Testimonials

Read clients’ testimonials about Vitality Inc., Health for a Lifetime. —>

Linda has a vast understanding of both the physical body and the nutrition it takes to keep it maintained like a smooth-running machine.  I have worked with Linda for 2 years and have learned so much about my body and what to put in it.  She is very mindful of creating tailored exercise sessions based on an individual’s fitness level and goals.  Her nutrition counseling is excellent and creative. Because she is so caring and knowledgeable, I look forward to every session as I always learn something new!  – Andrea D. Island Lake, IL.

I went on my first diet when I was thirteen and by the age of twenty eight I pretty much tried all the mainstream diet plans with not much success. Low carb ones gave me the best results in terms of weight loss but I felt miserable on them and constantly craved sweet things. I also exercised excessively to get myself lean. Little did I understand that I was hurting myself on the long run and about six years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I had a keyhole surgery and didn’t think much of it until less than two years later my symptoms reappeared but this time even more severe. Around that time I saw Linda’s posts on Facebook about how your choice of food can affect your thyroid’s health. I ticked all the symptoms on that list. I emailed Linda and we had a consultation where I quizzed her on endometriosis. Her knowledge and understanding blew me away and I immediately signed up to work with her. Her program has improved my health tremendously and my symptoms of endometriosis had disappeared only after a few months.  Linda’s compassionate heart and that she finally understood my challenges have helped me to get to where I am in life and for that I will forever be grateful for her. If you’re looking to achieve the best health for yourself I can’t recommend her services enough.” – Regina from the UK

 

I know from personal experience that it’s never too late to begin a journey to a better quality of life and having the right personal trainer (Linda) is making that journey a reality for me.

I have been working with Linda for twelve weeks. In the beginning, I was assessed by her to find any muscle imbalances and metabolic typed to correct my nutrition. She then wrote out a stretching and rehab strength program for the first six weeks. In those six weeks I saw results such as feeling more flexible, stronger core, and my weaker left side getting stronger. I had a total weight loss of 7 lbs. After the six weeks, Linda re-assessed me and found great improvement. She again designed a new stretching, strength, and cardio program. At the end of the twelve weeks, I lost another 9 lbs., had noticeable improvement on my weak side, flatter stronger abs and can now fit in my smaller sized clothes. I am 36 years old and a mother of two kids. Before I started with Linda, I was gaining weight, lethargic and losing hope of ever getting back in shape. I am so thankful and blessed to have Linda in my life. She is so knowledgeable in all the components of whole health.  – Patty L. Waukesha, WI.

 

When I initially met with Linda I had symptoms such as fatigue, mild depression, fogginess, cravings, stress and loads of anxiety. I remember meeting with her one Saturday morning several months ago and immediately feeling her thoroughness of interviewing me and her deep concern and compassion to help me.

Linda suggested Amino Acid Therapy based on my symptoms, her education, and the success she experienced with other clients. I must say I was initially skeptical but decided to give it a try.  Amazingly, change for me was noticeable within a few days.  I began to feel clearer, more relaxed, less anxious, and more JOYFUL.

Then, more fine tuning.  Linda introduced me to Metabolic Typing. Metabolic Typing recognizes that each of us is an individual with individual metabolism which requires foods specific to our typing. Through a special assessment by a trained practitioner, such as Linda, your metabolic type is identified. Linda guided me daily in selecting food for my type. Each day I kept a diary of my foods and each day she diligently checked my food list. She reviewed my choices and made suggestions based on my selections and overall reactions. This information was invaluable.  I cannot say enough about the changes that occurred. I have less cravings, feel satisfied, have more energy, and emotionally I feel calmer, more focused, and much stronger.

Through Linda’s incredible knowledge and hard work she has helped me improve myself emotionally and physically.  She has been an amazing and valuable resource guiding me through this journey.  Thank you Linda!!! – Tracey P. Crystal Lake, IL.

 

 It’s been a little less than a year since I decided to take a proactive part in the healing of years of pain caused by lumbar scoliosis.  I had no idea that improvement was even possible until I met Linda DeFever.  The scoliosis was causing severe hip and SI joint  pain, and nerve pain in my legs.

Not a particularly physical person for most of my life, it hasn’t been easy but Linda’s patience and knowledge has helped me eliminate 80-90% of the scoliosis-related pain.  In addition to strength training, I now have the tools I need through stretching exercises that give me relief when needed.  AND, an added plus, she introduced me to a supplement that has absolutely eliminated all the pain in my knees and elbows and it happened in less than a week!   – Nancy S. Wauconda, IL.

 

I am not even sure how it happened. I worked a desk job and I worked a lot of hours, I ate late at night I used food as a reward. I got no exercise. I was becoming hopelessly overweight. I knew I had to do something or soon I was going to become 300 pounds and well on my way to a heart attack.

I got the great idea that I could get some exercise walking around the neighborhood during lunch hour. It seemed like a good idea, but I still didn’t know the foods to avoid or how to focus into a real exercise program that could last for a lifetime, not just until I gave up like I usually would have done.

Then I met Linda last April. We worked on a healthy reasonable food plan. We talked about foods to avoid or just taste and not make a meal over. We worked on a strength and conditioning program. Every week there was a weigh in and I was accountable for what I did or did not do each week. It worked. I did not lose weight every week, but I lost weight most weeks. I have lost over 60 pounds to date, my blood pressure is great, my blood glucose levels are fine. I am stronger and just feel better than I have in years. I even added 40 yards back onto my driver in golf. My family went on a family vacation to Jamaica and we went to Duns River Falls. I was literally able to bound up the falls. No way I could have done that six months earlier.

Linda has helped my keep the faith and not give up or settle for just a temporary short-term weight loss. I have not completed my goals, but I am still working on them and I can actually see and end in sight. I think that anyone who was in my circumstances really needs a good coach, someone that they can trust, and someone who will listen and make a program that can work for each individual’s physical condition and needs. Linda has been great for me, and if you give her the chance, she can be great for you.”  – Doug R. Vernon Hills, IL.