LET ME HELP YOU SUCCEED…
I understand the challenges you face when trying to incorporate a fitness regimen into days that are jam-packed with other obligations.
The workouts you’ll do with Fitnotic are easy to fit into the busiest woman’s schedule, and are so varied and enjoyable that making them a part of every-day life will happen naturally.
What I teach is a lifestyle change. Exercise fads don’t work for the same reason diets don’t work. They are not maintainable long-term.
My method enables my clients to learn and understand crucial exercise techniques, and successfully incorporate them into their day-to-day lives. A body isn’t transformed in just an hour once or twice a week with a trainer. A body is transformed when a woman develops a love for physical activity and an understanding of how her body works most effectively, and then consistently applies what she has learned each day.
Although I enjoyed exercise from a very young age, as soon as I returned to work 8 weeks postpartum, staying fit and strong lost its place as one of my top priorities. After a very difficult 5-year period plagued with some serious injuries, a pelvic fracture and hernia surgery, I emerged stronger, more knowledgeable, and more committed to a healthy lifestyle, than ever.
I am incredibly passionate about what I do because I don’t want to see women make the same mistakes I made. I do what I do because I want to make as many women as possible the healthiest, strongest, and most confident they have ever been. You deserve that. So let’s go.
Moms & Moms To-be
Staying fit and healthy while pregnant and as a mom are two of the most important things you can do for yourself and for your family. As hard as it is to find the time, Fitnotic makes it possible for even the busiest mom to incorporate fun and effective workouts into her day.Read More
core strength & diastasis recti
Learning how to effectively strengthen your core from the inside out is imperative for moms and moms-to-be, as well as anyone with back or postural problems, and those looking to stay healthy and strong as they age. With a strong core, your stomach will be flatter, you will stand taller, and you will be less likely to suffer from injuries.Read More
Until you give it a spin, you’d never believe what an effective total body workout hoopdance provides. But the best part of all is how much fun you’ll have while burning calories, trimming your waistline, and toning your muscles! When was the last time you truly enjoyed exercising?Read More
No matter that I had trained my entire life, I knew pregnancy required unique understanding. I am so lucky that my search led me to Sheryl. She completely adjusted not only the way I was working out, but also my awareness of everyday movements that could affect diastasis. I am confident her guidance impacted my pregnancy and my post-partum recovery tremendously. My daughter is almost 1 year and I am still seeing Sheryl and have no plans to stop. My body is strong and lean and she is such a pleasure!Shara M.
I started training with Sheryl at the beginning of my second trimester. It was important to me to stay as active as possible during my pregnancy and luckily stumbled upon Sheryl's website. She is incredibly knowledgeable and our workouts were always varied and super fun. I looked forward to the sessions each week, as she always knew how to challenge me but stay within a safe range. I saw her every week right up until I delivered and honestly credit her with having the birth experience I wanted. I felt strong, prepared and confident in my body. I can't thank her or recommend her enough!Erin B.
At my six-week postpartum checkup, my midwife assessed my abdominal muscles and told me what I had feared. Diastasis Recti! I soon sought help in repairing my split abdominal muscles and quickly discovered Sheryl. I was able to bring my newborn to our first meeting and he happily played on a blanket while Sheryl helped me rediscover ways to strengthen my core, fuse my abdominals, and feel stronger in my somewhat foreign postpartum body. Her approach is firm, honest, empathetic, and kind. I am grateful for her expertise and friendship.Jill R.
I met Sheryl Wilson while recovering from a neck injury. I observed the careful yet challenging way in which she trained a client. Sheryl took the time to talk to me about my fitness goals. As an older person, I was interested in working with a trainer who understood how to increase core strength and aerobic capacity. Sheryl understood that working on balance, coordination and increasing elasticity was important as well. She really listened to me and asked many questions. She designed a workout that met those goals. Sheryl revises your program and she is constantly challenging you, yet she is extremely mindful of any restrictions. Her knowledge about the body and exercise physiology and her ability to really look at the client as they work make each session a rewarding experience.Bonnie F.
If you are looking for a caring trainer who pushes you (in a good way) and who honestly cares about your body and work-outs, you have come to the right person! Sheryl is the best of the best. I have grown up with trainers all my life, starting in high school, and I have never met anyone as fantastic as Sheryl. She genuinely cares about your goals and your body. I moved to New York and my husband and I wanted to get pregnant. She trained me throughout my entire pregnancy and taught me facts about my body and how it is psychically changing to protect myself from injury and back pain. I went through my pregnancy feeling great! I even trained with her the day before I delivered! And when I was ready to get back into it after having my baby, she was right there with me. Sheryl is supportive to no end. She helps you with your goals and she makes you stick to them and be accountable! Sheryl works at getting results and is a fantastic trainer!Emily E.
I wish I had found Sheryl earlier- while I was still pregnant. She has helped my diastasis immensely and is incredibly patient and attentive. I do not believe there is another person more qualified in pre and post natal training (especially with moms left with diastasis or hernias that they may not even be aware of!!). I almost have my pre baby body back! The flexibility to use Skype to train with her has been invaluable as a mom of two young children.Jenn H.
Dear Sheryl, It has been mentally and physically rewarding working with you this past year. I have finally after 55 years of working out with various people - in various countries - in various gyms gotten the idea of using my core muscles. What a surprise I had when I signed up for hooping lessons to find out that you are such a capable, knowledgeable instructor on pre and post - partum fitness. The frosting on the cake is that you are such a pleasure to work with - fun - and so sincerely interested. I plan to keep up this relationship for a long time going forward. Sincerely, LFS, NYCLenore F.
I discovered Sheryl at the end of my first trimester and truly feel that she has been a partner in keeping me fit, healthy and sane during my pregnancy! She is incredibly knowledgeable about fitness overall and especially pre-natal fitness and I trust her 100%. I'm now 7 months pregnant and feel like I've maintained a level of fitness that I didn't think would be possible. I appreciate that our workouts are a combination of strength training and focusing on specific exercises that will benefit me both pre and postnatal- things I wouldn't have been aware of without her guidance. Sheryl is also a mom and has patiently answered my endless questions on the many things a first time mom-to-be like me wonders about. Thank you Sheryl for being such an important part of my pregnancy journey! You will only be sorry if you don't work with Sheryl!Becca K.
I started looking for a trainer at the midpoint of my pregnancy because I was nervous working out alone since I didn't want to do anything that could injure me or my baby. I was so happy to find Sheryl! She really helped me to work out safely and stay in great shape through my pregnancy. I always looked forward to our workouts because she was so fun to be with and it was almost like hanging out with a friend who is helping me stay fit. Her knowledge of prenatal fitness and caring manner is invaluable to a nervous first time mom and I really appreciate everything she did to help me. Thanks Sheryl!Elizabeth K.
I am feeling strength in my core for the first time since before my first pregnancy more than 3 years ago (Rachel will be 3 in September)! So thank you!Jessica R.
I am a dance teacher and love to exercise. Therefore I was surprised after having two children that I had a diastasis recti and an umbilical hernia. I was given the go ahead by my doctor after both of my children to exercise as I normally would so I was not concerned. This included many exercises that I now know I should not have done and probably made my condition worse. Having never heard of diastasis recti I thought my muscles would just heal on their own with good habits. However they did not so I started to research the topic quite a bit. I felt like the more I researched the more confused I became. There was so much conflicting advice out there. When I finally came across Sheryl's website I felt like I could trust her. This is probably because she has been there herself and all of her information made sense. Since I live in MN I meet with her over Skype and she created a 6 week program for me. After the 6 weeks I definitely have noticeable changes in my body. I feel stronger, am able to move from my center more efficiently and I have the tools to continue to move forward. It is a great program!Gina M.
I started hooping with Sheryl during the summer. I joined the class because hooping is a really fun fitness activity and I love that it also incorporates dance. Hooping feels more like playing than exercise so its a great alternative to the boredom of the gym. Also, while the weather was warm, Sheryl had the class outside which was really beautiful since here in NYC, it seems like we don't have the opportunity to be outside just for fun all that much. I bought my own travel hoop so I could practice and carry it easily on the subways. Once I learned the corkscrew up and down and could get the hoop on and off my body, it opened up a world of possibilities for fun and to add more dance elements to the hooping. I brought my hoop on vacation to Antigua and hooped by the beach. It was really fun and I received a lot of compliments!!! I really have a lot of fun hooping and would recommend this class to anyone who wants to get in a great workout. You won't be bored and you will love the benefits to your body!Kim T.
I first started seeing Sheryl after having twins and walking away with a very large diastasis. I meet with her in person every now and then, and also do her online training program. I tried a few other programs and exercises to improve my core strength but nothing has compared to Sheryl's approach. She made me truly understand what had happened to my abdominal muscles and how best to strengthen and use them - both during exercise and throughout the day. Sheryl takes personalization to the extreme. Her focused and thorough approach for each individual is astounding. The time, effort and energy she puts into each person - and his or her body - reflects her devotion to her clients and their progress. I never feel like I'm getting a "standard" work-out, I always get one that is tailored specifically to my body and my goals. She is always following up to inquire about certain exercises and how they felt and she likes to keep it interesting by adding variety to her programs. I can honestly say that although my stomach will never be the same after having full-term twins, my core has never been as strong as it is now. I cannot recommend her highly enough.Eliza B.
Sheryl's kickboxing/boot camp class is great! I really enjoy the mix of kickboxing moves and bootamp with resistance bands, burpees, push-ups, etc... a variety of fun routines working your core and full body that definitely gives me an awesome workout while having fun! Sheryl motivates you and pushes you to your potential, but always mindful of each person's level and modifies when necessary. Love this class and cannot say enough about Sheryl!Sarah V.
I started working with Sheryl when I was pregnant. I have worked out my whole life, but when I was pregnant I felt like I didn't know how to work out effectively and safely. Sheryl was amazing! She is extremely knowledgable and knew how to push me just hard enough to keep me in shape, but still well within a safe range for a pregnant woman. She is so easy to talk to and I felt completely comfortable telling everything I was going through and was feeling, and she customized a workout for me based on what felt good and what didn't. Now that my daughter is born, I am excited to start working with Sheryl again. Hooping here I come!Rachel B.
I found Sheryl in my 6th month of pregnancy. I have been working out with her ever since, both in person and through her online program. Despite just having had a baby, I’ve never felt stronger. I attribute my easy labor and post-baby bounce-back and strength to Sheryl’s workouts and guidance. Sheryl can relate to the universal emotional aspects of being a new mom and the challenges that come with juggling more than one child and a full time job. She creates workouts that conform to the schedule of a busy mom. At the same time, she also understands the mindset of an athlete and can work with her clients to push themselves to safe but challenging levels. Furthermore, Sheryl commits to understanding the individual drivers of each of her clients. She expertly and nimbly creates workouts tailored to my personal level. They are challenging and entertaining and have been safe during the three phases: pregnancy, immediately following birth and postpartum. If you want to maximize your time and effort, and feel strong and fit throughout your childbearing years, I wholeheartedly recommend working out with Sheryl. She is patient and encouraging, has helped me to set realistic expectations and has helped me to feel good about my accomplishments.Rachel M.
I have a diastasis recti from my pregnancy with my daughter. At first, I told myself that it was just extra weight from the pregnancy; however, at my follow-up appointments, it became clear that I had lost all the weight from my pregnancy (and then some!). I couldn't figure out why I still looked like I was 6 months pregnant. I did a little research and saw my doctor, and learned that I have a diastasis recti. Unfortunately, I was also told that there was little or nothing I could do about this. This was extremely unwelcome news! By total coincidence, I got an email about Sheryl's Baby Belly Challenge about a week later. It sounded like it might be fun, and the person leading the challenge, Sheryl, sounded super nice, so I decided to participate. Sheryl was a great coach through the challenge, telling us about her own experiences with her diastasis and making herself available to answer questions and provide encouragement. After the challenge ended, I started working with her privately, both in person and online (via Skype). She created a program just for me to target the diastasis, and she makes changes based on my feedback. Every time I work with her, I feel encouraged and better about my body. This has been especially important for me -- I was so unhappy with the way I looked, and Sheryl was nothing but sympathetic and kind. I definitely recommend working with Sheryl -- she knows her stuff and she's one of the nicest people I've met!!Jessica Y.
Two years postpartum and still having the pregnancy look to my belly I took matters into my own hands and participated in Sheryl Wilson's "belly challenge" through her fitmomease website. Sheryl provided the group of participants with different exercises throughout the course of the 12 weeks. Upon completion of the program my belly definitely looked and felt much better and less pregnant and I can honestly say my core was much stronger. Sheryl offered me some personal sessions with her "one on one" in her gym. She listened to how I felt and gave me a whole regime of exercises that would help me even further in the quest to regain my pre-pregnancy belly. I have been utilizing the exercises she gave me into my own workout routine and I feel so much better and stronger. Just this very week I was looking in the mirror and my belly caught my eye and I thought "wow not bad" Sheryl, thank you so much for all your help, patience and time. You are truly amazing and caring person.Louise S.
Sheryl completely understands the busy schedule of a working mom and manages to fit in a total body workout in an hour. She is expert in targeting all the post-partum areas that need tightening. She is also a pleasure to work with!Beth R.
Fitnotic is amazing. I started with hoop classes which is an excellent exercise in itself. While being taught to hoop by Sheryl I felt the knowledge and experience she had and I was comfortable hiring her as a personal trainer. It was the best move ever. About a month later from personal training I found out I was pregnant and I wasn't worried at all. First thing I saw on the site was a pregnant belly exercising. Sheryl has a child so she had been pregnant in the past and the best part was she was a few months pregnant when I started to train so I had no excuses - she kicked my butt. Every type of exercise I've tried with Fitnotic is great and I'm so happy to have found it. I can't wait to try "Mommy & Me" type classes.Kim S.
I LOVE FITNOTIC! Sheryl is a fantastic trainer - not only is she patient, motivating, and focused on my goals, but she keeps each workout fun and interesting with everything from boxing to hooping. I started working out with Sheryl and Fitnotic a few months after my son was born and in just 5 weeks she had me in my pre-pregnancy pants!Katie D.
Fitnotic is fun and highly effective. Personal trainer Sheryl is a dynamo, who energizes and motivates, not just through her outstanding and varied physical training, and pioneering techniques, but also her upbeat personality. You come out of the sessions feeling not only trimmer, but also glad to alive and ready to take on the world. Can't recommend her highly enough.Louisa S.
Fitnotic is awesome! I've been training with Sheryl twice a week and have seen major improvements in muscle tone and endurance. She challenges me without making me miserable and she's very attentive when it comes to proper form. She's really helped me get in shape before I have my baby later this year. Sheryl is so encouraging and she offers a warm, fun environment for working out. Thank you, Sheryl!Emily P.
I have been working out with Sheryl since my 7th month of pregnancy and now have a beautiful 3-month old baby boy. Sheryl is extremely knowledgeable and makes working out fun. She modified my workouts to make sure I was comfortable and safe during my pregnancy and gradually increased the intensity after my baby was born. She has a unique focus on the transverse muscle with specialized excersizes that target the mummy tummy! I have definitely seen results and would recommend Sheryl to anyone looking to maintain a healthy workout program during pregnancy or looking to slim down post pregnancy.Shauna G.
I began taking prenatal yoga and kickboxing classes through Fitnotic when I was about 5 months pregnant, and it was the best decision I made during my whole pregnancy. Not only did I meet a group of great, like-minded women with whom I remain close friends, but I had a very easy labor and delivery, which my doctor said was almost definitely due in part to my having stayed fit throughout the pregnancy. Now that my son is almost a month old, I am looking forward to returning for the postnatal classes!Robin K.
I asked Sheryl to help me with my terrible neck and back pain due to spending long hours in front of a computer. I've now been working out once a week with Sheryl for the past 5 months and have seen incredible results in that time. Not only is my back pain completely gone thanks to developing a stronger core, but my body has never looked better – a nice perk that I especially appreciated this past weekend when trying on wedding dresses! Sheryl is passionate about fitness and super-enthusiastic, but also easygoing, extremely patient and endlessly encouraging. She makes each workout new, challenging and most importantly for me, relaxed and fun. I totally look forward to our weekly workouts!Suma S.
Fitnotic has helped me make fitness a priority in my life! From hooping classes in the park, to training with Sheryl, Fitnotic provides so many great options for staying active and healthy. Sheryl has helped me stay committed and motivated to run and cross-train, and thanks to her, I will be ready to accomplish my dream of running the New York City Marathon this November!"Natalie M.
Hi Sheryl, Your class was wonderful last night. You really covered so much and were inspirational. You created ease within the group, always reminding everyone to go at their own pace and not become frustrated. You are an excellent teacher and I appreciated the opportunity to take part in fitness and fun. I actually feel pretty good today. (As you know, I described my weak body parts to you.) Thanks for your encouragement. Hope to see you soon.Roz
Going to Sheryl's classes and activities was the best thing I did during and after my pregnancy. I love Fitnotic classes for many reasons! 1) I felt comfortable with the other ladies who were going through the same thing, and it was so great to have a network of pregnant friends, 2) I was able to quickly lose weight after my baby was born with awesome classes and encouragement from Sheryl, 3) the option to bring your baby is totally unique to Fitnotic and is the only way I would want (or be able to) work out now, 4) the variety of the classes and locations is huge, and makes it so easy to stay interested and fit into your crazy baby schedule. My favorites are Bounce Baby and Baby Boot Camp! I have worked out with many trainers, but Sheryl is the only person I have met who is a subject matter expert on pre and post natal fitness - not only by training but also because she is a new Mom! It's not easy to stay active during pregnancy, but somehow Sheryl motivates you. I highly recommend the classes to anyone in any stage of motherhood, you will feel so much better, and also meet some great people going through the same experience.Jennifer R.
Sheryl is the quintessential fitness instructor. I have been taking her hoopdancing classes this summer; and she has converted me into a hula hoop addict! I absolutely love it. It always brings an immediate smile to my face as well as to all who see us hooping! Sheryl has the patience of a saint, and is a fabulous instructor that breaks down the skills in the most demanding moves, enabling even the most athletically challenged to master the technique. Sheryl is a winner; and I would highly recommend you trying her classes.Gail G.
TO FELLOW BABY-BOOMERS! The best birthday party of my life! I was lucky enough to have a small group of close firends who were up for a good time, a great workout and a hint of younger days. Sheryl Wilson's Hoola-Hoop class landed on my doorstep. She's amazingly easy to work with, inspiring, fun-loving, and appropriately challenging but respectful of "us". Highly recommended!Ida M.
I was a strong supporter of fitness during my pregnancy so it only seemed logical that I start working out right after my baby boy was born. I began taking Fitnotic's post pregnancy classes such as Baby Boot Camp and Belly Dancing soon after I delivered in March. The instructor, Sheryl, is extremely knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and fun. She knows how to motivate you to reach your peak without pushing you too far. It was actually fun getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight! I loved the fact that I could work out WITH my son! He loves watching his mommy shake her hips during Belly Dancing and loves watching me sweat doing squats during Baby Boot Camp! I have made lifelong friends and would recommend Sheryl's classes to anyone!Amber B.
I have been looking for some ways to exercise when I get to the gym or when I’m traveling out of town. Hula Hooping turned out to be a fun way to trim my waistline, stomach and increase my cardio. I found the fellow students to be equally as friendly and warm. My hoop dancing class is taught by a highly experienced instructor who knows how to bring me out of my shell and have fun. I'm hooked on hooping at FitnoticCaren J.
Sheryl is such a fantastic teacher! she's energetic, encouraging, and very professional. this woman knows how to break moves down so they are easy to understand and execute, and she absolutely knows what it takes to put together a tough workout! her classes are fun-filled and at the same time make you work up an incredible sweat - you just can't beat that combination. i love her classes!Erika E.
Before meeting Sheryl, I had never heard of Diastasis Recti. Thanks to her instruction and guidance, I will likely have a much lower risk of "mummy tummy" after giving birth to my child.Hayley V.
Sheryl's class will whip you into shape - and improve the flow of your hooping skills. She keeps it going so you are constantly challenged. It's like an aerobics class - for those that want to get into shape but hate working out. Hooping is a great work out - you focus on skills and getting in shape just happens without you having to think about it. I started hooping around thanksgiving and I have lost 10 pounds since - and I have not changed my diet (yet!).Sonia P.
The boot camp classes taught by Sheryl are wonderful! She caters to each client's level. I went to this class throughout my pregnancy and got a great workout every time! It helped me to stay in great shape and prepare me for labor. As an added bonus I met several other moms and moms to be!Elizabeth R.