I tried other barre classes in he Hamptons this summer. Each establishment claiming to be The Number One Fitness Center for the Hollywood Stars. None of them compared to the classes and teachers at Thrive. The quality instruction, enthusiasm and encouragement given by Danielle, Carol and all the teachers are unmatched by any other studio. They coax me to do all I can do in each class. The classes are small enough to afford individual attention and large enough to generate positive group energy. I can honestly say that I look and feel better after each class. I can't recommend Thrive Fitness enough!– Lisa Liquori
City Island, NY
I was so overweight and without energy in January 2015. I signed up for the cleanse at thrive and found an amazing coach in Carol. She provided the structure I needed to begin my transformation to a healthier more energetic self. So far I've lost 17lbs and I've gone from not running in over a year to running 2 miles three times a week. I registered for a 5k at the end of April. I am also doing the core barre classes 2-3 times a week with more energy than I've had in years. I'm Eating whole foods with no gimmicky "diet" plan. I have 25 more lbs to go and I know I will get there now! So grateful I signed up for this experience, absolutely life-changing.– Maura C
I recently took a six-month course of holistic nutrition coaching with Carol Hinchcliff, and I would like to offer my enthusiastic recommendation for the service.
I came to work with Carol because my doctor told me to lose weight, and I wanted to change a lifetime of bad eating habits that would no longer be sustainable as I grew older, if I wanted to maintain good health.
I had not had good luck with nutritionists in the past. They seemed to know about the science of nutrition, but their advice always seemed so unpalatable that I would never stick with it for long. The enjoyment of food and good nutrition always seemed in conflict.
Carol understood that I would not stick with a diet that that I did not enjoy. She pointed out that healthy eating should be satisfying, since the body is getting what it needs. We worked together to determine the bad habits that not only caused me to eat unhealthy food but also to pre vent me from enjoying eating as much as was possible.
She is very knowledgeable about the science of nutrition and clearly explained how the foods we eat contribute or detract from good health, also teaching me numerous recipes to put this information to practical use. More importantly, she spent a lot of time with me figuring out which meals worked for my particular situation. She introduced me to a range of foods and ingredients that I had either never heard of or never knew how to use. The range of foods I cook and eat has grown substantially, as has my creativity about finding new dishes.
Carol's approach worked for me for two reasons. First, because we met every two weeks for six months, she was able to introduce new ideas slowly, allowing me to assimilate one new idea before moving to the next. It also allowed us to test out which ideas worked and which didn't. Second, Carol took the time to get to know me so that she was able to make practical suggestions that were uniquely tailored to my situation. She also encouraged me to come up with ideas myself so that my program is truly mine.
Several months after finishing the program, I have remained at an ideal weight and have continued to eat in a healthy way without feeling hungry or deprived. My habits have changed so that I rarely overeat and never feel the need to eat unhealthy foods to feel satisfied. I am grateful to Carol for helping me improve my relationship to food.– John K. S. Wilson
White Plains, NY
I loved the cleanse class! The knowledge I gained on eating healthy and making the right food choices are lessons that I will use going forward in my life and not just for the short-term in the cleanse. I feel great and have a lot of energy! Carol made the class fun and really added more vital information that what was included in the book. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is either looking to lose weight or change their eating and lifestyle habits!– Tracy K.
I am a huge fan of the Core Barre method. It is such an effective way to tone your body by strengthening and lengthening your muscles without impact, which is so important as we get older. Danielle has a contagious enthusiasm and an intuitiveness for both exercise and general well being. She is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable; a complete pleasure to exercise with. I know Thrive is going to be a huge success and I wish her all the best.– Michelle
Working with the staff at Thrive has changed my body. Within a couple of months I could see radical changes. I am more toned and stronger than I've ever been. After my second child it was wonderful to find a work out approach that I actually look forward to doing.– Saffron
Working out at Thrive has been a wonderful experience for me. I have been married for more than 20 years, a mother of three 25, 22, and 5, and received the nicest compliment from my husband after three months of doing Thrive; “your bottom looks wonderful”. In addition, I have more energy to deal with my 5 year old in the evening; I am not as tired and have more patience for the evening issues a five year old can bring on. I pray that they are here to stay and prosper.– A Rubin