Praise...

Amanda Daley

I began seeing Cyndi while recovering from a hip injury a few years ago. She is at once professional, supportive, empowering, engaging, and witty, with just the right amount of tough love.

She is extremely knowledgeable of body mechanics and worked to address my unique concerns. I have continued to see her on and off for personal training and have kept in touch as she went through her coaching certification classes. She is an inspiration and a guide - once you hear the story of her journey, you'll immediately want to create your own new path - and she'll be there to help you blaze the trail.

Just once in passing I mentioned to her an idea for a business I was thinking of creating one day. She got tears in her eyes as I told her about it - she is THAT excited about the health, well-being, and success of her clients. Absolutely someone you want in your corner!!

Amanda Daley

5.0
2016-08-17T13:17:01+00:00

Amanda Daley

I began seeing Cyndi while recovering from a hip injury a few years ago. She is at once professional, supportive, empowering, engaging, and witty, with just the right amount of tough love. She is extremely knowledgeable of body mechanics and worked to address my unique concerns. I have continued to see her on and off for personal training and have kept in touch as she went through her coaching certification classes. She is an inspiration and a guide - once you hear the story of her journey, you'll immediately want to create your own new path - and she'll be there to help you blaze the trail. Just once in passing I mentioned to her an idea for a business I was thinking of creating one day. She got tears in her eyes as I told her about it - she is THAT excited about the health, well-being, and success of her clients. Absolutely someone you want in your corner!!

Kara Nielsen

My journey with Cyndi began over 4 years ago.  From the moment I first met her, I somehow knew she was the one to help me find my way in my "new Life".  I had hit a major speed bump in my life and was in enormous amount of pain.  We started with my physical self and attended to the pain with MAT.  I'm still amazed at how quickly my body responded to the MAT - and how good I could feel again (and still do).  As time passed and my heart and spirit began to heal as well, Cyndi gently encouraged me to explore uncharted waters within myself.  As frightening as this sounded to me, Cyndi's kind approach, paired with her experience and professional background, was (and still is) the added strength I  needed to get my feet back under me.



Today I am in a place where my heart is happy, my mind and spirit are clear, and I am stronger and more full of this thing called life than I have ever been. I truly believe I could not have recovered, healed and achieved all that I have to this point without Cyndi's help.  She is awesome.


Kara Nielsen

5.0
2016-08-17T13:15:15+00:00

Kara Nielsen

My journey with Cyndi began over 4 years ago.  From the moment I first met her, I somehow knew she was the one to help me find my way in my "new Life".  I had hit a major speed bump in my life and was in enormous amount of pain.  We started with my physical self and attended to the pain with MAT.  I'm still amazed at how quickly my body responded to the MAT - and how good I could feel again (and still do).  As time passed and my heart and spirit began to heal as well, Cyndi gently encouraged me to explore uncharted waters within myself.  As frightening as this sounded to me, Cyndi's kind approach, paired with her experience and professional background, was (and still is) the added strength I  needed to get my feet back under me. Today I am in a place where my heart is happy, my mind and spirit are clear, and I am stronger and more full of this thing called life than I have ever been. I truly believe I could not have recovered, healed and achieved all that I have to this point without Cyndi's help.  She is awesome.

DeeAnn McArdle

Balancing my work and personal life has always been a struggle for me. I’m so passionate about my work that I have difficulty mentally turning it off. I was convinced I didn’t have the time to focus on me or the things I really want to do in my personal life.

What I discovered from you and your program is that I had lost sight of my personal goals. Instead, I let my personal and family “To-Do’s” masquerade as my goals clogging my routine to the point of utter frustration!

Your tools helped me put a plan in place to move past my old habits, rediscover my true personal passions, redefine them as value-driven goals. Now I feel more in control, am achieving both my professional and personal goals, and have a greater sense of purpose. Thank you!

DeeAnn McArdle, Business owner, Wife, Mother, & Grandmother

5.0
2016-07-08T12:45:56+00:00

DeeAnn McArdle, Business owner, Wife, Mother, & Grandmother

Balancing my work and personal life has always been a struggle for me. I’m so passionate about my work that I have difficulty mentally turning it off. I was convinced I didn’t have the time to focus on me or the things I really want to do in my personal life. What I discovered from you and your program is that I had lost sight of my personal goals. Instead, I let my personal and family “To-Do’s” masquerade as my goals clogging my routine to the point of utter frustration! Your tools helped me put a plan in place to move past my old habits, rediscover my true personal passions, redefine them as value-driven goals. Now I feel more in control, am achieving both my professional and personal goals, and have a greater sense of purpose. Thank you!

Lyn Crosby

I have been working with Cindy for about 6 months and find the individual sessions extremely beneficial. She really has customized the training to my body and my needs. She is patient and willing to change an exercise to accommodate my mid-life body and limitations. My balance and range of motion have improved and I feel better!

Lyn Crosb

5.0
2016-07-06T04:57:36+00:00

Lyn Crosb

I have been working with Cindy for about 6 months and find the individual sessions extremely beneficial. She really has customized the training to my body and my needs. She is patient and willing to change an exercise to accommodate my mid-life body and limitations. My balance and range of motion have improved and I feel better!

Teresa Skog

I cannot say enough about The Reluctant Athlete and how it has changed my life for the better. In four short months, I am feeling so much stronger and optimistic about my future after a very traumatic surgical procedure. The Reluctant Athlete has been a one-stop shop for Muscle Activation, Personal Training, Physical Therapy and a Life Coach

Teresa Skog

5.0
2016-07-06T04:56:09+00:00

Teresa Skog

I cannot say enough about The Reluctant Athlete and how it has changed my life for the better. In four short months, I am feeling so much stronger and optimistic about my future after a very traumatic surgical procedure. The Reluctant Athlete has been a one-stop shop for Muscle Activation, Personal Training, Physical Therapy and a Life Coach

Sonny Wang Purdy

I Love the Reluctant Athlete. Its helped my body so that its not so sore when I’m working and of course playing!

Sonny Wang Purdy

5.0
2016-07-06T04:54:15+00:00

Sonny Wang Purdy

I Love the Reluctant Athlete. Its helped my body so that its not so sore when I’m working and of course playing!

Joahn Huehn

I have been going to Cyndi for Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) sessions for the past three months. I work in an office where I use a computer most of the day. I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my neck over five years ago which causes me to experience varying levels of pain that radiate from my neck and shoulder down my arm to my fingers. Through her assessment of my muscle imbalances and the work she has done to address my muscle weakness I have experienced immediate results in pain reduction. Thanks to Cyndi MAT has changed the way my body moves and responds.

Joahn Huehn

5.0
2016-07-06T04:51:45+00:00

Joahn Huehn

I have been going to Cyndi for Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) sessions for the past three months. I work in an office where I use a computer most of the day. I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my neck over five years ago which causes me to experience varying levels of pain that radiate from my neck and shoulder down my arm to my fingers. Through her assessment of my muscle imbalances and the work she has done to address my muscle weakness I have experienced immediate results in pain reduction. Thanks to Cyndi MAT has changed the way my body moves and responds.

Bernie Abrahamson

“Cyndi Lamarucciola of The Reluctant Athlete is a consummate professional. The MAT approach she utilizes to work toward resolving the issues I have with my legs is physically grounded, unique, and extremely effective.
Through her comprehensive medical background and other high profile positions she has held, she has gained an exceptionally high degree of skill and expertise. In her practice, as a service provider, instructor and physical “coach” she implements the MAT approach with unbounded skill, genuine care and compassion and an elevated level of sensitivity for me, the client.
I have had experience with an inordinate number of medical staff, most of whom were very competent. However, with all due respect to the individuals, none of them were able to combine their skill and expertise with Cyndi’s rare sense of nurturing, support and encouragement which are consistently characteristic of her approach to her service.
Despite the magnitude of my leg problems, which were still very prevalent despite other efforts to correct my condition, Cyndi assured me that MAT would be an effective method of improving a more thorough use of my legs. She was confident that with her application of the techniques and my follow-up activities, which she prescribed, substantial progress could be made in alleviating my inactive leg muscle condition.
She was absolutely correct in her projection. There has been slow but steady progress in the activation of my leg muscles. As a result of her skills, expertise and encouraging, supportive challenging manner, my improvement has been constant and retentive.
In addition to her skills and attributes indicated above, she creates an exceptional client-friendly environment during her sessions. She consistently explains exactly what she is going to do, how she is going to do it, and includes the rationale for using each technique. She combines all of this with a most engaging sense of humor and interesting conversation. Cyndi is a real winner and MAT is a winner of a program.”

Bernie Abrahamson

5.0
2016-07-06T04:33:19+00:00

Bernie Abrahamson

“Cyndi Lamarucciola of The Reluctant Athlete is a consummate professional. The MAT approach she utilizes to work toward resolving the issues I have with my legs is physically grounded, unique, and extremely effective. Through her comprehensive medical background and other high profile positions she has held, she has gained an exceptionally high degree of skill and expertise. In her practice, as a service provider, instructor and physical “coach” she implements the MAT approach with unbounded skill, genuine care and compassion and an elevated level of sensitivity for me, the client. I have had experience with an inordinate number of medical staff, most of whom were very competent. However, with all due respect to the individuals, none of them were able to combine their skill and expertise with Cyndi’s rare sense of nurturing, support and encouragement which are consistently characteristic of her approach to her service. Despite the magnitude of my leg problems, which were still very prevalent despite other efforts to correct my condition, Cyndi assured me that MAT would be an effective method of improving a more thorough use of my legs. She was confident that with her application of the techniques and my follow-up activities, which she prescribed, substantial progress could be made in alleviating my inactive leg muscle condition. She was absolutely correct in her projection. There has been slow but steady progress in the activation of my leg muscles. As a result of her skills, expertise and encouraging, supportive challenging manner, my improvement has been constant and retentive. In addition to her skills and attributes indicated above, she creates an exceptional client-friendly environment during her sessions. She consistently explains exactly what she is going to do, how she is going to do it, and includes the rationale for using each technique. She combines all of this...
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