Join the dozens of men and women adding a bit of Lagniappe to their lives and reaping the rewards.  Check out a few of testimonials from members of the Lagniappe online community and personal training clients:


I am one of ‘those’ people. I have exercised consistently but have struggled with my weight for 25 years.

In that period of time I had never realized any significant body changes nor reached my goal weight. I live in Northern Wisconsin so going to a fitness center requires going out in subzero temperatures on slippery snow-covered roads for at least 6 months of the year. So I exercised at home using videos and magazine workouts as guidelines. I bought the treadmill and used it; I own the weights and used them. Yet as I traveled through my fifties I could not stop the midriff weight gain and loss of muscle tone.

Karen TestimonialAnd then on Facebook I saw a six week on-line challenge group presented by Kourtney Thomas of Lagniappe Fitness and with interest and trepidation, signed up. 

The workouts for the week were delivered by email promptly every Sunday night and included full instructions and photo or video demonstrations. Within the first week I realized how ineffectively I had been exercising and how important a trainer was. New to me was not having to figure out what to do for a workout each day; I simply picked one of the five outlined by Kourtney. Exercises that I thought were too difficult for me turned out to be simply challenging and totally doable and it encouraged me to push myself harder. The workouts didn’t require a huge investment of time so I had no problem working them into my schedule.

Before I knew it I was looking forward to the workouts because doing them was like playing a little online game. The support from others in the challenge group was terrific and added to the fun. Completing all five workouts each week made me feel successful and beautiful, inside and out.

After the six week challenge was over I was so enthralled by the changes in my strength and fitness level that I immediately signed up for four weeks of individual online training with Kourtney. Kourtney asked for five non-weight related goals and personalized a training plan especially for me.

For the first time in my life I did not gain weight over the holidays and I received a new set of 15# weights as a Christmas present.

I am now participating in a second online challenge group presented by Kourtney. The cost is minimal in comparison to the return. Online training is an effective way to reach your goals regardless of your location, your age, or your fitness level. As I head toward my sixties, not only do I have a waist again, I now feel strong and successful and realize change can occur at any age as long as you find the right fit. I have found the right fit for me with Kourtney’s online training programs.

– Karen, Eagle River, WI

I meet with Kourtney only once a week, but she gives me the confidence, knowledge and encouragement I need to keep my own personal gym routine. Now I’m working out 5 times per week! Kourtney knows how to get me moving and how to help me give it a little extra.

Allison, St. Louis, MO

When I first started training with Kourtney, I was already active and ran several times a week, but I was looking for someone to help me reach some bigger goals.

erin-testimonialI’m a 15-year cancer survivor, and all my life I’ve been told I’m strong.  I wanted my physical strength to match my emotional strength.

In 7 months of working with Kourtney just once or twice a month, I have become stronger inside and out.  I learned a ton of new exercises, as well as how to create an at-home workout for myself that actually works, and that I can incorporate into my busy family and work schedule.  Though I typically work 45 to 70 hours a week, Kourtney has shown me how to fit in exercise in a meaningful way, and how to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  She has kept me accountable and inspired me to do things I never thought I would be able to do.

Strength training with Kourtney has also gotten me big results – I have lost over 30 inches overall, and gone from a size 14 to a size 6!  I feel great, and I finally feel like my strength matches my story.

– Erin, St. Louis, MO

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