“I started training with Jénel regularly in 2010. Jénel has helped me go from being a mostly-sedentary sit-at-a-desk-all-day professional to a much healthier, fit, and energetic person. I am in my early 30ies now and am in better shape now then I was all through my 20ies thanks to Jénel.

This has made a huge positive impact on the quality of my life. Jénel has taken me from barely being able to complete 10 pushups to powerlifting and Kettlebell circuits without a single injury and no short cuts! Jénel's approach is holistic and focuses on functional exercises that translate what you do in the gym to real life. She has also helped me eat cleaner and understand the importance of a balanced diet. I cannot thank her enough for helping me change my life and cannot say enough about her professionalism and tenacity - she's really that good.

As a result of this experience, I have come to see that the best investment you can make with your time and money is one in yourself and your well-being. Being in shape and healthy will make you look (and feel) better than any expensive piece of clothing, or any material possession ever will.

Thank you, Jénel!”

- Dan Finkler

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“In April 2012, I would hit the big “60”. For this special birthday I wanted to do something super impacting about my fitness program. I had a fantasy of working out and looking like a model in a magazine.

While that was my fantasy, my goal was to lose enough weight (10-15 pounds between January and April) to look good in my birthday outfit.

I started my training with Jenel in January 2012. Twelve weeks later, I not only met my goal, I realized my fantasy come true. I lost twenty pounds and five inches. Check out my 60th birthday photo!

She is a truly excellent trainer. She is the perfect combination of tough and warm and she works with the whole person -- mentally, emotionally and physically.

Outstanding master of her craft; incredibly bright with a treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge; expert in weight training, martial arts; and a warm, spontaneous personality that makes workouts fun. Jenel Stevens is brimming with the brains to help anyone achieve the brawn. She’s the real deal in an industry full of wannabees and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured.”

- Gloria Stevens

“I want to thank Jenel Stevens founder of Prowess Private Training for helping me achieve my first goal of losing 30lbs. Without her fitness and diet program I would have never been able to accomplish my goal. There were days where I wanted to give up. There were even days where I hated her for making the workouts so difficult and the evil smile she would put on as I struggled through them. But she kept encouraging me to keep pushing forward. She praised every achievement I made, even the small ones. She helped me turn an impossible thought into a positive reality.”

- Phil Cruz

"A former college dance team member, I've always found value in personal training, having witnessed firsthand the positive affects it had on my body and mind. Three years ago, I underwent back surgery for a chronic injury sustained during those years and was anxious to find a trainer who understood my desire to get back into peak shape. Jénel is that individual. She is a master of her craft - the perfect combination of professionalism, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Her commitment to her work and her clients shines through in every session. She's the real deal - the standard by which any trainer should be measured."

- Sarah Goschy

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“Jenel is the best trainer I’ve ever had. She has a noteworthy combination of professionalism and friendliness, and adapts to a client’s preferred way of doing things while making sure we stayed on track and pushed to get results. She always offered helpful nutritional advice, and clearly showed her expertise in each session. She works hard and taught me the power of Kettlebells – it is so great to see Jenel has started her own program.”

- Christina Browne

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“Working with Jenel and Prowess has helped me take my fitness to a new level. I work out for less time but much more efficiently and have seen immediate results. Her real signature strengths are her own commitment to fitness as well as her intelligence and her willingness to individualize programs. She has designed a body-weight only killer workout that I can take with me to Afghanistan or Somalia as a foreign correspondent stuck in a hotel room. She has also guided me through a pre-natal regimen that makes me feel healthier every day and more prepared for labor. “ 

- Eliza Griswold