I am a 61 yr old male, and I have been to gym's before and never stuck around long enough to get much out of them. Both my doctor and my wife strongly suggested I get off my ass before I couldn't. Ok to me barbells and dumbells reside in the gym, one picks up the other- so this was under duress, however my experience with Michelle has really started to show improvement. Yes she put up with my initial attempts to rest more than i worked, but she kept at it - never pushy - never condescending just there to move me from one exercise to another. We started out simple with things that I can do anywhere, and have now progressed to various machines. Which if I had to be fair I could have used myself and done wrong. The bottom line here I approached it wrong thinking that I could do it, when in reality I have gotten to the point where I had to be shown how . Michelle showed me in simple terms how to get started – things to do between sessions and how to work groups repetitively. And most important when things were too hard I said so and we just did something different – the goal here is to make progress not to do more damage than good. In simple terms – smart – patient and considerate and I am seeing results after 6 months of once a week with her and homework in between. I am very impressed !!