"A highly professional team approach to fitness. Totally
Body offers a breadth of services. They have the sensitivity to
determine each client's needs, the knowledge to assess the client's strengths
and limitations, and a diverse group of trainers and fitness modalities
to allow each individual to achieve his or her fitness objectives safely.
I have seen them work equally well with an elite athlete and an osteoporic
patient seeking to increase her ability to accomplish activities of daily
living. I have complete confidence in Totally Designed Body."
Shonni Silverberg, M.D.
"Seriously overweight and out-of-shape, and seeking
to improve my health, I decided to invest in a five-day Totally Designed
Boot Camp (TDBC) experience. Tara, Victor and the TDBC staff tailored
a program specifically for me and worked with me throughout the week to
teach me strategies, techniques and activities that I could really use
in my daily life to help me achieve my goals.
Because TDBC provided me with such a strong foundation, I have been able
to change my lifestyle and habits to begin to create good health and am
happy to be on a far healthier path. I have lost ten percent of my bodyweight,
I now excercise regularly (even when I travel), pay close attention to
my diet, and feel much, much better. My friends and family notice that
I look leaner and healthier! I look forward to continuing to work with
TDB in the future."
Edith E. Beatty, Ed.D, Educational Administrator,
"I have been a client of Totally Designed Body for several years.
Working directly with Tara Dawn Bach-Martinez in a mix of personal training,
Pilates and Yoga, I have seen my body improve dramatically both in flexibility
and in strength. I look forward to each session and am always amazed at
how I feel upon completion. Tara is a real pro, understands her field,
studies hard to stay up to date, and combines that expertise with a sensitivity
and concern that is individual to each client. I could not be more satisfied."
"Training twice a week with Totally Designed Body has
made a huge difference in my body and mind. I never get bored during my
sessions and, "knock on wood," have not had any lower back pain
since I started working with them about a year and a half ago. I know
my workouts are safe and tailored to my particular body. I love them both
as people and my only regret is that I didn't start training with them
"A little more than five years ago my wife and I decided
that it was
time to get our out-of-shape bodies into a condition that would at least
allow us to walk up a flight of stairs without reaching for an oxygen
tank. Totally Designed Body introduced us to Diana Laurenson who has given
us back much of our youthful vigor and strength. In addition to a given
set of exercises we do on our own, my wife and I meet with Diana separately
each week (since we each have different needs) and we have truly never
felt better. When I first tried to perform a Pilates "roll-up"
I couldn't raise my body two inches. Now when I do an entire Pilates series
I'm really amazed to see what progress I've made. My wife and I are ecstatic
at how much healthier and physically conditioned we've become during our
Nancy and Dennis Pelz-Paget
"One of the best things to happen to the 2000 employees
Interchurch Center was Tara Dawn Bach-Martinez and her wonderful personal
trainers, reflexologists and teachers. They run stretching/toning/yoga/Pilates/aerobic
exercise classes twice a week during the lunch hour. They orient folk
to our exercise equipment. These orientations include lectures on safe
exercise and the importance of stretching, as well as proper use of the
machines. Instruction is even given on exercise that can be done at home.
The emphasis, always, is on total health. Once or twice a year, The Interchurch
Center runs a Health Fair. Tara and her crew give lectures and demonstrations
on exercise, conduct Body Mass Index and Body Fat assessments and just
are "all around" motivators!"
Abby T. Drucker, RN, ANP, Clinical Coordinator
The Medical Office at The Interchurch Center, New York City
"Having tried many other workouts, Totally Designed
Body offers the
most effective one I have found. It is the optimal combination of aerobic
exercise, interval and strength training, and flexibility using Pilates
and Yoga techniques. The intense focus on form and alignment results in
a strenuous but safe workout. The trainers are so focused and responsive
that I have a tailored workout for my body each day -- which keeps it
challenging, interesting and never stale!!!"
"I have worked in the fitness industry for more than
20 years and find
the team of teachers and trainers from Totally Designed Body (TDB)
to be among the best in New York City. Co-directors Tara Dawn
Bach-Martinez, Victor Martinez and their staff offer cutting-edge
programs in all areas of fitness. It is a pleasure to work with and
recommend this fine group of professionals."
Timothy J. Callaghan, Director of Liberty Fitness
"The TDB team is very reliable. They take their work
very seriously and enjoy every minute of it, even if it means waking up
at 4:30 in the morning. They put 100% effort into their training. In addition
to being extremely friendly and nice to talk to, they are very professional
and knowledgeable. After we are finished training with them, we feel that
our bodies have been replenished. Every time we have a question, they
always know the answer and seem to have insightful information about our
bodies. Every time we are in pain, they always know a way to fix it. THEY
ARE THE BEST!!!"
Deb and Alexia Staley
"The trainers at Totally Designed Body are devoted
and knowledgeable. I am always impressed by their caring attitude and
ability to apply their vast knowledge. My training is mostly rehabilitation
and they have been instrumental in helping me achieve everyday life functional
ability. They have an intuitive sense of the challenges I face and incorporate
the whole of the body to make it a very personal experience. I see them
three times a week."
"THE BEST!!! After nearly two decades of intense weekly
training, I can unquestionably say that I have the most educated, conscientious,
caring exercise physiologist in the field. I am one lucky client to have
someone who constantly researches the latest techniques and educates me
about my health. The respect and responsibility that characterizes Tara
Dawn Bach-Martinez is outstanding."
"Tara and Victor are truly inspirational trainers.
They are always
encouraging me to do more than I think I can possibly achieve. They
are a pleasure to work with every day. Their integrity and commitment
to their clients is very unique. When I train with them, they make me
feel that I am the only person they have been with all day. They are
enthusiastic and always very positive in their attitudes and approach
to life. They are the most wonderful people I have known."
"I have been with Totally Designed Body for over 10
years. I have worked with several teachers and trainers and been fortunate
enough to experience Reflexology, which I have had regularly for the past
four years. Their integrity, expertise, compassion and dedication are
outstanding. I feel my health and activity level would not be what it
is today if it were not for Totally Designed Body. They have gotten me
through many phases of my life and I appreciate them more than I can put
"Totally Designed Body is made up of the finest fitness
I know. They are totally committed to providing the highest quality
personal training for their clients. Their unparalleled backgrounds
and numerous certifications make them uniquely qualified to meet
the needs of those lucky enough to work with them. I could not
recommend them more highly."
Geralyn Coopersmith, MA CSCS, Exercise Physiologist
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