The first time I met Pam, I felt super comfortable training with her. She has a very easy going, friendly personality that created a relaxed comfortable atmosphere to workout. She encouraged me to keep going even if I was tired, distracted or unmotivated. She focused on current form with each exercise, and always challenged me to do more and cheered me on to succeed. She created a workout with my needs in mind, and changed up the routine every 6 weeks, so it was new, fresh and challenging. I liked that it included a variety of cardio, core, free weights, weight machines, boxing and timed circuit training.
Pam is a genuinely caring person, often reaching out to see how I was the day following the workout. When my lower back issues were acting up, Pam would modify the routine to incorporate rolling out and stretches to work on the tightness and relax my muscles and then modified the workout as appropriate.
If you are looking for a trainer who is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about you, then Pam is the personal trainer for you.
Maureen N, March 2020
Pam is a true professional in her work as a Personal Trainer. She has helped my tremendously over the past two years to regain strength and confidence. Pam listened carefully to my needs and aimed to always create workouts that were challenging but within my reach, and provided lots of positive reinforcement.
Prof Leslie S. March 2020
Pam is exceptional at what she does and truly passionate about helping her clients and friends reach their goals. After having two children, it was time to “kick start” my fitness routine. Pam exceeded all expectations of what I was looking for in a personal trainer. She designed routines to not only achieve my weight loss and strengthening goals, but also to fit into my busy lifestyle. Having always been active, working out used to be a chore, now it’s become my solace and passion. It has been two years since working with Pam and I can honestly say, I have a trainer that continues to challenge and motivate me, as well as a friend.
Lauren N. Feb 2020.
We have worked with Pam since moving to Rhode Island last year. We can both honestly say that she is the finest personal trainer that we have ever worked with. We say this because of her assessment skills for individual clients. Pam's thoughtful approach allows her to now precisely how to push one without exceeding that person's limit. Changing one's schedule every month makes each session exciting and gets away from the boredom of repetitive workouts. She gets to know her clients well, and is concerned about their welfare, as evidence by following up about how one feels the next day.
Pam has a delightful personality and one is rapidly drawn to her as a friend rather than as a trainer, even though she is so excellent as such.
Pam has our strongest possible endorsement as a personal trainer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Dr's Bobbie and Roy F. Jan 2020
Pam is not just a wonderful trainer, but a wonderful person. She isn't just investing in your physical fitness, but your life. I found out I was pregnant about 1 month into working with her, and she listened to my every concern, and tailored the workouts to meet my needs.
She is also extremely encouraging and makes you feel comfortable every step of the way. I will miss her warm welcome when she came through the door, her sweet texts for every holiday, and her many suggestions from workout equipment, to supplements, to food choices. She is truly one of a kind.
Shannon S. January 2020
You are an amazing person; kind, compassionate, genuine and judgement free.
You shine a light to everyone you meet, I am eternally grateful for having the opportunity to know you.
Dianna C. Jan 2020
I am a seventy year old woman who, although active had not participated in any exercise program in over ten years, when I started training with Pamela a year ago. My core strength was minimal, deeply affecting my mobility.
I needed help and was very fortunate to find Pamela as my trainer. Through her expert and compassionate guidance, I have gained strength and confidence. She encourages me to do things that I never thought possible. She has taught me there is no such thing as "I can't". If I have difficulty with a certain routine, she does not repeat it over and over again, hoping for better results, she breaks down the movement to ascertain the problem. From there, works on the particular problem, strengthening or correcting until I can execute the movement properly. These routines are specifically designed for me, based on my abilities and goals. I am sure over the last year, I have tested Pamela's patience on many an occasion, but here has never been any sign of impatience. Her approach is one of positive reinforcement. Her knowledge of the human body and what makes it work properly is invaluable. The smartest thing I have done in years was to pick up that phone and schedule a consultation with her. My life has improved exponentially and with her continued guidance, a much better future is expected.
Kathy S. February 2016
I have experienced an AWAKENING working with Pam for the past year. I had worked with other trainers for over six years and got some good results; however, since training with Pam my results, my motivation, my fitness knowledge and most importantly, my awareness of my body have increased immeasurably. Pam has taught me the importance of good form when performing an exercise. Pam has taught me to "feel" the different muscles working within my body and how small adjustments in form can mean the difference between a good workout and a tremendously awesome workout! I can now see my muscles at work and marvel at curves and definition that I haven't seen since my 30's. Pam personalizes each and every workout for each and every client...no cookie cutter routines. I like, too, how she is constantly changing up workout routines so nothing becomes rote and boring. I don't hear, "We will do this for 6 weeks and then move on to something more...". Pam keeps my sessions fresh and challenging. We talk about goals on a weekly basis. Pam has helped me through a three week bout of an aching hip even going so far as consulting with my chiropractor to get me safely back in top shape in the shortest amount of time. I raise questions about fitness and health as I get closer and closer to the big 60, and if she doesn't know the answers, she sends an email later in the day as follow up. Pam is truly an EXPERT in her field as a personal trainer, a great listener, awesome coach and good friend. I look different, I feel different, I know more about my body and fitness than I have ever known in my life. I feel alive, healthy and very happy. All I can say is this...Thank you, Pam! For anyone reading this...call Pam NOW. Stop drudging through workouts with other trainers, make a change, experience an AWAKENING...you will NOT REGRET IT!
Vickie C. February 2016
Pam has been my personal trainer for the past 4 months. I am ecstatic with my results so far and look forward to continuing our work together!
Pam has helped me increase my strength, flexibility and endurance by creating personalized workouts which incorporate interval cardio and strength training. We meet twice a week for one-hour sessions in her home gym. She keeps me motivated by introducing me to a plethora of excercises which work all different muscle groups, focusing in on my problem areas to ensure success. She keeps the work outs fresh and exciting, increasing reps to continue pushing me further towards my goal. Most importantly, she doesn't except excuses but rather she encourages me to persevere.
Pam goes above and beyond the workouts by checking my food intake daily through the Fat Secret App. I need that accountability piece to help maintain my focus. She is very knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition. I highly recommend Pam to anyone who is serious about losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.
Cindy S. October 2015
I have been working out with Pam for 6 months now and I have been very happy with our workouts and my results. I have a gym in my home so Pam comes to my home for our workouts. She is always on time, prepared with a workout plan, varies the workout and her rates are pretty reasonable. Pam knows her stuff and knows when to push you and when to slow it down a bit. If you have back issues, shoulder problems, etc. she takes that into consideration when planning out your workout so you don't further hurt yourself. She will also recommend physical therapist if needed.
Not only is Pam an awesome trainer she is also an awesome person. She is friendly, supportive and very easy to talk too. If you are looking for a personal trainer, look no more. Pam is the one for you!
Doreen C. October 2014
I work with Pam virtually doing personal training sessions. At first I was skeptical - I assumed a virtual session would not produce the same results as in-person training. I was wrong. Pam gets me to work hard (also with an understanding of my current fitness level). She often corrects my form, just the same as a trainer would in-person. She encourages me. And she gets me to show up and work out! The biggest difference is that I don't have to waste time driving to meet her! I just wake up, put on some gym clothes, and pop down to my basement to get a good workout. You don't even need that much equipment - Pam is very creative in coming up with exercises that are often based on my own body weight. We use very simple equipment, using what I have on hand. I don't have to pay any gym membership, which saves me money (not to mention the gas and time I would have spent doing the traditional in-person work). She always has a plan for my workout ahead of time, takes good notes to keep a record of what I did, and is very flexible schedule-wise. Pam is wonderful to work with and a great person. I love using Skype to do our sessions now - and I'm not sure I'd ever go back to the old way where I have to meet someone in person. I still get personalized, great workouts in the convenience of my own home. I think this method will be the wave of the future - and highly suggest working with Pam either in person or via Skype. She is an awesome personal trainer!
Angela C. September 2014
From the moment I met Pamela I knew she was the best of the best and I have yet to feel otherwise or be remotely disappointed. The first impression has not only been a lasting one, it has been one pleasant surprise after another. Wether it's her flexibility regarding scheduling, her immediate response to any and every concern, or her uncanny ability to introduce a solution that works perfectly everytime. My feelings about Pamela as a trainer for my daughter are as strong and sincere as her commitment and dedication to my daughters success. It did not take long to see the passion for what she does, the genuine interest she invests is undeniable. Pamela's willingness to help, motivate, teach; to do whatever it takes to guide her clients to their goal like an angel under her wings, takes professional to a whole new level. Pamela sets the bar, she is second to none. I cannot say enough, speak highly enough or be grateful enough to the immense positive change Pamela has brought into our lives. My only regret regarding Pamela is that we did not meet her sooner. To trust your daughters health and well being in the hands of anyone is not easy, with Pamela it is a pleasure. My daughter is challenged and never bored. She has gained more in the time spent with Pamela than either of us knew possible and it has transcended into every aspect of her life. Pamela delivered what she promised, met and exceeded our expectations and continues to. Her approach, delivery and insistence on the best from my daughter has broadened her awareness, inspired her well being and given her the most crucial element of her success this far. Pamela is far more than just a trainer to myself and my daughter. I hope it goes without saying I would recommend Pamela, she is not only the best at what she does, what she does is truly amazing, she is the type of person that just makes the world a better place. I do not hesitate to promise with Pamela as your trainer you will feel the reason she got out of bed was to see to it you reach your goal, and it will come with the hardest, most pleasant and rewarding work you never knew you were capable of.
Dana C. April 2014
I couldn't agree more with Angela's comments below. Pam is a great trainer. Personable, friendly, energetic, flexible, too many positive qualities! Pam always comes prepared with workouts that are challenging as well as fun. She is able to change it up at any given time as needed. Each week we do a different workout so boredom is definitely NOT part of her style. I would recommend Pam to anyone who is really serious about their training not only towards fitness, but better health.
Nina L. April 2013
I have been working with Pam for about 6 months, and in that time she has proven herself to be professional, reliable and committed to my results. Plus she is just pleasant to work with! Ms. Carthew s always on time for our sessions but has been flexible when I've needed to reschedule or have been running a little late. She gives me a good workout, but doesn't push me to the point where I don't want to workout with her again. Her workouts are planned ahead of time, and she takes notes (which I know from experience is rare for a personal trainer to do), so there are reference materials to look back upon later to see my improvement. Plus, she regularly comes up with new exercises for me to do, which keeps things fresh and challenges my body. While may trainers simply do the same set of exercises over and over again, Pam is creative and puts thought ahead of time into what exercises I will do during our sessions together. She is pleasant, makes me laugh, and shows an interest in how I'm doing outside the gym. Pam is supportive of my fitness goals and life goals in general, and I've really enjoyed working with her. Out of the 5 or so personal trainers I've worked with over the years, Pam Carthew is by far the best of them all.
Angela C. May 2012