"With Marion's help, I have learned how much I enjoy using weights, of all types. Whether it's barbells, handheld free weights or the kettlebell, Marion makes the workout fun with just the right amount of challenge.
"Right now my goals, and most important thing for me at age 70 is to increase my muscle mass. I like to forget about my age and just keep as active as possible.... Marion helps with this by keeping me motivated. She brings Enthusiasm and fun to every class. I love her teaching style and feel she is a friend as well as a great trainer.
"I was inspired to take Marion’s fitness classes after noticing the powerful impact they were having on my 73-year-old mother’s level of fitness. Not only was my mother in phenomenal shape (for any age), she was also having a ton of fun. Marion is definitely a master of her craft; incredibly focused, patient, motivational, positive with extremely effective workouts. What separates her classes from many others that I have previously attended – is the heart. Marion has the ability to bring out the best in everyone, because she cares. There’s a perfect mixture of encouragement, humour, compassion and toughness – and she leads with that balance. Her classes create a real feeling of camaraderie and support between all attending. I’d recommend taking any of her classes anytime. She’s the best!"
I seriously started doing group weight classes with Marion this past February. This has changed my life. I instantly liked Marion's upbeat personality, the lively music and the overall body workout with weights. This class was hard for me in terms of my strength and balance. But now it is July and I am feeling strong physically and more confident. Marion's workouts are always a challenge but I look forward to them. To say I am grateful for Marion is an understatement.
"Today was my last day of the 28-Day challenge. Marion updated my measurements and I'm very very pleased with my progress so far. I have enjoyed the program and was very dedicated to both the meal plan and the workouts. Marion is a great instructor, she changes up the routines every week, the classes are small groups and the atmosphere and energy are great. My goals are for a longer period of time and I have signed up for more classes and maybe even another Zumba class in my future. At the beginning of 2017 I told myself I needed to make a change regarding exercise and healthier eating. Not long after I was on Facebook and saw Marion's 28-Day Challenge and took this as a sign to put my change plan in action. Happy I did looking forward to more challenging but fun exercise sessions in this small gym format.."
Mary B, Langley, BC
"I am a huge fan of Marion and her work...it has been several years now that I have been enlisting in her weekly Zumba classes as well as some personal fitness training with me. Bottom line is that this woman is a powerhouse - she give her ALL in energy, enthusiasm and skills to you! I love her genuine love for what she does and it exudes and gets you excited to be there, especially for those like me where exercise and I do not come naturally! Marion is a dedicated professional who makes working out actually FUN - imagine! I will continue to attend her classes and I am looking forward to her new gym and see what other types of fitness I can try out."
Susan L, Surrey, BC
"Marion's kettlebell classes are intense, fun, and energizing. She spends the first class focusing on form and technique so it was my toughest class. In my third class, I was shocked to realize that the kettlebell I was using was too light! You will make significant gains in your strength and your heart rate will increase even faster than if you did an hour long weight lifting or cardio class, making kettlebells a really quick and effective workout. Marion also goes at your pace and can make adjustments if you have injuries or health issues. I highly recommend taking her group training classes."
Marietta M, Surrey, BC
"Marion is a consummate professional personal fitness trainer that utilizes her detailed knowledge of multiple physical fitness disciplines to creatively and enjoyably help her clients to achieve their fitness objectives. My wife and I are both over 50 and hadn't worked out in 30 years. We began training with Marion in mid-March when my wife was suffering with a "frozen shoulder" and just before I suffered two herniated discs in a work incident at home. In spite of these issues, and in less than 5 months, Marion's innovative approaches to our exercises has allowed us to both lose weight, greatly improve our cardio capability, significantly increase our muscle mass and increase our strength, flexibility and the range of motion in all parts of our bodies. Marion makes coming to the gym a lot of fun and one of the highlights of our day."
Deanna and Michael M, Surrey, BC
"I injured my knee in June. It turned out to be an ACL tear. In March I began taking Marion's Zumba & Hip Hop Bodyshop. Within 3 months I had increased range of motion in my knee and the pain decreased substantially. My doctor had booked me in to see a surgeon in July, and the knee surgeon's diagnosis was ... NO SURGERY REQUIRED, IT'S HEALING DUE TO THE EXERCISE! I am so thankful and I really credit Marion's classes with helping in my recovery. I love Marion's classes!"
Dede R, Surrey, BC
"Great workout, engaging instructor and love the newsletter she sent us"
Jacqueline Schmid, Surrey, BC
"Your Zumba class is always a blast Marion! Thanks for all the fun wednesday nights... woootttt! wooottt! :-)"
"Always lots of fun Marion, we love your class!! It's a felony to miss miss it 😀😀😀😀😀 you're the BEST !!!!!!"
Chess B, Richmond, BC
"You're awesome Marion, I enjoy every minute of your Zumba class...love your energy."
Alice W, Richmond, BC
"Your energy during your classes is extraordinary which then flows over the whole class. I have had so much fun during your Zumba and Pound classes. My energy level has gone up and I feel so much better in myself! Thanks Marion for helping me get more out of life!"
Heather C, Surrey, BC
"Marion, your Zumba class is extraordinary. Party non stop: Fun! Fun! Fun!... Keep it up Marion!"
Layela H, Richmond, BC
"Marion! Love the way you teach Zumba!"
Sharon C, Surrey, BC
"We can't wait to resume our Saturday Zumba classes with you! Can't live without it :) You rock!
If you want an amazingly fun workout - JOIN Marion's class!!!"
Susan S, Vancouver, BC
""Marion, love your classes.....yes, it's like a party every time.....really enjoyed it!!"
Cynthia H, Vancouver, BC