Customer Testimonials & Success Stories
A little over a year ago I decided I wanted to change my life for the better. I was tired of my weight yo-yoing up and down, tired of the aches and pains I was feeling at too young of an age and especially tired of feeling low-energy all the time. I knew that I couldn’t make such a big change alone. I had tried and failed too many times before. I had tried big gyms. I had tried to figure out diet plans on my own. I had tried eating as little as possible. I had tried group fitness classes. I tried it all...and nothing worked that well and certainly nothing worked long-term. When I came to the Matlacha Wellness Center that all began to change. Tim made me feel completely at ease from the very first visit. I felt no judgement whatsoever for the stage my body was at. I only felt encouragement and motivation. Tim believed in me before I even believed in myself. His positive attitude and uplifting spirit gave me just the amount of push I needed to start to change my life.
Tim customized a plan specifically tailored for me and my goals. He taught me to view food in a totally new way. I learned that food is not the enemy, as I had thought my whole adult life...but rather I just needed to learn to use the right foods to properly fuel my body. He took the guess work out of it for me. I didn’t have to count calories and be confused by everything I read on the internet about all the trends and fads regarding diet and exercise anymore. He laid it out in a simple and straight-forward way that even I could understand. The workouts were also tailored to me and my capabilities and were designed to help me reach my specific goals. I had absolutely no concern of experiencing injury or pain because Tim is extremely knowledgeable and focused on each client individually.
One thing that I find to be very inspiring when I visit the Matlacha Wellness Center is that the people that come there are at all different fitness levels, and all different ages. It’s not a one-size-fits-all gym. There is no intimidation, no judgment. Just acceptance and positivity in a peaceful and tranquil setting. It has become a place that I not only workout but that feeds my soul. It’s the place where my life began to change.
Over the course of a year, on the scale I have lost over forty pounds. And while I am very proud of what I have lost, I’m more proud of what I have gained. I have gained self confidence. I have gained focus. I have gained energy and drive. I have gained muscles I honestly didn’t think my body was capable of having! And most importantly, I have gained belief in myself and what I am capable of. I view my life as a whole very differently now because if I achieved this...what can’t I achieve?
I used to be ashamed and embarrassed of my body. I felt that I had “ruined” it by gaining too much weight during three pregnancies. I felt that it was a lost cause… so I thought I would just try to cover it up for the rest of my life. I brought in pictures to show Tim of women’s bodies that I knew I could never come close to looking like, only dream of. But now, not only am I not comparing myself to those pictures anymore, and not covering up my body out of shame anymore… but people actually ask ME what I do to be in good shape. They ask ME for tips and tricks. That feels amazing. It is a place I never, ever thought I would get to, even though Tim assured me that I could… and would.
I am in the best shape of my life by far now, and I am all too happy to tell everyone that I could never have done it without Tim’s help. He truly has a gift for helping others reach their potential and puts his whole heart into what he does. He inspires, challenges, encourages and transforms people’s lives in a kind and compassionate manner that puts everyone at ease. I recommend the Matlacha Wellness Center to everyone who is ready to make a healthy change, no matter what their current situation is.
Lost 67 pounds
I started seeing Tim at a very low point in my life. I was very overweight. I was always out of breath, doing even the simplest of tasks. It was difficult for me to do my job. I was very much in danger of developing heart disease and diabetes. I can’t say that I was necessarily mentally ready to make changes in my life...but it was becoming more and more apparent that I needed to do something, and I needed to do it quickly. My health was in very bad shape.
Starting to train with Tim turned my life around. He motivated and inspired me to change. He never made me feel anything but that I could change my life for the better and that he would be there every step of the way to get me there. And he did just that. He helped me to drop over 90 pounds over the course of six months. My whole life changed. I regained the confidence in myself that I had lost. I now feel great about myself.
Tim cares about all of his clients and believes in each one of them. He puts all of his focus and drive into helping others meet their goals, no matter how far off reaching those goals may seem in the beginning. I believe that the challenges he has overcome in his own life give him the belief that all positive change is possible, for anyone and everyone and at any time....it’s never too late.
I could go on and on about how great Tim is and all of the good things he did for me, but I think the best way I can summarize it is to say this— Tim saved my life. My life is no longer on a downhill slide to years of sickness and failing health...I feel I’m in the best shape of my life and there’s nothing holding me back!
Lost 105 pounds
Losing the weight was only a small piece of the puzzle for me....I gained so much knowledge and strength from training with Tim, both mentally and physically. I can now do things I never thought were possible for me.
Lost 127 pounds
When I started working out with Tim, I was at an all-time low. I lacked self-confidence and had tons of self-doubt. Tim helped me to not only change my body, but more importantly to change my mindset. I now have a whole new outlook on life.
Lost 75 pounds
My journey to wellness began when I walked into the Matlacha Wellness Center. I escaped from the "old" me and found a new and improved version. Tim helped me to find a balance that I can maintain not just for a few months or years....but for a lifetime.
Lost 85 Pounds
I hired Tim Shevlin at Matlacha Wellness Center to assist me after a horrible accident and two serious surgeries. We’ve been working on my rehabilitation for about one year and have made major strides in that time.
My range of motion in my knee has improved from 116 degrees to 130 degrees; while my ankle has gone from -7 degrees to +11 degrees. When I first arrived in Pine Island I was religiously using a walker! I am now able to walk without the aid of a cane.
Not only are my results encouraging, but he teaches you how to become self-sufficient in the long run. He is a great resource for all types of wellness issues; i.e., nutrition, supplements, etc. He goes at a pace that is right for you continuously evaluating progress. He is creative in using apparatus around one's home to assist in the exercises so you don't have to invest a substantial amount in equipment.
Tim does research and looks at new information all the time to meet my ongoing needs. If you want a full service expert who is personable, informative, encouraging and gets results at great value, I would highly recommend Tim and the Matlacha Wellness Center.
I learned what I am truly capable of when I started training with Tim. One life-changing thing I learned from him is that weight loss is not just about a number on a scale...it is about how you feel. And I now feel amazing!