Success Stories

Since 1991, we’ve worked with 100’s of people with a variety of physical issues. Some have offered their thoughts about working with their Senior Wellness Specialist and using the LROME™ Strength Training method.  Many of their stories are quite inspiring.  

 

You can click on any of the videos below to hear their stories or scroll further down to read how our clients have improved their strength to overcome physical issues.

Dr. C.D., 58-Year-Old - 28 Year Continuous Client

Sandwich, MA & West Palm Beach, FL

Three Senior Wellness Specialists have assisted me in overcoming a debilitating case of Spinal Stenosis so that I can continue my dental practice. I work with Ben, Margie and/or Amy three times a week, and it is amazing how good I feel after each session. I like working with all three of them, because it allows me to vary my workouts.  Each use LROME, but having people who are experts in strength and flexibility really has made a difference. 

Waking up at 5:30 to be with any of them online is not the easiest thing in the world, but without it I would not have been able to continue practicing.

 

John C., 78-Year-Old - 27 Year Continuous Client

New Seabury, MA & Naples, FL

Since 1994 I’ve worked with Steve, Ben and Margie on Cape Cod.  The two of them and LROME have made me stronger! They both helped me recover from two heart attacks, three major surgeries and multiple strokes much sooner than expected.

Steve spoke with my doctors and developed a program to help me get all the way back. After working with Steve in person for 26 years and now working with Margie and Ben virtually is a lifesaver; when we started working in person after my second major heart attack I could only exercise with one pound hand weights and walk 5 minutes at a time. I am now strength training three times a week and I’m very strong. Not bad for 78 years old.  I didn’t realize how important it is to have a Team to work with instead of one Personal Trainer.  Each of them use the same method, LROME, but bring their own unique ideas and then get together at the end of the week to discuss how best to attack the next week.  

About 10 years ago, the Team began working with my wife.  She has Osteoporosis and has to be very careful while exercising.  Steve, Ben and Margie and LROME have been great for her too.  

I have to be honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of going online, but now that we’ve been doing it for 2 years, it’s been great.  We can keep up the sessions while we travel south for the winter and have worked together while traveling overseas. 

Caroline L., 92-Year-Old - 18 Year Continuous Client

Yarmouth, MA

 

I needed help to regain my strength due to aging and a major stroke. I hadn’t realized how weak I was until I came home from the Rehab Hospital. I was afraid I would never be able to walk again.  My daughter saw Satin Wellness online and called Steve.  He and his team of Senior Wellness Specialists (Ben, Holly and Amy) all used to come into my home and helped me regain mobility.  Now, Steve and my daughter set me up virtually so I can work with them using my iPad.  It’s just like they are still here without any concern of Covid.

The Satin Wellness Team and LROME have helped me regain my mobility and become independent again. It is wonderful to be able to move back into my home and stay here.

Dr. David C., 62-Year-Old - 18 Year Continuous Client

Falmouth, MA

 

Being overweight is an issue as a doctor. Having a stroke was an issue for my life and family. I decided to do something about it.

I did my research and called Satin Wellness. I went to physical therapy; which was great, but when I finished I needed more.  Ben, Holly and Amy have been amazing and it’s been a lot of enjoyment online.  They all had come to my home and with Covid, we work virtually  at a time that is best for me (6 a.m.), concentrate on my specific issues and help me get further than I ever would have on my own.  I’ve lost the weight I needed to lose and am stronger than before my stroke!  

When Ben told me we were going to meet online, i was excited, because I would’t have been able to exercise any other way.  Ben sent me all the equipment I needed to continue training in my home.  Smart move, Ben!

Thomas S., 83-Year-Old - 18 Year Continuous Client

Boston, MA & Palm Beach, FL

 

I have experienced chronic, excruciating pain during the past few years. My lower back, hips and knees were always very sore.  It stopped me from playing tennis and golf.  I had tried several remedies, including chiropractic and treatment from various physical therapists, all of which seemed to have minimal, if any, impact on the recurring pain and mobility. Following the first session with Steve and Margie, I observed a tangible reduction in pain and discomfort.

After the Team of Specialists developed a plan for me, the pain is completely eliminated. In addition, the stretching and strengthening program they developed for me is inspiring confidence that the pain will not recur. I am delighted with the results. It is great to be pain-free after years of discomfort.  Oh, I can’t believe how happy I am working with my Team virtually.  I can see them even when I’m traveling.

Nathan C., 50-Year-Old - 18 Year Continuous Client

Monument Beach, MA

 

I was a former cyclist and Triathlete who suffered a  severe traumatic brain injury in a cycling accident while in Japan almost 30 years ago. My prognoses while in a five month coma was pessimistic – even to survive. I had therapy periodically, but that had been sporadic and I stopped due to a lack of progress.

Enter the Team of Satin Wellness.  Steve, Ben and Margie have all worked with me in the last 18 years.  They have changed my life! Their constant and consistent training, coupled with positive verbal driving, has made my progress to where I am now walking up and down stairs, riding a bike alone, swimming and kayaking. I continue to climb the hill toward returning to an ever-increasing functional life – and I recognize that this is the most important thing to me. 

Kim H., 70-Year-Old - 14 Year Continuous Client

Hyannis, MA & Ed Prairie, MN

 

The Team at Satin Wellness has the only program that worked for me.

I was 5’2 and weighed 240 pounds when we started.  I had tried every weight loss program from pills to powders to clinics.  I needed to get healthy to be able to play with my grandchildren.  Nothing worked until I called Satin Wellness.  

In the last 10 years with he help of Steve, Ben and Margie, I can run, I lift weights, and can run circles around my grandchildren. I am astonished that I could do all of these things. At 70 I never thought I could become this fit and feel this great!

I have changed my body, how I feel and LROME has helped me feel great about myself! My Team has helped me with gentle humor and understanding.

Working with my Team (Steve, Ben and Margie) on FaceTime while traveling to Minnesota is still as challenging as I need and they’re always appropriate. Their programs are always spot on.  No bootcamp for me.

Theresa M., 53-Year-Old - 9 Year Continuous Client

Boston, MA & West Palm Beach, FL

 

As the CEO of a company, I always found it hard to make the time to exercise. Due to travel, family and the hours I worked, I thought it would impossible for me to get healthy.

Luckily, I found Satin Wellness. At various times, due to travel, I’ve worked with all of the Senior Wellness Specialists (Steve, Ben, Margie, Holly and Amy). When traveling or on vacation, they used to come to my home for 8 years, now with the pandemic, we meet virtually at 5:30 am or after 6:00 pm and put me through a workout that is fun and engaging. I’m not the type that would just do a workout. I needed to know all about the program and why I should do each exercise. Their knowledge is far reaching and I love LROME!

If you need a Personal Trainer, look no further than Satin Wellness.

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David P., 38-Year-Old - 8 Year Continuous Client

Sandwich, MA & Hawaii

 
 

Coming out of a 9-month stay in a rehab hospital after suffering a brain injury with intense muscle weakness, I couldn’t even support my head and couldn’t walk.  My team of Senior Wellness Specialists changed my life.

Steve, Ben and Margie changed all that by bringing my brain, body, muscles, and strength all the way back.  Infinitely more important, during each session, they show me how capable I am.  S, B and M and LROME are amazing!  It was hard to find any confidence after my injury. 

The time we spent together was full of hard work, laughs and smiles.  They encouraged me to work, even when I didn’t want to.  I am now heading off to college and an excited to keep working with them virtually!  Thanks guys!

Robin G., 66-Year-Old - 8 Year Continuous Client

Newton & Martha’s Vineyard, MA

 

I have spent many, many hours in traditional physical therapy over the last 10-15 years for help with my lower back. Some of it was very helpful, but the problems always came back. 

There are two big differences between physical therapy and sessions with Ben, Holly and Steve.  The obvious one is that they spend time tailoring each exercise and session to my specific needs, unlike physical therapists that are seeing many more people to the point that I sometimes felt like I was part of an assembly line. The other equally important difference is their attitude. Their plan is not just to ease the pain, but to get rid of it altogether and to improve my overall physical well being. I love being physically stronger than I have been in a very long time.

We worked together in person for 7 years and now we meet virtually.  It’s great because I get to work with my Team of Senior Wellness Specialists during the summer when we’re on Martha’s Vineyard and couldn’t do that before.  

B. Martin., 54-Year-Old - 8 Year Continuous Client

New York, NY

 

I was lucky enough to find a Team with quite a bit of experience that would work with me online. 8 years ago when I came to them about working online, i didn’t know how prescient I am.  Especially with the pandemic.  I travel quite a bit and it was the only way we could meet consistently. Working with Steve and Ben online and using LROME has been great for me. The workouts are perfect for me.  I can’t believe how fast and hour flies…  They push me exactly the right amount.  The way they talk to me quietly through my headphones is such a plus.  As the President of a company, I like the quiet versus loud and yelling.  Had that before and it didn’t work for me.  

It is exactly what I have always needed. I have put on 30 pounds of muscle in 3 years, no belly fat and changed my appearance. Because of the workouts I was confident enough to start taking self-defense classes. I have become a black belt, my confidence is now soaring and cannot thank my Team enough. Even when they can’t be there in person they are always there. 

 

E. Russell, 62-Year-Old - 7 Year Continuous Client

Weston, MA & Boca Raton, FL

 

I wanted a trainer who could motivate me and did not offer a “one size fits all program.” A mutual acquaintance introduced me to Steve. He and his team aren’t your typical trainers. He understands the obstacles to good health that people like me face daily. Steve, Ben and Holly worked with me to customize a workout that I can stick with, over time.  That was the most important thing.  I needed accountability or I wouldn’t do it.

Is it hard for me to stick to any workout program.  I needed some prodding. In the past year, however, I have changed my tune. I now actually enjoy my sessions and appreciate my Team checking in to make sure I’ve done what I need to do during the days I don’t see them.  I am honest about my limitations and the constant challenges I face with never ending business lunches, dinners, and receptions. I am a work in progress but I am happy so far. I have lost some weight and have been keeping it off. I have much more to lose, but I know it will take time. As for my back and flexibility issues, I feel 10 to 15 years younger. I no longer have any back pain or spasms. I am driving the golf ball an extra 40 to 50 yards and can pick up items off the floor without worrying about pulling a back muscle. I can work out with my boys who are now high school and college athletes. I am content with being in good shape for my age. Satin Wellness and LROME work.

Holly has worked with my wife for 5 years and she loves working with her.  My sons who play college football work with Steve and Ben and don’t love them.  They make them both work very hard.

We all really are thankful they’ve moved to virtual training.  If not, we wouldn’t be training and I wouldn’t be compliant.

They are trustworthy, honest, and caring.

Dr. HF., 60-Year-Old - 6 Year Continuous Client

Plymouth, MA

 

I’m a Physician and I speak with my patients daily about their needing to lose weight. I had the hardest time following my own advice. I worked too many hours and then had to take care of my two growing sons. There was never any time for myself. After developing Type 2 Diabetes, I realized it was time. I called Steve at Satin Wellness to help me.

I wanted to make sure the program they developed was scientifically based. Didn’t want any guesswork.  When I found they were using a program that was based in science, I was hookedThe LROME method is the best strength training I ever tried. The program helps me focus on muscles that had been weak since I was young. With their help, I’ll always stay healthy and never go back to where I was. It’s been 6 years and I’ve never felt better.

I never thought I’d be able to go from in-person to virtual training.  It’s been the best thing I ever tried.  We used to meet at my home, now I can see them anytime and when I travel.  What a plus!  No more having to miss sessions. 

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MF., 68-Year-Old - 5 Year Continuous Client

Hyannis, MA & Boca Raton, FL

 

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was in horrific pain, had swollen hands and feet and my entire body felt like a huge abscessed tooth. My fear of methotrexate, the recommended treatment kept me in constant discomfort. After three months I relented and combined with prednisone, the methotrexate kicked in and I was able to get back to fairly normal activities.

However, I was not strong as I had not done any physical activity during this time. In fact, I was discouraged from exercising for fear of exacerbating the inflammation of RA. Not realizing the many nuances of physical therapy, I was skeptical of its benefits for me. Also, within the past year I have been diagnosed with avascular necrosis of my right hip and have been told that a hip replacement is in my future.

I’d known of Steve through other patients and physicians he’d worked with.  I called him and he came to my home to do an extremely thorough assessment.  From there, he developed a program for me.  I’ve worked with Steve and Ben for the past 5 years. 

By targeting my aches and pains and all-around weakness with strength and stretches, they have been extremely helpful in controlling my hip and knee discomfort as well as increasing my range of motion which has been severely compromised as a result of the aforementioned ailments. 

LROME strength exercises worked immediately and it’s a blessing to know I can actually control my pain that way!  The painI was experiencing has been gone for about the last 2 years.

In closing, I am grateful for my introduction to Satin Wellness and their methods. LROME is incredible and their knowledge of how the body works and reacts continues to impress me and I would recommend them highly.

In early 2020, when I had to close my practice for a few months, I was concerned my training would stop.  I’m so happy they moved to virtual training.  I’ve even “seen” Ben and Steve in my office in-between patients.  

Ted & Barbara, 72 and 70-Year-Old Couple - 5 Year Continuous Clients

Plymouth, MA & Naples, FL

We avoided exercise for years despite our doctor’s urgings. We had no interest — we had no time. And then the injuries and surgeries began which took enormous rehab efforts and brought great inconvenience to our lives…Rotator cuff, quad tendon severed, lower back sprain, etc”.  Miraculously we found Satin Wellness via a Google search and called Steve. Gingerly we began our program that Steve & Ben planned for us. 

We started working at our home and it amazed us how many exercises they could come up with.  Never realized just how much could be done with light handweights, tubes and ankle weights.  Now, working via the internet has worked much better than we thought it would.  Using our laptop, it feels like Ben and Steve are here.  It really fits into our schedule, especially when we travel.

Now we are far more agile and much stronger and eagerly look forward to our bi-weekly workouts. We even do the daily stretches and strengthening exercises that were designed for us. The workouts are fun because both Ben and Steve have a good sense of humor so the sessions are exciting and fun.  They work us just hard enough and we’ve made great progress because of all of your vast knowledge and ability to tailor the day’s exercise to the immediate need.

As for motivation, Steve and Ben are first-rate and they have led us to a better life in every way — and to think we were so sure we had no interest and no time for something which has become very important to us!

Like many other clients, we were concerned about losing all that we gained with the pandemic.  After 2 weeks to get a computer, we’re so thankful they’re doing virtual training and good for us old people to update our technology.  Our children and grandchildren thank them too.

Dr. M. F., 56-Year-Old - 4 Year Continuous Client

Falmouth, MA

 

My shoulder bursitis has resolved. The exercises targeting specific muscle groups done appropriately and correctly has been quite enlightening for me and noticeably helpful! This is a regimen that I know I can stick with!

I have noted more strength when I hit a tennis ball. With bicycling, my ease with going up hills has improved. And my family and I recently visited a tree adventure park where we were needed strength, stamina, balance – I was amazed at my improved balance walking along rope lines and at my ability to climb up and down without feeling tired or achy. – I did more courses than I thought I would be able to do! This program Steve came up with is a solid program that I proudly recommend.

I wanted to add that working virtually has been great!  I’ve worked with Ben and Margie and it’s been fun working with a Team instead of just one person.  Each one of them have complimentary strengths. 

Max C., 60-Year-Old - 4 Year Continuous Client

Boston, MA & Nantucket, MA

 

Steve came highly recommended by a colleague in my law office, and I reached out to him to help with debilitating sciatic pain.

In a word, Steve is great. As a person that has exercised for many years off and on, I’ve worked with many personal trainers and therapist over the years, and Steve knows his craft better than any of them. More importantly, to me, Steve provides a level of care, attention, and personal service that is simply outstanding. I highly recommend Steve to everyone, and in particular to busy professionals.

Rebecca A., 22-Year-Old - 3 Year Continuous Client

New Seabury, MA & West Palm Beach, FL

 

As a teenage athlete, I had worked with many trainers, coaches, and pros in my time; many of these people have been nationally recognized in their respective fields. Yet, none of these people affected my life as profoundly as Steve has.

Steve taught me everything I needed to begin a rigorous training program. I also suffered from acute laziness and he inspired me with motivation. The only way to express my appreciation for what Steve has taught me is to continue the life-style of exercise and wellness.

Okay, so I have to talk about the virtually training.  I worked with Steve in-person and then we switched to virtual training.  I was against it at the beginning, but he asked me to try it.  It’s been a blast.  As I said, I need to be pushed and would always lose my fitness while traveling.  Now, I bring Steve along wherever I go.

S. B., 62-Year-Old - 3 Year Continuous Client

Cape Cod, MA

 

Working with the Satin Wellness Team has taught me so much about the mental aspect of exercise. What I like the most is his emphasis on form first. Small adjustments make such a huge difference and I could see changes pretty quickly. 

They always seem to know what I need, what I can take any given week. Working with Ben, Margie and Holly has been great!  They know when I need to be serious, and when they need to cut me some slack. 

As to how much and how fast I lost this weight, I lost the first 100 pounds by the six month mark, 160 pounds by the one year mark, and an additional 13 pounds since January 10. I started at 340 pounds! I am now at 170 and I am running marathons!! Every drop of sweat has transformed me not only physically, but I’ve also become mentally stronger everyday.

Working online has been a godsend!  I was concerned at the beginning of the Covid outbreak that I’d be on my own.  My Team has stuck with me every step of the way!

Betty C., 72-Year-Old - 3 Year Continuous Client

North Falmouth, MA & Delray Beach, FL

 

Ben, Margie and Amy have been great guides to my over-all wellness. They have helped me overcome many injuries and kept me on track to complete my goal of walking for 2000 straight days! Yes, that is 2000!

I marvel at the exercises and continuously challenging program they have instituted. LROME really does work. To be able to focus on the strength and flexibility components have been perfect and fit into my busy lifestyle. I really appreciate their help.

Being older, I wasn’t excited to go online, but have been really surprised at how well it works.  Traveling was always tough because I lost my fitness level.  Now, their always with me!

Janet R., 50-Year-Old - 2 Year Continuous Client

Boston, MA & West Palm Beach, FL

 

During an extremely busy and very stressful time in my life, I was starting to eat more and more cookies, and I was also in-between trainers. I not only had very limited time, but I was a bit shy to go back to the gym. However, the smartest (and most luxurious) thing I did for myself at that point was to have a trainer come to the house.

During this all-consuming time in my life, Ben offered to come to my home and train with me.  When I started using LROME, I understood that when you use proper strength training you don’t need heavy weights; just proper form. I added Amy in 2016 and each would come to my home 2 times a week.  I was able to increase my fitness level and if not, I would have woefully suffered through the ski season. That, and they doubly made sure my workouts were specifically designed for my skiing this winter. So, when I got to Vermont for my winter hibernation I was not a useless mess. Thank you!

Another client talking about virtual training.  I’m ecstatic that I could keep my training up while in Vermont.  They talked me into doing it in Boston through the pandemic.  It’s awesome!  I get to see them all the time with no break in training anymore.  Goodbye cookies…

LD, 70-Year-Old - 2 Year Continuous Client

Boston, MA & Palm Beach, FL

 

I’ve worked with Steve during my winters on Palm Beach Island. I am in the best shape since I was young. My days are normally filled with sitting at my computer for most of the day. Putting my body through the extremes of no exercise to heavy demand and adrenaline for up to 1 hour, used to lead to pulled muscles and severe lower and upper back injuries. Loading the car for seasonal move back up north usually was all it took to incur an injury.

Since working at my home with Steve I am much stronger and haven’t been injured once. That says it all right there. In the off season when I’m in Maryland, I do a program they developed to stay in good shape. All people should give 20 – 30 minutes, two to three days a week to maintain good health. That is all it takes with LROME.

With Covid, I didn’t want anyone in my home.  My wife has health issues and didn’t want anyone there.  We started doing virtual training and I love it!  Steve’s here 3 sessions a week and going through the workouts is seamless.  Just like having him here, except I can hangup on him when I want to…

Sam R., 20-Year-Old - 2 Year Continuous Client

Newton, MA

 
I have worked out with Steve at home. As an athlete, I constantly have injuries that need treatment. Whether it was a torn labrum, lower back pain, or flexibility issues, Steve has helped me by giving stretches, and weight training exercises.

Besides having injuries, Steve developed a football weight training program specially designed for my strengths and weaknesses. He has a vast amount of knowledge, and is easy to contact if I want new information, or develop new injuries, or questions. Overall, he does a great job keeping me in shape and preparing me in the off season, while helping me to recover from injuries.

M.R., 62-Year-Old - 7 Month Continuous client

Cambridge, MA

 

I tried many different approaches to working out but was never satisfied. I could never find a gym that was able to work with me on my level. Most of the gyms that I went to were either way too difficult for me or too intimidating.

Meeting Ben Satin of Satin Wellness in December was a welcome relief and an important step in my personal fitness life. He has a unique ability to meet someone exactly where they are instead of where he wants them to be. Ben knows how to push someone to try harder while at the same time respecting and accepting them. I feel completely comfortable with him. I’m not afraid to tell him about my challenged areas regarding working out.

I’ve even started to do some working out myself which I certainly never would’ve even considered before I met Ben. I even dare say that he has been able to make working out fun. With something so important as one’s fitness and health, it should be accessible, meaningful and personal. With Ben it has been all of this and more. I look forward to continuing to reach and exceed my goals with him at my side and I owe a lot of thanks to him for helping me get to where I am today. Here’s to many more years in the future.

P.S. I was very nervous about losing my fitness gains when the pandemic hit.  I was so glad that to meet Ben online and not miss beat.  He sent me some handweights, tubes and ankle weights and I’m back up and moving again.  Phew!