"Armando is the only person I'd ever let kick my ass. I am not built to lift weights mentally - I have a lot of rage, I guess, and it comes out when I'm hauling steel overhead. But Armando is the most peaceful, loving, understanding person and trainer and I am so unbelievably grateful for my experience with him. He made me strong for the first time in my life. There's definition in my arms and I can climb stairs without getting winded. The feeling of being strong has changed my life, and I have him to thank for that. He is the best!"
"Armando put me in the best shape of my life. Within two weeks I saw major changes in my body, movement, and confidence. He believed in me which helped me to believe in myself. I now live a more active lifestyle and I'm loving the results."
:) Love,Jaimie Alexander
Dalton Arellano, Age 22
I started playing tennis mid 2008 and was in very good shape, worked out four to five days a week and had no trouble with injures. After a few months of playing tennis I had severe shin splints that in tailed a 6 month recovery. Shortly after returning to tennis I got rotator cuff tendinitis and that lasted for well over a year and landed me in physical therapy several times a week. I then had a bout of bilateral carpal tunnel; tendinitis in my left knee and numerous muscle imbalances which I later learned was from improper form during exercises. It got to the point where doing everyday activities like washing dishes and even taking a shower were painful.
I knew I needed to do something to correct this, I was far too young at 19 to have all this going on. I worked with a highly recommended training facility to only get re injured by them training me! They had no solutions to my injuries so I had to find someone that had a better understanding of how the body works. A very good friend gave me a card to We2CanDo.
I called and had a consultation with Armando . At the very first meeting he had me do a few exercises and he could see some things that were going on with me that all the other's seemed to miss. Armando breaks everything down to you until you understand why you are doing it a certain way, which is so different than other trainers. You are not only training you are getting an education on how and why the body does things and how it all ties together. After a few months I alternated between Armando and Cat, their styles of training complement each other very well and it is like getting the best of both worlds! I gained so much knowledge from both of them and leave each session having learned something new. I have been with Armando and Cat for only 6 months, I have no injuries and I feel the best I have ever felt in my life! I not only consider them my trainers I consider them lifelong friends.
Billy Hoffman, Age 27
My personal trainer Cat changed my life, both physically and emotionally. I weighed 214 pounds, was terribly uncoordinated, had a low self-esteem and a bad habit of eating all-you-can-eat sushi at least once a week. I went in for a physical; the doctor told me that I had signs of obesity. Hearing that word made me want to cringe and strive for better.
Cat Hannah took the time to really get to know who I was as a person and became immediately invested. I committed myself to a new healthier diet, a vigorous workout consisting of cardio, weight training and of course the dreaded CORE. She tailored every session into a challenging, yet do-able, full body workout. Over time, my balance became stronger, improving my coordination and agility. I shed 40 pounds over 6 months and feeling great about myself was inevitable. It has been a year since I’ve trained with Cat. With the knowledge and tools that she’s passed on to me, I continue the same invigorating exercises on my own, maintaining the results that I’ve achieved with her. I couldn’t have done it without you Cat! Thanks for all that you do and keep on doing it!
Alice Noravian, Age 42
Alice started training with We 2 Can Do’s Armando Alarcon in April of 2009 and has been training with him consistently since then.
“I have to say, meeting and benefitting from Armando’s training has been the best and most rewarding opportunity of my life both mentally and physically. Prior to meeting Mr. Alarcon I suffered from severe anxiety and depression and was on anti-depression medications and never did I imagine that physical training and the benefits gained from a stronger and well maintained body would be the medicine I needed to combat and fight my illness.
“Since training with Armando I have gained physical strength, as well as mental strength. My body is in the best shape of my life now that I am 42 years old I feel much more confident and healthier than I did in my twenties. His perseverance and strength is contagious and you can’t help but be drawn to his style of “can do” training. After leaving his sessions I feel as though I can take on the world and if a trainer can tone my body as well as tone my attitude than I can ask for no more.
“His knowledge of the different muscle groups and overall health and endurance of the body is extremely impressive. His routines are never boring because he is constantly changing and updating the training so that just when you think you have conquered he will come back and challenge you more. I would highly recommend Armando to any and all who wish to not only be challenged but to see immediate results and be ultimately impressed with themselves.”
Kerri Miller, Age 29
After years of struggling with my weight, as well as a variety of healthy and unhealthy diets, I decided to return to the most effective and proven way to do so…exercise and plenty of it! I knew that getting to the gym would be difficult and without help I would not change my life the way I needed to, so I signed up for lessons with a personal trainer.
At that point, expectations were low but I wanted someone to jump-start my regime and get me pointed in the right direction. Turns out I wrong – somehow the stars aligned and I was given the chance to work with Miss Cat Hannah, a.k.a. “My Abuser”, and my life has not been the same since September 2007.
When I started the program in 2007, I weighed approximately 226 pounds. In only eight months, I had lost 30 pounds and could gleefully claim my new weight of 196 pounds. My energy and overall feeling of life dramatically changed, most important of those changes being my view of myself and knowing I had done it without any pills or other fad diets.
Cat’s determination and dedication to helping keep me focused better enabled me to see and meet my goals. I honestly believe that without Cat’s daily follow-ups (even though I only see her twice a week) and persistent drive to see me succeed, I would not have changed my life the way that I did! She is tough, strong and a constant inspiration to me every day.
My goal was to be less than 200 pounds before I got pregnant; obtaining my goal I was then able to proceed with becoming pregnant. In order to maintain my health and fitness goals I have continued training with Cat during my pregnancy. She has gone, and continues to go above and beyond her call to duty as a trainer and for that I am ever grateful. She has taught me that with the combination of eating the right foods (and portion control) and exercise any goal can be met.
I am fused from L3 to L5, my lower back is fused to my hips, and I weighed 206 lbs.
I was bed ridden for 6 months, was in pain for two years, and my doctor told me I would never run again.
I have been training with Armando for just over a year, during this time I have run two half marathons and I finished the Los Angeles marathon in 7 hours and 23 minutes. I have lost 38lbs, without losing any of my chest size, and I’m stronger now than I was 20 years ago.
If you are looking for a trainer that understands the body and will help you get through all of life’s hurdles, I highly recommend We 2 Can Do.
Libby Valentino, Age 38
“I began working with Cat Hannah as a personal trainer about 2 years ago. I had been trying to get pregnant for 2-1/2 years. My doctor confirmed that my fitness level was inhibiting my ability to get pregnant. Cat helped me to increase my endurance and strength, drop weight, and assisted me with a nutritional program that reduced my fat intake. After just a few months, I found out I was pregnant. I continued to exercise until my 7th month. Cat adjusted my workouts to accommodate my growing belly and ensure the safety of my baby. I had a very healthy pregnancy and now have a beautiful baby boy. I am so grateful for her help. Now, I am back with Cat, working out 2-3 times a week to drop the baby weight and build up my strength once again.”
I’m so glad I met Cat Hannah a few months ago when I decided to hire a
personal trainer. I actually enjoy going to the gym now, when before I would always avoid them. Cat offers a variety of techniques that keep me on my toes and never let me get bored. She makes me feel comfortable with her approach and style but yet challenges me so I can get the most benefit from each session.
I like a trainer that participates in the workout and motivates me when I’m about to give up in the last 10 seconds, and Cat does exactly that. Cat is
always concentrated to ensure that my posture and exercise form is correct even in the last few seconds of the exercise.
I do not hesitate to recommend Cat as your personal trainer. She will make sure to design your exercise program to meet your fitness needs and goals. Thank you, Cat, for designing my exercise program. Thank you for accompanying me on my journey to a healthier lifestyle.
I am 65 years old, I weighed 260 lbs, alcoholic, smoker with diabetes, and no matter what I tried I could never lose any weight. My doctor told me if I didn’t change and soon I was going to die in a year. I tried to exercise but didn’t have a plan and wasn’t able to push myself.
When I think back to how I felt then, I can’t believe how much I’ve changed and I’m keeping the weight off. I have lost 100 lbs. and have made consistent progress and with help from Armando. I continue to set even higher goals.
My life has changed in every way, from daily walk/runs to weight lifting, and hiking on the weekends. I get to enjoy my grandkids! My wife and I are happier then ever.
Thank you for saving my life.
Kathie Bouldry, Age 41
Cat is like no other trainer I’ve every experience, she is truly there to help you reach your goals, no matter what they are. She will push you to your limit yet will handle you with kitty gloves, if need be. She was the first trainer that I felt comfortable enough with that I could talk to and not feel like I was being judged. Cat is one of a kind.
Jeff Gardener, Age 38
When I started working out with Cat in June of 2007, I was a 139 pound weakling. Since then, there has been a wonderful transformation as I am up to 165 pounds of toned muscle and have never looked better. For years, I have tried to get motivated about working out and going to the gym but was unsuccessful a majority of the time. Cat has given me challenging and diverse workout routines that make going to the gym fun, instead of it becoming (and feeling like) a chore. Not only do I look forward to my workouts and going to the gym, it shows! By continuing to work out and eat properly, I am able to maintain my current stature and hope to add a few more pounds for a target weight of 175 pounds.
In addition to the physical transition, Cat also helped me with my diet regime. Using her expert knowledge, she helped me understand my routine and incorporated a high protein diet, as well as foods that I also enjoy. What and why I need to do the things I need to do. I would recommend Cat’s personal training skills to anyone looking to get into shape, while enjoying the process.
James Morgan, Age 53
A year and a half ago, I came home from an overseas job disabled. As soon as I could begin to rehab and train, I sought out Cat Hannah. Cat put together a training program that was specific and has been a crucial part of my recovery. The difference from a year ago is astounding.
Cat Hannah is a great trainer. She is effective and upbeat. Her work-outs are focused and challenging, but not insane.