Meet Susan who lost 70lbs all without calorie counting, dieting, and exercise. Yes, exercise. Due to knee surgery, her movement was put on hold temporarily, but she still lost weight....but how?
The global health club market is worth approximately $87.2 billion, with 201,000 clubs and over 174 million members worldwide. In terms of fitness market growth, this is an increase of 20...more
So often we think MORE is a better when it comes to fat-loss. Not when it comes to our delicate hormonal system. When we restrict calories and overtrain an already "stressed" body, it backfires. Nothing changes and you begin to feel worse as it continues to spiral out of control.
Meet Melissa, a 41-year old busy mom who use to spend 5 days a week at the gym working out 1.5 hours a day. This combined with years of...more
Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to gain it all back or just stop altogether because it was hard or too expensive? What if weight-loss was no longer confusing and it was sustainable for life! Meet Jess, a busy mom of 2 who lost 10 pounds and almost 19 inches in 90 days, no longer has joint pain and kicked her acid blockers! Magic? No, just tiny lifestyle tweaks that are manageable!
I work with clients that have different goals. They can range from weight-loss to inflammation, even healing hormonal imbalances. When it comes to inflammation, it can present in a multitude of ways-anything from water retention, toxin overload to joint pain, even auto-immune diseases. Cecile didn't have "weight" to lose, however, her underlying inflammation was causing her body to retain water and skew her hormones. By addressing her...more
I LOVE transformations like these! So often people focus on weight-loss by counting calories, counting points, buying expensive shakes and committing to a crazy exercise program, only to flounder days later and give up altogether! When you shift the goal to HEALTH +GAIN, you'll lose weight as a "side effect"! Mary was on acid blockers for 20 years and didn't know how to wean off of them-long term use of acid blockers cause a...more
Meet Melissa, a busy career woman in her early 50’s who was looking to lose weight, however, she ended up with GAINING so much more.
In 3 months on Thrive 9, Melissa:
- lost 19 inches and 15 lb.
- went from a size 8 to a 4
- is calmer
- more focused
- more toned
- reduced sugar cravings
- Chest 37
- Waist 32
At @mythrive9 we honor every milestone, obstacle and wins that we achieve! Thrive 9 has nothing to with “dieting” or deprivation. We have a tendency to OVER-COMPLICATE the process of losing weight! This isn’t your fault that you are frustrated and confused about how to begin and where to start. Thank the media and the trillion-dollar fitness and...more
You have changed my life. I am so grateful for all of your love and support. You helped me get answers to questions, that doctors could not. I had been searching for years, and was so discouraged but was unwilling to give up. I literally turned a corner when I met you. It has been 1 year now and I feel better than I did in my 40's. Meeting you has been the answer to my prayers. Thank you for helping...more
Does this sound familiar? Has your current diet and exercise routine started to fail you? Are you spinning your wheels, trying to kick that stubborn belly-fat? Is your energy non-existent? Our bodies are dynamic and change constantly. Stress, diet, age, activity level, digestion, toxins and sleep can all disrupt our hormones, causing our bodies to fall into a holding pattern where nothing seems to be working. This is when...more
Welcome to the "Gun Show"! Meet Sarah, a busy mom of two boys who's finally surrendered to the fact that you don't have exercise like a madwomen, give up treats and live a restricted lifestyle to get the results you are searching for.
Prior to working with me, Sarah was doing daily 1 hour workouts that were only focused on the posterior chain (the back of the body). As a result, her back was killing her and she had lost a significant...more
When I turned 55, I decided it was time to take care of myself. Over the past years I had tried many different avenues for losing weight. They all worked to some degree in the beginning, but I found that they were not sustainable for a for me. I had been dealing with high cholesterol and high blood pressure for many years, and was now diagnosed as being pre-diabetic. This is not the course that I wanted my life to be taking. I had started to...more
Since my 20s, I have been a mindful eater. Very aware of the power of real food versus processed, organic versus non and listening to how my body feels after eating. My weight always stayed the same and went back to its pre-baby weight after both pregnancies fairly easy. When I turned 37, I developed an autoimmune disease called Interstitial Cystitis (IC). The lining of my bladder lacks certain enzymes that communicate with my brain when it...more
Christine was truly a pleasure to work with. I sought her out as part of my efforts to address my son's attention and impulsivity issues. I am a healthy eater myself, but always took the "easy" way out and gave my kids typical kid food- not the healthiest! I was overwhelmed with the idea of trying to overhaul my kids' diets, but Christine held my hand each step of the way with practical, easy to implement strategies. She clearly explained the...more
I first met Christine and joined The Burn Method in January of 2015. At that time, I had been suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and depression for the past three years. A recent medication change had made me pain free, but I was still dealing with the many side effects of the medications, including slow metabolism, weight gain, chronic stress, and fatigue.
From my first phone conversation with Christine, I...more
The Burn Method has been by far the best exercise program I have participated in. I have tried many different ones that are okay for a while but then lose interest, stop going and end up back at the beginning. Christine really works hard at keeping everyone engaged with daily posts, nutrition ideas and each class has something different. You really feel like you have had a good workout when you are finished. Over the past year I...more
For over a decade, I have been unhappy with my weight, but as I was stuffing my face with super unhealthy food, I told myself that I could take off the weight. This was something I have been telling myself over a long period of time. I never set a timeline or ate better for that matter. In 2006 I had two miscarriages and depression along with lots of emotional eating followed. I then had two wonderful and successful pregnancies with...more
My Journey with Christine and the Burn Method began a year ago. I had just quit my job and began a new position working from home and was working 11-12 hours a day, was traveling back and forth to Florida to aid in my father's care from a terminal disease, husband out of the country for months at a time, leaving most if not all of life's responsibilities on my shoulders, along with day to day issues we all face in life. Falling in...more
Initially I went to Christine to lose weight. I had been to a popular diet program and eating prepackaged food but found that I was hungry all the time. Christine showed me very graphically what I was actually eating in those prepared foods – too much sugar and carbs. No wonder I was hungry. I have had an interest in the effect of food on the body for most of my adult life. What I have learned from Christine has blown me away. We can...more
I am a long-time vegetarian and came to the Burn Method because I was diagnosed with pre-menopause at the age of 35 and I wanted to try to balance my hormones with diet. I always knew that my diet was overly skewed towards pasta and bread and these food choices could use improvement. I always tried my best to eat healthy, and local – and always organic, but sometimes that still meant processed and packaged foods. I learned from Christine...more
Hi Christine, I just wanted to start by saying thank you.i feel amazing! I know have a long way to go and I am looking forward to it all. Gaining control was so important to me. I feel after just a week I have somewhat of handle on my eating. chocolate Burn Method muffin! yum that will be my next tasty treat. I just want you to know this is really my style…I love this kind healthy eating. Teach me teach me teach...more
Christine was amazing to work with! My whole lifestyle has changed since the beginning of the program. I make better, more informed decisions while at the grocery store and out at restaurants. I feel better about what I eat and I have more energy. I learned many new things during each session. I had the opportunity to ask many questions and always got well informed answers. I am very happy with Burn Method and would highly recommend it...more
Christine’s Burn Method System will transform your life. It cuts through the misinformation that often dominates the diet and fitness world and makes it simple to apply to anyone’s life and budget. Unlike most “experts,” she practices what she preaches along with her spouse and two young children. The wealth of healthful information provided through her technique seems endless and is inspiring and challenging. Thanks Christine for...more
I had tried all kinds of diets, from Jenny Craig to fad diets to extreme caloric deprivation. None of them were healthy and none of them worked long-term. I was a noncompetitive runner for many years, which kept things in check until my early forties when I hit peri-menopause. My weight started ballooning, not to mention high blood pressure and cholesterol. I lost my confidence and struggled with depression. Little did I know that the...more
Christine helped change the direction of our lives! Christine visited our home and coached us in understanding the labels and ingredients in the foods we were eating on a daily basis. At first, it was somewhat overwhelming and so very disappointing to learn that most of the food in our pantry and fridge was not what we thought it was. After coaching from Christine in healthier alternatives and simple, fundamental information about...more
At the end of last summer, inspired by Mark Bittman’s New York Times articles about curing his life-long acid reflux by eliminating dairy from his diet, I made the decision to stop taking the PPI drugs that my gastroenterologist seemed content for me to take for the rest of my life. Following in Mark’s footsteps, I also stopped eating all things dairy, but unlike Mr. Bittman, I was not having a miraculous recovery from GERD...more
My experience with the Burn Method is 6 months old. In that time, I have lost almost 4 pant sizes. I have completely changed my approach to food thanks to Christine’s education and guidance. My depression is gone, I no longer have panic attacks, I sleep better, I’ve reduced my asthma medicine, and I’m happy. Feeling this great about myself and being able to go into a store knowing that they will have clothes that fit me is truly...more
I came upon Christine through a groupon deal that seemed worthwhile even if I attended it several times for the month. I have always exercised 3-4 x a week since I was in my twenties, and thought why not try something for a change. I typically would take classes in “body pump, ‘spinning” and enjoyed them for a while but would get bored after months of doing the same routine. You can imagine my surprise when she said all you need to do...more
Since the beginning of January 2013, I have worked with Christine to take my health to the next level. I considered myself a healthy person going into the program (fitness and diet), but was not satisfied with my weight. Since working with Christine, I have seen my overall health and energy level increase, my diet refined to becoming alkaline based, and setting a great example of what “healthy” looks like for my daughter.
Throughout high school and college I competed in sports and did not have to really worry about my weight. After college I got into running and enjoyed going out on daily 3-5 mile runs on the trails near my apartment. But then came marriage and a baby and those half hour to an hour long running sessions were no longer fitting into my schedule or producing the results I was looking for to lose the baby weight and get back in shape....more
Who said you cannot teach an “old dog new tricks” As the way senior member of the pack, like 72 yes I said it, 72. This endeavor felt way out of my comfort zone. Christine is very careful to give differing levels for all during what we lovingly call Hell class. Cause guess what, survived and thrived This is not a one dimensional approach, Christine has taught us how to eat great food to fight inflammation and promote wellness. She has...more
Christine is an excellent trainer. I’ve found Christine to be incredibly knowledgeable about a healthy lifestyle. She has a true passion for her work. Christine provides just the right amount of motivation to push you just a little bit more to go beyond what you think you can do. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Deb Newlan-Coviello, Wilmington, Demore
I have been practicing a (fairly) healthy lifestyle for years, using nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management to achieve personal goals and goals that positively impact my family. I have believed “you are what you eat” and what you practice for quite some time. However, it was not until I began working with Christine that my understanding and practice of these assertions evolved to its current level of sophistication .My previous...more
A person seldom experiences a life change, especially one who was 67 years old. With a little coaxing from my daughter I made an appointment to see Christine, partly because I told my daughter I would and partly because I was not feeling great and I had a weight problem. I had been to nutritionists before but never paid attention. Christine got my attention immediately. She made me realize that habits are hard to change but with help...more
I’ve always been a pretty active adult – I ran a couple of marathons, many 10Ks, 5Ks, and did a 50-mile bike event. I’ve done kickboxing and regular boxing classes. I did P90X, P90X2, and weightlifting. As a younger adult I never had issue with my weight. As I entered my mid-30’s, I noticed that I wasn’t able to run as far without my back giving out. As I approached my 50’s, I noticed tendon pain and tight shoulders and neck from...more
Pattie lost a total of 12.5 inches in just 3 months with training in her small group just 2-3 days a week. Exercise and purposeful exercise is ONLY 20% of the transformation process.
The real transformation happens with changes to your lifestyle such as water consumption, toxic free living, getting rid of the processed foods, consuming an anti-inflammatory diet, getting enough sleep, recovery and bringing balance to all areas of your...more
Q & A With Paula
What was your “WHY” to embark on your health & wellness journey? My husband and I were tired of feeling “crappy” all the time. And with the uncertain future of healthcare in this country, it was even more important that we get healthy and live healthy.
How many inches have you lost? 20 inches!
I stumbled on The Burn Method by accident in January and I am oh so glad I did. I had just turned 50. Disgusted with the 20lbs I had put back on after losing 30. My old tricks were not working and I started trying ever diet shake, supplement, low carb diet etc but nothing was working. After my first conversation with Christine I knew this was different and I was willing to take a chance. Since joining the class I have lost 20 bs and 25...more
I was lucky enough to find Christine through a friend’s facebook page. I was immediately interested in Christine and her work because of her thorough and scientific daily facebook posts on health and body composition. It was just what I was looking for! I began working with Christine 6 months ago in an effort to change my body composition in preparation for my brother’s upcoming wedding. Christine quickly began to “work” on me in our first meeting. What I mean by work is educating me on nutrition, how and what to eat and for what reason. At first, this reeducation was not an easy transformation! I resisted the entire process! However, slowly but surely and after much repetition from Christine, I began to make the changes that she suggested little by little. Six months passed and before I knew it, I was exercising, eating, and relaxing completely differently than I had six months ago. Christine helped me reach my body composition goals and much more! Today, I still work with Christine and have new goals: hone my cooking skills, learn how to nourish a future family, master Christine’s Fit in 15 exercise plan, and overall well-being. I am more than grateful that I met Christine and believe that her work “cracks the code” of health, wellness, and reaching your ideal body composition. I wish Christine the highest success and I am very grateful to be part of the Diet Matrix.
Annie C., Conshohocken, Pa
Last weekend, Christine and I embarked on a grocery store tour. Using a weekly meal plan and list that Christine showed me how to create, we walked the aisles while Christine pointed out good choices to buy and the pitfalls to avoid. As an added bonus, Christine rattled off recipes as we loaded my cart that would fall into my Diet Matrix plan! Christine also shows you which brands she prefers (as she has tested most of all them!) which is the ultimate time and money saver for you! I would recommend the grocery store tour with Christine for everyone and anyone who would like to understand how to make better choices at the supermarket. Lastly, we had fun! Christine has made all of my confusion around nutrition, clear, fun, and unexpectedly exciting!
Annie C, Conshohocken, Pa
After my grocery store trip with Christine, I left like I had all the answers that I’ve been looking for. She answered all my questions and pointed out the pantry essentials. As we scanned the aisles, she showed me how to read labels and ingredients to stay away from. I found this especially helpful since there are so many additives in foods these days. I purchased things that I never thought I would have at home and with her helpful hints, I have put them all to use within days of my grocery store journey!
Lauren Olivetti, Philadelphia, Pa Busy mom of 3
I attended Christine’s Cooking For Beauty, Disease Prevention & Fat-Loss Event and had a wonderful time. The recipes that we prepared and ate during the class were so tasty and satisfying I could not believe that they were healthy and fat burning recipes!! I have just purchased the ingredients for my favorite dish of the event, Spaghetti Zucchini with raw “Alfredo Sauce”, and cannot wait to recreate the recipe! I am already looking forward to and will definitely be attending Christine’s next event!!!
Annie C. Conshohocken, Pa
When I met Christine I’d reached the point where I was so disappointed in my lack of willpower and the constant excuses of why I wasn’t losing weight and feeling better. I connected immediately with her, knew she’d be a wonderful “coach”, and give me the knowledge and encouragement I needed to change my life.
Not only have I changed my life, but I’ve also helped change my family’s health (not always willingly in the beginning). We’ve decided that we’re going to get healthy together.
I had a multitude of issues when I started the program (chronic yeast infection, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis) that were holding me back and giving me a general sense of depression and fatigue.
After 3 months on Christine’s program, the Diet Matrix, I’ve been given the tools I need in order to keep going on a healthy trajectory. I learned so much and I’m truly in a better place even though I haven’t reached all my goals (yet).
I no longer have candida and my thyroid is under control. Although I will probably always have rheumatoid arthritis, I am able to better manage it through proper diet by not eating foods that make the condition worse (foods that cause increased inflammation, etc).
If you’re ready to make the commitment to change your life and live longer and be happier, then Christine’s program is for you. She’s gentle, but firm, and I never felt like I was being lectured. She is fantastic, great, and amazing (and also FUN!) She’ll be there supporting you when you need it most.
Thank you, Christine!
Lisa Ryder Kennett Square, Pa Benefits Manager
I got fed up with eating what I thought was healthy food, but never actually feeling healthy, never losing weight, never having energy…. Then I met Christine, and everything changed for the better. She showed me how eating unprocessed, organic whole foods in the right proportions, as well as listening to my body, can make such a huge difference. Christine guided me through each step, making sure it was never overwhelming and that everything made sense. She helped me understand how different foods will affect my body, attitude, energy level, increase my immunity, etc. I learned to listen to what my body was telling me and make adjustments accordingly. I learned how to shop, cook, and most of all, how to plan. The end result: I am no longer on 2 prescription medicines, I have more energy but can sleep through the night better than I ever have, I no longer have chronic pain from past injuries (wow!) and I just feel happy. I also lost a dress size and quite a bit of body fat, all while eating ridiculously tasty food. I never even had to give up chocolate. Yay! That is why I call Christine my nutrition guru. Thank you, Christine!
Mary Beth Moran-Founder-Fluid Motion Equine -Coatsville, Pa
In examining my eating habits, I realized that healthier alternatives existed. I decided to seek the services of a Health Coach. My first meeting with Christine was very encouraging. We discussed the gradual introduction of new foods into my diet which would be nutritional and delectable.
Her knowledge and enthusiasm impressed me. We experimented with different foods and found the ones that worked for me. What I like about Christine is that she did allow me to have some “cheat meals.” No, it was not a food orgy (LOL). It really helped me to focus on the most important goal which is long term commitment.
Our trip to Whole Foods was very productive and gave me a clearer idea of ingredients that are harmful to the body. The cooking lesson was great and proved that healthy meals can be quick and simple to create.
Also, Christine gave me some 15-minute exercises that could be done each day. I was able to incorporate them into my daily goals.
The most important thing that I learned through this entire process with Christine’s guidance is that healthy eating and living is attainable.
Blessings, Katherine Burton, Gospel Violinist
“The first time I sat down with Christine, she told me how beautiful I was. She went on to say that my decision to change my eating habits would only enhance and bring out the beauty that was already there. Christine was able to offer me both food and non-food ideas on how to claim this beauty that was already mine. Rather than focus on what foods were forbidden, Christine introduced me to new foods and new combinations of food to keep me engaged and enthusiastic, all the while assuring me that nothing was banned, at any moment I could chose to eat anything. Throughout the program, Christine taught me to think positively: “I am eating this way because it is how I chose to eat.”
Working with Christine has helped me to realize and understand my physical and emotional triggers with respect to food. Christine helped me understand where I struggle and she worked with me to find positive and sustainable solutions. Not only did she have great advice when I fell off the wagon for a day, or even a week, but her approach helped me make some major changes despite limited time and money. Christine helped me to feel empowered about my own lifestyle choices; and always kept me working to my own best.”
Alexis Grieco., 28 Attorney-Kennett Square, Pa
Christine – “Just a quick note to let you know that I am forever grateful for all that you did for me during our time together. I always thought that I was eating well and getting the most from my exercising, however I learned this was not so. I have continued to eat nutritionally well as recommended by you, of course I have an occasional weak moment, however, I go right back. Almost immediately after starting with you I noticed results, as did many of my friends. It is funny, many of these friends are now coming to me for advice. You do not know how many times I have passed on your recipe for the Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Smoothie. Eating nutritionally well has become a way of life for me and I can truthfully say I have never felt better. I had tried many diets and exercise plans before this, however none that I could maintain for any period of time. Actually, this has become a way of life for me. Again, thanks!”
Judy Asherman – Hockessin, DE
“My daughter Kelsey and I have been working with Christine for the past 4 years. We met one faithful day in Martindale’s Health Food Store in Springfield where we were both shopping. I was curious about some of the food items she was buying, so I asked her it started our first of many conversations. Her sense of humor and her own belief system towards health is a no-nonsense program that gets you the results that you are seeking. Not to mention a great role model for someone bouncing back in 6 weeks after having her second child is enough motivation for me. Although I have met my fitness goals, Christine and I meet every 3 months to review my new goals and to make sure I am staying on track. I am looking forward to her new seminars that are starting the Spring of 2010. I can’t wait!! Thanks for your Inspiration and warm smile!”
Evelyn Schumaker – Media, PA
Hi Christine! “I wanted to take a moment and thank you for allowing me to have the opportunity to work with you last year. Your program is like now other that I have experienced. I have tried everything from LA Weight-loss to Nutri System and then yours. I have learned so much about whole foods and “real foods, that I can’t believe that I used to eat the standard American diet. I feel better now than I did in my 40’s and I can tell you that I owe it all to you. Thank you for giving me my health back.” Warm regards,
Melissa Reynolds – Coatsville, PA
Christine-”What can we say, but Robert and I just adore you. You are one of the most knowledgeable and inspiring woman we have met in a long time. After completing your program, we can actually say that we feel like athletes at 61 and 64!! Our blood pressure is now in the normal range and Robert is off of his cholesterol meds. You told us from the very beginning that it was 80% diet to get your abs, and you weren’t kidding. After years of spending countless hours in the gym, we just never knew how to properly nourish and train our bodies. Needless to say, we have made our health our priority and we are forever grateful! Best of luck with your new endeavors and those beautiful little girls!”
Mave & Robert Keller – Media, PA
Christine, “Thank you for the time that you spent with me. It was certainly an eye opener to see what I was eating versus what I should have been eating. I thought it was going to be difficult to change my bad habits when in reality it wasn’t hard at all. I feel much better and have much more energy than what I ever thought at my age I would have. I have had follow up visits with my doctor and he was impressed that my health has improved in such a short time. Again thank you for helping me get on the right track. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks.”
Bob Stangs Project Manager – Denver, PA
I found the Burn Method program to be very valuable. Christine helped guide me in finding the best food plans to fit my goals, lifestyle, and my body. Its true that on the search for optimal health one size does not fit all. I find figuring out what works best for myself to be the most daunting task on the road to health and fitness. Christine has a plethora of knowledge and was really able to help me weed through different theories on diet. She also gave me the tools to experiment with my diet and exercise. She shook up my exercise routine with fit and 15 and I am hooked. It is so much fun and super easy to implement. I really enjoyed the breakfast experiments we did and found them to be crucial in deciphering which food my body does best with and which foods it can not tolerate so well. Another one of my favorite benefits to working with Christine is the access to all the delicious recipes, supplements, and guidance on converting old favorite meals into healthy options.I am kind of an impatient person, I want to know it and do it now, Lol! Christine was very accommodating with moving at a pace I was comfortable with, yet was not overwhelming. I gained valuable information about myself and diet that I have been able to successfully implement. I now find it much easier to cook healthy, mouth watering, can’t wait to eat them meals for myself and my family. I am progressing in my quest to feel and look better and I am seeing results everyday. I may not be to my top physical goal quite yet, but I am feeling better than ever!
Best Regards, Robin B. Tulsa, Ok Owner- cherryloop.co