Like so many other post-baby, nearing “fifty”, overworked, overstressed, and (whine) under appreciated women, I was looking for a genie in a bottle when it came to exercise and health. The quick fix, the painless diet, the yoga exercises done during the mad dash for the school bus, and the exercise program which would work if you just thought about it.
Enter Rick Dinihanian: a genie in a pair of gym shorts. His near perfectly ripped body – at 60 years old – puts most 20 year old models to shame. His body is his business card; here is a man who leads by example, who says “you can look great – no matter what your age”, and has the pecs to back it up. Then out of the mouth of the genie comes the hard truth, but told in a soft, yet piercing manner. “There is no quick fix. There will be a daily check-in. There will be early morning exercise to boost metabolism. you WILL see results.”
His belief in himself, and in me, were my first inspiration. Meeting three times a week, we began a holistic approach to bring diet, exercise, and my well-being in harmony. Using only positives (no wining allowed) Rick introduced me to his Detox program – I LOVED THE DETOX – along with a toning process and an attitude change. There were specific readjustments made to my vegetarian diet to include more protein without adding meat. I was delighted that Burn & Build Body's Protein Lean and Optimal Healing Formula are vegan. Within the first two weeks, my energy change was palpable, I was losing weight, and the post-baby middle was shrinking.
What makes Rick different, however, from many other trainers and health coaches, is his generosity of spirit, and time, as he checked in with me daily, analyzing food, sleep, drink, exercise, schedule, will power, and energy. His concern for my spirit is what gives him Genie status. His ability to understand how easy it is to “stray” from a program (especially with three kids, and hectic acting schedules) but still to find ways to help me get back on track, keeps me motivated.
And his writings about the benefits of fitness related to super-sex... well....um...let me just do another sit up.
– Marcia Gay Harden