“Just a shout out to Meghan Takacs. I have a week left before a hilly and challenging 10 miler and I’ve been slack in my running – due to travel, work, yada, yada. But, time to get on it and be ready to tackle this race. Meghan pushed me through two great outdoor workouts this week, Speed Pop Session and Body Talk. She is a true coach in every sense of the word and knows her stuff. Try her out if you haven’t yet. ” – Juli Edwards
“Did Meghan’s workout this evening on holiday and feel so good! I’ve not been a runner for a while and SkyFit has made getting back into it awesome. Her little tip of picking up your knees totally changed how I was running and made it 10 times easier. Woo!”- Gillian Taylor
“Meghan Takacs, I’ve been looooooooooving your workouts! I’m training for my 7th full marathon and the Active Recovery Run was a gift this morning! I had threshold intervals on my schedule (my least favorite because the intervals seem to go on forever!) and you this made it SO. MUCH. BETTER. 8 miles DONE and I didn’t hate it the entire time! 😉 Keep ’em coming!”- Maria Russell
“Spent this past weekend with Meghan Takacs. If you haven’t tried her classes yet, just do it! Her tempo classes are amazing! They will make you feel so strong and able to conquer the world!!!” Jolene Pope-Newman, Phoenix, Arizona
“I love Meghan Takacs’ treadmill classes because she tells you exactly what to expect, how long the intervals will last, and she emphasizes form as well. She’s clear and careful with her language. I’m never confused when I listen to her.” Sato Moughalian, New York
“So Meghan Takacs I just have to say that you have quickly became my favorite trainer! I have loved every single run I have done with you! 2 of my favorite things about your runs: 1) you give me clear details about what I’ll be doing for the whole run. There’s never any questions or surprises along the way. You tell me if I’m going to get a walk break and I can plan accordingly. It’s awesome! And 2) the runs are so freaking fun that I don’t even look or regard the time! The intervals are great and I just feel like I’m sad when it’s over! Thank you for all you do and thank you for being so awesome!” – Jennie Augenstein, Brook Park, Ohio
“Meghan Takacs this is my first of your workouts and I loved it! Shaved 4 minutes and 52 seconds off of my average treadmill pace just from not being afraid to leave the speed suggestions alone! Thank you thank you!” – Maria Laine Kidd, Louisville, Kentucky
“I get so excited for runs with Meghan – this one was no joke! The coaching was incredible. If you’re doing #makethe8 in order this is one to look forward to – if you got too excited and jumped the gun like me, add this one into your new year’s plans!” – Maria Costa, New York
Annie Thorpe- New York, NY- M.M Lafleur
When I met Meghan six months ago, I had been looking for someone special: a trainer who could help me safely get back into shape, who would tailor the workouts for my goals and lifestyle, and who could navigate me through a prenatal fitness as I became pregnant for the third time. Meghan has exceeded all expectations. She pushes me, but always with a sense of humor and compassion. She tailors each workout toward my needs and goals, and responds to my reactions. She is thoughtful, varying what we do, keeping it interesting and paying special attention to form. I appreciate that she is engaged and attentive through all of our workouts. Quite simply, she’s the best trainer I’ve ever had and as a result, I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in!
Jaclinn Tanney – New York, NY- Chief Development Officer, DKMS US
“Meghan is a skilled prenatal trainer. I started working with her at the beginning of my second trimester and continued up until two weeks before giving birth. Meghan tailored exercises to meet my particular needs. She knew exactly what I could and couldn’t do during pregnancy and took great care to make sure that my workouts were varied, interesting and showed results. I became fitter and stronger than before! Our regular workouts helped me to regulate my weight gain, increase my energy levels, sleep better, and recover faster from delivery.”
Faiza Kazmi – New York, NY- Director, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
“I’ve been living in NY for over 12 years and have worked out with other trainers before in the city and I must say Meghan has by far been the best! She listened attentively to what my goals were and catered a training program that was new and exciting for me. Every day she comes prepared with a set list of routines she wants me to do and she makes each workout interesting and exciting. She even takes it to another level by sending me emails with tips on things I can do outside the gym to help me change my lifestyle in order for me to meet my goals. Unlike some other trainers, I was never stuck doing the same routine over and over again. She is very supportive and encouraging and a great teacher. I am really happy that I finally found such a dedicated and motivating trainer who has made me excited about going to the gym.”
John P. Rauls- Atlanta, GA- Vice-President at Southeastern Retirement Management Inc.
“My name is John P. Rauls and I am living proof that Meghan’s training works! I say these words with a heavy heart. Thank you Meghan! You have given me my life back to me! I am 5’ 7” and weighed 242 pounds when I first began training with Meghan. In 5 months I have lost 32 pounds and counting because of Meghan’s unique training style. Meghan consistently helps craft my new healthy lifestyle. She has laid the ground work for me to: change my diet, exercise on my own and change my overall health 360 degrees!! I feel so blessed to have met Meghan and have her as my trainer. No one asked me to write this! I simply believe in sharing Meghan with you because you deserve it, and the time to change your life is now! If you have any questions you can even contact me directly at email@example.com. Thank You!”
Sarah Ryan – Atlanta, GA- Former Boston College Point Guard, Boys & Girls Club Volunteer, Atlanta Dream Corporate ticket sales, and Quarterback Matt Ryan’s wife
“Joining Thrive and training with Meghan has been the best gym experience I have had. I have lived in various cities and joined many different gyms/clubs, and nothing has compared.
Upon first meeting Meghan, I do have to say, she was more than a little intimidating to look at, as she is in peak condition, and half my age. However, I needed not to have worried, as she immediately made me feel at ease, whilst she performed an assessment of my fitness and capabilities during a 45 minute session.
She asked me to take a metabolism quiz to identify my metabolic type, and how best to create my plate at mealtimes, as well as setting me homework for the days I wasn’t in the gym with her. So, I was more than encouraged by the fact that this wasn’t just about the two training sessions we would have together, during the week. This was an all-encompassing lifestyle change, for every single day of the week.
When I first started working out with Meghan, I was a little frustrated about just how many exercises I couldn’t do correctly. However, she was very patient with me, and very encouraging, while pushing me, all at the same time, and worked these exercises into my routine, until I found my form, and felt the benefits from them.
My journey has only just begun, it has been three months now, and I have to say that she got me to like going to the gym, which was something I could never imagine myself saying. Working out is no longer a chore, but rather, something I actually quite like doing now. There are so many health benefits to it, and as an older woman, I have come to appreciate my health more, and not take it for granted. I believe she may have helped me find my joy!!!
What struck me the most about Meghan is how passionate she really is about fitness and health, and how serious she takes her lifestyle. She is doing something extremely worthwhile, that she absolutely loves, and there’s no drug like that! She is living proof that, if you are prepared to work hard for it, you really can experience a better, healthier, and happier you!”
Jennifer Winingder- Atlanta, GA- Psychotherapist at Brookhaven Counseling
I trained with Meghan for 9 months in Atlanta and loved every session I had with her. A group of my girlfriends and I loved working with her because she combined cardio, weights, HIIT training, and is a great person to work with.
I worked with her individually too and she was wonderful. She is always professional, friendly, listens to your needs, and has a lot of knowledge about all aspects of health and fitness. And, as a woman, I appreciate having experienced women trainers who have an understanding of how to work with other women and what they want from personal training.
I like a more intensive workout combined with cardio and Meghan easily can design a more intensive workout or one that focuses on other fitness goals. Meghan can adjust your training routine to your capabilities and push you enough to get you where you want to go while keeping your health in mind.
Banu Elizondo – Atlanta, GA- Sr. Portfolio Manger at Invesco
“Meghan is not your typical trainer. She has a holistic approach to your body and your health: she follows up with dietary suggestions, massage/ steam room recommendations and even with emails of workout routines you can do at the gym/ home for when you are travelling/ cannot workout with her. Workouts are custom tailored to your goals and your focus areas. And above all, the mornings I work out with Meghan, I go to work ready to conquer the world.”
Brian & Courtney Giometti- Atlanta, GA- Jeffries Investment Banking Associate & PR manager at Applied Systems
“Meghan excels at creating customized conditioning and training programs to ensure you gain the most out of each session to achieve your desired goals. She truly looks at the whole picture – from lifestyle, to diet, health and well being, to overall activity – both in and out of the gym. As an athlete herself, Meghan recognize people’s strengths and weaknesses and pushes you to overcome challenges to feel great about each and every workout. Her commitment to continual assessment keeps you on track and focused. Meghan has truly pushed me to bring optimal focus and dedication to my overall health and fitness, which has greatly improved my conditioning and strength.”