Testimonials

“I’m always looking for new ways to exercise effectively and efficiently, so I turned to an expert in the field. His name is Jaime Brenkus.”

Kathy IrelandSupermodel, and Producer of videos on physical fifitness

I heard about Jaime Brenkus after the birth of my second child.  My weight gain had taken a toll on my body — I wanted to lose 30 pounds to get back to my desired weight.  Jaime and the staff at Slim & Fit have guided me with every step on my way back to fitness and improved nutrition.  I am an avid tennis player and have returned to playing better than ever, and Jaime has improved strength in areas of my body that had not previously been very strong.  I have lost 25 pounds and thanks to Jaime, I now know the proper steps to continue a life of fitness.  I continue to work with Jaime as extra motivation to lose the last 5 pounds.  Thank you Jaime, Lydia, Andrea, and staff.

Andrea MorrisCo-owner of AGM Physical Therapy

For years I said “I would start my diet on Monday!” Well Monday never came and I gained over 100 pounds! Starting at 367 in just 7 weeks I have lost 35 pounds with Jaime’s Plan. I get to eat six (6) meals a day, I am never hungry and I am still losing an average of 5 pounds a week. My first goal was 60 pounds, but now I have my eye on 117 pounds which will take me back to my high school years when I played football (don’t tell anyone that was over 35 years ago). I know I will be healthier. My glucose has dropped over 120 points and my blood pressure is a calm 120/70! Thanks Slim and Fit for helping me see my grandkids grow up. 

RobertAlabama

I cannot recommend Slim & Fit enough to anyone who has ever had a dream of what they CAN be.  The encouragement and education I have received from Jaime and his staff are worth their weight in gold!  With my incredible trainer Andrea, I have changed my body from being frumpy & middle-aged, to being strong & lean.  Andrea doesn’t look at this as just a job, she takes a personal interest in your success!  I look forward to each & every workout I have, and was amazed at the changes in my body at the age of 49! I’ve lost weight on ALL kinds of programs before, but NOTHING compares to building muscle in your body.  While building the muscle, you start to have a different attitude about food, your body actually craves it more for fuel, so making better choices start to come naturally.  It’s actually fun to go clothes shopping now, and not a worry when you are invited to a cookout on a hot summer’s day to show up in shorts.  My only regret is I wish I would have done it 10 years ago!  Run, don’t walk to Slim & Fit if you are tired of sitting and dreaming about a fit life, and really want to live that life.

Angela Overbaugh

“I am, without a doubt, a major success story.  I used to weigh 317 pounds.  Thankfully, just when I thought I had reached the end of my rope, Jaime Brenkus came into my life.  I went on his program and within the first month, I lost 20 pounds.  Now, a little over a year later, I have lost an amazing 158 pounds.  I have gone from a dress size 28 to 16.  If I can do it, I know you can too!”

Donna RosenCleveland, Oh

When I joined Slim & Fit, I was hoping to see a change in my appearance. I absolutely achieved this goal when I put on a pair of white shorts that I haven’t been able to wear in years! I was  literally in tears…I knew it was working!!!! What really  surprised me was the health benefit I would achieve. It was a year ago when my doctor told me my cholesterol was 240. I was terrified  given the history of heart disease in my family.  After 6 months of eating better and working out with Jaime and Joe, my cholesterol  dropped to 147, and my good cholesterol went up by 5 points. Now I  know I am doing what is best for me inside and out!

Joanna CarrierProgressive Insurance Director

I started out about 5 months ago when the doctor told me “lose some weight” you’re pre-diabetic.  Since hearing those words, I have lost 26 pounds and 20 inches, and have gone from a size 18-20 to a size 10.  I have been able to do this successfully by using the portion plate and workouts.  I never thought I’d love to work out, but now I can’t wait. Thank you Lydia and Jaime.

Elizabeth Carovac

"During the past four months of working with Jaime, I lost 43 pounds and 40 inches, and went from size 16 to size 9. What an exciting accomplishment this was for me. I feel great. My clothes are all too big! This weight loss also led to reduction in my current pressure medicine. I am now discussing with the doctor the possibility of getting off the cholesterol and pressure medicine all together. Losing this weight has given me a whole new way of thinking. I no longer beat my self up about being fat! I learned portion control and how to incorporate into my daily life. I am eating much healthier now and plan to continue to eat this way for the rest of my life. The training I received with Jaime was not only physical but mental too! This training will help me for the rest of my life not just the 4 months that I was losing weight. I'm not sure how they did it, but I actually like to exercise now. Something is just not right in my day if I don't fit in a little cardio or weight training into it. The nice thing is it's not hours and hours of work each day, it is a reasonable amount of time that I can fit into my schedule. "

Pam Seelinger

For the past 10 months, I have worked out with Jaime Brenkus as my Fitness Trainer.
Being an avid runner for years, I was looking for ways to improve my program, Jaime's unique approach to fitness by combining cardio and resistance exercises, has allowed me to decrease my running time and stave off any leg injuries that may have occured in the past. I feel so much lighter on my feet now that I've lost over 45 pounds, and a remarkable 46 inches, while dropping down 4 pant sizes. He has taught me how to properly fuel my body for my weekly runs, and my marathon races. With 45 pounds lost and my muscles stronger, I have become so much faster and more efficient in my running--thank you Jaime.

Maura S.

Following Jaime’s program, I lost 40 pounds.  It’s the only approach that gave me long term results.

Dr. Michael Scher Tampa, Fl

“As a sports medicine physician, one of the most difficult problems that I’ve had to deal with is weight loss.  Obesity is truly an epidemic in this country leading to many other health problems, including hypertension, diabetes and low back pain.  Unfortunately, there is no easy way to recommend weight loss to patients.  Jaime’s program is truly the finest weight management program that I have ever recommended. It is precise, accurate and extremely effective.  The program uses sound scientific principles to help people lose weight.  I can recommend this program to any patient without reservation and know that they will be treated with kindness, respect and confidentiality.  The results will speak for themselves.

Dr. Michael KellisSports Medicine Director Geauga Regional Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland

“I’ve been 49 for a few months now.  As a wife, businessperson, someone involved in charitable causes, and now the mom of a 7-year old with special needs, my physical well being had taken a back seat.  I had a plethora of excuses from too much work, too tired, too this, too that!   I tried multiple diets that lasted for less than 24 hours and spurts of manic exercise routines that last about as long as the diet.  I didn’t eat breakfast, barely ate lunch and ate the wrong things at night.  It wasn’t until I committed myself to Jaime’s Slim & Fit Program did I start to get results with common sense initiatives.  Eating breakfast, watching portions and exercise. But it was the commitment to my appointments with Jaime that made it happen.  Being accountable to Jaime and Lydia makes you want to do the right thing – eat right and think lean.  I don’t always succeed in the eating department all the time, but I’m encouraged not to feel guilty about those slips and I have seen incredible results – including my cholesterol dropping 101 points in 3 months.  I will never be like I was in my 20’s, but I feel healthy, energized, less stressed and happy about my improved appearance.”

Barbara MarloweCo-Owner of Grimestoppers

When I first began my journey with Jaime’s program, I had a 3 1/2 year old and an 11 week old baby. I weighed 175 lbs and was wearing a size 14. With the help of Andrea and Jaime, I lost 35 lbs, I now am down to 140 lbs. Because I lost a lot of inches I can now wear a size 6. Though I still have 10 lbs to lose to reach my goal I know I am confident that I can and will do it. I can't thank you enough for helping me reach my goal.

Jennifer G.

Seeing is believing!!! In just over 3 months, I have lost 24 lbs. and approximately 20 overall inches. Words cannot express the feeling of stepping out of those size 14 jeans and easing into those 9/10's that had been sitting on the shelf collecting dust. And I did this without some crazy diet or starving myself. At 47 years old, I can honestly say I'm in the best shape of my life and look forward to living a strong and healthy future. I look in the mirror and I love this woman who is looking back at me!!! With the support, encouragement and awesome workouts from Jaime, and Andrea, I changed my lifestyle with proper nutrition and portion control, positive thinking, moving forward and NEVER giving up. I wouldn't trade this for anything and I will always be grateful for making that initial phone call to Jaime that changed my life. 

Sharnette

In March 2009, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, placed on medications and was instructed on how to check my glucose. My physician encouraged me to lose weight and exercise as a means of controlling my glucoses. Since I was struggling to lose weight and exercise independently, I started on a journey, by signing on with Jaime’s program,and having a personal trainer; Andrea….she is a “gem.” She knows when to push and when to back off, and is always encouraging. It has been nine months now, and I am down 43 pounds, and 31 inches including 9 inches from my waist. My overall health has improved….I can walk up a flight of stairs without getting short of breath, my energy level has increased dramatically and to top it all off, my glucose levels are running at the lower end of normal! Just this week, Andrea had me jogging on the treadmill at 4.7 mph…now that was for only a minute and a half, but I never thought I would be able to do it. Thank you, Andrea….keep pushing me!

Ginny Mooney

“Jaime Brenkus is an updated reminder of young Jack Lalanne in his personable, non-radical, common sense, consumer-advocate approach to health and fitness. Jaime’s bright personality, commanding presence and down to earth, believable style is quite compelling and very compatible with any marketing position advocating healthy lifestyles. His overall program is an economical, easy to assume, non-dieting lifestyle of body management through smart eating and moderate, fun exercises.”

Robert NeedhamJD, FranchiseInc!

“Jaime is compelling, energetic and legitimate.  In an overcrowded marketing arena, he is genuinely concerned about helping people improve their bodies and their lives.  Jaime is living proof of the success of his program, sporting a tightly contoured body and an upbeat, positive outlook on life.  This is a proven successful DRTV product category waiting for its next fitness idol to emerge, and he could be the next Jack Lalane.” 

JoAnne DenkHome Shopping Showcase

“The benefits of Jaime’s program are well documented.  The positive modifications you make today will be well worth the effort tomorrow.”

Ben J. Meola R.N., M.S.

Jaime Brenkus was very, very instrumental in helping me “recover” my body. I am 71 years old and have always been very athletically active. I have been rowing on an indoor Concept II machine for the last 15 years. 2 1/2 years ago I tore my hamstrings while rowing (due to not properly stretching before and after rowing). As a result I could not row or exercise for 5 months and my muscles atrophied to the point that I could not even lift a half gallon of milk. I went to the Cleveland Clinic and was not happy with their rehab program. Finally I consulted with Jaime and showed him a picture of when my body was really “cut”. I told Jaime that was how I wanted to look again. Thanks to God and to Jaime’s fantastic rehab program I am very happy to say “my body’s back”.

John S. Veres

Thanks to Jaime Brenkus, I have lost 29 pounds in the past 6 weeks. More importantly, my Doctor was astonished at the difference in my numbers. My cholesterol went from 246 to 172.  My LDL went from 179 down to 119, my HDL went up three notches from 32 to 35. The most dramatic change was my Triglycerides --going from 193 down to 51.

Chuck Antolik