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"When I contacted Kimsey at PH&W six months ago, I was miserable. I felt like crap every single day. I was severely fatigued, had insomnia and experienced anxiety and panic attacks almost daily. I was almost 300 lbs and at a loss for how I could turn tings around on my own.

Enter Kimsey.

After our first consultation, I knew my life was going to change. Kimsey has an almost freakish knowledge and understanding of how the body works. You can hear the passion and excitement in her voice when she is explaining its processes and protocols. She listens to all your complaints, your goals and takes an exhaustive assessment. It's funny because I remember her almost lighting up like a Christmas tree as I summed up my problems. After listening actively and empathetically, she tells you the good news- she can absolutely help you!

She then explains what she suspects are the causes and proposes a plan of action. It's as if she looks at all the puzzle pieces you dumped out in front of her and she just gets it. Like a savant, she can just see how they fit together. She will order lab work to confirm her hypothesis and then get you started on a plan to reverse it all.

I am down 23 lbs, I sleep soundly each night. I have come off of 2 of my medications. The anxiety and panic attacks are very rare now. I have energy and I feel in control of my health.

Kimsey is an actual genius with a heart of gold. Best investment I could have made in myself! NOTE- YOU CAN LIVE ANYWHERE AND BE HER CLIENT! Kimsey conducts her visits via zoom meetings. (Like Skype). She orders lab work and everything is sent to your home, you can go to a local lab to have blood drawn and they send it back and she gets the results to share with you!"

- Lisa B, North Carolina

"To say I recommend working with Kimsey is an understatement! Being diagnosed with cancer obviously changed my life. What I didn’t know is that it would lead me to find and work with Kimsey, which has made an even bigger impact on my life. My goal in working with Kimsey was cancer prevention but I also struggled for many years with chronic knee pain. It got so bad that I could barely walk down the stairs in December of 2017. I started Kimsey’s initial plan for me in January 2018 and within 2 weeks my knee pain was gone! I am also happy to report that I have been cancer free for 1.5 years!! It took changing my lifestyle as directed by Kimsey but I am so thankful that I did and have my knees back, in addition to many overall health improvements. If you are looking to find someone to help you get back on track then look no further than Kimsey!"

- Tommy D., Colorado

"THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY CONFIDENCE BACK!! I've been stuck in a rut for a few years, I've tried everything out there with no results. I started to lose hope, gain weight and in turn was unhappy. That's when I reached out to Progressive Health & Wellness. After a video consultation with Kimsey, and hearing her thoughts about my best options moving forward, we decided not to go on a diet, but to change many aspects of my lifestyle. Since beginning this journey, I am down 15lbs, I have a tremendous amount of energy, my clothes are looser, my tummy is tighter, and most importantly I AM HAPPY!!!! I look at food and my state of mind in a totally different light than before, I'm excited to eat healthy things and share my recipes with friends and family! I can't believe it took me this long pay attention to what I put in my body! Cutting out gluten, dairy, and processed foods has relieved me of constant stomach aches, I'm less bloated, and my skin is glowing! Even my hair and nails seem stronger! I am THRILLED with the results so far, I can't wait to see what the future holds!"

- Taylor S, Austin, Texas

"After visiting with my Primary Care Physician, Allergist, and Dermatologist (on multiple occasions - with no resolution to my health issues) I felt defeated, hopeless, depressed, and most of all let-down by “Western Medicine”. It wasn’t until a friend of mine recommended Progressive Health and Wellness, that I felt a sliver of hope. It took all but one visit with Kimsey to know that I would soon be healed and that my life would get back to normal. I have had nothing but success throughout this healing process. I highly recommend Progressive Health and Wellness."

- A.R., Colorado

"If you have had the pleasure to meet with Kimsey, then this letter will only serve as validation of what you have probably figured out in the first five minutes. If not, then let me introduce you to an incredibly smart and personable health professional.

As a personal trainer and a nutritional therapist, Kimsey employs a comprehensive and specific plan of action for each of her clients. Although she has a general philosophy which guides her overall prescription, she is very adaptable in suiting each clients personal needs and is able to work within a person's limitations. Kimsey has the wonderful ability to break down complex ideas and make them very relatable. Her holistic approach to exercise and nutrition along with her desire to find what works for the client is very refreshing.

As for working with Kimsey, it has been nothing but a great experience for me. She is a strong communicator, one of the most professional people I have ever worked with, and she is so very likeable. Kimsey is ambitious, self-reliant, dependable, and action oriented. She has truly influenced my health for the better."

- Chris Silman

"Working with Kimsey Self was a wonderful experience. I feel like I benefited in many ways. Not only did I see a weight loss, which was my original goal, but I also feel an over all improvement with my health. Since I started this program, I have lost 4 inches in my waist and 4 inches in my hips. Kimsey took the time to understand my lifestyle and my likes and dislikes with food and was able to tailor a program that I could easily adjust to. She also did a great job of explaining the different systems of my body and made sure I understood why she was making each recommendation and how it was going to help me.

I had a few challenges along the way, mostly when she asked me to take Gluten out of my diet, but Kimsey was supportive the whole time and devised strategies to help me succeed. She always had a professional demeanor and I was very impressed with her extensive knowledge of all things health and nutrition. You can tell that nutrition is her passion and it shows in all aspects of her life. Her passion and energy is contagious and made me excited to stay on track with this program. I am grateful to have had the experience of working with Kimsey and I look forward to continuing this journey to better health and wellness."

- Lauren

"It is my pleasure to write a recommendation letter for Kimsey Self. Kimsey has provided me with personal training and nutrition therapy services, not only improving my health and well-being, but also educating me on how the human body works and how nutrition and exercise influence health. I came to her complaining of gastrointestinal discomfort which I had struggled with for a long time. I also had some weight I wanted to lose that was proving to be quite challenging to achieve on my own. After running and reviewing few lab tests, Kimsey was able to identify and eliminate the cause of my discomfort. I also have several food allergies, and Kimsey provided many recipes that I could tolerate- and they were quite tasty! The weight is coming off slowly but surely, and I plan to continue eating and exercising the way she advises.

I have learned a great deal from Kimsey as she has a strong ability to connect with her clients. You can tell this is much more than just her career, it is truly her passion. Since Kimsey can do distance nutrition counseling, I plan on recommending her to all of my friends and family.

I am happy to recommend Kimsey Self, and wish her luck in all of her future endeavors."

- Elena