"I have been a client of Ratio 1:1 off and on for the last 12 years. I have gone to several other trainers, some with years of experience, some just starting out, female and male. My greatest results have been with Ratio 1:1, Earl Bell as my trainer and mentor. Itís not a gym. It is more than just show up for an hour session, workout and youíre done. NOT!!! The workout is just part of the session. You are motivated, encouraged, challenged, and given guidance. Your session is always a one-on-one experience, which, for me makes a world of difference. I do not have to think about how long to stay on the treadmill, how many reps to do, or if I am doing this correctly. I am guided by my trainer. During my session, my goals are discussed and my doubts are removed. I realize when Chie says "It is Not an Obligation it is an Opportunity" it is a true statement. The opportunity to be the best that I can be physically, which makes me better mentally. And with that, I realized as long as GOD continues to breathe life into me, I have the Opportunity to control my weight, control what I put in my mouth, improve my health, feel better, look better, be better! Iím not where I want to be yet, but I am a WHOLE lot better than I was: lower blood pressure, no swollen ankles, down two pant sizes, and I feel fantastic!!! Oh, did I mention I look good too!!! Feeling good about myself has lead me to constantly pass a word of encouragement, a word of self-approval, a word of hope, and most important a word of self-love goes a long, long way. Who knows, my words of encouragement may just be the words some young girl needs to hear when she looks in the mirror, and feels less than she should about herself. "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14), I can do this!"

- Barb Fletcher

"I've lost over 40 lbs and many inches. I've gained definition in my arms that I've never had. My entire body is in better shape than it's been in a long time (if ever). I really enjoy training at Ratio 1:1. It's like a small family that inspires each other. Chie is not only my trainer. She inspires and motivates me to want to do better. She cares about the "whole" person inside and out."

- Joyce Edwards

"Deciding to make a change in my life where my health is concerned is the best decision that I could have ever made. It has been worth absolutely every penny! Yes, it is a sacrifice but I feel like I am worth it. My health is worth it! From the first day that I walked into the facility for my consultation with Chie, she has been teaching me ever since. She trains and teaches me what I need to do to get in shape and also discusses my food intake on a consistent basis. For me, once I get started with the exercising, that has always been the easiest part. But the eating, the eating is where I struggled. She gave me a simple 1 page nutrition guide and I used that to get myself started and it really worked. To this day I still follow it. Now do not get me wrong, I still enjoy life (wink), I just make better choices more often and I am proud to say it shows! I feel like I am on a new life journey and I am excited for what is yet to come. In addition to the great support from Chie and Earl, the gym has a positive and professional environment. I appreciate the camaraderie and encouragement from others that work out at Ratio 1:1. Having an enjoyable place to go and workout is a bonus."

- Dayla Randolph

"After losing 33 pounds on my own, I was unable to progress any further in my quest for weight loss and fitness. After almost 18 months of seeing no results, I convinced myself that I was just "Big Boned" and was meant to remain a size 18. In a last ditch effort to try weight loss, I tried measures such as kick boxing, etc. But could not find a place close enough to my home that would facilitate good attendance after working all day. After trying to locate a cardio kick boxing class other than at Bally's close to home. On the Internet, I bumped into the website for Ratio 1:1. I placed a phone call to the gym and left a message. My phone call was returned by no other than Miss Chie herself. After an intense and in-depth consultation, I decided to try her in December of 2005. Do not believe any of that stuff that you may have personally read about how sweet Chie is. While she truly loves her job as a personal trainer, Chie is not happy until every ounce of energy that I have in me is drained, and then she wants a little bit more. She has pushed me beyond levels that I ever thought were attainable. She is sincere and dedicated and well worth the price."

- Pam Morris

"When I first began training with Chie, I was so out of shape, not to mention my cholesterol being elevated along with not having any energy whatsoever. She was so caring and supportive of my weightloss and fitness goals, she frequently checked in with me regarding my water and dietary intake. I have had a couple trainers in the past who did not have this genuine interest in me. I value this as a very positive trait in a personal trainer who gets to know my strengths and weaknesses as a client. It is wonderful that she has "lived" my experience and continues to deal with maintaining her own physique everyday. This way she is very understanding of my needs as a woman who is trying to improve her health. It is so wonderful to have someone to cheer for me after losing 10 lbs in 2 months along with many inches (forgot how many!). Along with many people at work noticing my weight loss, dropping approximately 100 points on my cholesterol in the same amount of time, and the fact I have a lot more energy now has motivated me to continue working towards my weight loss goals by coming in faithfully for my 2 workouts weekly. Even though my workouts with Chie are tough, it is comforting to know that when I come in to the gym that I will have someone that I know who is always there to get me through them in an "one to one" fashion."

- Pat Cristofano

"I discovered Ratio 1:1 after being advised by my doctor that my cholesterol count was 385, my blood pressure was too high, and I was developing type 2 diabetes. My doctor stressed that proper diet and exercise was needed. After trying numerous methods to lose weight which included fad diets, working out with other personal trainers that were not personal at all. I was frustrated because these methods were not working. Then I found Chie, and after 6 months, my life changed. My cholesterol is 235, my blood pressure and diabetes are now gone. My energy level has climbed tremendously. One of the most amazing changes is that I no longer need any medication to treat my earlier diagnosed ailments. My doctor is amazed at the progress and frankly so am I. For the first time in my life I feel great and I think I look great. I owe it all to Chie and Ratio 1:1 a total life changing combination."

- Darrell Gastile

"I was almost content with the way I looked until out of curiosity I wandered into Ratio 1:1 and met Chie. My first thought was "she is too little to help me." I couldn't have been more mistaken. Her soft but no-nonsense approach to helping me achieve my goal on an individual level is excellent. I had tried other trainers only to leave feeling discouraged. The comments and compliments keep coming and I walk with my head a little higher. I once thought I couldn't afford a trainer, now I don't see how I can afford not to have one, as long as it's Chie."

- Yovonne