I absolutely have to recommend a most extraordinary woman as Heroine of the Month. Kassie Alnwick is changing the world one person at a time. Her goal is to assist people in reaching personal greatness.
I was introduced to Kassie, my personal trainer, by the director of physical fitness at HRC, Michael Malia. This introduction could not have been more timely as I had committed to becoming healthy after a debilitating illness. The idea of attaining physical fitness was rather overwhelming. With Kassie's teaching, my fears rapidly diminished.
Kassie brings an incredible and confidence-inspiring background to her work. Upon achieving a full college basketball scholarship to Wagner College on Staten Island, Kassie became a dedicated special education teacher for 7 rewarding years. While fulfilling her teaching role, she embarked on an award-winning career as a competitive bodybuilder. A wonder woman and skilled mentor, she has a revolutionary approach to health and fitness. Her emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional strength starts with the cleansing of outmoded ideas on the client's part.
Kassie's special education experience and gentle approach produce amazing results in all her clients, myself included. Through Kassie's guidance, I have achieved a level of strength and well-being that I did not believe was possible after severe illness. My transformational journey has gone beyond the physical and has empowered me in all aspects of my life.
Kassie has a dream of reaching as many people as possible to help them achieve the greatest potential. I would love to see her publicly acknowledged on NBC 4 as Heroine of the Month. This gifted teacher is a woman with a vision, a strong role model for young and old, a true heroine for our times.
Being a female athlete, I recognize that nutrition is an integral component of optimal performance. During my junior year, basketball season had begun to take a toll on my body. I was eating improperly and therefore did not have the energy I needed to perform. Mid way through the season, Kassie Alnwick, trainer at Gold's Gym in Syosset, N.Y., offered me a few tips. The change in my diet increased my physical output. I went from eating three times a day to eating 5-6 times per day, an approach much more suited for my goals. Within a few weeks of making the change, including adding a pre-practice/game and post-practice/game meals to the routine, I noticed a remarkable difference in the way my body responded to the intense level of exercise. I felt more energized and I was able to do much more on the basketball court. As I enter my senior season, I will definitely continue my successful diet plan.
I discovered a new possibility for myself in just one session with Kassie. Within a week, an opportunity presented itself where I was making a ridiculous amount of money doing what I love!
I worked with Kassie on harnessing my spirituality as a resource to meet life's challenges which were particularly intense given COVID19. Kassie held space for me to process a lot of confusion about my life direction and relationship goals. She is deeply kind, present, and perceptive: she will reflect your highest best self back to you, even when you can't see it for yourself. What I loved most about working with Kassie is that she walks her talk in life. She lives her life out loud, is 100% authentic and really goes for it in life. I look for that type of integrity when hiring a coach. If you have an opportunity to hire Kassie as your coach, go for it! It will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. I have worked with some of the world's top coaches, even the president of the ICF at one time, and I can say Kassie is one of the best coaches I've ever worked with.
Thank you Kassie! We did it! The dedication was always there. I never lost the mindset you gave me- "Train like a pro, YOU BECOME A PRO". You were behind me, you BELIEVED in me, and the results, along with me dream came true last night! THANK YOU!
My back has been bothering me for the last 10 years. While I was receiving the Reiki treatment from you, my body felt completely relaxed. Waking the next morning I was AMAZED to be pain free! This feeling lasted for 2 days. Now I am more than ready & willing to receive my next energizing treatment.
Please send Kassie my best feedback. I was so inspired by her last night, that I just had to go online and look her up! She's living her mission; life on fire!
I resonate with every word she says on this podcast. I'm all onto turning around the "have, do, be" to "be, do, have (or experience, own, thrive...) this is what I train my mind in every day lately with affirmations etc.
Her words rang so true!
Can't wait to get my hands or eyes on her book and dig even deeper into getting to know myself, my soul, my spirit, my passion.
I loved you yesterday, love you more today... you are so dam encouraging in what you say, what you feel, how you live, what you think, what you exude in the universe.
I can go on and on and on and on!!!!!!!
When we started working together I was playing for the Southern Tier Xpress Ice Hockey team in Jamestown, NY. I was 17 at the time just coming off of playing for the Jr. Sabres. We've worked together 3 ½ years now and honestly it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Nutritional advice with and without budget, in the gym with and without budget or whatever you need. Plus, the human side she has to bring it all together. Without a doubt the best coach I've had the pleasure of training with! The biggest challenge I faced before Kassie and I connected was not making the USA Hockey National Development Camp Team. It started a turn downwards in my eyes that now I see from Kassie's help is not downwards, it's just a pause. She listens to you to the point where she knows what is going on, then she stops you, redirects you, helps you get any negative thoughts out of your head, and together a plan to move forward is created. She is very blunt when she needs to be, but can be the motherly comfort you need when you need it. No matter what is going on in your life, or her life, she always cares and thinks about what is going on and how she can improve you! Her motto and attitude "if everything is always working out for you, why worry " is why when she got a hold of me my senior year of high school, I was able to defeat the biggest enemy I had since I missed making the Development Camp team. Lost 70lbs in one Season! Her personality, with the information she is packed full of, I don't think there is a better person to pick when looking for coaching! I HIGHLY recommend hiring Kassie to anyone looking to take their game and life to the next level. Her "Kassieisms" alone are worth their weight in gold!
"I found your remarks very moving and I could tell from the expressions on the faces of our young women award recipients and our club members that they were inspired by your words. As we move through this period of uncertainty, I am sure you will guide others toward hope and a sense of connection.
With my best wishes for your health and your continuing positive influence on others."
Zonta Club of Albany
Zonta District 2
"Kassie has always been a light in my life. From the moment I spoke with her, I felt like the universe had put her in my life for a reason. With her guidance paired with the new moon's energy, I was able to connect with myself to literally feel what I need in order to keep growing into my best next self. Truly a magical experience and I feel more connected to the universe and myself."
"Kassie, I don't know how you did it. Everything you said was exactly what we needed to hear. Thank you!"
Elizabeth Freeman Center offers hope, help, and healing to all experiencing or affected by domestic and sexual violence through free, accessible, and confidential services in Berkshire County. We work to end the cycle of violence through community mobilization, advocacy, and education. Promoting social justice and working to end all forms of oppression are essential to our work.
Kassie, thank you so much for working with me on my VISION statement. After just listening to me talk about what I would love to do with my life, you were able to pick out key words which then became a clear statement defining what I wanted to experience. As you read the statement I was emotionally moved. Without even meeting me, you were able to nail it! It felt so perfect! I kept repeating my personal vision statement as I prepared for my job interview the very next day and I GOT THE JOB! Not only that, I received another job offer the day after that!! Both job offers aligned perfectly with my vision statement. I can't thank you enough Kassie! Even though I know life presents curves at times, at least now I feel like I'm on the right path. I am looking forward to our weekly sessions and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to clarify their vision and begin living the life they want.
Kassie was an amazing voice for our girls to hear. She was not only empowering and inspiring, but she showed our girls how to view each other in such a way that really took our team chemistry to a much higher level! She was an absolute pleasure to have and tremendously supported our team at a pivotal time of the season. I would highly recommend her to any coach, program, and player looking for an edge.
Kassie hope you had a good weekend. I thought you would like to hear Michael scored two goals in the final game of the season to help us clinch the final playoff position. Thanks again for all of your help. I know you like to hear about those success stories for all the people you have helped. Another feather in your cap. When I get home, I still owe you that post competition slice of pizza and ice cream!
I never thought I would be able to do it, but I just climbed up the 5 mile killer hill in Campo Brenzone Italy! It's all because of the work you're doing with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I FEEL AMAZING!
What I love about Kassie is that she's Western trained (exercise and nutrition) with an Eastern flair. I'm so glad I started working with her.
I had been working with Kassie for only 5 months on technique and posing before taking second place in the NPC Minnesota State Championships! Her extensive knowledge and positive attitude are inspiring and her enthusiasm infectious. My confidence and presentation improved dramatically under her guidance. Kassie is the BEST for anyone serious about making a life change!
Great News To Share!!!! Went to try on the dress I ordered for my friend's wedding- THEY NEEDED TO ORDER ME A SIZE SMALLER!!!!! By eating clean (not "dieting") and doing 3 half hour workouts with you a week, I am down an entire dress size AND I FEEL GREAT!!!! If this is what happens only after a few weeks, I can only imagine what I am going to create by the end of the summer! Thanks for turning me on to your bars. They are perfect for my 10:00 and 3:00 meals.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for finally selling your yummy protein fruit and nut bars!!!!! My kids love them too! I have mine for breakfast and they have them for an afternoon snack. Nuts, raisins/craisins, just a touch of chocolate and some other yummy ingredients. Best of all- NO PRESERVATIVES!!!!!! Keep it up Kass-
Kassie, I loved the 2 fitness classes you taught. I am so glad Claire decided to ask you to sub for her. Each quite different from hers; each very complimentary to her teaching! I've been going to a gym regularly- early on when I was working in NYC and could well afford a personal trainer-and since preferring classes, since my mid 30′s. That's a big number of years....with a 4 in it!!! Kassie, it wasn't until today when you demo'd the "flank steak" method of ab training, I've never really felt'm doing sit ups, etc.were always pretty easy.
I was introduced to Kassie at New York Health & Racquet, York Avenue, Manhattan. Kassie was recommended as a Level 3 (highest) Personal Trainer. I was beginning a "Transformation Challenge", sponsored by Muscle Media. The "Challenge" was an intensive 12 week competition for amateur bodybuilders with an emphasis on fat loss and physique improvement.
Kassie trained me twice a week, for over an hour per session. The workouts were intensive, and because I have done similar training for many years, I was able to judge Kassie's knowledge of weight training technique. It is, as you would expect from a woman who has gained national recognition as an athlete, extensive and expert.
However, because of my age, 65, Kassie needed to understand what my particular limits were. Training six days a week, I completed the "Challenge" without any injury or ill effects, a fact I am sure was due to Kassie's careful monitoring of my progress.
Kassie is highly intelligent, motivated and disciplined individual. She also has a delightful personality. Were I seeking a person with executive skills, I would have no hesitation in employing her in my company and giving her high responsibilities.
Skyping with Kassie to change my workout to a home workout was really easy-I then check in periodically to switch it up. In just a few sessions I have lost inches and she has taught me very much!
Kassie... You ROCK! We made an appointment to communicate by typing and showing me the right way to do different workouts through Skype since we are far away from each other. Thanks for teaching me the right ways. I learned a lot from you, Kassie. I'm looking forward to learn more. I feel awesome! Again.. Thank you!!
Been working with Kassie for a while and she has helped me make a lot of changes. I have been working out for many years and could not do what she did for me. I recommended her to a friend and she did wonders with her too. I'm so glad I met Kassie. It's a lot of work, but in the end it's worth the time I spend with her. I recommend her training to anyone who's serious about sports.