"Taking care of each other and building relationships is what life is all about." Kloe
I was tired of carrying around the same 15 pounds for 15 years, even though I truly tried to lose weight on my own. My motivation to step it up came from my mentor Sandra who, in her early 70's, started seeing a personal trainer named Kloe and just raved about her. I attended a fundraiser for the L'Arche Society where I bought a Fitness Consultation and Body Composition gift certificate donated by Kloe from Make a Move. I was later given the Nutritional Assessment gift certificate by a friend of Sandra's and a client of Kloe's, and this combination was just what I needed! Kloe finds out all about you and your habits, then works in small steps to help you improve your day by day; be it drinking more water and eating more protein, to buying heavier weights and introducing small challenges to your workout regime. And this was all that I needed to start seeing small successes on the scale and feeling better in my clothes. What surprised me the most was how quickly I felt my body becoming stronger and tighter, and my heart health improving as I was able to endure longer periods of intense workouts! I couldn’t have done this without Kloe cheering me on and giving me ideas on how to stay motivated. It all worked! I lost those stubborn pounds and 12 inches so far! Before I contacted Kloe, I asked Sandra if it was worth it, as I knew it would mean making a daily commitment, spending money, but more so “she is going to make me work, isn’t she?” Sandra said, “Yah, yah, she will, but… oh just do it!” And I’m so glad I did! I am just so proud of myself and can’t thank Kloe enough for all her guidance. She has put the fun back into my daily routine, and in all of this, she has been just what I needed! Wendy Stolk Age 57
In 2013 I suffered from extreme pain due to a bulging disc at C5-6. My doctors recommended strengthening my neck muscles to help deal with the problem. I saw Kloe at Make a Move and she thoroughly tested me and gave me a personal fitness regime. Her testing and measuring was very scientific and resulted in a well designed fitness plan. She designed an exercise regime with corrective exercises to strengthen my neck and my core, and also to balance my muscle strength in my whole body . I now see her regularly to do the fitness testing, progress or change up my fitness routine, and make it a point to check in with her whenever something changes in my back or neck. I think she is an essential member of one's health care team. I recommend her to everyone I know who needs help with their health, fitness, dealing with back/neck pain and issues relating to their core. Kloe is a great encourager and a wonderful fitness coach.
DKM 61 years Lethbridge
Kloe is a special person who puts her heart into her work and is dedicated to her clients in helping them reach their goals!! During my last pregnancy I had severe low back pains that I had various tests done for as well as an MRI, My Doctor said that those pains will always "just be there". After I went through Kloe's fitness assessment, she found where my pains stemmed from, which were tight hip and bum muscles and designed a program to loosen them and strengthen my core. After that 2nd session with her she had already done more for me than my doctor did in 2.5 years! Alongside of this, we right away did her nutrition assessment. She helped me dig into my diet to find the foods that were also causing inflammation in my body!! I had no idea changing my diet could help so much. After my pains dissolved she then created a strength training program and cardio program to help me achieve some things I've always wanted to do. I have lost 10 pounds, started running, and ran a 5km distance without even knowing it, with her by my side!! Kloe always goes the extra mile!! She sends me texts to check in with me, asks me how my body feels today or what I ate for lunch!!...which keeps me accountable and makes me realize how much she cares! I am now pregnant again, and my pains have not returned. Kloe is great at all that she does and truly cares about helping her clients.
Sherri B Age 36
I have always been someone who has tried to stay fit, but as I aged, I found that my expectations for personal fitness were slipping into a more sedentary lifestyle. My motivation to work with Kloe came from hearing stories from some of her other clients and my own concerns about whether or not I was doing all I needed to stay fit and healthy. I have now been working with Kloe for almost a year and a half. I am 67. I want to increase my cardio health, muscle strength and general fitness level. Kloe has helped me recognize that I am physically capable of doing more than I ever imagined. I have lost fat and gained muscle because of her fitness regimen and my commitment to the program. Kloe is constantly guiding and encouraging me along the way - she is "THE FORCE." Now the focus of my fitness goals has shifted, expanded and grown. All dimensions of my life have been enriched and changed in a positive way because of my involvement with Kloe. We workout and laugh together, talk about meaningful issues and have developed a strong human connection. She listens, shares her insight, knowledge, and expertise generously and willingly, and offers up-to-date information and comprehensive fitness routines. She is an outstanding person and personal trainer/life coach who continues to guide me to higher levels of health and well-being. I value the opportunity to work with Kloe and highly recommend her. Money well spent! Kathy L., Lethbridge, AB Age 67
I've come along way since June when I was barely moving. I enjoy our sessions, feel much stronger, my body feels tighter, and my balance has improved. I have very little need for physiotherapy sessions now. Exercise has helped me mentally also. I am less anxious, more positive, and feel more in control when aches and pains do arise. What we call 'roller derby" [ foam roller- self myofascial release techniques] that you encouraged me to try, makes me feel like I can help myself, rather than having to wait for a professional appointment. I am happy to go to our session because we laugh together so often. There are days when I curse being 'tight', but the benefits outweigh it. Love Barb Hillman
At 70 yeaars of age, I was diagnosed with extensive coronary artery disease, not amenable to surgury, and my cardiologist advised maximum medical therapy (lot's of pills) and "stay active" At 75, osteoarthritis started to limit the "stay active" assignment. Group activity classes were not prescriptive enough, physiotherapy gave only temporary relief, and pain medication was short term help. Your customized program is meeting the goals of a guy who will soon be 80 years old-- keeping the remaining heart capacity ticking along for an active life, and keeping the body strong and flexible enough for the things I want to do, without significant pain. I am stronger for yard and garden work, have energy for longer in the day and can summon up a "second wind" when necessary. I can again pick up my golf ball from the hole with my own hand (more comfortable bending). I sleep better. My mind seems a bit sharper. Barring some unforseen health setback, I'm looking forward to continued small improvements. The secret, I think, is you're providing the whole package. Thanks! Eric Hillman
The variety of fitness programs you provided me over the past year has made me stronger, more fit, and have less "random" pains. I feel more stable, mobile and flexible. My shape has changed, and my muscular endurance has improved. I have more energy, sleep better, have less "mental resistance" to exercising, and have gotten more into a routine with my workouts. My eating comes and goes depending on what is going on in life, but I am a fairly healthy eater generally. Dave Shultz
I have known Kloe for many years. We connected through our mutual interest in financial/physical fitness! Kloe gave me a plan years ago and I, like many others worked at it for a bit and then gave up. In March 2016, I decided to put as much passion into a fitness plan as I do financial plans. Much to my chagrin, I went for that nasty pinch test and wasn't happy with the results. 6 months later and with the help of an awesome, knowledgeable, fun and caring personal trainer, I obtained incredible results. Thank you Kloe Miko! I have been active for years....but I can't believe the difference in results between being active vs having a plan that is tailored. I feel great. I'm not battling injury, as it's now a habit, not a fad. Do it now...call Kloe! Judy Schrempf
From my first workout designed for me, I could tell having you involved would be a huge positive for my fitness.The workouts feel good and obviously hit the areas I need. The value from having your expertise is knowing that the program is a complete workout, hitting all areas of the body. Another value is that the program is manageable for my available time and schedule, not just endless hours of working harder to get results. I like that we can meet to evaluate my progress and the program and that you monitor and modify the program to further my results and to keep the program current to my needs. The best part of it all is that the program is specific and targeted to my goals, strengths and my physical needs. This is evident in the good stiffness/soreness in the targeted muscle groups following a workout and a strength and stability resulting from doing the exercises. When I discuss fitness with others, I always tell them that they need to see Kloe, she is amazing and that they will be happy they did. Thank you Kloe. Hans Schrempf
Kloe has been an inspiration to me since the day I met her. I have known her for over 5 years. I have participated in fitness classes she has taught at Lethbridge College, had her develop a fitness program for me, and recently trained with her for my first half marathon. Not only has Kloe provided me with the necessary tools and information to achieve my fitness goals, but she has become a great mentor and a dear friend to me. Kloe is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and I would strongly recommend Make a Move Fitness and Lifestyle Consulting to anyone wanting to achieve their fitness goals/dreams. Amanda Mauthe-Kaddoura
Who would have thought that after having 2 large babies in 2 years that I would be able to say that, at the age of 31 not only have I just run my first-ever 10 km race, but I am the most fit and healthy that I have ever been. I am also half my pre-baby pant size! Thanks to Kloe's knowledge, coaching and encouragement, I was able to get to a point in my life that I never dreamed existed. I feel better than I have ever felt, I look fabulous and I am able to keep up with my two kids while still maintaining a part-time job and caring for our acreage. Kloe's unique approach helped to keep me feeling challenged and interested. Her customizations to my program helped me to achieve unimaginable results. I can't thank Kloe enough for getting me here today and highly recommend her to anyone seriously looking to make the best and most positive change in their life. When you are tired of where you're at and are ready to 'make a move' in your life, Kloe Miko is your woman! I owe so much to her. Thanks, Kloe!! Sherisse Herbst Former farm girl, wife, mother and working girl!
"I would like to sincerely thank Kloe and Make A Move Fitness and Lifestyle Consulting for continuing to be a critical part in helping me achieve my goals. Kloe has provided me the motivation, support, expertise, and encouragement that enabled me to lose over 60 pounds and go from not being able to run 1 block to finishing Ironman Canada. With Kloe's help I have changed my lifestyle, am the healthiest I have ever been, and continue to set and achieve higher goals loving every minute of the journey. Thanks Kloe for continued reminder that life is good and that anything is possible!" Darren Eveleigh, IT Manager, Lethbridge College
Kloe Miko, Fitness Trainer My goal in life is to stay healthy and active. For me having a healthy heart is a must. Attending classes with Kloe helps me attain my goal. I appreciate the way I am motivated and challenged in all aspects of core, balance, cardio and strength training using a variety of equipment. Like a true teacher, Kloe gives complete instructions as to what to do during an activity. Kloe enjoys teaching and I enjoy her as a terrific instructor: one that cares about others. Exercise is fun with her! Best of all I feel and look good after Kloe’s class. Ione Dergousoff Retired Teacher Age 78
I have trained with Kloe for the last five years. She has developed individual programs designed to meet my individual needs. Kloe trains you in the correct techniques and changes the programs to avoid becoming stale or bored with the program. The diversity, challenges and fun make Kloe an outstanding trainer and I would recommend her without any reservations. She is the new breed in athletic trainers! Craig Brack
I have been attending the "Get and Keep Fit" program offered by Lethbridge College since the fall of 2006. The classes are one hour twice a week, but this past year some of the class asked this to be increased to three times a week and the College agreed. Some only go twice a week, but the majority have opted for three. I am a senior and as is quite common, over the years had not taken the time to keep up on regular exercise. I had a heart attack in September 2006 which prompted me to get off the couch and into the gym!! This past season we have had the good fortune to have Kloe as our main instructor. Her routine provides a balanced program of cardio, strength, flexibility and balance exercises. I have been bothered by pain in my right shoulder joint for a long long time and just considered it one of those things that happens as we age. I am very happy to say that the weight training combined with other exercise, the soreness has all but disappeared. What is really good about this program is that you work and progress at your own pace!! Kloe provides instruction in a positive, friendly manner and makes the sessions very enjoyable!! So, if you have a bit of spare time and would like to increase your mobility, think about joining us 2-3 times a week for some good exercise and visitation. Don Funk
Kloe Miko of Make a Move Fitness has changed my life. I struggled for years being a bit over weight. The hardest weight to lose is the last 10-20 pounds. Kloe used her great knowledge and experience to help me with better life choices and a workout program. I have lost my first 15 pounds and have only 10 to go. I am very confident in my abilities to obtain my goal because of the program and coaching I have received from Kloe. I highly recommend Make a Move Fitness for anyone who is looking to make a life change and get into the best shape of your life. Kloe Miko was available to come out to my home or to have me come to her gym; she created a workout program taking into account my life style and the equipment I already owned. Based on this I was able to set my own pace and workout when it was most convenient for me. Valerie Kain