A health scare got Deleo motivated to start her fitness journey. Now, after two-plus years of working with the Nielsen Fitness team, she is more motivated than ever to keep it up.

So without further ado, let us introduce you to Deleo De Leonardis. Read her google review here, and more about her fitness journey, wins, and plans for the future below!


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Client Spotlight: Deleo De Leonardis


1. What originally motivated you to contact Nielsen Fitness?

Well, it all started with a health scare. This eventually resolved itself, however at my yearly Medcan physical, the doctor stressed that I needed to start exercising more. I had not exercised my entire life – I
had several gym memberships lapse without going once and never thought exercise was going to work for me. Seeing the reluctance on my face, she then mentioned that for people who don’t like to exercise, the best way to get started is with a personal trainer. For some reason, I had never thought of
this before, so I started researching. I knew that a personal trainer coming to the house was what I
needed; I would still make excuses if I had to go to the gym to see someone. I came across Nielsen Fitness and a handful of other companies that specialize in in-home personal training, however, I kept coming back to Nielsen Fitness. I liked the website and your philosophy, and you had way more information than your competitors. I had a great start-up experience and that’s why I chose to move forward. I must have looked at 10-12 different companies before making my decision!

2. Why do you think you’ve been selected as a client of the month?

I think it comes down to my loyalty and perseverance – in the past year I’ve only had to cancel once or twice, and those were for legitimate reasons. Besides that, I’ve had a lot of injuries which limited what I could do in my workouts, but I must say, your folks like to work with what they have! I got through every single workout they’ve given me without complaints or excuses and I think my trainers have really appreciated that. I’ve seen great progress and others can see it too! People have been saying I look fit, and no one in my life has ever said that to me. Not just 1 person, but several have commented and I feel great!

3. What does the future hold for you?

I hope to continue to have the motivation to do this – which I don’t think will be hard. I may not always look forward to working out, but once it’s over I feel amazing. The trainers I’ve had thus far have made working out a pleasant experience – I would say the people are the strength of this company. They don’t just look the part, they are smart, educated, personable, and professional. Continuing to work with them, I expect to be an even healthier person in the years to come.

4. What advice would you give someone in the same place you were 4 years ago?

If I had known this service existed with this calibre of personnel, then I would’ve done this long ago. Sometimes it’s the health scare that wakes you up and makes you reprioritize your life. Regardless, whatever it is that gets you there, the minute you’re on board, just keep it up!

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Updated on January 13, 2023.