“Karolina LaBrecque’s professional interaction at Help To Grow Institute, LLC has helped me strengthen my mind, body and soul with a combination of services. My middle aged body started to weaken and slight signals that my core muscles were weakening motivated me to start thinking about taking the time out of my schedule to take care of the single most important person in my family, me. For years I gave selflessly to the managing of a military family and household like a well-oiled machine. Before I knew it, there were indicators that the machine needed a higher level of maintenance. I started with a modified core building class similar to the approaches of Yoga and a Cardio-Weight Training class. Just two hours per week with these classes made remarkable improvements in my cholesterol levels, muscle tone, balance and endurance. The residual benefit? I slept better than I have in years.
A couple of life changing events were on my horizon that could have been crippling, I was diagnosed with breast cancer while working through some other tough family issues. The Help To Grow Institute came to my rescue once again with Life Coaching. Life Coaching helped me understand me, my reactions to life events and guide me to determining the best solutions. Most importantly, identifying the action that needs to be taken by me and following through on that action. Thank you Help To Grow Institute!”
Lesley De La Cerda, Project Manager NH
“I was stuck and desperate; I had a doctor’s appointment coming up and was afraid of what he was going to say to me. It had been a long time since I had seen a doctor. I met Karolina in a fencing class that I was teaching. I noticed how dedicated and hard-working she was, so I struck up a conversation. We talked about fencing and athletics and what she did. There I stood at 288lbs teaching a sport that was fast and graceful and athletic, and I really did not feel good about myself at all. So I asked Karolina to help me loose the weight.
She took a practical approach with eating right—not dieting—and varied physical activity. She analyzed my abilities and level of dedication and kept me going in the right direction. My doctor was happy with my results, but even more, I feel much better with myself as Karolina continues to help me get to where I want to be. I have lost 45lbs so far and want to loose 35 more. I feel great not just physically but emotionally too. She is a very special person that cares and will take you to the positive side of who you are and keep you motivated. I could not have done it without her. I would recommend her to anyone.”
—David Rabitor, Fencing Instructor
“As a lifetime sufferer of migraines and after a bout of diverticulitis that put me in the hospital for five days, I knew it was time for me to get my body and eating habits in shape. Karolina has been the most positive influence in these areas of my life. Unlike with dieting, Karolina incourages me to portion—but not restrict myself from— chocolate and whoopie pies, and not to count calories. She has been very understanding in terms of what my limitations are with exercise, since over-exertion can give me migraines. The weight is coming off and I’m feeling much healthier and better about myself in the process. I think everyone can benefit from her approach.”
—Marissa Dupont, Web/ Graphic Designer
“I cannot believe how focused I have become in two months while attending sessions. The Help To Grow Institute had put my life back on track. I have set and achieved realistic personal, financial and professional goals by using positive feedback. I’ve even lost 10 pounds! Thank you, Karolina!” -
D. Thayer N.H.