Natalie is fantastic, I was referred to her by a close friend who said that she could help me reach my personal goals and that she would be awesome to work with in the process. He was completely right. She was very focused on my specific goals, rather than just generic one’s that could span across multiple people.
She did a great job of getting to know me, my likes and dislikes for food and was able to help me structure a program that fit my needs. During the program, she helped adapt it to my lifestyle and continuously tweaked things to make the program even more conducive to me.
She is always there to answer any questions and just does a great job of supporting her clients. I would absolutely recommend Natalie to other looking to achieve specific goals around their body composition and well being.
I have had the pleasure of working with Natalie Leon consistently over the past 4 years. Throughout that time she has become not only someone I strongly respect, but also one of my closest friends. She began helping me as a nutritionist, writing my programming and monitoring my progress, etc, but that led to becoming the person I went to with any injury, sickness, or general fueling question.
I have been in the training/fitness industry for 15 years and tried various diet/nutrition plans during that time. It wasn’t until I began working with Natalie that I found the importance of nutrient timing as well as catering my fueling plan to match the demands of my daily schedule. Natalie would sit down with me every 2-3 months (which was when my schedule changed) to create a meal plan specific to the demands of my job and my personal training schedule. I have worked with body builders in the past and thought that I had a decent idea of what to eat, but WOW I was wrong. I saw more changes in the first 4-6 months with Natalie’s program than the previous 11 years of being in the industry.
My business partner and I own a training company based out of Rockville, MD (Healthy Baller) and we send all of our athletes/parents looking for nutritional guidance to Natalie. My younger brother and my parents have also used Natalie in the past. Our entire family uses the concepts and suggestions Natalie has given to use to shape our nutritional decisions on a daily basis. This is something we are all incredibly grateful for.
Natalie is simply the best. She has taught me so much over the years and continues to be a guide in my journey to become as fit and healthy as possible. I know that the nutritional guidance she has given me will continue to improve my quality of life.
Managing my weight has always been a constant struggle for me, especially in college. I tried my best to eat as healthy as possible and go to the gym but nothing seemed to be working. I tried diets I found online and even went to some nutritionists to learn more about what certain foods I should or shouldn’t be eating. However, none of it helped. My brother, Alex, has always been into fitness and health and I have always envied his lifestyle.
So, the beginning of last summer, I told him I wanted to change my lifestyle, get more in shape and lose some weight. That is when he told me about Natalie and all these amazing results she has had with her clients. I immediately got in touch with her and although I was leaving to NYC for the summer, she managed to fit me in last minute before leaving to get the program going. She provided me with a comprehensive meal/supplement plan along with a work out plan for the summer, designed for my body type and food preferences.
Immediately, I began seeing results. As the summer went on, I was shedding weight and becoming more and more toned. Along with that, I began feeling more energized during the day. At first, it was a bit difficult to get used to the lifestyle change. However, I quickly adapted and tackled it head on. Natalie was and still is in full contact with me and is always eager to help or answer any questions I have along the way.
Now, after 4 months, I have lost nearly 40 lbs. and I have never felt more energized or confident. My weight has always been one of my largest insecurities and finally being able to manage it is something I never thought would happen. I truly did not think I would ever look as amazing as I do now or be this confident. Hearing people compliment how healthy and fit I look is an indescribable feeling. This program has provided me with a completely new healthy lifestyle and I cannot thank Natalie enough for that!
To my Nutrition coach, Natalie. I just wanted to take a minute to say Thank you for getting my weight down and my strength up, and me ready for my 2 title fights in Bermuda.
Natalie, it was great working with you! I really dislike stretching, but you made it so I could do it. Thanks girl.
Well I really didn’t like giving up my food but with the plan you gave me I was so strong and my body looked beautiful! Well hope all is well with you and maybe we can work together again soon for the next fight! Thanks again! Be blessed.
2-time World Champion
I’ve known Natalie for over 20 years and for as long as I can remember she has always been passionate about nutrition and fitness. Naturally, she is the one I contacted when I needed to lose weight. You’ve probably heard my story before…woman has child, gains weight, loses weight (or not), gets pregnant, gains weight, etc. Natalie’s response….”I can definitely help you!”
After our initial consult, Natalie created a customized nutrition plan, a cardio program, and an all-body resistance training program. We meet weekly for personal training sessions and she’s always a phone/text/email away. It’s only been 3 months and I’ve lost 40 pounds! Natalie has so much knowledge to impart and so much love for the work that she does. I’m thrilled that Natalie and New-U are creating a “new me!”
Last April, I competed in my first ever bodybuilding competition. During the 2017 NPC Max Muscle Contest, I also brought home a few trophies:
– 1st Place Light-Heavy Open – 1st Place Novice – 1st Place True Novice
This is all thanks to teaming up with my colleague, Natalie Leon.
Hiring Natalie as a coach was an absolute game-changer as Natalie provided the following:
– Nutrition – Posing – Training – Education/Professional Development – Answered Questions Promptly – Structured Plan – Constructive Critique
If you are considering altering your body composition and transforming your body, you need to invest in a coach who is invested in you and bringing out your true potential.
Furthermore, if you have considered competing, I highly recommend it, as it can be an invaluable experience for your own growth and development, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
With the right coach who is passionate, willing to help, experienced, and educated, you may just find your own “New U”.
Take care of yourself. Take care of your body, and most importantly take care of your mind. All these factors contributed to me achieving the body that I worked for.
Natalie’s program heavily focused on these elements to help me achieve the goals I had set for myself with my physique. Through approaching nutrition with a foundation of principle and a science based approach, Natalie has done a great job at highlighting that most of your wants in nutrition/life start with you.
She cares about the person. She cares about her clients. She cares about you. If you are looking for a program that not only tackles misinformation that you may have about nutrition but also explains it.
If you are looking for a program that doesn’t only highlight your goal with your physique, but also heavily focuses on the mentality required to get there. Then you will have no problem and will truly enjoy this program for what it is.Shes professional, kind, hardworking, and gets the job done.
Simply put this program is an excellent tutorial on how to get your dream body. This program is an excellent way for you to learn how to get what you want.
Natalie is one of the few trainers who takes a look at the “whole body” inside and out. Since meeting her over 2 years ago, she has healed both of my injured shoulders with stretching, strengthening and body work.
I recently received nutritional coaching from Natalie and I’m eating a more balanced diet (including carbs!) and my tummy is flatter than ever before! I feel stronger and my body is more balanced. Natalie always has a positive attitude and is very professional. Our workouts are the highlight of my week!
I would like to take the time to thank Natalie for all her expertise and knowledge she has invested in me to become a healthier and happier person. Since having a child five year’s ago, I struggled with weight loss and energy.
After four months of working with Natalie, I can proudly say that I have lost 23 pounds and went from a size 10/12 to a size 6/8. I have more energy and strength now at 40 that I did in my 20’s.
The only regret I have is not starting a program with Natalie sooner.
I was referred to Natalie by my trainer when I wanted some nutrition advice in addition to my training. I was looking to make a real change and so did the Comprehensive Mind-Body Wellness Package with her. We first met for a two-hour intake session. The first thing you notice about Natalie is that she is very warm, engaging and genuine. She takes a very broad view of wellness and asked questions about my nutrition goals, but also life goals.
She listened carefully and then worked with me to set practical, reasonable short-term goals that would lead to the long-term wellness goals. We then communicated weekly for four weeks where she continued to coach me through the goals and trouble shoot any obstacles that came up. I did this in conjunction with the nutrition counseling.
Again, she very carefully listened to my food preferences and key aspects of my work and home life so that she could construct a menu and food prep program that would be tailored specifically for me.
We then met in person a couple of times to go over the nutrition program – adjusting and fine tuning it. We had weekly check-ins via written progress reports. Natalie is prompt in her responses to the progress reports. But more importantly, she is empathetic, positive, and always, always encouraging. I relied on her encouragement to help me through some of these difficult changes, and I’m glad that I chose her to help me with this process.
Truly speaking, I never thought it could be possible, when Natalie and I met and discussed my goal, she was confident about transforming my goal into reality. Natalie made it clear from the beginning that sacrifices had to be made, like getting rid of habitual practices that were contributing to my obesity.
Like they always say, old habits die hard! Natalie’s determination to succeed is unquestionable; I remember her telephone calls where she specifically reminded me to exercise restraint in whatever I will be consuming over the weekends. That actually encouraged me to follow the prescribed diet religiously.
I have lost 75 pounds and I am still going. It was a blessing to have met someone so passionate, tough and yet gentle. You have to really like this job to be able to do it. Personal training is a challenge which requires discipline and commitment. I want to genuinely wish all those who go through your blessed talent to maximize the benefit.
Natalie is a Professional Trainer and Athlete whom is dedicated to fitness and wellness. Her work ethic, passion, positive attitude and commitment to her clients inspires them to achieve their goals.