Alexander Khalil, Ph.D.
I am writing to offer my enthusiastic recommendation for Cindy Wigness as a fitness expert and trainer particularly for the elderly. She worked with my 91 year old father for two years, training him 2-3 times per week. Through her work with my father, I came to understand the very high level of expertise, practical skill, and professionalism that Ms. Wigness possesses. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of geriatric fitness: what benchmarks to expect and try for, what sorts of exercises are most beneficial, and, importantly, a keen eye and awareness of what each person she works with needs and what type of work would be most beneficial. She is also very creative and was able to conduct a very comprehensive program with my father in our relatively small apartment (and included enjoyable walks and outings in his exercise routine). Beyond that, she is highly professional: she is prompt and reliable, constantly aware of safety, and provided detailed reports and charts of progress my father was making and issues we ought to look out for.
My father always eagerly awaited his sessions with her and still speaks very highly of her, mentioning her every time we go to exercise (we have moved to Europe and so could not continue our sessions). In the fall of 2018 my father contracted West Nile Virus and quickly developed the most severe symptoms, which affected his central nervous system (only a small percentage of people who contract this form of it recover, and practically none of them are nonagenarians). My father, however, did recover and sailed through physical therapy, regaining completely his ability to walk and move freely. His doctors ascribed his nearly miraculous recovery to the “incredible physical condition he was in for someone of his age.” We believe that his work with Ms. Wigness was a large part of this.
Cindy Wigness at Fitness Authority! For 11 years, my husband and I met with Cindy twice a week. Fortunately, we had exercise equipment in our home, and Cindy faithfully came to our home for our hourly workout sessions.
Our sessions included ~40 minutes of exercises and weights, then 20 minutes of stretching. It was a wonderful way to start the day – gave us both an energy boost that lasted throughout the day. Cindy also helped us with exercise rehabilitation after several surgeries. It’s so comforting to know that you are working with someone who is knowledgeable of the human body and can help you get back to feeling better without causing more pain and discomfort. Over the years, we had many aches and pains…we just told Cindy about them, and she concentrated on those areas and got us back to feeling like ourselves again.
In 2010, my husband and I realized we needed help with weight loss. Instead of spending money on NutriSystems or any other of the weight loss programs, we asked Cindy if she could help with food preparation. She was delighted to do so and even delivered the food to our doorstep! Believe me, her meals were delicious! Over a period of about 5 months, I dropped 31 pounds and my husband 40 pounds. I thought I could not go without “sweets” but soon learned through Cindy’s meal planning that I really wasn’t missing sugar…I was amazed. My doctor was so impressed with my weight loss, she asked for Cindy’s information.
Not only is Cindy educated and experienced in her profession; but over the years, she became and continues to be a dear friend! If you are thinking about your physical well-being, contact Cindy…you won’t be disappointed!
I met her several years ago when I was fairly handicapped by a disc problem. She taught me how to use several exercises to release tight muscles in my back and legs, while also helping to strengthen my overall fitness. If not for her expertise, I would never be able to walk long distances or work on my overall fitness today.
Cindy has an intuitive feel for the body and ANY structural complaint. She is able to hear about a specific problem and immediately calibrate an exercise or posture change to relieve pain. I have complete confidence in her training and expertise and don’t hesitate to refer any and all people/clients who struggle with unremitting pain.
I cannot overestimate her abilities. She has helped every member of my Family with advice and guidance with regard to many varied structural problems. I trust her implicitly, and highly recommend her.
This letter is in regards to Cindy Wigness
Cindy’s abilities to motive me to achieve my goals in weight loss and fitness far exceeded even my own expectations! Cindy came into my home and developed a training program based on my fitness abilities at that time.
As the weeks progressed I noticed an increase in my energy level and my weight started to drop which motivated me more to continue with her program.
Cindy also developed a strengthening program for me due to my poor posture. After 3 months on her program, I now stand straight. I have lost 34 pounds and 3 inches around my waist and 2 inches on my chest.
Cindy always makes herself available to any questions or concerns I have regarding my training as well as making it a very personal and rewarding experience for me.
I highly recommend Cindy for your fitness and weight loss goals.
Cindy Wigness has been my personal trainer since January. When I first consulted Cindy, I had doubts about working with a young woman who would not have the benefit of life experience to adequately help me with my particular problems.
Fortunately for me, working with Cindy turned out to be a great asset. I was delighted to find Cindy totally professional and career-oriented – she cares about health and fitness because it’s her thing in life, with enthusiasm, commitment, and the education, training and experience to back that up. Further, her natural talent, intelligence and maturity make it easy to forget I am 15 years older than her – I feel I can trust her guidance with respect to both the technical and psychological aspects of helping me achieve my goals.
Most impressive is Cindy’s knowledge and open-mindedness with respect to diverse and progressive methods of general health care. As a practitioner in the alternative health field, and someone who has personal health problems that have not responded to traditional approaches, it is very beneficial to be able to weigh the pros and cons of various dietary options and health care regimes with an informed and interested trainer.
Lastly, working out with Cindy is lots of fun – she’s always upbeat and in command, has real good energy, a warm nature, good sense of humor, and strikes a wonderful balance between working me hard but not too hard – I’m always looking forward to the next session.
To sum it all up – Cindy is first rate in every way.