About Us

Leaps & Bounds Personal Training and Clinical Exercise Inc. will work with you to guide you toward your goals.

Our team of experienced, specialized trainers care about your well-being as much as you do. We will ensure that you receive the attention and commitment you deserve when you take the step of increasing your strength, aerobic capacity and general physical condition.

You will enjoy the spacious, semi-private facilities and will never wait in line to use the equipment you need.



The Trainer Gets Trained!

My name is Christine Dalzell and I am a Personal Trainer here at Leaps & Bounds Personal Training & Clinical Exercise Inc.  I am just months away from my 40th birthday.

I became a group fitness trainer 5 years ago when my 2nd daughter was 1 year old because I was having trouble getting myself to fitness classes.  I became an instructor so I would be forced to go and get exercise myself.  This plan has worked well but I am guilty of becoming lazy.  I’ve been coasting with this routine and I have stopped working hard for myself, so my fitness has plateaued.  I am lucky that, in this line of work and thanks to a great baseline level of fitness, I have gotten away with this!

It’s time to kick it up a notch!

I have been  “the best shape of my life” a number of times and I figure why not do it again for a new decade?

Manuel Armenta is also a Personal Trainer here at Leaps & Bounds.  He has 20 years of experience, is a former body builder and is an all around nice guy.  Well,,,,,depending on how much I hurt tomorrow, that opinion may change.


I chose Manuel among the many great trainers here, for a number of reasons:

–  His aforementioned 20 years of experience – including body building

– I have gotten friendly with the other women here and I have a tendency to get distracted easily and chat (sheepish grin)

– He is a man and I have my pride so I will do those extra 3 reps just to not look like a weak woman (not that HE would ever think that….it’s all in our heads, right?)

–  He has higher expectations for me than I have set for myself.  This is a good quality in a trainer.

We thought it would be fun for everyone to see what can happen to a body when we make necessary changes.  It is never too late and you can never be too fit.    I’m just a regular sort of woman.  I’m a busy wife and mother of 2 small girls, children’s author, fitness instructor, personal trainer.  I’ve made a commitment to myself, Manuel and now to you , to put myself in Manuel’s capable hands, follow his instructions, change my diet and whatever it takes to see what a regular, fairly fit 40 year old body can become.

Follow me as I post photos, videos and stories of my workouts and my new, fitter, stronger body.

One Response to “The Trainer Gets Trained!”

  1. Manuel ARMENTA says:

    Working out its hard but when you see result just payback the sacrifice !!! 😉
    Lets all keep it healthy !!! 😉

    Cheers !!!

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