Panama City, Florida

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Personal Training In the Lynn Haven, FL Area

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  • Myth-buster Part 1! The Raw Truth about Fat Loss

    You can’t always believe what you hear, ESPECIALLY in the diet/exercise world!  Here are some common Myths, BUSTED! Myth #1: Lifting Weights will make me bulky. Fact: Unless you are taking “Vitamin S” (a “fitness-people” nickname for Steroids) , you physiologically cannot build enough muscle to be bulky!  Excess Fat makes you look “bulky”. Myth #2: I don’t eat enough and thats why I can’t lose weight. Fact: Well…thats only partly true.  Some people will eat next to nothing all day, then consume one massive meal because they are starving or “don’t have time”, and since they have kept their metabolism low by not eating, all the calories (which is most likely, WAY over their basic needs) get stored as fat.  This is, unfortunately, how Sumo wrestlers train to GAIN weight…..My recommendation is to keep a food journal and write down every little thing you consume, beverages included to see how much and when it is consumed.   This will give you a more accurate picture of WHY you aren’t losing weight. Myth #3 Slow cardio is my “fat burning zone”, so I’m burning more fat by walking. Fact: WRONG.  First of all, this old-school theory is VERY inaccurate because your body simply cannot “choose” WHAT …

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  • 3 Secrets to Fat Loss!

    The Elusive Fat Loss!  How many times have you tried the “discovery supplement from the Amazon rain forrest” or “what ancient Chinese have been using to stay thin for millions of years”!?  Come on….admit it….you’ve tried them and did it work??  Well, maybe, if you followed the tiny fine print at the bottom of the bottle that says something like: Follow a healthy diet and exercise program along with this supplement.  Oh REALLY??? Listen, if you really want to flush your money down the toilet, don’t you think it would be more beneficial to donate it to a better cause?  Let me just message you my routing number and you can send all of it to me! Okay, are you ready for the  REAL SECRETS??? 1.  THERE IS NO SECRET! I’m sorry to be a buzzkill but don’t stop reading because I’m still going to give you some good info here.  The first secret to sustained fat loss is to set realistic expectations and then create a plan to achieve them.  If you don’t know where to start, seek out a fitness professional to help you! (I happen to know a good one! ) 2. Make sure your nutrition and fitness …

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  • About/Bio

    With over a decade in the fitness industry, Katie has had the opportunity to work with many different populations and people from all walks of life.

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    What People Are Saying

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      Thank you my wonderful husband David Lee, my inspiration, AND my fabulous trainer Katie Dean Mantelli! 40+ lbs gone, quit smoking, happier than ever in my life! Healthy, happy and thank you GOD!
      Without the love of my husband, David Lee or the encouragement of my fabulous trainer Katie, I could not have done it. If you are in need of a fitness regimen and ever doubted that you could do it, call me! I’ll be the biggest fan of your life!

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      I started the Biggest Loser program with Katie in May of 2013. I have always hated working out and I love food so I knew this was going to be a challenge. Plus I had 2 small children at home so my time was limited.

      Katie made our workouts fun, she is such a riot, so the “hate” factor I had for working out never became an issue for me in her classes. In fact I hated missing a day. She always knew when to push me to get to the next level and never let me give up. She made sure she was available for anything we needed help with bc she truly wanted us to succeed.

      She was also a huge help with my diet, always keeping up with my logs and helping me tweak things to make sure I was following it to get the best possible results. She is very knowledgable and great at keeping you accountable :)

      About half way through the program I became pregnant. I went to Katie immediately and told her I needed more help than ever because I did not want to lose what I had worked so hard to gain. Especially bc my last two pregnancies I gained A LOT of weight and I never really lost any of it. She was great throughout my whole pregnancy! I did full fledge workouts until I was 36 weeks pregnant. She made sure when I got to certain points in my pregnancy that I modified certain exercises but still pushed me in areas to continue to get stronger. I only ended up gaining 22 pounds which for me was AMAZING! I had my baby on 6/4/2014 and I am officially 5 pounds less than my pre-pregnancy weight and I have not done any “work outs” yet. I definately feel like I owe that all to Katie. Its hard enough working out, but working out while pregnant was very hard for me, esp towards the end but she continued to motivate me and keep me on track even when I was ready to throw in the towel. Now looking back I am so thankful to have stuck through it with her bc the results are showing and I will be able to get back in the gym without feeling guilty of giving up and having to start all over. Instead I will resume where I left off!!!

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      Michelle, Biggest Loser contestant

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      I have a praise, so here it is from the beginning: February this year I weighed in at my heaviest of 250, and I knew something had to change! I started working in the yard at my mother in laws house, tried to change my diet and lifestyle. It is very hard, I prayed, cried and begged God to help me. Then, March 1 I checked my mailbox, to find a biggest loser postcard…I must admit I almost threw it away, but the Lord tugged at my heart. I read it, prayed, and called to set up the orientation and I will never forget that Wednesday 8:00 at Achieve Fitness. Katie Mantelli, told us a little about the program( all the while the Lord speaking, saying “Whitney give it your all.”) Crystal Rose Brown-Saunders, got up gave her testimony about her journey, you see her picture was on that postcard, and she was the past season winner. She said those words “God helped me get through this.” I knew right then this was where I took my life back!! No more hiding, No more Excuses!! I have been in this program since March 16th, and through the encouragement, love and drive of the amazing trainers, family, friends, and my number One God, I am so excited to say I now weigh 213lbs. I am not telling you this to gloat, but to give glory where glory should be given. So to my heavenly Father, thank you a thousand times I love you with everything I have! To my earthly father Mike Littleton, for financially supporting me, I love you so much dad! To Katie Mantelli for starting the journey, and to Kimberly Harrill-Bowman, I look forward to our journey to come!! I know through Christ I can do this, bring on the 145lb goal!!! Let’s do this P.s. this time next year I hope to be inspiring those in my same situation..

      -Whitney, Biggest Loser Contestant

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      Not long after undergoing major surgery, I trained with Katie Deen for six months. Her training regimen and encouragement jumpstarted my fitness program and was the predominant factor in my 60lb+ weight loss and elimination of medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol. Based upon my personal experience, I whole heartily recommend Katie Deen as a highly qualified trainer.

      -Mike, 55

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    • Nancy Smith

      (Mom, office executive and student)

      I wanted to take a minute to thank you for being my trainer. The past 3 years have been awesome! Katie always knew how to keep me motivated during our workouts, she tailored them to meet my needs and I got great results! I never felt better about myself andbecause of her dedication to me, I regained the confidence I had lost. I will miss seeing her every week! I am proud to say not only is she the girl who kicks my butt in the gym but also my friend!!

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    • Laura 32

      (Stay at home mom of 3)

      I contacted Katie on the internet and asked her to help me with my diet and exercise. As a mother of three I have juggled weight through out the years and needed help getting back to my former self. I live in Oklahoma but that never stopped Katie from helping me all she could to get me to accomplish my goals. I have lost 10 lbs and dropped a size in 2 months. I love the workouts that Katie has given. My body has started to completely change. I am toning up and feeling better and better about myself everyday. I once loathed working out and eating clean but Katie has helped me enjoy and it and actually want to become a better ME. Thanks Katie for all you do.

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    • Sophia 19

      (college student, former athlete)

      I used to be very self-conscious and unhappy with my weight. I just wanted to be comfortable in my own skin. I always thought that I wasn’t pretty enough because I was overweight. No matter how big I was, I just couldn’t be happy with myself. When I started, I was 242 pounds and I met Katie Deen. I have worked with her for over a year now and I have lost over 70 lbs and still going! It is not always easy but Katie continues to help me through many ups and downs on my personal journey. She always pushes me to do my best and to work hard even when I don’t feel like it, she shows me that I keep going. With her help, knew I could do this. Today I have lost over 70 pounds and I am not finished!

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    • Crystal 31

      (Stay at home mom of 3)

      Through working with Katie Deen, I have learned how to completely change my lifestyle to be the active, involved mother God intended my children to have.  Katie’s encouragement and compassion have been crucial in conquering my weight-loss and health goals.  I’m very thankful to now be living a healthy, active life!

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    • Kelli 35

      (Professional Actress/Dancer, Physical Therapist)

      Katie Deen is a miracle worker! I’ve been a dancer for most of my life, but have always struggled with my weight. As a Licensed Physical Therapist I thought I knew enough about health and fitness to know that I had tried it all; diet fads, workout plans, fitness and dance classes, nutritional supplements. I decided as a last resort to try a trainer at the gym I had just joined. Katie’s knowledge on nutrition and sport specific training is unmatched and she knows how to adapt her training style specially for each individual. Katie gave me just the right combination of motivation and support to accomplish my goals. Six months after beginning my training with Katie, I won my gym’s weight loss competition, lost 15% body fat and 20 lbs, and dropped 3 dress sizes. Katie gave me the strategy and strength I needed to finally meet my goals!

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    • Debbie 50

      (corporate executive)

      My energy is excellent and I don’t feel sleepy at all. I have been on the go since 4:30 am and just came home from a church ‘do’. I can’t wait to get on the scale next week!

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    • SSG Valdes, Maria 39

      (Army,active duty)

      I lost 7% body fat and dropped 4 sizes in three months and got nothing but compliments from everyone on my transformation! I’m not only looking good but feeling great! I’m involved in 3 to 6 mile Mud runs for charities and training for a 150 mile bicycle ride come September! I really didn’t think I was ever going to be where I am today and I owe it all to Katie! She not only motivated me to accomplish my rigorous work outs, her knowledge and creativity in physical fitness have given me the tools to control and maintain my weight, health and physical appearance! Thank you so much Katie!

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    • Kristal 27

      (stay at home mom of 3)

      My body was changing weekly and I was very happy with the results I got from working with Katie. After about 6 months I did my first figure show and placed 2nd. I was very happy with my results and how my body had transformed over such a short period of time. I would recommend anyone who is serious about changing their body shape to hire Katie Deen. I can’t thank her enough for what she has done for me.

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