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HomeBodies Testimonials
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I have been with Homebodies for more than 20 years and feel that they have changed my life.  They are always available, are enormously flexible when it comes to scheduling, are up-to-date on all the latest techniques, and, most important, have gotten me into the best shape ever.  I would follow Homebodies anywhere.*
Leonard Lauder
Chairman Emeritus,
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

There is nothing like having a great exercise routine for a toned physique and calm peace of mind.  Elizabeth Crutchfield tailors her programs on an individual basis in order to achieve both.*
Evelyn Lauder
Senior Corporate Vice President,
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Frankly, I was dubious about finding a reliable connection online, but I found a winner first time!  Elizabeth Crutchfield's Homebodies was a real find. I've been delighted with her service and join the list of happy customers. Happy New Year, Elizabeth! And thank you on behalf of my son and daughter, too.*

-Jane Pauley, CBS Sunday Morning

Elizabeth Crutchfield and Homebodies inspired me to go after the body I really wanted and to keep it.  For the first time in my life, I was able to actually check that off my list of New Year's resolutions!  Elizabeth's skill, experience, and confidence as a trainer and wellness coach are immediately apparent in her work.  She and her trainers make working out FUN and challenging at the same time.

I look forward to seeing her knowing I will learn something new about my body or my choices about diet and exercise and be a better person for it.  As an actor, I need to know that my body is functioning at its peak, and Elizabeth has challenged me to strive towards that.  Beyond Elizabeth's attributes as a businesswoman and formidable expert on fitness and weight loss, she is a warm, down-to- earth, compassionate, and funny person who knows how to bring wit and patience into your living room.

What could be better than that?  And the fact that Homebodies comes to you is genius.  No excuses!  The doorbell rings, and you better be ready!  I would recommend Homebodies to anyone who wants a personalized high- intensity workout and life coaching experience.  Trust me, you will not find this at any gym.  I tried them all!*
Victoria Clark,
Tony-Award winning actress

Working with Homebodies has been one of the best things I've done for my pregnancy.*
Eve Gigliotti,
Opera Singer

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for assigning NYC Personal Trainer Mary to train me. I have found Mary to be very approachable and thoughtful, thoroughly pleasant and engaging, and creative with workouts yet careful to cover basics always. She is flexible in terms of scheduling, which helps me a lot. She is quite knowledgeable about many aspects of fitness, and she makes exercise enjoyable. She is a superb instructor and guide whom I hope to work with for some time (at least her three academic years!). Thank you!*

Robin, NYC

I began personal training with Homebodies two days per week five months before my wedding. Elizabeth paired me with a professional, experienced, well rounded (and hysterical!) trainer that was in tune with my specific goals (lose x pounds, tone my arms, chest, stomach and rear)....In addition to surpassing my  physical goals for the wedding, I have developed an entirely new outlook on fitness. Today, nearly six months after the wedding, I remain a Homebodies client and plan to well into the foreseeable future. Homebodies delivers discipline, motivation and convenience when your own habits do not.*

Marisa Grover Allan
Senior Customer Engagement Executive,
Get Nomi

I am a busy guy, I run a law firm, and I am a stay at home dad. I do not have time to go looking for a trainer to come to my home. Homebodies was literally the answer to my prayers. After a few minutes online, a trainer came to my home and did a fitness evaluation. I was paired with Joanne, a trainer who lives in my general vicinity. Joanne is the consummate pro, plus, she is super personable and a delight to work with. Most importantly, I have seen significant gains in muscularity, flexibility, balance and endurance, since we started working together last summer.*
Joshua Friedman
Law Offices of Joshua Friedman
Mamaroneck, NY

I have been with Homebodies for 13 years because of the excellent service they provide.  They really know how to select their trainers.  They are all highly trained individuals so I don’t have to worry about the qualifications of the individual I am dealing with.  Furthermore, I can sleep at night knowing that they will avoid exercise where I might hurt myself.  Another key factor for me is that they take care of all the administrative aspects of my training so that they handle cancellations, changes in schedule, etc.*

Silvia Kessel
President.  Kluge & Company

Home personal training that is designed to fit my needs and schedule has been critical to my loyalty to Homebodies for almost 24 years.  I adore the Homebodies philosophy.  All trainers focus on aerobics, strength training, abdominals, and flexibility.  They assess my status regularly and the workouts are designed to challenge my abilities.  Homebodies also offers yoga, which has been an excellent addition to my weekly regime.  Yes, it's a luxury, but my health and well being are worth it!*
Patty Bayer Troup
New York City

For the past 10 years, Homebodies has been the ideal fitness resource for me: total reliability, smart and personable trainers, a variety of techniques and styles, all helping me to build strength, flexibility, cardio fitness, and much better overall health.*
James G. Basker
Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History,
Barnard College, Columbia University
President, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

This is a testimonial to Elizabeth Crutchfield and her awesome Homebodies team.  As a 21 year veteran of the company, I can attest to Homebodies' high level of personal training, customized programs, attentive service and extreme dedication.  Simply said, they rock!*
Ellie Cullman
Cullman & Kravis


Exercise is such a part of my life.  I could not do it on my own.  The trainers at Homebodies are knowledgeable, nice and encouraging.  They get me to the gym!*
Edgar M. Cullman, Jr.
Culbro, LLC.

For the last 20 years Homebodies has been a lifesaver - always able to provide a great trainer at the last minute.  They work with competence and are responsive to my hectic work and travel schedule."*

Barbara Cirkva Schumacher,
Division President Fashion,

I have been a client of Elizabeth Crutchfield and Homebodies for over five years and have found them to be responsible and always efficient and helpful in scheduling my appointments.  They have great trainers and I enjoy working with them.  I, therefore, recommend Homebodies to you without hesitation.*

J. Pepe Fanjul
Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of
Florida Crystals Corporation

Barring a Northeaster, my Homebodies trainer and I always work out in Carl Shurtz Park and along the East River.  I am the one who really likes to be outside, but my trainer is always by my side, rain or shine.... lugging the bands, jump rope, water and more! The personalized attention and reliability of the talented trainers is just what I need to keep me focused on achieving my goals.  Their appropriate and amazing flexibility is perfect for my busy, ever changing schedule ... I am so glad I got the inside track on Homebodies!*
Susan Clatworthy,
Senior Vice President for an International Luxury Brand

Elizabeth Crutchfield was a fantastic coach.  Her calls were always on time and she was flexible with my schedule with a baby girl in the house.  She kept me motivated to adopt and keep healthy lifestyle choices.  Best of all, she kept me accountable for my choices, keeping me on the road to success.  Thank you!*

Celeste DeWitt,
Full Time Mom of two adorable little ladies

I've been looking through our email correspondence for the six months you were coaching me and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I wasn't really aware of how much I have changed until I reviewed my day-to-day progress. I can see where I was when I started working with you, where I am now, and how I got here. It's a tribute to your teaching methods that the changes have been so gradual and easy that I didn't realize, until now, have far I have come.

When we started, back at the end of May, I weighed 210 pounds (on a good day). I wasn't completely house-bound, but I was not very active physically. If the weather was cold or wet, or I just got a late start, I didn't go out. Because of my vision problems, I found walking in midtown Manhattan difficult, especially at night or in bad weather. I didn't have much enthusiasm for doing anything productive. I didn't like the way I felt, but I couldn't figure out what to do about it. Fortunately, I followed my wife Jane's suggestion to ask for your help.

Starting with that first consultation, when you evaluated my situation, I felt confident that you could show me how to change and improve. You gave me  attainable goals for improving my health and my physical condition, congratulated me when I took my first steps and encouraged me to do a little bit more -- and a little bit more after that. You gave suggestions for things I could do, bit by bit, to keep changing my diet. Never did I feel pressured or deprived. Thanks to your up-beat, subtle guidance, I began learning from my own experiences: walking farther, exercising more, eating better and feeling better.

You were not "holding my hand" but I never felt that I was working alone. I reported to you by email every night before going to bed: what I did that day, what I ate, what I felt. And, once a week, we talked on the phone and discussed what I'd accomplished and what I planned to do in the week ahead. I had somebody in my corner, someone I was accountable to, someone who taught me how establish and maintain regular activity schedule. And because you were my coach, not my drill sergeant, I found that when my schedule was disrupted I could adjust and improvise. Missing a gym session, or losing a whole day, or eating too much junk at a social event, didn't have to create a permanent condition. I could turn the page and keep going.

During this past month, I've been having my regular check-ups with my doctors. My cardiologist, my ophthalmologist, my urologist, my internist, my dentist, and my therapist. All of them were impressed by the improvement I've made and impressed by how you've helped me. The doctor I saw yesterday put me on the scale and said: "An even 200 with clothes on! You want a challenge? I'll see you in four months. Think you can make it 190 by then?" I said I was sure I could -- and I know I will because you've showed me how to do it on my own.

So where am I now? I am walking the city streets confidently. I am out in the winter weather running errands, walking to and from the gym. I am enthusiastically working on the revision of my novel which I had  put on the shelf. And everybody I haven't seen for a while tells me how great I look. I feel brighter and more energetic than I have in years.

Now that the holiday season is ending, with all its schedule interruptions, I'll be settling into my new weekly routine. My anchors will be my Tuesday and Thursday morning one-hour gym classes: aerobics, free weights, floor weights, abdominal and lower body exercises. I'll be getting in two more gym days solo during the week -- plus some long walks. And I'll continue working every day on my book. Thank you, Coach, for making it possible for me to look forward to a very happy New Year.*
Pat Trese
New York City

Homebodies and Elizabeth Crutchfield really helped guide me to a much healthier and happier lifestyle.  Through the gentle guidance of the Homebodies Coaching Program, I became much more conscious of my need to “eat and think” healthy and the importance of having both nutrition and exercise in my life.  I feel great.  Thank you Homebodies!*
Leslie Knox Johnson,
Private Investor

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