Testimonial for Hadley Allen from Pam Leslie and Rick Leslie
It is an honor to write a recommendation for Hadley Allen, a personal trainer. For almost two years it has been a privilege to have Hadley in my home to train me.
I am a 58 year old woman who was, throughout my life, un-athletic and uncoordinated. I also lacked any confidence in my ability to participate in and sustain any physical fitness.
In 2007 my husband moved his office home and decided to put a gym in a formally unused space. He bought all the necessary high tech exercise machines as well as mats, weights, balls and a ballet bar. He insisted I join him in his endeavor, I wanted to encourage him but I didn’t have a clue where to begin. I decided to enlist the services of Hadley whom I was fortunate to find through a friend.
From the day she walked into my home, my physical fitness and life has changed:
First, it is always a pleasure to see her smiling face even as she puts me through a rigorous routine.
Secondly, she is so knowledgeable about the body and can always change up an exercise to adapt to the emotional and physical mood of the day.
Third and most importantly, she has given me the confidence and inspiration to do the exercises on my own. I always look forward to working with Hadley.
Hadley is hell. Before I met Hadley I was an ignorant, out of shape but happy slob. Now I am ready to get a divorce and find myself a trophy wife.
As an ex-professional athlete and a long time NCAA Division 1 collegiate coach my fitness level is an important part of my life. Unfortunately a hectic work schedule kept me from working out on a regular basis for several years and I was finally fed up with my general lack of condition and thus sought out Hadley Allen. I have now worked with Hadley for over three months and am absolutely amazed at what she has done for me in such a short time. Her ability to quickly analyze my deficiencies and address them was most impressive. I have been associated with a dozen strength coaches over the 30 years of my career but she has demonstrated to me a unique ability to tailor her programming to what the client needs, wants and is capable of handling and at the same time safely pushing and encouraging growth. The consummate professional she has been a true pleasure to work with and can’t thank her enough for what she has done for me. As an example my increased flexibility has added 25 yards to my drives on the golf course and to be honest it really wasn’t a goal of mine.
Our program has produced over 25 professional players in the last 10 years, including Yankee centerfielder Curtis Granderson, and we have already begun to integrate some of her programming. Thanks Hadley!
Mike Dee Head Baseball Coach University of Illinois-Chicago
Hadley Allen is the consummate professional whose knowledge of her craft is surpassed only by her passion and tireless desire to help her clients achieve all their fitness goals. I’ve been an active runner and triathlete for over 10 years and have always been comfortable in all three phases of the sport. But nagging injuries, and constant soreness, fatigue and inadequate core strength seemed to limit my performance.
It wasn’t til I started working with Hadley that I realized how much I needed her functional strength regimen to overcome my deficiencies. I’ve been working with Hadley multiple times a week for almost 10 months and she definitely made a difference in all three elements of triathlon: improved mechanics and efficiency on the swim, increased power output on the bike and faster run splits.
More importantly, her training has given me the added strength and flexibility to avoid the injuries and fatigue that always came during the grueling hours of mid-season triathlon training. As a time constrained Ironman triathlete I have many training needs and not a lot of time. Hadley always knows exactly what I need and is able to deliver it every day. There aren’t enough hours in my day to accommodate much activity outside the standard swim, bike run workouts, but I now consider Hadley’s functional strength training an irreplaceable part of my weekly routine.
Aside from actually completing my triathlons for me, she’s given me all the tools to succeed…..hopefully in Kona some day!
37 years old completed over 4 ironman events.