What my clients are saying . . .
I called Kiki after I hit a new high weight (well not as high as when I was pregnant) after February break 2019. I could no longer ignore the fact that I could not exercise my way to weight loss. I had to change my relationship and understanding of food. Since then, I have lost 17 pounds. More importantly, I am happier and healthier and my kids have altered their choices of food as well. I needed an expert and I needed accountability; I needed Kiki!!
I had so many misconceptions about what was healthy. In my mind, it was “calories in, calories out”. But that didn’t work for me for many reasons and when I got hungry I went for the carbs which only made me hungrier. By understanding better how some foods work with others and how to navigate my way through the grocery store, I think I have forever given up some of my bad habits and replaced them with good ones. Thank you for telling me what I needed to hear Kiki!
Marblehead mom of two teenagers
I really cannot say enough about my experience and how much Kiki has helped me develop a plan and way of approaching my personal health and wellness goals. Before working with Kiki, I already had a good understanding about nutrition, and wasn’t sure how my coaching with Kiki would evolve. After numerous success stories from people I know who worked with Kiki, I decided to really focus on my personal health goals and work with a professional health coach. I’m so happy I chose Kiki! After my fist few sessions, I experienced sustained motivation, felt MUCH less deprived, and became aware of the small changes that really add up to big changes. I value Kiki’s lifestyle planning vs. a “diet” approach. I work with Kiki on managing my many lunch and dinners business meetings that can really contribute to getting off track, as well as overall health goals. Notably, Kiki also has helped me with an area I was really struggling with, energy and alertness. Long hours and daily commuting was taking a toll on my health. I was pleased that this was a big part of our coaching and Kiki helped me develop ways to mitigate this problem which was starting to impact me. Kiki is a detailed, caring, professional who is really good at what she does. She walks the walk and delivers results. She looks at the whole person including meal planning, stress, need for convenience and time constraints. I leave every meeting with Kiki motivated and feeling positive about the changes I am making. I’ve also learn so much from her and view certain foods very differently now. I highly recommend Kiki, you are able to meet with her F2F or virtually, if you want to not only manage weight, but are looking to make life long changes and shift your way of thinking about food, fitness and lifestyle.
I sought the guidance of Kiki to help me and my family develop healthier habits. I was in a fitness rut and had developed bad eating habits over the past year+ and was concerned that my girls (ages 13 and 6) were adopting those same bad habits. Specifically, I needed a coach who could connect with my 13 year old daughter, and make me more accountable – without making me feel guilty/bad. Kiki is warm, fun, and approachable. And as a mom of four herself, she is able to connect and relate effectively to my girls in a way that is not preachy or intimidating.
Her guidance and support has empowered my 13 year old to be more mindful about her food choices and not feel badly about herself or be apologetic about it. Kiki also helped encourage her to try a new physical activity through “gentle nudging” -- it turns out she loves it!
Through our meetings, correspondence, and occasional cooking lessons, Kiki has helped my family gain a better understanding of how foods fuel our bodies and make us feel. She didn’t expect us to make radical changes in our lifestyles or give up foods we love (as I expected). Her approach is subtle. By arming us with information and a practical understanding of how foods effect our bodies, moods and energy levels, we have naturally begun to take pause and adopt some of the routines and changes that she had described. She guides us and encourages us to make reasonable and practical changes to the way we think about food, shop for food, and prepare food. Thanks to Kiki we are making small changes and steps toward better habits.
- Mom and Corporate Executive
Kiki Walker is simply amazing! She has presented several times with our firm over a healthy lunch. She is always engaging, knowledgeable, charismatic and enthusiastic. Kiki’s presentations have been some of our most successful lunch and learns and are requested on a regular basis by our staff. Kiki has taught us the benefits of eating a whole food diet and given us tips and tricks to replace some items in our diet with healthier substitutes. Her recipes have also been a huge hit! Everyone here loves when she comes in and generates great conversation about our health and how to keep improving our quality of life through diet and exercise. We already can’t wait for our next lunch and learn with Kiki in a few weeks!
-Pabian & Russell, LLC
“Although I have always been active, I have struggled with my relationship with food. As I approached a milestone birthday, I saw an article about Kiki Walker Wellness in the Marblehead Reporter. She was exactly what I was looking for, someone who had expertise in both nutrition and exercise. When Kiki came to my house for our first meeting I was nervous, but she instantly put me at ease with her kind, empathetic manner. After getting to know me and what I was looking for, Kiki presented several different plans to help get me started. We decided to work together for 3 months. We met in person once a week, but Kiki was there whenever I needed her by text, e-mail or phone. She sent me e-mails several times a week with healthy, tasty recipes. I rarely cook, but made the exception more than once to test out her easy to make meals. During our weekly meetings, Kiki shared her expert knowledge in food and nutrition and she designed work-outs based on what I needed. After our meetings I was always glad I went, and I was motivated for the next week. Kiki’s support during the rough weeks was essential to my progress. Kiki has armed me with the knowledge to make smart choices about food and exercise, and I could not have made these changes in my life without her support and guidance. I would highly recommend Kiki Walker Wellness to anyone looking to take control of their lives using nutrition and exercise. She has forever changed my life for the better and I will be eternally grateful!”
- Mom and University Professional
I cannot say enough about my experience in working with Kiki and the positive impact she has had on my entire family’s physical and mental health! I initially reached out to Kiki a few months ago with regards to improving the nutrition in my daughter’s diet which I hoped in turn would provide a boost to her immune system as she was getting sick quite a bit. Kiki immediately embraced the challenge and had some great and easy suggestions that every 13 year old would like and more importantly understand why we were in need of making these tweaks to her diet. Kiki is extremely knowledgeable about overall nutrition, and is so great at educating both of us about ingredients that we need to either eliminate or add to our daily regimen. She is non-judgmental, really encouraging and will work with you to achieve a realistic plan that works for you and your family. As a mom of four she understands how demanding life can be and how challenging it is to take care of yourself let alone everyone else in the family. I started to work with Kiki to make some adjustments to my own diet after all the things that worked in the past no longer worked as I was getting older and my metabolism was changing. She educated me on a few small changes I should make and within just a few weeks, I felt better, I looked better and my husband even lost 20lbs without even trying!! I will continue to consult with Kiki as life evolves and changes and I know she will always be a valuable resource in my life. I am lucky to have found her and am very grateful for her knowledge, devotion and new found friendship! I couldn’t recommend her enough, you won’t be sorry!
- Mom and Corporate Executive
If it wasn’t for Kiki Walker I would not enjoy exercise, have the results I have accomplished in the last six months and know that it will be part of my life for the rest of my life! As a 58 woman, it takes longer to get rid of old habits, lose weight and see results but not if you have Kiki, as your trainer, your coach and your friend.
She exemplifies what she stands for – energy, strength, confidence, accountability, exercise and proper nutrition and it is all done with generous, loving, support. Without her, I would not be where I am today – tone, lean and dedicated to exercise and clean, healthy living for the rest of my life. Wine and sweets every once in a while are part of my diet too.
Her spirit, enthusiasm, and loyalty to helping her clients get results, accomplish their goals and change old habits is contagious. I am on the “Wellness” path for forever thanks to Kiki!!
- Corporate Executive
A friend recommended Kiki, she’s the best! Her motivation for being a personal trainer is to share what she has learned in order to help others achieve their individual fitness objectives. Her encouragement, personalized training, and tailored advice have helped me get into shape. I have more definition, tone and endurance – friends have noted the change. She continually challenges me and motivates me. If you are looking for a knowledgeable trainer, I highly recommend Kiki. Work with Kiki and turn working out into a fun, motivational, and fruitful experience!!!