At Prime Fitnes sRx, owners and personal trainers Sacha and Mark Owens have been changing peoples’ lives for more than five years. Their client testimonials tell a tale of passion and commitment beyond the routine client-trainer relationship. Their clients range from the fitness buff to the physically challenged, including the obese, people with conditions under medical care, and those recovering from injury that are able to exercise with physician approval.
Being morbidly obese for my entire adult life, I never knew what it was like to ‘be normal.” Thanks to Sacha and Mark, I not only feel ‘normal’ again, I feel like I can achieve anything!
Before I meet Sacha and Mark, I was so big I could not stand for more than 2 minutes on my feet before it became painful I had to sit down, I could barely walk more than a few yards without getting completely out of breath, I could not shop without a buggy to lean on so I avoided stores and malls where I did not have access to one, my blood pressure was uncontrolled although I took two different medications, I had just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I had developed severe allergies that medication rarely controlled, and I had just been diagnosed with “fatty” liver disease (cirrhosis) due to my poor diet. Basically, I was a walking time bomb and life was…well to put it simply…unbearable!
After just 2 sessions with Sacha and a week on her AWESOME meal plan, my body and my health started changing right before my very eyes. Just under 2 years and 220 lbs lighter, my life is much different. I exercise every day, I no longer have to take medication for high blood pressure, allergies, or hypothyroidism, and my liver is completely normal again. I feel amazing and because of the support and encouragement of Sacha and Mark, I can do anything and everything I have ever wanted to do, I have no limitations! Every day I wake up and embrace the world with a smile on my face, and to live life without regret. I have a new found freedom and it gets better and better every day, all thanks to Sacha and Mark!
My boyfriend and I joined Anytime Fitness after we moved from Mandeville to New Orleans in
After we joined, I had high hopes that my membership would be the start to my new beginning, my
New Year’s Resolution for myself. I didn’t have a clue as to how to start my journey, so I was
relieved to know that Sacha and Mark offered classes for the gym’s members. I attended most of
Sacha’s Hard‐Core Bootcamp classes and I felt great about myself. However, I wasn’t losing any
weight because I wasn’t changing anything in my life, i.e., I still ate fast food and I still went out
After 4 years of going to the gym I realized I was never going to lose any of my weight going at my
own pace. I simply lacked the drive, or the push, to work out by myself and I knew that I needed the
extra attention in order to achieve the weight loss I so desperately dreamed of.
At the beginning of May 2011, Sacha and I sat down and had a consultation. It was if she was
waiting for me. We discussed what I wanted for myself, and she assured me that if I was ready, I
would succeed farther than my wildest dreams. I remember telling her over and over, I am ready
for this, I am ready for the lifestyle change, and I am very committed because I want this for
myself. I had been overweight my whole life. I am 5’2” and always weighed around 165 lbs. I never
knew there could be a different me.
Well, here I am, 1 year later, I am still 5’2”, but I now weigh 106 lbs. I just can’t believe it! I went
from a size 14 to a size 0. My whole lifestyle has changed for the better and I feel great! I absolutely
could not have had my dreams come true without the guidance and assistance from Sacha. She is
there every step of the way, and continues to be a great friend. I couldn’t have asked for a better
experience and better results. She is my life saver!
After the birth of my second child – I was huge! I was referred to Sacha when my baby was just 8 weeks old and I couldn’t wait to get started. Not only did she challenge me in the gym, she was always teaching me about good eating habits and providing invaluable advice. I felt like she truly cared whether I lost the weight. It worked faster than I ever expected – I lost 40 lbs within four months. I still attend her boot camp classes three times a week. Sacha is constantly changing things up and keeping it fun. I wish I had been living like this all along!
When I first met Mark, I knew that something special was brewing. After a year of intense workouts combined with his caring guidance, I am on the road to dramatically transforming my physique and completely changing my eating and exercise habits. I began training with Mark after undergoing surgery on both my feet to improve flexibility. Mark has transformed my life in a way that I thought was never possible by believing and encouraging me to reach for new heights. Don’t hesitate to place complete trust in his ability to truly change your life for the better. No one is comparable to him.
After 3 years of post hip replacement blues, I decided I was going to need help to get back into shape. That’s when I met Sacha. Over the past 6 months she has whipped me into better shape than I was pre surgery. I chose Sacha because she’s not only a personal trainer but also has and vast knowledge of nutrition. With her background in nutrition, her professionalism and her commitment to her clients Sacha has turned out to be the perfect choice for me for a better body and a healthier lifestyle. Her enthusiasm for her work is contagious and makes it easy to become a stronger, healthier person. It’s a great feeling when an old friend you haven’t seen in a while says ” whoa! Look at those guns! ” I have also had the pleasure of working with Mark. He and Sacha share the same commitment to excellence and the dedication to their clients. I highly recommend both!
At 58, it was time to improve my overall strength and flexibility. I wanted to be sure I could continue a very active lifestyle and be able to haul my own groceries up a flight of stairs. I was very timid about working with a trainer and at a gym. Would he expect too much, could I keep up, was it really worth it? After my first work out with Mark, I knew he was the right person to help me. I also found that as my endurance began to improve, the types of exercises we were doing became more challenging. Exercise is addictive. I feel much stronger and fit.
I have been training with Sacha for just over a year now. I had only intended to train for six weeks to get ready for the beach, but I got hooked! Her workouts are fun and she is a pleasure to be around –each session is unique and challenging, and leaves me feeling great for the rest of the day. Although my workouts with Sacha are at 5:30 am, a time I would never dream of getting up to work out on my own, I pop up each time excited to get to the gym. Sacha is a dedicated professional who genuinely cares about each client’s progress, thereby motivating her clients to work their very hardest in achieving their fitness goals.
Joanna came to Prime Fitness Rx with a back injury. One month after her injury, this graph shows her strength when doing an extension. Joanna’s strength is over 1 standard deviation from the mean in an age group of 36-59 year olds, she was stronger than 84% of women in that age group.
Jane lost 19 lbs and went from a size 8 to a 0 in 23 weeks!