TRANSFORMATIONS

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SINCE DECEMBER 2014, THE TRIBE HAS LOST…

352 LBS

270 INCHES

105% BODY FAT

**These before vs. after photos were all taken on-site and have not been edited or doctored in any way. These transformations are all REAL people, AUTHENTIC, and taken on-site!**

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MAGGIE, accountant

lost 2 inches at the waist • lost 9 lbs • got back to her pre-baby weight • much straighter posture • eliminated low back pain from sitting at work • face, neck, shoulders dramatically slimmed down • much more energy at work and for family time

“I started training with Maria back in Nov 2016. My main goal was to lose the pregnancy weight and strengthen the core and back muscles.

After seeing her for 10 months, I’m finally back to my pre-pregnancy weight and have gone from seeing my physio once a week to once every three months! I’ve also seen significant improvement in my posture and also more energy to run after my little one!

Thank you Maria for pushing me to be better. Pregnancy weight can be extremely hard to lose, but Maria catered the weight training exercises to the areas that I’m weak and she’s always positive and patient with her clients. Definitely recommended!”


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TRACY, real estate consultant

in 6 weeks: lost 6 lbs • dropped 10% body fat • lost 1 inch from the waist and hips • neck, arms, thighs, and calves slimmed down • improved slouchy posture

“Maria is an energetic, positive, considerate and caring trainer! She would tailor made the training for what kind of body shape you want and patiently listen to your thoughts and answer your questions thoroughly! I have lost 10% body fat, 6 lb, 1 inch of waist and hip and 1/2 inch of thighs in 1.5 month with a healthy diet and intermittent fasting! Thank you Maria for such great training and advice!! Xoxo”


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SHERYL, opthalmologist office

lost 13.6 lbs • corrected poor posture developed from excessive sitting • lost 8.5 inches at the waist • lost 4 inches at the hips • gained self-confidence and higher energy levels • arms and thighs all slimmed down

Thank You so much Maria!!!!! I was so hesitant to get a personal trainer cuz I figured it would be too much money and not worth it but you’ve totally made it worth it 🙂.  I feel so much better and people are telling me they’re noticing a difference (which means a lot). And its not just physically but mentally and emotionally.  So thank you!!!!”


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JACKY, regional sales

improved posture for wider shoulders • dropped 10 lbs • lost 6% body fat • waist slimmed down 2.2 inches • built a muscular #dadbod!

“Lost 10 lb and 6% body fat four months into the training with Maria. Great personal Trainer! Thanks Maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


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NICOLE, HR professional

corrected shoulder slouching • improved mood and higher self-confidence • lost 3.25% body fat • dropped 6 lbs • lost 1.5 inches at the waist • neck, thighs, calves, and hips all slimmed down

“I’m so glad to have made the decision to be a Triber. I’m grateful to have met you! I haven’t met a bunch of people with such positive energy for a long long time. And it’s so amazing how magic happens here with us at Tribe. That feeling is indescribable and just feels so so good!”


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SHAWN, chiropractor/business owner

improved slouching • lost 6.3% body fat in 1.5 months • dropped 1.25 inches off the waist • gained muscle mass in the arms, chest, and shoulders • improved hip flexibility

“I’ve been training with Maria for just over a month now. I’m already familiar with weight training but Maria gives me that extra kick in the butt that I need. I’ve already noticed improvements in my muscle endurance especially at work, as being a chiropractor can be very physically demanding. Her group sessions are lots of fun!”


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GINA, ICBC supervisor

lost 7% body fat in 5 weeks • improved rounded posture • fixed back pain

“I lost 7% body fat in 5 weeks. I noticed my back and knees have gotten a lot stronger; and my strength in general has improved. Maria is awesome! Her attitude is inspiring, and her knowledge is exceptional. She is pleasant and willing to work with clients at their own levels. She instills confidence and encouragement to make you want to work further and apply yourself more diligently.

My journey has just begun; but I already feel a difference as I now have more options when I go shopping – proud to show my progress! With her help, I found the sunshine within myself again.

She has my highest endorsement for anyone interested in improving their overall physical and mental well being.

Thanks Maria!!”


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LINDA, high school teacher

lost 0.75 inches off the waist • lost 1 inch around the hips • low back stopped hurting during tennis • shoulders noticeably straighter • improved coordination and athletic performance

“About five months ago, I went to Maria to ask for her help in changing up my workout routine, since I felt pretty bored with the same exercises year in and year out.  While my initial motivation was to conquer boredom and learn new exercises, the benefits I got out of my experience (besides the obvious increase in muscle tone) included a compassionate listener and a surprising improvement in my posture.  Despite not being my intended goal, working out with Maria strengthened my back, which eliminated the chronic back aches I would get from doing activities I enjoyed like tennis and playing the violin.”


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IVONNE, Pepsi account manager

in 3.5 weeks: lost 7 lbs • lost 2% body fat • reduced neck/back pain so greatly that RMT visits were no longer needed • alleviated knee pain from car accident • lost 2.35 inches off the waist • lost 1 inch off the hips • lost 0.75 inches off each thigh

“I started my fitness journey beginning of 2017 and decided to go to Maria. She’s an amazing source of inspiration and she’ll definitely motivate you to achieve your fitness objectives. After 2 months with Maria, my constant back pain has been reduced and my knee injury has improved from night to day. Every session is different, crazy innovative and challenging, which makes it fun and not dreadful! I absolutely recommend Maria for any fitness goals.”


DHARMESH, insurance and group benefits, Signet Financial partner

lost 4% body fat • lost 12 lbs • improved rounded shoulders and hunching • eliminated knee pain from accident • lost 1.5 inches on the waist • lost 2.75 inches on the hips • built up his endurance and started a running regimen • improved hockey performance

“Training takes hard work, commitment, and heart. Maria supports you all the way through your journey and pushes you to get better, stronger, and tougher both physically and mentally!! I would and have recommended her!”


MARY, opthalmologist’s office

built up an INSANE back • corrected rounded posture • prioritizes the gym as part of her daily routine • healthier eating patterns • consistent mood • feels stronger than ever

“One word. Amazing! Every week is different so it is never boring. Her laughter is contagious and that’s an ab work out all on it’s own. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner and never worked out before or trying to bulk up. I’ve had other trainers before and no one compares to her. She has helped my fiancé fix his back problems by doing certain exercises. I’ve recommended her to a few friends and they have nothing but great things I say about her.”


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RAYMOND

lost 2.1% body fat while increasing muscle mass • gained width in the shoulders • dramatically improved posture • gained 0.5 inches on each arm

“I want to say thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I bought into the lie that I was incapable of getting stronger and healthier and  became complacent. Thank you for continually supporting and encouraging me throughout my fitness journey. I am grateful to have you as a friend and trainer.”


BRYSON, sous chef / caterer

“I owe a huge debt of gratitude to 2 people. Many but 2 in particular. Beside ma and pa.
Kevin Hirose of Acme fitness and Maria Lee of Tribe Fitness you two came together to help me in an unorthodox situation.
You two put up with late cancelations. Last minute requests. Health falling for over a month. A horrid job I had that enslaved me. Plus my flakiness.
You two encouraged me you stayed positive you held me accountable. You never ever gave up on me when others would have. I love you for it.
Your weekly texts and conversations helped me so much more than physical fitness. You two gave me back my life.
I majority cut out intoxicant so I could attend if able to.
Maria your daily sometimes hourly pep talks kept me alive inside on days I wanted to drink to death. You helped me realise who I want to be and who I can be.
You two never change and know how much you have meant to me. You gave me a life I haven’t had since I was 12. I am actually getting happy, not just living like I am.
Oh ya they are my personal fitness trainers.

I am not the most dedicated gym goer.
What Maria has done for my life can never be measured in pounds or inches. Her love and compassion for me and encouragement to be me gave me back a life I lost decades earlier. I went back to the gym to get in shape. I got a life And believe in myself finally. I saw her in the gym maybe every second week. So her life coaching was immense. She went above and beyond daily to be a positive light. It radiates into me and now i wake up and don’t want to die. Thank you to her for putting up with me. If only you knew the nightmare I was.”


JOCELYN, med student

lost 8% body fat • fixed slouching and improved posture • built upper body strength • adopted healthier eating habits • reduced flat back syndrome in lumbar region

“Over the summer, I decided that I needed a change to improve my lifestyle. I was eating unhealthy and rarely exercised. I had never lifted weights before and decided to go find a personal trainer to show me the ropes. Maria exceeded all of my expectations of a personal trainer. She makes sure to personally tailor each session to your personal goals and makes each session challenging but rewarding. I’ve noticed significant improvements in my back posture and body strength as well as a decrease in body fat resulting in more defined muscles. In addition, my food choices have changed dramatically for the better. 

What I love about Maria: 

• Very reliable and always punctual

• Wonderful positive energy and motivates you dream big and to believe that you are capable of achieving your goals

• Very willing to dedicate time outside of workouts to talk with you about your eating habits such as tips on healthier food choices 

• She goes above and beyond for all her clients and I would highly recommend her as a personal trainer for anyone.”


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JASON, senior accountant

gained 1.5 inches on the hips • gained 2.7 inches in the chest • fixed rounded shoulders • increased power in ice hockey • improved hip flexibility

I’ve never had a bad workout with Maria, she pushes you and encourages you every step of the way. She’s got a wonderful blend of positivity and passion for training. There’s no pressure or anxiety when it comes to working out with her. Even when you’re struggling she’ll actually get down and go through the set of exercises with you. Very rare to see that from trainers nowadays.”


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JOYCE, labour and delivery nurse

dropped 22 lbs • lost 7.5 inches off the waist • lost 6 inches off the hips, calves, and arms • corrected poor posture • strengthened low back • alleviated back pain • transformed physique

“I started seeing Maria about a month ago with the goal to strengthen my back and core, as they are the weakest areas on my body which causing me to get work-related back pain.

Maria was able to help me gradually achieve my goals that I am not struggling with back pain at work. I am able to use my core muscles to carry on “strength-related” jobs.

I am glad to be able to train with Maria, as she is sincere and listens to my concerns but will still push you past your comfort zone. She gives her 100% to her clients.”

UPDATE: “Four months ago, I was somewhat struggling doing basic squatting with amateur form. Last night, I did not expect to be able to do 152 reps of squat barbells on the fly for fun and without pressure. My lovely trainer/friend’s positivity and encouragement gave me inner strength to unlock my fitness and personal potential. I am grateful for this amazing trainer and friend for supporting my lifestyle change goals to become physically and emotionally healthier.”


TONY

lost 2 lbs • lost 1.5 inches off the waist • gained 1/2 inch on the arm • alleviated chronic low back pain • broader chest, fuller deltoids

“Initially I had doubts if seeing a personal trainer would help me achieve my goals but Maria has proven me wrong. I’m seeing gains and fat loss in just four weeks. Maria has also helped me strengthen my lower back where I’ve had chronic pains the last eight years.

Maria is very knowledgeable and has an awesome attitude.

I recommend Tribe Fitness.”


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LORRAINE, tae kwon do black belt

lost 1 inch off the waist • lost over 1 inch off each thigh • lost 0.25 inches off each upper arm

“I felt my recent competition game had hit a plateau but I wasn’t content with settling and wanted to push it forward. Worse yet, I knew I wasn’t living up to my potential and often struggled with self confidence.

Maria is very goal-oriented and passionate about what she does. She had all sorts of aspirations to take my game to the next level and set out to make me realize my fullest potential. She is patient in taking into account all my goals and concerns and worked with me towards achieving my ambitions. Maria worked me as hard as she sees fit, often encouraging  me to push past my comfort zone. She is one “hardass nazi” that seems to press the right buttons at the right times and is never afraid to kick my butt whenever deemed necessary. More importantly, she continuously advocates the positivity of a balanced lifestyle and through her I have learned much more than training inside the gym.”


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RABIA

lost 9 lbs in 8 weeks • lost 3 inches off the waist • lost 2 inches off the hips • lost 1 inch off each upper arm

“Meeting Maria was a life changer that am grateful for. She is your number one support system and really allows you to try new things and discover your potential. It’s far from easy but she is there every step of the way. If you need motivation and someone who is literally always in your corner with new ideas she is your girl. She makes you stronger mentally and physically. It’s amazing how passionate she is in creating systems that are tailored to your goals. It is evident that she invests a lot of time in you, in and out of the gym and her mantras linger on your memory as reminders that you can achieve anything. Much love.”


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MICHAEL, founder of Oakwyn realty

dropped 9 lbs • lost 2 inches off the waist • fixed respiratory issues • improved posture

“One of the best investments I made this year was deciding to sign up with Maria for personal training. I hadn’t stepped foot in a gym for so long and she was excellent at explaining all the movements and listening to my needs. She is patient, kind and enthusiastic. The results speak for itself. I lost almost 10 pounds in 6 weeks, lost 2 inches off my waist, gained an inch on each arm and I felt I could breathe easier (stopped snoring).

Maria’s workouts were challenging but most of all VERY FUN! She was great at tracking progress and followed up with me about my diet and lifestyle. I owe Maria so much for helping me feel more confident about myself and my health. Thank you Maria! I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family.”


JENNY, mortgage advisor

dropped 1/2 inch off each thigh • fixed low back pain

“Since going to Maria for training, I have noticed significant improvements to my everyday life. By learning what my long-term goals and objectives are, Maria designed her training to cater to my needs. In the past, I was always suffering from chronic back pains. Treatments from chiropractors and physiotherapists were only able temporarily alleviate my pain. Since going to Maria’s sessions, however, I am no longer bothered by my back pains, which allows me to better focus on work and on enjoying life. I would highly recommend all my friends and family to receive training from Maria.”


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MIRTHY, bodybuilder

down to 5% body fat from 11.1% • achieved 32.5 inch competition-ideal waist • gained symmetry in biceps, triceps, quads • high level of conditioning

“I’ve been weight training on my own for 16 years. Along the way, results have appeared, and plateaus come and gone. But the past few years have been quiet in terms of growth.  Slowly, I had come to the conclusion that my body had reached it’s limit, and that it was not possible to advance. That’s when I decided I needed help, and when I realized that my own knowledge was not enough for me to move forward. Then I met Maria.

After discussing my goals with her, I felt she had a few tricks up her sleeve that might just help me reach them. So we teamed up, and MAN, AM I GLAD WE DID!

I have been impressed with her work and her mind since the very first minute we started training together, and every day she will show me something new. In bodybuilding, one of the most challenging and elusive things to do is gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.  With Maria on my side, we’ve been able to do just that! Within a few short weeks, my weaknesses are no longer weak, and my stronger qualities are now even stronger. I can now truely say that I am far from my limit, and I have much room for advancement.

Maria has listened to and remembers all my input. She is kind, caring, and honest. She is very enthusiastic about fitness, and has an energy in her that makes our sport so much more enjoyable.  These qualities not only drive me to train harder, but everyone around her. Maria has my trust and respect. Teaming up really was the right thing to do. Undoubtedly, we will be working together for a long, long time.”


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TERESA, web developer

dropped 1 inch off the waist • fixed slouching • improved posture • slimmer thighs

“Before I started training with Maria, I led a very sedentary lifestyle, which resulted in a lot of problems with my body I didn’t know I had. I had very poor posture and extremely weak leg muscles, which hindered any progress I tried to make myself in terms of fitness.

Maria helped me overcome most if not all of those obstacles within the three months I started working out with her. With her help, my back is now properly aligned, my posture is fixed, and my leg muscles are slowly loosening up, which enables me to do challenging exercises I could never do before. I also lost 1-2 inches all around my body overall.

Maria has many qualities that make her a great personal trainer, but the most important one she possesses is her caring nature.  She listens very attentively to your needs and makes sure that they are all met in the best possible way.

However, she is not soft at all and will challenge you to the fullest extent during your time with her. She changed me from a couch potato to a gym bunny, and I am forever grateful! I would absolutely recommend her to everyone I know.”


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CECILIA, non-profit professional

trimmer waist • fixed slouching • toned arms

“Maria takes great care of her clients. She always gives you her 110% and dedicates passion and energy into each workout. Thank you Maria for making me feel and look wedding-ready!”


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VINCE, tech support

dropped 100+ lbs • lost 9 inches off the waist • lowered blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol • looks like a different man!

“Six years ago I started working a desk job. In high school I was boxing and training regularly and kept it up for a couple of years after graduating. That all changed after I became sedentary for over 8 hours a day.

I kept gaining and gaining weight. I knew the McDonalds and greasy Chinese food I was eating was a big part of the problem, but I couldn’t stop. In the spring of 2015 I went on a trip with my buddies to Asia and couldn’t walk up stairs without huffing and puffing. When I began to get chest pains, I knew I was in trouble. I went to the doctor and he said I needed to make big changes to my lifestyle to prevent an early death. At this point I was close to 300 lbs. I was scared for my life.

That spurred me into action. I contacted Maria 4 months ago and she put me on the fast track towards better health. I started working out 6 times a week. I swapped greasy food, refined carbs and sugars for lots of greens and lean meat. Within a month I had dropped 35 lbs. Now I’ve lost over 100 lbs and over 7 inches off my waist. I’ve gone down 2 shirt sizes and feel incredibly fit. If I hadn’t reached out to Maria for help, I don’t know where I’d have ended up by now – possibly the hospital. It’s never too late to change your destiny. I’m now a third of my previous weight and A LOT HAPPIER.”


NADINE

lost 3 inches off the waist • lost 7% body fat • lost 1 inch off each thigh • lost 2 inches off the hips

“Maria has been a pillar of support throughout my recent health endeavour. In August 2015 I was tipping the scale at one of my heaviest weights ever, had a weak back that always hurt, and had given up on healing my knee injury. Luckily, I was introduced to Maria through a mutual friend. I was scared to get started but she was so encouraging. I transferred her the money for our first month of training before I could make excuses and back out of it. That was it, I was starting training the next day.

I was terrified. As far as I was concerned I couldn’t do any cardio, lift anything with my back, do a squat because of my knee. I had no faith in my body’s ability. Maria was patient and listened to every concern I had and built gentle programs to ease me into exercise again. In no time at all she had helped me gain my confidence back in my ability to exercise.

When Maria first told me how we are going to keep my nutrition on track I thought she was a little crazy. She wanted me to text or message her everything I ate. This felt really strange at first but it has become the most important part of my training program. Maria’s daily positivity and encouragement keeps me pumped to share with her my accomplishments and even when I falter. This daily support and truly genuine care about my health has given me so much more than I had ever expected to get from hiring a personal trainer. I’m not afraid of exercise anymore, in fact Im addicted to it now. Thanks for helping my find my passion again Maria!”


BASILLA, banking professional

dropped 3 inches off the waist • lost 1.5 inches off the hips • took up Zumba • went on multiple hikes in the summer of 2015

“Training with Maria has made a lifetime of difference in the way I work out – both physically and mentally. Before meeting her, I was having trouble with staying committed to a healthy lifestyle. Maria took the time to understand my needs, and catered work out sessions to fit my lifestyle. I would definitely recommend Maria to my friends and family!”

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