During your core training at Bodies by Design, a sense of comradery will develop between you and your fitness coach. We are as committed as you are to achieving your fitness goals, and will encourage and guide you to achieving your full potential. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing from our friends and customer who have reached their goals. We want to hear about your fitness accomplishments during and after the training sessions. As fitness coaches, we truly get a lot of satisfaction from helping our clients meet their goals but it is especially gratifying when they contact us and tell us about the way we have positively impacted their lives. This reinforces our mission and compels us to continue to explore innovative ways to help our clients achieve their goals. Check out our client testimonial letters and learn more about the success of our programs.


Client Testimonial – Karen Lehing

weight loss

I fit my wedding dress again.



Hi Eric………..

I’m finally sending you the photo Brian took of me one morning when I surprised him that I finally fit into my wedding dress after 14+ years!  He was so proud that he posted it on his facebook page.  Love it!

Notice I have my OluKai flip flops on!  LOL!

Karen Lehing





Client Testimonial – Debbie Lipkin

Dear Eric:

First off, I confess, I am the world’s biggest skeptic.  So, when I first met you 8 weeks ago to discuss the program, I just could not believe how I could lose so much body fat in 8 short weeks by exercise and eating 6 times per day… but it worked just like you said!!

As you know, for the past 8 years, I have lifted weights with another personal trainer in the area.  I thought I was doing the right thing, eating a low-carb diet and exercising.  Yet, lately I looked and felt worse instead of better.  I kept telling myself “It’s my age”, I am almost 45, but I never want to be old AND fat.

Now thanks to your program, I look and feel a lot more youthful…o.k. I will never be 25 again, but there’s no harm in feeling 25 again is there?  Of course, there are the obvious health benefits to exercise and eating better, but to me I feel better in general based on how I look and how my clothes fit.

Now 8 weeks later, I have drastically reduced my body fat and I feel more energized.  I rewarded myself immediately by going shopping and much to my surprise I walked out of the store with a size 2 skirt… I couldn’t believe it!

If anyone ever has any doubts about the program, I would advise them to go for it… you will walk away with a greater acceptance of yourself and a feeling of great accomplishment for having completed this program.  Besides, if this 45-year-old working mother with 5 children (ages 4, 6, 8, 10, 13) can do it – then anyone can.

I will continue to recommend Bodies By Design to everyone I know.

Thanks for everything

Debbie Lipkin


Client Testimonial: Ariane Cornelius

Dear Jim,

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you so very much for all your time and commitment in

helping me meet my goals.

At first I thought working out was a chore.  Now I actually look forward to working out.  You taught me the benefits of healthy eating.  It is not only about my dedication, but also how dedicated you are in helping your clients succeed.  You don’t just train your clients; you go above and beyond.  It’s obvious how much you really care about your clients well-being and your passion for a healthy and fit lifestyle.

I have been training with you for about 9-months and the benefits I have seen are immeasurable.  I have so much more energy, I feel more independent, I am more confident and most of all I am a happier person all around.

My biggest problem now is what to do with all the clothes that are too big to wear.  I was honored when you chose my pictures for your advertising.  I could have never imagined the tremendous difference in the before and after pictures.

You have made an incredible mark on my life.  Although my 8-week program has been over for several months, I still continue to see results from the healthy lifestyle you have taught me.

Thank you for all you have done for me and all that you continue to do as I go forward with my training.


Ariane Cornelius


Client Testimonial: Melanie Gardiner

Dear Eric and Erin,

As I reflect back to my time spent with you both I feel the need to thank-you. Shortly after completing the Accelerated Program, I was battling a viral infection and was unable to do anything (literally nothing) for two months. I hit bottom both mentally and physically. I started to exercise again and it felt great.

At the age of 36, having two school aged children, being a wife and a stay home mother, it was time to make some decisions about what I want to be when I grow up.

I started to seriously think about my different options, but nothing really appealed to me. I was getting discouraged. As I ran on my treadmill it came to me like a slap in the face. What about a career in the fitness and nutrition field? So as of today I am enrolled in a Nutrition Specialist Program followed by the personal training certification.

I would like to thank-you both from the bottom of my healthy heart because you both motivated me to loose the 10 pounds and no matter what, you always had encouraging words and a smile. I am in better shape physically and mentally than I have ever been in my adult life.

You have taught me to eat and exercise properly. I am of the strong opinion that nutrition and fitness should be a part of everyone’s life, and I would love to make a difference in someone’s life like you have made in mine.

Completing the Accelerated Program and meeting the two of you was definitely a defining moment in my life.

Finally, I had the pleasure to meet two extraordinary people who have the ability to pump you up physically and mentally!!

For all this and more, words cannot express my gratitude!!

– Melanie Gardiner


Client Testimonial: Jim Van Allan

I have known Eric for 5 years. When I met him I was very impressed with his knowledge on health and nutrition. He spent over 1 hour with me answering questions I had.

When Eric started Bodies by Design I was the first to sign on. It been over two years now and I keep going back for more.

The changes that I have had include more energy, fat loss, new eating habits, mental sharpness, and I have made the commitment to work out almost daily. Eric is very knowledgeable and professional. He is very dedicated to his profession and his clients.

To Good Health,

Jim Van Allan


Client Testimonial: Hilary Peck

Training at Bodies By Design has been a great pleasure.

As a 17-year old, I use to dread the thought of working out with a personal trainer. I feared he/she would be strict and forceful. After over 1 year of personal training, Eric still pushes me, but always seems to include an element that keeps it fun and exciting.

I always enjoy myself, but I am still challenged with just the right intensity of every workout.

Hilary Peck


Client Testimonial: Cindy Medvic

Who would have ever thought this mother of two grown children would be jumping over “ladders” or lifting weights while balancing on a ball. This is all part of the fun and ever changing workout routine at Bodies by Design.

About a year ago, my husband and I moved to Florida from California, but the move took its toll. I’d gained weight and lost any level of fitness I use to have. I finally decided to break the inertia? monotony? and called Bodies by Design. Eric Mabie was friendly and upbeat. He explained the 8 Week Accelerated program and I was [immediately] on board. I lost 10 pounds and felt 10 years younger in the first three months. The variety and challenge of the workouts have me hooked!

I am fortunate to work with an awesome trainer Jim Wynn, whose patience, dedication and support have guided me through the last 8 months.

Bodies by Design has been a real blessing to me.

– Cindy Medvic

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