TESTIMONIALS

I have been training with Roody for the past few years and would definitely describe him as an excellent personal trainer with extensive background in fitness, M.A.T as well as an impressive knowledge in nutrition. He combines his training with compassion and intuitiveness enabling him to customize workouts to the individual needs and concerns. What I personally love is the fact that Roody always comes up with more innovative moves to ensure you achieve the next level of fitness. The best testimony to his abilities is the fact that by now my husband as well as my two sons are his clients as well!
-Maria K. & Family

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If you were going to spend eight hours of travel time to see someone or do something for one hour, that person or activity would have to be pretty extraordinary, right? Well, Roody is just that person, and his M.A.T. and training sessions are definitely that outstanding!

A friend introduced me to Roody, thinking MAT might help me with my chronic pain issues. It took only one visit (just five minutes, really) for me to realize I had found an exceptional practitioner, one with a wealth of knowledge, techniques, and insight to offer. Since that first appointment, I have been committed and look forward with great anticipation to my sessions with Roody.

MAT could just as well stand for Most Awesome Therapy. Roody has amazing hands (can I say that?) and an intuitive touch. It was an incredible experience to feel muscles that had been dormant suddenly come to life and to teach them— through Roody’s palpations and the prescribed isometric exercises—how to work and function as they should. I left the studio each week feeling a bit looser, lighter, and more mobile . . . as well as furnished with “homework” exercises that Roody had thoroughly explained and practiced with me to ensure I would do them correctly on own.

As a result of the success of the MAT work, I have transitioned to fitness training with Roody. What a blast! Mind you, I had never (literally) been in a gym or “worked out” before, so this could have been intimidating, especially to someone middle-aged (like me!). But Roody makes it enjoyable, approachable, and attainable and never makes me feel awkward or uncomfortable—I immediately feel in love with these training days (and joined a gym at home to hold me between trips to NYCFA)! Roody knows just how hard to push (I like to challenge myself); continually comes up with new exercises and routines and personalizes them to fit my particular needs; has a keen eye for seeing if I’m doing something correctly and if it is effective; and has expertise in a broad spectrum of facets regarding the human body (e.g., physiology, nutrition, biology). Training with Roody means more than simply strengthening muscles and the cardio system: it is about getting in touch with and tuning mind, body, and spirit; about pushing yourself—in a safe environment—beyond what you think your limits are; about learning how your musculoskeletal and internal systems function; and about discovering yourself and what you’re capable of. It might be hard work, but it’s fun work!

To top it all off, Roody himself is a great guy! He’s good-natured and jovial (a sense of humor goes a long way in my book!), thoughtful, perceptive, respectful, kind, and a patient teacher; he deftly balances professionalism with informality. I feel like I have a partner and teammate who is committed to my quest for a healthy, fit, and sound body and mind.

Oh, and if you should find me with a new, New York City zip code in the near future, you’ll know why!
-Laura M.

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I have been a client of Roody Dallemand for about six years and I can attest that his extensive knowledge of anatomy, form, and nutrition has helped mold my physique into the shape I have been looking for. Roody maintains a constant focus during training sessions on his client’s goals. He is able to customize and tailor our training sessions with a sweeping range of exercises in his repertoire from beginner to advanced forms. Being able to train with someone this attentive and knowledgeable has allowed me to make strides in my progress that would not have been possible on my own. I would highly recommend Roody to anyone who is serious about fitness and is looking to not only have someone motivate, but educate them as well to help achieve their goals. Roody has a lot to offer a client including those who may suffer from sports injuries. I was able to fully recover from a SLAP2 tear in my right shoulder with the help of Roody’s extensive knowledge and I am able to train at 100%.
Thanks Roody,
Looking forward to our next session!
-Lou Pici

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I’ve trained with Roody for over 7 years and I’m in the best shape of my life. Along the way I’ve observed a lot of other trainers and without question Roody is top-tier. He knows what he’s talking about and he practices what he preaches. Not only is Roody in excellent shape and always challenging himself (e.g. training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), he takes a vested interest in me achieving my goals - and he’s compassionate about it. He’s always changing it up with new exercises and techniques - it’s never boring and I’m always challenged. He’s trained in MAT and he’s helped me with a lot of physical injuries and limitations. He’s also educated in nutrition and I follow a meal plan he provided. On a personal note, Roody is a good person with a lot of positive energy – I really look forward to my sessions with Roody.
-Tim Greene

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My husband and I started working out with Roody because we both really wanted to get into shape. Not that we weren’t exercising frequently – we had been training for triathlons together for a couple years, participating in sports like volleyball, and we had been training with a different trainer in Los Angeles on a regular basis –but we had just moved back to the city and wanted to really see change in our bodies. Roody pushed us to our limits and both of us got into the best shape of our lives (and that is saying a lot, as I was a college athlete!). We managed to find a schedule that worked so we were with him 2-3 days a week and did triathlon training another 2-3 days a week. Roody helped us manage our diet in addition to our training. We stuck with his meal plan and we both managed to get to and maintain a lean, fit look. Since we started working out with Roody, I became pregnant and my husband had shoulder surgery. I continued to train through my pregnancy and I am pretty convinced that it made the labor that much easier. I am currently recovering but looking forward to starting back up with Roody again. My husband has been back a few months since his surgery and is already almost back to his pre-surgery body. We are thrilled with Roody’s support and enjoy both our time working out with him and the results from it.
-Jenny and Eric Ingber

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