Lois - Age 47: "I discovered Margaret's Active Rhythm class at the Atlantic Club last Thanksgiving. I'm never home on Thursdays, so I was excited to have the chance to check it out. Boy am I ever glad I did! Even though I struggled with the choreography, Margaret was so encouraging and I enjoyed it so much that I spent the next few months trying to rearrange my work schedule so that I could take it again. Now that I do, I can't wait for class each week! Although I struggle to learn each routine by the end of the hour, I always feel that Margaret really believes I'll get there. I love that she coaches us as if we were really professional dancers. One morning she told us that the only difference between a dancer and someone who dances is that a dancer dances with feeling. I think of that now every time I dance, not only in Margaret's class but also in my Zumba classes. I'm not just doing moves anymore. Seeing Margaret dance is truly inspirational; having the chance to learn from her is an incredible opportunity. She's a phenomenal athlete, a gifted instructor and a very caring person. If you ever have a chance to take a class with her, by all means do."
Mary G: "The last two Wednesday mornings, I've intended to send you an e-mail telling you how much I enjoy your class and what a positive impact it has had on me. Then I get busy and/or distracted and it doesn't happen. So I wanted to make it a priority get it out tonight. All too often, people are quick to complain when something goes wrong, but slow to share a compliment or a kind thought. You and your class really are wonderful. Despite my bright red face and labored breathing during class, ten minutes after the class ends and for the rest of the night, I feel energized and totally juiced. And for the last couple of weeks, I've felt great on Wednesday mornings too. Great progress. The first couple of weeks when I started, the mornings after class were pretty brutal. I feel like my posture has improved, some muscle tone is coming back, and that I am standing taller. I know there's a long way to go, but I'm also confident that the improvements will continue and each week will get better. I'm sure you've heard the saying 'When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.' I was ready, and I'm very grateful that you found your way to Jersey Shore Fitness. You're a very talented instructor and you do a great job. So, thank you! Feel good about what you do and the positive impact it has on people."
Sari - Age 52: "I have been taking Margaret's Cardio Rythym and Lets Get Personal classes for the past 3 years. I always get a great workout for my entire body, I love her energy, enthusiasm and motivation,she's an awesome instructor who gets me to push myself forward. Thank you, Margaret"
Dotte - Age 62: "Margaret is extremely proficient as a personal trainer, choreographer, and instructor. I take both her Active Rhythm and Let’s Get Personal classes. Active Rhythm is an intense cardio workout in addition to being a lot of fun. She has the ability to take away any intimidation or anxiety that one may have when coming into a class where the dancers learn a new dance every week. In her Let’s Get Personal class, she works every muscle in the body. It’s a great – although tough – total body workout;however, Margaret’s skills, enthusiasm, and personality make me eager to attend every class. Even when my muscles are screaming, I still have fun and laugh through the pain! Margaret is cool…and that’s very cool!"
Maryanne - Age 53: "Based on consistently high recommendations from 4-5 people in other classes, I used a rainy day in August to try Margaret's Just 4 Kicks class at Jersey Shore Fitness (Bradley Beach). I have arthritis, and am working hard to increase mobility rather than to undertake drug therapy. Margaret's class had an immediate impact after only one session! My fingers and hands responded almost instantly to the workout, and the overall increase in flexibility and range of motion was clearly evident later that evening and continued throughout the next several days. Margaret has followed up with me each of the subsequent weeks, quietly encouraging and making me feel welcome. Like everyone, I'm busy, and client work often gets in the way of personal needs. However, I have a priority block on the Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 slot for Just 4 Kicks because that 60 minutes makes such a difference in my life each week!!"
RRohl: "Margaret's class is so much fun that my mouth hurts from smiling for an hour! The workout is vigorous, the surprises are delightful, the music is energizing! On top of all that, Margaret PREPARES, brings MATERIALS, plays GAMES, makes it only FUN! And then, I could elaborate!!"
Leilani - College-aged: "I miss your workouts and going to your classes in the morning. It was a great way for my to stay in shape over break. I really enjoyed your classes and I think you are a great motivator with enthused energy and positive aura. I definitely had a lot of fun and sweat-ed off those extra holiday calories. I can't wait to go back and take your classes!"