SUCCESS STORIES

  • On an instinct and a leap of faith, I met with Mikki and decided to give her a chance – from the outset, she worked collaboratively with my physical therapist and I, designed intelligent, attainable goals, and instilled in me a meaningful hope that I could achieve the pain-free physical integrity I sought; her methods are impeccable.
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    Andrea M
  • I just completed my 30-day Slimdown with Mikki. Tough, but absolutely amazing. My entire body feels better than it has in 20 years – gut health, joints, back and confidence. Mikki is not just another trainer. Her one on one attention to your specific body, diet and lifestyle makes all the difference. Her approach is very different and she is the “firmest” soft-spoken person I’ve ever met!
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    Wendy H
  • Mikki with Fitness Transform helped change my life. The pounds after 50 were creeping on even though I was running, it wasn’t enough to keep in shape and feel good. Mikki’s program is about a new way of life, incorporating food, fitness and consistent training that “transforms” your body into a trim, strong, inflammation free, energetic and happy body. The classes are small and intimate and not in anyway intimidating or competitive, and that is coming from a non gym, totally uncoordinated person! I signed up thinking I would try this for 28 days, and now I don’t want to quit! “Just do it!” Your body and mind will thank you!
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    Nancy King
  • I discovered Fitness Transform in August valuing health, fitness and nutrition but having neglected my own after 3 years of bi-coastal duress. Mikki impressed initially by her focus on understanding my goals & laying out a clear but demanding plan. She provided nutritional structure, journal accountability and granular in person counsel to break my downhill spiral of comfort eating and imbalanced high intensity exercise. I was relieved that the dysfunctional eating stopped and weight came off.
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    Mary Russell, MD
  • When I started at Fitness Transform I was slowly gaining weight, unable to run off the pounds and reduce my body fat. Now I’m losing weight and gaining muscle, I feel and look better. The Kettlebell workouts are new, interesting, challenging and rewarding. The classes are small and intimate. Mikki’s recommendations on diet and nutrition are spot on. If you’re in the market to improve your fitness, strength and appearance, then Fitness Transform is for you. It’s not the cheapest, but it is worth every penny.
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    Paul Bullock
  • Mikki is not for the faint of heart. But if you want a serious workout with a true fitness and nutrition professional then she is the one. I have worked with several different trainers and gyms and Mikki is a cut above the rest. The workouts are efficient and effective and keep me coming back.
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    Sara Ellis
  • I have one of those birthdays that ends with a zero coming up and I really want to get into better shape before I get there so I was looking for a comprehensive fitness program. I’m so happy I found Mikki Reilly and Fitness Transform! I signed up for a small group class less than a month ago and I can already see and feel the difference. When I was doing my research I read her book “Your Primal Body,” and I knew this was the program that would help me achieve my goals.
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    Barb J
  • Seeing results in the first 28 days was very motivating. My main goals for joining Fitness Transform are to lose weight, tone-up and address my autoimmune issues. The time is now. Mikki’s small group classes are well balanced with new and seasoned members which helps me see where I can be a few months down the road. The 1 hour kettle bell sessions are tough, Mikki is there to explain every exercise, making sure we do each movement correctly….
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    Cathy Aiello
  • When I started the “Fit and Lean Project” with Mikki Reilly I had three main goals: To lose 10-15 pounds, become leaner/see more muscle tone and to reduce inflammation/feel better. I was skeptical that I could see such results in a short time, but sure enough at the end of the three month project, to my surprise, I had truly transformed, by losing 10 pounds of fat and gaining 10 pounds of lean mass and by seeing definition in my muscles and feeling stronger/energetic/confident. My health has been more vibrant with less inflammatory issues.
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    Jody Nelson
  • I saw an ad on Facebook that some of my friends liked. When I read it I knew instantly this was exactly what I was looking for and I applied immediately, It checked all the boxes for me: small group fitness classes, strength training, nutrition plan and a person with proven and solid fitness professional credentials. Having worked with a trainer for 5 years prior to moving to Santa Barbara I was excited by the thought of getting my body back in shape and shedding the extra pounds I’d put on.
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    Jane Johnson-Whitelaw
  • I have done every type of program and exercise and was looking for a different experience that would give me lasting results. Mikki is the most knowledgeable fitness expert I have met. She incorporates nutrition, fitness goals and gets to know what “you” need to assist in your transformation. I was looking for balance, strength, increased overall fitness and a nutrition plan in which I didn’t feel like I needed to starve myself. I have received all of this and results all the way around in a short period of time. She is intuitive and her advice is always right on, including supplements. This is as good as it gets if you are committed in investing in long term health and wellness.
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    Cara G
  • I have been taking Mikki’s small group class now for just over a year and I have seen results. I now stand straighter and taller, I feel fit and strong. When I first went to Fitness Transform I was very active, running, swimming, hiking and I thought that I was in reasonable shape. However, I soon learned that I did not have a strong core and also was weak in the arms and back muscles. This made me prone to injury.

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    Elaine Lopez
  • I am not one for diets and the latest health fads. I am a bit of a cynic about diets and exercise programs. At the insistence of my wife I started with Mikki to see what would happen. After the first sessions I quickly discovered the toll taken on my body from years of neglect. The amount of effort needed to restore my body and achieve optimal health was daunting.
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    Ken Harris
  • Since severe injuries in an auto accident at 21, my life to age 68 has been an ongoing maintenance of the “side effects” from the trauma to my body. Diet has been a key to my well being, so when I first had a look at Mikki’s book, “Your Primal Body”, I was immediately drawn to her inclusion of diet as a foundation block of her program.
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    Denis Story
  • I was so grateful to find out that there was an RKC certified kettlebell instructor with a gym in Santa Barbara, California. But I was really excited when I met Mikki Reilly and discovered that not only is she RKC certified, she is a true fitness professional, book author, and someone with a lifetime of experience in the fitness world. The results I’ve achieved with Mikki and her team are something that had eluded me since having my two young children. If you’re looking for a serious, fitness professional who will help you achieve what you’ve always wanted, give Mikki a call now!
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    Sarah Lurie
  • I always thought I was in good physical shape.  I have maintained a healthy weight and exercised my whole life taking aerobic classes, swimming and just always being physically active.  I appear slim, fit and healthy.  Or so I thought.
    A few years ago, though, I was diagnosed with osteopenia, low bone mineral density.
    I began actively taking steps to improve my bone density and prevent the onset of osteoporosis by increasing my aerobic exercises and my calcium intake.
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    Anne Jimenez
  • My mother was a wonderful “old fashioned” cook who used plenty of delicious bacon fat in her cooking, always serving scrumptious well balanced meals for us and who got onto the early health food wagon – religiously subscribing to Prevention Magazine and following many of the suggested regimens for good health. So eating good homemade food was a way of life for our family.
    Always active and pretty much thin my whole life, I never worried about my weight. I studied, performed and taught dance for almost 35 years. In college I earned a degree in psychology and practiced movement therapy – still very active in my life style.
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    Penny Grace
  • My acupuncturist had been treating me for an injured knee, but because I was overweight, he gave me treatments to improve my metabolism while also advising me on diet and exercise. After a few weeks, he said, “I think you are ready for Mikki.” What an understatement! I have had trainers in the past, but nothing prepared me for what I experienced these past six months working with Mikki.
    I was a slow starter at first because it was so hard for me to change my eating habits and adopt the Paleo Diet. But as I began to lose weight, my momentum picked up. I can see the changes in my body and I’m only one third of the way to reaching my goal.
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    Elizabeth S
  • Before I started with Mikki, I was at a point in my life where my dedication to my business had taken a toll on my health, and my doctor strongly urged me to lose weight. I began to try different diets and exercise programs to achieve the goals my doctor and I had set for myself, but nothing was working. Then, I ran into my CPA who had just gone through an amazing transformation; she looked 15 years younger and radiated a lot of positive energy! She told me about MIKKI and the positive effect she was having on her health and fitness. That same day I sent Mikki an e-mail and asked her if we could meet.
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    Claudia Rucker
  • After two years of working with Mikki I’ve exceeded my original goals. The improvements have been astounding: dead lifting 235 lbs; running 15 stadium intervals (84 stair steps up, taken two at a time) in 20 minutes; balancing on a Swiss ball while lifting weights; and much, much more. At the age of 51, my body fat percentage is 10.2 percent; I’m stronger than I’ve ever been in my life; my balance, coordination, and stamina are greater than ever; and the back pain that I used to have is gone.
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    Alan Irwin
  • “Mikki, when I started working with you last year, I was overweight and absolutely stuck. I couldn’t get the scale to budge. I also had exacerbated muscle problems in my leg. I had seen three or four doctors about my knee over the past two years, and no one could help me. By the time I started working with you I could barely walk.
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    Maeda Palius
  • First, thank you for naming your business appropriately. Some people are pretty dense about fitness and I have been one of them. Your business name takes the guess work out of what you do and you certainly live up to the promise. This is a rarity and I appreciate that you take yourself and my fitness seriously. I love to take people literally and you gave me that opportunity right from the start as you explained who you were, why you wanted to help others with fitness and what you do.
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    Patty DeDominic
  • Physique’ wasn’t among my objectives when I signed up with Mikki; I simply wanted to be able to sit, walk, sleep, and live a normal life. Mikki was my last-ditch attempt to avoid major surgery for a degenerative spinal condition by which I was being progressively debilitated. I couldn’t squat-lift a broomstick without twisting my hips, and the doctors had warned me to avoid axial loading of any kind; how could I anticipate that twenty months later I would be powering through squat sets with ‘two plates’ (225 lbs), safely, symmetrically, and begging for more?
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    Joe Harvey
  • Fitness Transform provides truly customized individual instruction and real personal support. I received ways to work my muscles and formulate my diet that produced results that I had never conceived of. Really, doing what Mikki Reilly says with your training equals results. Her consistently high standards, her caring attitude, and her indefatigable credibility lend to the online professional fitness industry what is often sorely lacking.
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    Terri Garlock
  • Our lives are full of daily challenges: Our careers, our family, our friends, and our finances, to name a few. However, the realm of physical challenge occupies a unique space, and most of us do not give it the attention it deserves. When I was in high school, I spent three hours a day in exercise and was in the best shape of my life. As I went to college, fitness was no longer a priority, and I began to notice. I no longer looked or felt as good as I had in high school, which was not a pleasant realization.
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    Michael DeLabre
  • “I am one of those people that tend to believe that things happen for a reason. You can always find some good out of any bad that may come your way. When I injured my shoulder six weeks into the Police Academy, it was hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel. After surgery and a five month recovery time, I was introduced to Mikki through a coworker.
    I could tell from our first meeting that Mikki was different than any other trainer I had ever met. I told her that I had had trainers in the past, but I didnxt feel challenged and pushed to my ability. She smiled slyly as I had no idea what was in store.
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    Tiffany Keller
  • What a difference Mikki has made to my life!! When I first started with her six months ago I was overweight, no energy and lazy (a bit of a couch potato).
    In my youth in England, I had been very sporty and fit – I played tennis, squash, field hockey, lacrosse, cricket and so on. I gave all of it up when I started to work at 18 years old. Therefore at 65 years old, my muscles were non-existent (I hadn’t had children to lift up and to run after!),consequently not much energy! I really missed the “good old life” of fun sports and lots of energy, so wanted to get back to my ‘old self’ again.
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    Jennifer Harris
  • A few things happen when you turn forty and are in my career field, Police Officer. You see co-workers start to age more and you feel your back ache from lugging around a twenty-five pound gun belt for a 12.5 hour shift. When you fill out work related forms you see you are closer to darkening a new bubble which will take you out of your thirties and place you in the old person category 40-44. Most of all you see the young officers fresh from the academy in the age range of 22-25. They are lean and have that I will conquer the world attitude. They stand upright and don’t hesitate to jump over a fence or chase down a suspect. They laugh when you are in the locker-room and you moan and groan as you take off your gun belt and ballistic vest.
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    Rick Alvarado
  • As a firefighter for over 20 years I have tried to maintain my fitness, yet after giving birth to my son four years ago at age 40 I was at a loss. My eating habits were horrible and I weighed a whopping 183lbs! I knew I needed help and fast to be able to return to work. Then I met Mikki and the odyssey that transformed my life and body began.
    Now at age 44 I am in much better shape than I was over ten years ago! How did I do it? Aside from the obvious hard work, I weight train twice a week, run or hike three or four times a week, and thanks to Mikki’s help and guidance I eat a healthy low carb/ moderate protein/ healthy fats diet and have maintained my 143lbs. of mostly muscle by training hard at the gym.
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    Susan Bell
  • I was ready to commit to a fitness regimen, but had a hard time finding a trainer who could translate my goals into a serious and effective program. I had weight where it did not belong, and enough muscle strength and stamina to get me through a leisurely match of tennis twice a week. My goal was to be able to ride 40-mile days on an upcoming bicycle trip, a total of eleven days with eighty high school students through the Four Corners region of the U.S. and I had six months to be ready for those bike shorts.
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    Victoria Harvey
  • After two years of working with Mikki I’ve exceeded my original goals. The improvements have been astounding: dead lifting 235 lbs; running 15 stadium intervals (84 stair steps up, taken two at a time) in 20 minutes; balancing on a Swiss ball while lifting weights; and much, much more. At the age of 51, my body fat percentage is 10.2 percent; I’m stronger than I’ve ever been in my life; my balance, coordination, and stamina are greater than ever; and the back pain that I used to have is gone.
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    Alan Irwin - Part 1
  • As a career firefighter of 27 years, I had always considered myself physically capable and fit to meet the rigors of the profession. Since I began, I had incorporated aerobic and strength training into my physical fitness program. But, at the age of 47, I recognized that some of my aches and pains had become chronic problems. The pain and tension in my low back, hips, and neck were not only limiting my ability to workout, they were affecting my performance on the job as well.
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    Bob Bell