I needed help.  I was overweight, I was physically tired and I was discouraged with the fluffy and soft body that had snuck up on me.  If I didn't turn this around I would not be able to do the things I wanted to do and I would be forever trying to squeeze into clothes that did not fit properly.  For the first time ever, I actually realized my lifestyle needed to change or there would be consequences that may not be reversible.

I have been minimally active in the past and have dieted in the past, but this time I felt very overwhelmed with the work that needed to be done.  My lower back ached and a strained rotator cuff limited my movement.  I saw Candace's uBalance Fitness Facebook post and reached out and she met with me.  After meeting with Candace I knew I was on the right track.

Candace listens.  She is reassuring, realistic and very knowledgeable.  Her gym is clean, well stocked and very professional.  I have been working out with Candace three times a week for almost 6 months.  I feel like a new person.  My blood pressure is considered perfect, I have lost 26 pounds, I have energy and enthusiasm for activity and my lower back and rotator cuff aches and pains have vanished.  Candace has led me and encouraged me to be a new and improved version of myself.

Candace has designed and puts me through a very specific conditioning and strength program that has left me felling empowered and capable.  She guides my nutrition and offers valuable input.  Sometimes I complain and dread the gym sessions because they are challenging, but every single time I feel like a million bucks when I am finished.  I smile and feel proud when I am leaving her gym because I accomplished something i would never done alone.  Candace makes necessary adaptations to my program when encouragement is not enough.

Cheryl Korte

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Megan Pelz

"I highly recommend You Balance Coaching, Candace truly knows her stuff! My workouts are all about form, and strength - balanced with cardio.
I have tried personal training before elsewhere, with varied results - but have been so incredibly happy with all my progress at You Balance Coaching!

I definitely recommend Candace. She is always checking in, has great workouts, helps keep me motivated even when I'm not feeling it. Love the bootcamps. She's always positive and just a great person to be around.

Misty Morton

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Gen Sicard

"If you need a good kick in the butt to get motivated and on track with your work outs and nutrition. Candace Desjardins is amazing!
I’ve been working with her for a month now and my eating is controlled and so much healthier. She has different work outs ready for me so I can pick and choose what I feel like doing that day. And the apps for workouts and food tracking are awesome!!!
After a year of being in a rut and my weight being up and down, I’m back on track, noticing my body toning and the LBs shedding within my first month!"