Testimonials

Read what my clients have to say about their body transitions

"I have had a weight problem my whole life. I decided to get into shape by training myself for a marathon. I was running everyday and I continued to gain weight. I thought wow something must be really wrong with me. I ran into Cheri at the gym one day, her and I got to talking and I found out that she may be able to help me. We set up an appointment. I went in really nervous because of all the other products I had tried in the past that didn't work and also the cost of a 1 month program....I decided to give it a go since I had tried everything else without permanent results. I also went in with my mind set that you can't buy health. Health is something you should not put a price tag on, you can always have material things but health is much more important and a better investment.

I met with Cheri and found out what I thought was healthy eating (to me) was loaded with sugar, salt and artificial stuff. I also took the allergy test which I learned the reason for my weight problem, I was eating food my body couldn't process, therefore storing it. Cheri sets you up with a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle change plus she helps you closely meet and maintain your goals."
             - Laura, Snohomish, WA
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"I'm really excited to start feeling better too and hopefully be in really good shape for getting pregnant. I wanted to let you know that I thought that meeting with you was so great! So much better than I ever thought going to a nutritionist would be. I learned so much and feel really good about making some changes."               - AW. Female, 35
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"Cheri,
              Hi, I am doing very well. I have followed your plan and am eating healthy these days. My husband has also joined me in eating healthy and watching our portion control. I have lost 5 lbs. so far, have kept it off,and plan to lose more. Dan has lost weight as well. He has stopped drinking pop and is following your plan with me. I did get into the skirt I wanted to wear. I walked everyday when it was beautiful outside with a neighbor, but have not done a lot of resistance training. That is my goal for the fall - to do more weight training. We have made a conscious decision to eat organic and be healthy. I thank you for all your help and knowledge. I feel it was the best decision I made when I signed up with you."               - C. age 58
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"I came to Cheri suffering from anorexia and bulimia. After a lifetime of dieting and trying everything to “fix” that was wrong with me by trying to control my weight, I finally realized that I could not recover on my own. In addition to her psychology degree, her personal training and yoga background were what attracted me to her, as I am a fitness instructor and a student of yoga. Cheri has been an amazing resource in my recovery. Not only has she taught me to get my head out of the calories and into nutrition but also to realize the mind, body & spirit connection to living life healthfully. While I came to Cheri with, what I considered to be a good understanding of “eating right”, after my 8 weeks of working with her I have completely changed my relationship with food. Not only am I now willing to try new and “exotic” foods, but I am feeling better than ever and fully appreciate the bounty of foods that we are blessed with. I now appreciate and enjoy what it feels like to feed my body the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly and ward of illness and disease. Foods that were foreign or “scary” to me before are the new loves in my life. My diet is now free of white sugar, flour and almost all processed foods, in fact, the only thing I eat out of a box now is packaged grains and a few cereals and I don’t miss a thing! The most beautiful part of all of this is that I am finally living a life free of the obsession for food and I can now go forward each day with new freedom and celebrate my life!

Cheri and I just completed the grocery shopping and cooking outing together and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable and eye-opening experiences I have had in my life. Cheri took the time to walk me though the store discussing foods I had not tried and shared with me how to prepare them and what nutrients they contain as well as the healing properties for each food. She showed me healthy options for buying foods in the deli section if I was close to meal time and needed something quick. We walked though the spice isle where she showed me that I could make up my own spice combinations out of the bulk foods spices to save money and eliminate preservatives. She showed me some new foods to try and explained the differences in the processing of oils and different kinds of raw sugars. We purchased the foods necessary to cook 3 recipes and we had such a wonderful time cooking together in my home. Not only was the food, quick to prepare, healthy and delicious, but it also gave me the opportunity to show Cheri the changes that have taken place in my home, as I shared with her the contents of my pantry and refrigerator. It was a wonderful adventure that I will never forget! If you are willing and ready for a lifestyle change that will pay you back tenfold in health and happiness,
I highly recommend Cheri Soraparu!”           - T.A.
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"Thanks for everything. I would not have recovered so quickly from that crazy injury if I hadn't been eating better and doing targeted exercise over the last several months."           - Meg
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"Cheri,
              Thanks for being a great teacher. I thought I knew a lot about my body and food but you have vastly expanded that knowledge. I know more women than men take your classes so I wanted to share what I got out of it. The other day one of my brothers asked me what detox is. So I told him all about it. Detox has really made a big difference in my life. It has been a couple of weeks since the end of my detoxification and I have noticed many great things. My mind has more of what I can only call clarity and I just feel more vibrant. Physically my body just runs like it is being fueled by top fuel, which it now is. The normal lactic acid burn, the day after a great workout is not as bad and I have even gained more strength. Food is one of the joys of life and now you have given me all kinds of things to try and that is cool. Detox is more than just cleaning out the toxins. For me it is about learning about how that happens and how certain foods affect the body. Your classes have taught me how to be healthier and for that I am very thankful. We take care of so much in life, but when we take care of ourselves first, that gives us the strength to give more."           - Namaste, Steve
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"One great note is that... I am down at the low 24s for BMI for the first time in my life!"
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"I have started seeing a difference in my body and cooking since moving to the mostly detox diet. I can say that I have avoided all foods with any kind of flour for over a month, except for your cooking class. Burnis called me the incredible shrinking woman, and he knows that I am working with you to improve my diet and nutrition"
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