deciding to join?
Before I decided to join PC I knew I wanted to get back into shape.  Over a couple of years I had let my physical health slide.  I did not have a routine of physical activity and exercise and  had gained weight.. Emotionally I had come a long way having gone through some difficult life situations and just didn’t focus on my physical health in a proactive way. That is until the day my daughter called and said let’s go to Iceland.  And after making travel arrangements she called right back and stated “and we both have to be in good shape.” When I went into to see my acupuncturist who was treating me for aches and pains and back problems.  I told him to stick me with all the needles he had because I needed to get in shape.  Before I left that day he had given me the name for Primal Conditioning.
What kind of results have you seen since starting your program at Primal Conditioning?
When I started the program I had both a short term goal and a longer term goal.  Actually I would call the longer term goal now a lifetime goal. My short term goal was very specific.  I wanted to be in the best shape I could reasonably be in order to enjoy and hike Iceland with two women who are in terrific shape and 25 years younger than I am.  And, I had less than two months to do that.  My life time goal was and still is to be the best that I can be for who I am and what I want to do.  To stack the cards in my favor in all the ways I can.  At 66, I knew that it had so much more to do in my life.  
How would you describe your experience here at Primal Conditioning?
When I first started I wasn’t sure about how I was going to accomplish my goals, but I did know that I needed a skilled trainer who could help me learn and train in a safe way.  When I started I already knew exercises that could help me, physical therapy and yoga has been a part of my life. I had also been successful in a well known weight loss program.  What I didn’t have was a dedicated program commitment.  And, more importantly,  I didn’t have someone who could help me to train in a safe way paying attention to my physical and emotional attitude supporting me as I worked out. I put my trust in her. And honestly, the knowledge that I thought I had was a long way from what I really needed, which was to “tailor” it specifically to me, my lifestyle, my diet, my habits, and my individual challenges. My trainer has been a trooper in helping me to reach towards my goal.  
What would you say to someone else who was considering joining, or “on the fence” about joining our programs here at Primal Conditioning?
Start now!  Learn now what you can do to be the best that you can be.  You have a long way to go, stacking the cards in your favor can only help you to live a brighter and more comfortable, safer and more healthy life.  So the challenges just don’t all go away magically but they sure are better.  I am so glad that I have persevered and that Stephanie has been here for me.  Thank you.  
Any additional thoughts you’d like to include?
I continue to be amazed at how far I have come towards my goal of well being.  I am not perfect in my practice but I am dedicated. And, I am so so grateful.  

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