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Client Testimonials – TotalBodyLab

Client Testimonials

Mark's 6 Month Transformation

This is what dedication and hard work can bring you: lean, strong and confident. We've been training for half a year together - starting with bodyweight and interval work, moving to more weightlifting and powerlifting routines.

Now Mark is knowledgeable enough to switch to an online program and continue on his own (with weekly check ins of course) 😎.

He went plant based too and managed to lose 30 lbs of fat gain 5 lbs of muscle + deadlift over 1.5x his body weight × 8 reps, learnt how bench and squat like a powerlifter, do 8 body weight pullups and got that nice six pack going.

Mark's feedback:

           "-Katya is awesome!"

I was apprehensive about working with a trainer, but it's worked out well! She's helped me lose weight and gain muscle. I'm in much better shape now than I've been in a long time.

Lisa's 3 Month Transformation

When Lisa stepped into our gym, everyone was asking "when is her bikini show!?" Tall, graceful, supermodel-like, she wanted to get toned and confident for the Miami vacation.

After only 2 months of work, she was already looking like a buff Victoria Secret Angel. We kept working on form and shredded some remaining fat for the remaining month, so she was undoubtedly the queen at the beach.
Now Lisa is maintaining propress working out from home with my online coaching support. Good work, girl! We miss you at the gym! 

Yuliya, Stock Trader and Snowboarder's Recovery

Not only does Yulia work long hours as a trader in the city of London, she is also a semi-professional snowboarder hitting the slopes every other weekend, runs marathons, surfs, hikes and does gymnastics. She realized that all that activity was great, but she started to get injured more.

Katya helped her get stronger and build a solid foundation for being able to take on higher jumps and softer landings as well as able to improve recovery. Yuliya used to never cook in her life, and Katya helped her save time and money by creating an accommodating nutrition plan with easy suggestions and a strategy to keep accountable to healthy, easily accessible food options.

Bryan's Transformation

Kiah's 5 Week Transformation

Kiah Wells is a Contra Musician, massage therapist, avid hiker and he also has an ultimate frisbee team. He's reached out to Katya about training to increase his performance in frisbee and get to the best shape of his life. Over the course of 2 months, his strength doubled, sprinting speed increased and he's gained a noticeable amount of muscle! Check out Kiah's instagram page here.

Charlotte's 4 Month Transformation

Over 4 months of training, Charlotte lost 20 lbs of fat and gained a few lbs of muscle.

She used to run cross country, and has strong legs, however her knees were hurting during long distance running . Her program included balancing lower body and strengthening upper body. Abs, arm and shoulder definition - as some nice side benefits to reap 💪

Despite the rigorous MIT PhD program, she is keeping the workouts up and monitoring her diet for optimal performance in the gym , classroom and lab.

Mark's 2 Month Transformation

We started lifting in September. Former football player, Mark has a demanding job in RTP and wanted to get back into athletic endeavors to improve posture, health, increase strength and better looks - as a nice side effect.

After the first 2 months of lifting only once a week, some cardio and minor diet changes, Mark lost 4-5 lbs of fat and gained some muscle. Love handles replaced themselves with a stronger V-shape back. Traps and legs gained strength and endurance, shoulders have opened up for a more upright, healthy posture.

Mark has moved to doing more biking, workout on his own and lifting twice a week since then, and watching for better food options even while traveling for work, and of course being a father and husband!

Great job and thank you for being an example of diligence and perseverance.

I always wonder how the busiest people get better results than the young, frolicky ones with much less responsibilities and things on their plate...

Robin's Testimonials

       "I am so grateful to have "stumbled" across sis Katya Gorbacheva on Facebook. Her thoughtful and knowledgeable posts caught my eye and began a conversation about life and fitness, fresh and unfiltered. Her experience is deep and ever-growing. She cares about each of her clients and works hard to meet them where they are while helping them to heal and become the best version of themselves.

Her expertise is first-rate and I am so grateful to be in her care. Thank you, sis Katya, for the daily inspiration!"

Ekaterina's Testimonials

       "Вообще, хочу сказать, что я ощущаю себя героем!!! И это все благодаря тебе, Катя!! В те дни, когда я всё же заставляю себя отложить все дела, подгузники-супы-каши и т.д. и пойти тренироваться - я словно подвиг совершаю и чувствую себя прекрасно! Такая гордость наполняет душу! Жутко довольна собой и ощущением красоты и стройности! Спасибо тебе огромное за всё!!! Я, конечно, ещё слабак, но уже на пути к успеху!!!"


       "Actually, I want to say that I feel like a hero! And that's all thanks to you, Katya!! In those days when I force myself to delay all of my house work and go DO the workout-I feel as If I'm doing something courageous. I start feeling so proud of myself and this feeling is overwhelming. I’m so pleased with the feelings of beauty and harmony! Thank you so much for everything!!! Of course, I am still a beginner, but I'm already on the way to success!!!"

Anna's 6 Week Transformation

Thamina's Body recomposition

Yevheniia's Testimonials

       "I used to lift and run before, but upon moving to the US, have gained 20 lbs. When I met Katya, I was super frustrated because I've tried everything, and had no results. Katya has made a custom plan for me based on the equipment in my garage, and removed the exercises I hated!

She checks my form over video and responds the same day - every day. I'm already deadlifting my body weight and it's only been a month of training! Butt toned up, and my belly is flat now, arms - strong! And I have been barely doing any cardio which is nice :)

Highly recommend working with Katya - she is a very attentive and knowledgeable coach who pushes to REAL RESULTS!!"

Angelina's Testimonials

       "Хочу оставить отзыв о работе Кати как тренера.

Сбросить вес – было для меня всегда большой проблемой по жизни. Лишних кило у меня мало, и уходят они с титаническим трудом (учитывая, конечно, мою любовь к еде). И самая загвоздка в том, что абсолютное большинство информации в интернете заточено под всеядное питание, а как грамотно выстроить диету вегану, чтобы не перебирать по углеводам, с одной стороны, и не голодать с другой – это какой-то тёмный лабиринт проб и ошибок и поиска нужной инфы.

Катя как веган-атлет – идеальный наставник для меня в этом плане. Её опыт экономит мне время и нервы и даёт результат, который я могу наблюдать уже сейчас. И, надо сказать, идти к этому результату оказалось гораздо проще и приятнее, чем по тем программам, которые я раньше формировала для себя сама. С Катей мне удаётся работать над своими пищевыми привычками в целом и поддерживать режим сброса веса (пусть и очень медленного, но здорового) на протяжении длительного периода. Ещё самое ценное – это, конечно, психологическая поддержка, без которой, думаю, на этом пути никак. Так что очень рекомендую Катю как персонального тренера. 👍"


       "I want to leave a feedback on Katya’s work as a coach.

To lose wight- it was a huge problem through my life.I don’t have much of extra kilos and to lose them takes a titanic effort.
The main problem for me (as a vegan) was to find useful and necessary information about food habits. Many information were absolutely random and omnivorous habits. But how to properly build a vegan diet without overeating carbs and not starve at the same time? Searching that information is as a dark labyrinth with lots of puzzles.

Due to Katya is a bodybuilder and vegan at the same time, she is perfect mentor and coach for me. Her experience really saved my nerves and my time. Now I am already seeing results from it.I want to say, that due to her information, my journey to health has become simpler and more pleasant than it was before (when I tried to make meal plans by myself).Katye helped me to correct my eating habits and helped me to continue the work on maintaining weight loss process. In addition, I want to say that the most valuable things are supporting and spiritual coaching from Katya. In general, I think that is the most important and necessary things at archiving healthy life goals.

I highly recommended Kaya as a personal coach. 👍"

Diana's 6 Week Month Transformation

           " - Highly recommend! "

I had a great experience working with Katya. She is super knowledgeable and attentive. She is also very driven and her encouragement helped me a lot. I always thought that working out is not my thing and eating healthy is too much work, but     with Katya's help I was able to find my balance.

I changed some of my habits and I feel so much better now. I lost 10lb already and intend to continue my new routine. I'm extremely thankful for Katya's expertise and care! With her support I was able to reach goals I never thought I could.

Irina's 6 Week Transformation

Shail's 2 Month Transformation

Natali's 4 Week Transformation

2 Month Transformation

She gained 5 lbs of muscle over 3 months of lifting from home!
She is a runner, and has noticed performance increasing since we have started training in January. She wasn't looking to lose weight, and in fact, not looks more balanced while weighing MORE! 
Weight loss has never been her goal, so at first she was worried if the weight gain is a bad thing.

Body recomposition

Marina's 4 Week Transformation

Anastasia's 1 Month Transformation


Body recomposition

Ekaterina's 2 Month Transformation

Daria's 2 Month Body recomposition

Marina's 2 Month Transformation

Sarah's 5 Month Transformation


Susan's 2 Month Transformation