Testimonials & Success Stories
Elissa is truly an amazing and talented trainer! I came across her website when searching for at-home personal trainers looking specifically for virtual training during Covid. At the time, I didn’t realize she lived across the country, but that hasn’t prevented us from getting amazing workouts via Facetime. She is so well versed in all things health & wellness and knows how to motivate and push you beyond your limit (even when you want to give up!). For the first time in my life, my back issues aren’t preventing me from working out and I can actually see results! I not only look & feel great, but I am so much stronger too. I highly recommend working with Elissa for any of your fitness needs, you won’t be disappointed.
– Stephanie, Connecticut, Virtual Training
I am SO THANKFUL that I found Elissa! Virtual training with her has worked so much better than I could have ever imagined. Elissa challenges and pushes me to get stronger with each workout. Her steady encouragement keeps me looking forward to our virtual heart pumping and fun sessions! I highly recommend Elissa and encourage you to contact her TODAY! My only regret is that I waited-but, I’m SO HAPPY to be one of her clients now!! 🙂
– Becky, Troy, Virtual Training
Elissa has been fantastic in helping me start and maintain a regular work out time. With my busy travel schedule, she has always been encouraging to continue and be flexible with our scheduling. Virtual sessions make it easy to work out from wherever I am. With her nutritional advise I have been able to eliminate foods from my diet and gain wonderful recipes to help me feel much better. Elissa is a wonderful full body, mind and spirit encourager. Don’t procrastinate! Start feeling better now!
– Laurie, California, Virtual Training
I’ve been training virtually with Elissa for a couple years and I love it and her! I was hesitant about virtual training but she makes it fun and I feel so great after our sessions. You will be happy with her, she pushes you and is very conscientious of your form and limitations. I feel stronger and it’s such a great stress relief!
– Kathleen, Troy, Virtual Training
Elissa is amazing!! Just amazing! She pushes in exactly the right way and she makes me feel I want to get stronger! Wonderful energy and I’m so glad I started working with her, and all from my apartment in New York!
– Merlina, New York, Virtual Training
Elissa is AMAZING!!! I started training virtually during the COVID shutdown and don’t miss going to a gym. She is so knowledgeable about the body as well as nutrition. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook or go to her site elissafitness.com. You won’t be disappointed.
– Valerie, Bloomfield, Virtual Training
I found Elissa Smith at an interesting time in my life. I had just become a grandmother, I was going through menopause, and I knew that I needed some strength training in my life if I was going to stay strong and if I was going to be able to pick up a baby and then a toddler. I also knew that as important as strength training is, I was bored by it and needed to find a way for it to be fun. The other thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to work out with someone close to my age, and so I Googled “trainers in their 40’s”. Elissa’s website popped up almost immediately, and as I went through her site and read her bio, I felt as though I had found what I was looking for. Elissa and I had a brief phone conversation and agreed to meet. That meeting was just a few months ago, and I cannot believe the difference in my body. My arms are firm and getting more toned all the time (no chicken skin here!), and my legs are strong and shapely. I have degenerated discs in my lower spine, but because of the intense core work we do, I haven’t had pain in months! The other beautiful thing to note is that Elissa and I have a great time working out together. She is fun but serious about our workouts, and we laugh a lot, which makes our time together go quickly! The other wonderful thing is that we have a virtual session once a week in addition to one in person, and I get a great workout both days! Elissa is also a wonderful cook and makes amazing recipes that she shares. Tasty, colorful, nutritious in season foods that make healthy eating extra fun! I can’t say enough good things about Elissa; she has made me feel the best I have felt in a long time as I approach my 55th birthday. Thank you, Elissa, from the very recesses of my heart! You are amazing, and I am beyond grateful to have you coaching me through this time in my life.
– Chris, Royal Oak, Virtual Training
Elissa is a highly credentialed fitness, wellness and nutrition coach….a lifelong learner with a strong commitment to her profession and clients who clearly practices what she preaches! She’s personable, listens well, and focuses on what works specifically for me with the kind of patience, flexibility, and discipline that is getting increasingly positive results – safely and at great value.
– Victor, Livonia, Virtual Training
Elissa is amazing. She is Very knowledgeable and takes a personal interest in you. Elissa even went grocery shopping to make sure I had the proper foods in my house. I would highly recommend Elissa.
– Jan Hays, Sylvan Lake
Elissa has helped my husband and I build up our strength and endurance. She has both, vast knowledge and common sense. Elissa tailors a workout specifically for you and knows exactly how to avoid any back, knee or any issues you may have. Elissa is the best personal trainer we have ever had!
– Sharon Maskin, Royal Oak
“I’m not one to provide reviews, but Elissa deserves special mention. She offers a truly customized workout, that varies week to week and is tailored to meet your short and long term goals. Given the breadth of her knowledge, she seamlessly incorporates a variety of techniques and best practices to provide a holistic approach to fitness and wellness that delivers results in a safe manner. It’s clear from day one that she truly cares about each of her clients and always tries to go the extra mile. Best of all she pushes you to challenge yourself and somehow enjoy the process at the same time!”
– Sangeeta Shah, West Bloomfield
“Elissa is a top notch trainer. She helped me more than any other trainer or physical therapist I came across in years of dealing with back problems. Her knowledge, and personality will motivate anyone to “show up” and trust her to safely advance you to achieving your conditioning goals. I recommend her without reservation.”
– Jeffrey Diskin, West Bloomfield
“My wife and I have been going to Elissa for the last two years and we are in the best shape of our lives! She is constantly changing up our routine making it extremely challenging and fun. Her knowledge and experience in the field is immense. I highly recommend her to anyone considering a personal trainer.”
– Anand Gandhi, West Bloomfield
“Elissa is my first experience with a personal trainer and now I am spoiled for life! She knows just when to push and when to support. Whether in person or via Skype, she can make me sweat and laugh as I build strength and confidence.”
-Mary Bishop, Bloomfield Hills
“Elissa was the first personal trainer I ever had. I was always afraid of injuring myself but from the very first day she took every precaution to make me feel comfortable and gradually increase my strength and endurance. I play a lot of tennis and she targeted those areas to make me stronger and more flexible on the court. Elissa is delightful to work with and very accommodating to my hectic schedule. You will love working with her.”
– Rob, Bloomfield Hills
“Elissa is an AMAZING TRAINER. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to create safe, effective workouts for all ages and limitations.”
– Julie Zahler, Bloomfield Hills
“Elissa is very caring and attentive to what I need, what my limits are, and how far she can push me. She encourages and motivates me to do better,and yet knows how much I am capable of. She is knowledgable in her field of training and nutrition and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal trainer to come to your home.”
– Linda, Birmingham
“I have been a client of Elissa for the past 25 years. She is an outstanding personal trainer with a wealth of knowledge. She is well versed not only in her immediate field but in nutrition as well. Many years ago I wanted to lose some weight and she analyzed my diet and with a few suggestions I was able to lose and maintain my weight ever since. Elissa is very conscientious. Clients of Elissa succeed due to her positive attitude and motivation , through encouragement.”
– Carol, Birmingham
“Elissa is a wonderful trainer. I worked with her three days a week for two years and only had to stop when I moved. Elissa is consistent and dedicated. She kept me injury free for the duration of our training. Due to her efforts I was able to dramatically increase my fitness and strength. Elissa was always flexible with her scheduling. She’s consistently upbeat and motivating. I would highly recommend Elissa as a personal trainer.”
– Joel, Birmingham
“I am a 56 year old postmenopausal woman. I hired Elissa to come to my home to help me lose the 15 pounds I gained since I turned 50, and my overall strength. I was pleasantly surprised at how fun and convenient it it was to workout at home! She brought new things to the table for me to try! I reached my goal in 3 months and I am thankful I listened to her Nutrition tips and stayed consistent! I recommend her highly!”
– Carolyn, West Bloomfield
“I have had a very positive experience working out with Elissa as my trainer. She is so knowledgeable and experienced in her field as a personal trainer. She continues to learn new methods to help her clients improve and become aware of their body and become stronger. She is also well read in areas of healthy diets and life styles. She is very attentive to her clients abilities and makes sure they are performing safely and to the best of their abilities. I have had success with the program she has designed with my particular needs and abilities. I am stronger and feel better.”
– Sheryl, West Bloomfield
“Elissa was the 3rd personal trainer I have had. I am a 54 yr old women with some special needs from past injuries. I felt safe and comfortable with her, as she has had a lot of experience and knowledge in these areas. Other trainers I had did not seem to have the compassion and education I found with Elissa. I am stronger and happier than I have ever been. You won’t be disappointed.”
– Sarah, Troy
“Elissa is a great motivator to help me meet my healthy goals. Her workouts are challenging and never “routine”. She keeps it interesting!”
– Cheryl, Auburn Hills
Elissa is an excellent personal trainer! I was having issues with shoulder pain and wondered if my exercise routine was aggravating it. Elissa observed me exercising, made corrections to my form, and developed a great new plan. Situation is much improved now. She also gave me tips on nutrition and a great referral for a massage therapist. Thank you Elissa!
– Patrick, Waterford
Elissa is great! My daughter and I really enjoy our workouts. Plus Elissa provides healthy food tips.
– Kerrie Montgomery, Huntington Woods
Elissa is amazing and fun to train with. She knows her field and is very professional and friendly. Thanks!!!
– Amy Downey, Novi
As a 51 year old lady who let herself go, working out with Elissa has been a life changer! She really understands a woman’s body, and has been able to help me get into the best shape I have been in in years. She is very encouraging, and has me on a workout regime that has gotten excellent results in a short period of time, without feeling like I’m killing myself. I actually look forward to working out now, which is something I could never say in the past. Highly recommended. Put in the time with Elissa, and you WILL see results!
– Rachel Holland, Sylvan Lake
What a great trainer!! I dropped weight, got in the best shape (not easy as we get older), and had fun. Elissa knows how to start where you are and take you to the next level, whatever your goal is.
– Kristen Shuman, Sylvan Lake
Elissa is a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer. She takes into account your fitness level and is very safety conscious. Elissa ramps up the workout gradually to spur you on to higher levels of fitness. My husband decided to follow my example. Elissa helped him regain his strength as he ages and improved his muscle tone to alleviate back pain. She takes the whole person’s health into account, including diet. In addition, Elissa is a very kind and caring person.
– Kathleen, Sylvan Lake
I highly recommend training with Elissa! She has been so helpful expanding my ability to use weights in the gym and increasing my strength. She has a great depth of knowledge with training and nutrition and is also incredibly organized, sending past workouts so they can be repeated between our training sessions.
– Stephanie, Bloomfield Hills
Elissa is a great trainer. She is conscientious and very knowledgeable. She designs you an individual training program and monitors your progress along the way. She has an enthusiastic personality that make the session very enjoyable.
– Terry, Sylvan Lake