What Our Clients Are Saying

Read what our clients are saying about Susan Longley!

As a senior citizen my fitness program requirements are unique. Susan Longley designed a regimen that is perfect for my needs and skill level. The exercises are challenging but doable. After six months my flexibility, balance and energy level have markedly improved. Susan’s advice on nutrition helped me develop an eating program for steady, healthy weight loss. By eliminating certain food irritants, I reduced joint swelling and pain.

Susan gently but firmly keeps you on track and provides a variety of movements so that sessions are never routine or boring.  She is knowledgeable, skilled and truly cares about her students.

Sara Armstrong

Speaker, Author, Realtor

I am 66 years old and have never really exercised.  Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis.  In 2015 it seemed like the Good Lord kept putting numerous articles in front of me that mentioned strength training—how it could really help build up bone mass. I had known Susan and her family for a number of years and when she started offering personal training, I decided to start training with her.

I feel stronger and sharper mentally since I have been working out with Susan.  I’m hoping to be able to stop taking the drugs I am taking for osteoporosis.  My 92-year-old mother, who has dementia, has also been working out with Susan and I have seen an improvement in her mobility, but more importantly in her mood and energy. She is truly a different person after an exercise session.  I highly recommend training with Susan Longley, no matter what your age.

Linda Harrison

After years of intense physical activity riding horseback, swimming, and whitewater canoeing, I had ruined my back, totally worn away the cartilage in my knees, and torn both rotator cuffs. So I slowly faded into couch potato-hood. After getting both knees replaced I at least started water aerobics but was able to do little more. But, by then my back was so weak that I was having a hard time walking more than a few yards and standing was intolerable.

In November last year, I was disappointed because water aerobics wasn’t enough. Luckily we got a new water aerobics instructor then – Susan Longley. After talking to Susan one day in the locker room, I decided to start strength training with her twice a week. Great decision! After 6 months I am MUCH stronger. Even my massage therapist is noticing the difference. Also, Susan has isolated the muscle that is probably causing my back pain. My chiropractor and massage therapist concur with Susan’s theory and between the three of them, my back is getting stronger. I am so grateful to Susan for all her encouragement and help. She’s particularly supportive when I get down because I don’t feel like I’m progressing quickly enough. I am confident that I will soon be back to my old active lifestyle and that brightens my whole life.

Thanks a million, Susan!

Ebeth McMullen

Susan did an excellent job of motivating my wife, who has dementia, to do a complete, routine of exercises on the machines. The weekly progress became quite evident and my wife enjoyed the sessions-she never came home complaining of any pain from the workouts!

Stuart Alston

When I chose to work out with Susan almost two years ago, I had no idea that she would be such a great support in my journey of beginning to take care of me!  She tailors each workout for me.   Susan continues to research what exercises will be best for me and helps me strive to be my best. I look forward to my workouts which are always different. Susan’s encouragement has kept me going, and I can see and feel a difference.

Nancy Nierva

I have been going to Susan for several years – starting in the pool because of strength and surgery issues and then graduating to land exercise and strength training and love the way she understands “seniors.” Susan has a wealth of knowledge and experience that I find extremely helpful.

Mary Dill

I have been working with Susan for 6+ months. She is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain the what and why to you. In our first session, I explained my goals and Susan really listened. I now have much better posture and balance, am stronger, and feel great! I feel safe in Susan’s hands.

Mary Ann Jones

Susan Longley is an outstanding personal trainer. Her knowledge and understanding of seniors helped me be successful with weight training and also with choosing the proper exercise equipment that would be best for my physical limitations. I have also experienced her expertise during Gentle Joint and Aqua Fit and Tone swimming classes.

Betsy Carson