TESTIMONIALS

Read some of Make It Happen Personal Training's success stories!

Jenny Macias


Leo is patient, knowledgeable and best of all he leads by example. I started working with Leo in February when I hit a plateau with my own workouts at home. My original goal with a personal trainer was to tone up. Three months later I am 16lbs lighter and a six pack happier! Leo helped me realize having three children is no reason to lose focus on my own health! I would recommend Leo to anyone looking to discover the healthiest version of themselves. I am so proud of the progress made so far and excited to see what more I can accomplish working with Leo!!! Two thumbs way up!





Melissa Bravo


I first reached out to begin working out with Leo three years ago. At that time, I was very inactive,
always felt sluggish, and always felt miserable because I wasn’t content with myself physically and was
close to hitting 300 lbs. I was intimidated by the thought of going into a gym, I felt lost and clueless but
decided to give it a shot. Fast forward to three years later and I am still going strong! Never in my life did
I think I would stick to this, I was not one of those “workout” people. I went into it thinking I would go to
the gym, lose weight, quit working out and my life would be perfect, but I was wrong. I will never quit, I
have learned that this is a lifestyle change, I have learned that working out is about so much more than
looking better physically. I can now outrun my teenage son, I have more energy than ever before, I have
no health issues and am not on any medications. I have confidence in myself, my self-esteem has gone
up, I’m learning to love myself once again and feel stronger than ever. I have not been perfect since I
started this journey, but the important thing is to never give up - everybody fails at one point or
another. You might go into it with one goal in mind but if you have enough self-discipline to include this
into your new lifestyle, you will come out of this a brand-new person inside and out.





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Access to care


We believe timely access is essential to providing a higher standard of care. That’s why we provide same-day appointments, 24/7 access to physicians and virtual/telemedicine appointments. It’s our way of ensuring you always have access to the treatment and information you need, exactly when you need it.




Continuity of care


We believe the best care requires a team-based approach. That’s why every patient of ours receives a dedicated Total Advanced Care Team (TACTeam). This core team consists of a family physician, registered nurse, clinical pharmacist, lab technician and medical office assistant. Together, the TACTeam is able to provide more timely, comprehensive care for every aspect of your health.




Comprehensive care


We provide all your primary healthcare needs, all at one convenient location. We have an incredible team of Allied Health Professionals at our clinic too. This means you have your TACTeam, plus you have timely access to specialists as needed. Our physicians and specialists work collaboratively to ensure your health goals are always on track.




Shared decision-making


We go above and beyond to help you truly understand your health so that every decision is an informed, collaborative decision. To ensure you always feel confident and informed, we provide unrushed appointments, improved access to your health information and never limit visits to only one issue.




Innovative solutions


We leverage all the latest advancements in medical equipment, research and technology to deliver a higher standard of care. We also offer telemedicine, virtual medicine and an innovative Patient Portal that gives you access to your medical history, information and online booking.





Access to care


We believe timely access is essential to providing a higher standard of care. That’s why we provide same-day appointments, 24/7 access to physicians and virtual/telemedicine appointments. It’s our way of ensuring you always have access to the treatment and information you need, exactly when you need it.




Continuity of care


We believe the best care requires a team-based approach. That’s why every patient of ours receives a dedicated Total Advanced Care Team (TACTeam). This core team consists of a family physician, registered nurse, clinical pharmacist, lab technician and medical office assistant. Together, the TACTeam is able to provide more timely, comprehensive care for every aspect of your health.




Comprehensive care


We provide all your primary healthcare needs, all at one convenient location. We have an incredible team of Allied Health Professionals at our clinic too. This means you have your TACTeam, plus you have timely access to specialists as needed. Our physicians and specialists work collaboratively to ensure your health goals are always on track.




Shared decision-making


We go above and beyond to help you truly understand your health so that every decision is an informed, collaborative decision. To ensure you always feel confident and informed, we provide unrushed appointments, improved access to your health information and never limit visits to only one issue.




Innovative solutions


We leverage all the latest advancements in medical equipment, research and technology to deliver a higher standard of care. We also offer telemedicine, virtual medicine and an innovative Patient Portal that gives you access to your medical history, information and online booking.





Melissa Bravo


I first reached out to begin working out with Leo three years ago. At that time, I was very inactive,
always felt sluggish, and always felt miserable because I wasn’t content with myself physically and was
close to hitting 300 lbs. I was intimidated by the thought of going into a gym, I felt lost and clueless but
decided to give it a shot. Fast forward to three years later and I am still going strong! Never in my life did
I think I would stick to this, I was not one of those “workout” people. I went into it thinking I would go to
the gym, lose weight, quit working out and my life would be perfect, but I was wrong. I will never quit, I
have learned that this is a lifestyle change, I have learned that working out is about so much more than
looking better physically. I can now outrun my teenage son, I have more energy than ever before, I have
no health issues and am not on any medications. I have confidence in myself, my self-esteem has gone
up, I’m learning to love myself once again and feel stronger than ever. I have not been perfect since I
started this journey, but the important thing is to never give up - everybody fails at one point or
another. You might go into it with one goal in mind but if you have enough self-discipline to include this
into your new lifestyle, you will come out of this a brand-new person inside and out.





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Jenny Macias


Leo is patient, knowledgeable and best of all he leads by example. I started working with Leo in February when I hit a plateau with my own workouts at home. My original goal with a personal trainer was to tone up. Three months later I am 16lbs lighter and a six pack happier! Leo helped me realize having three children is no reason to lose focus on my own health! I would recommend Leo to anyone looking to discover the healthiest version of themselves. I am so proud of the progress made so far and excited to see what more I can accomplish working with Leo!!! Two thumbs way up!





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Melissa Bravo


I first reached out to begin working out with Leo three years ago. At that time, I was very inactive,
always felt sluggish, and always felt miserable because I wasn’t content with myself physically and was
close to hitting 300 lbs. I was intimidated by the thought of going into a gym, I felt lost and clueless but
decided to give it a shot. Fast forward to three years later and I am still going strong! Never in my life did
I think I would stick to this, I was not one of those “workout” people. I went into it thinking I would go to
the gym, lose weight, quit working out and my life would be perfect, but I was wrong. I will never quit, I
have learned that this is a lifestyle change, I have learned that working out is about so much more than
looking better physically. I can now outrun my teenage son, I have more energy than ever before, I have
no health issues and am not on any medications. I have confidence in myself, my self-esteem has gone
up, I’m learning to love myself once again and feel stronger than ever. I have not been perfect since I
started this journey, but the important thing is to never give up - everybody fails at one point or
another. You might go into it with one goal in mind but if you have enough self-discipline to include this
into your new lifestyle, you will come out of this a brand-new person inside and out.





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Laura Castle


10 months of training with Leo and I feel healthier and happier than I ever have. Even after just 3 months of working with him I had made substantial changes to my lifestyle and health. I have lost almost 30lbs and kept it off. I am excited to have gotten this far but I still feel like I have so much more I want to learn from Leo. Always room to improve different things. I highly recommend working with him - I wouldn't have progressed this far without his expertise. The workout program(s) he had me do through my journey so far were just right and custom tailored for me - he pushed me to go further and work harder than I would have on my own. The nutrition advice and guidance that he provided turned into a lifestyle for me. All of the encouragement & motivation I drew from his attitude and from his work (& work out) ethic pushed me to keep going even when I sometimes wanted to give up. I can definitely say I have learned and grown so much by being given the right resources and training. Can't wait to see what I'll learn in the months to come!





Cathy Sanders


I have been training with Leo for over 3 years now and he has really helped me to stay limber and strong into my fifties. Leo varies our work out so I don’t get bored, but is also aware of my limits due to some health issues and develops my workouts with all of that in mind. I think you have to like the person you see early in the morning – getting up to work out early is hard enough. I hope to be training with Leo for a long time.




Heather Graham


Almost four years ago I bought 10 personal training sessions with Leo, thinking Iʼd use what he taught me to work out on my own. I never left. Leo transformed my body and my life




Katie Walsh


Leo was the first trainer I ever had so I didn't know what to expect. I knew that I was dreading the pain of it all (being so out of shape) but kept my eye on the prize. To my satisfaction, the workouts were new, exciting, fun, hilarious and, as his title claims, personal. He interviewed me on my goals, strengths and weaknesses and customized my workouts to achieve the ultimate results. I hate planks but he made me do them, kindly reminding me that he's the pro here and that it would work...and it did. =) My quads are a weakness of mine so Leo made sure squats and lunges were always included. They hurt like hell but he was right on track because I built up that muscle. He also shared his own weight loss story with me, which inspired me so much more! It also made me a little more comfortable knowing he knew exactly what I was going through. He's been there, he's done it and he was going to help steer me in the right direction. We got work done but we joked and laughed and shared awesome times together. We even have nicknames and special handshakes! I went from dreading my workouts to looking forward to every day I had a session with Leo. He's one kick ass trainer and an awesome friend. Thanks Leo for a wonderful experience and for helping me be a better me!




Madeleine Hernandez


I started training with Leo two years ago. I was referred to him by a friend who had a very positive experience with him, so I went into it hoping for great results and was not disappointed! I met my weight lost goal of 65 pounds in a little over a year. I now still continue to train with him because I can't see myself working out without him. He's a great trainer who genuinely cares about his clients getting results.




Janice Davis


I'm a 48 year old single mother of two. I trained with Leo for over two years, lost 35lbs during this time and was able to say I was in the best shape of my life at 47. More importantly, I learned to live a healthy lifestyle, be confident, and to love and accept my body. Not only do I consider him a very knowledgeable trainer but also a great friend and part of my family.




Alpa Magloire


Leo was the best trainers I've ever worked with. He is knowledgable, patient and kind while also being strict. He varies routines and helps with daily nutrition. It was great to work with someone who 'gets it' since he's been there. If I hadn't moved away, we'd still be working together. He is a great motivator!




Christine Monaghan


I trained with Leo for two years and only stopped because I moved away. He is a great motivator and puts a lot of effort into creating personalized and challenging workouts. I had previously tried working out on my own and struggled to see results, but working with Leo I was able to lose weight and also build my strength and endurance. He really cares about his clients and helping them reach their goals; he even made time to help me workout when I was in Chicago at Christmas. I highly recommend working with him.





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