Testimonials

Here’s what just a few of our clients have to say about working with us. If you’ve worked with us yourself, please review us on Yelp!


Alison has truly changed my life. After years of not working out, I was suffering from lower back pain. I was referred to Alison and reluctantly decided to see if she could help me. It immediately became clear to me that her advanced education and knowledge of physiology were significant difference makers.

After a few months of twice weekly training, I was a new person. My back pain was gone as I began to see muscle strengthening throughout my body.

Sessions with Alison are always thoughtfully designed to work on all muscle groups which produces noticeable results while the variability across sessions ensures the hour goes quickly.

In addition, Alison’s intelligence and education enable her to engage in thoughtful and stimulating dialogue across a diverse range of subjects.

I continue to regularly train with Alison and would strongly recommend her to anyone who is seeking to improve their mind and body.

—Jeff T.

Alison came into my life right at the perfect time. I was in need of help to make a physical change with myself. She started with teaching me proper nutrition first. And created an eating plan that worked for me. The one on one exercise training has helped me to stick with an exercise program. This is the first time that I have actually looked forward to exercising. She is a very special person that continues to make you feel like she truly cares about you and wants you to be and feel your BEST!

—Dolores

I”ve worked with Alison for several years on strength and fitness and the results have been obvious! She’s worked a combination of Pilates, yoga, & strength training that fits my exact needs at exact times. This personal one-on-one attention and Allison’s knowledge of all things anatomical is a godsend. Genetics has led to 3 back surgeries in the past 3 years, and Alison’s attention to strengthening and balancing everything after surgery has led to a faster recovery, I have no doubt. I cannot recommend Allison and her studio highly enough!

—Erick D.

Alison is a top notch personal trainer. She is super knowledgeable in her field of expertise, and also has an extensive education/background about the body that truly sets her above most instructors. She offers a flexible schedule, is reliable, and truly committed to those she trains—both professionally and personally. I started working with Alison over ten years ago and have not looked back.

—Jill W.

“I have worked with Alison Witzman for more than 5 years. She is skilled, thoughtful, sensible, and a pleasure to work with. She knows just how and when to encourage and when to push. She is careful and aware of her client’s injuries and makes adjustments accordingly. Highly recommend.”

—Holly M.

“Working with Alison has helped me immensely, both physically and emotionally. In the short time that we’ve worked together I’ve overcome limiting beliefs that I once had about the possibility of my own strength. Alison listens to my goals and creates workouts that are completely tailored to me, while still challenging me to push myself. She is extremely knowledgeable, and her guidance, spirit, and humor is something I look forward to at every session.

—Emily S.

I have been using a personal trainer for about 20 years. I have had good ones and ones that didn’t really know what I needed. Alison Witzmann has been the best trainer I’ve ever used. She knows exactly what my body needs. She’s extremely versatile and will change my workout depending on how my body is responding on any given day. She’s knowledgeable in all levels of workouts. She incorporates Yoga, Pilates, Weight training and Balance work into her workouts. No workout is ever the same so it never gets boring and the time just flies by. I highly recommend using Alison Witzman, One Body Matrix as your personal trainer. I have never been in better physical shape.

—Eve T.

I met Alison 11 years ago when my former pilates’ instructor moved out of town and wanted to continue with lessons. I left group classes several years ago and transitioned to private sessions. Alison creates exercises that are fit to the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. She will adjust the exercises according to how I feel at each session. Alison devises different exercises for each session so that my body doesn’t get used to the same movement. Since working with Alison, I have gained strength and have received many compliments on my body.

—Barbra L.

From the time you walk into her studio you can sense a special presence. Alison is one of the most upbeat and enthusiastic people I have ever met. She brings a positive energy into all her workout routines. She is also a professor of Kinesology, the study of human movement, and she incorporates this knowledge into her training sessions.

Alison seems to get as much pleasure with her clients progress as they do themselves. She brings a new level of fun and excitement to the most challenging workout programs. I have been taking classes with Alison for eight years and training with her for the last six years .I truly feel ten years younger than when I first started .

Anybody who is looking to improve their overall general health, strength and gain a more positive attitude, should call this very competent and special lady today. She is truly someone you can always count on to make you feel better.

—Dave B.

Congrats on your new location in Ridgewood! Alison is the most highly qualified and humble trainer you can find: pilates, personal training, professor of food and nutrition, gravity-woods colonics. She makes working out fun and supports you on your fitness and health journey. With an injured back, she was able to modify pilates poses for me and encouraged me to continue to build up my core muscles. Strength training has improved my back in a big way! Check her out!

—Liz P.

Alison is one of the best personal trainers I know. Not only is she good in her technique, but she is spiritual and passionate about her clients. She is so dedicated that she rarely misses a session. She is well trained in strength training, pilates, yoga, and nutrition. All her training sessions for each client is not cookie cutter. Each session is individualized as Alison assesses each client to what body part needs strengthening.

Besides privates sessions, she offers group yoga, reiki, and other spiritual classes at her studio.

Although Alison is tough in encouraging her clients to work out hard, she is a warm and nurturing person.

—Barb F.

Alison is a superb pilates teacher!  She is especially adept at explaining the exercises and varying the routines.   I have been training with her for over five years and am impressed with her enthusiasm and dedication to her craft.  Alison pays particular attention to proper form, which maximizes the effectiveness of each exercise.  She truly cares about the well-being of her students and makes sure that each class is unique.  I always leave her class feeling better than when I began the class!

—Kelly M.

Alison is a high-class professional Pilates instructor.  I try to never miss any of her classes offered in my gym.  Alison adds diversity to each class, in addition to a great sense of humor and entertaining story-telling. She cares deeply for each participant  and modifies exercises as needed for each person’s need.  I leave each class feeling better and stronger than before.

—Rachel O.

I have been using Alison as my personal trainer and also my Pilates instructor. Her knowledge of all aspects of exercising is amazing. She makes exercising fun while putting you through an intense workout. She challenges you to do more than you thought you would be able to and it really shows. I have noticed a tremendous difference in my strength and flexibility. I never fail to feel better after a session with her, no matter how hard the workout is.

—Carol L.

I have been working out with Alison for the last 5 years, and she never ceases to amaze me!  She has created incredible workouts for me including weight training, cardio and pilates.  She has an incredible eye and can fix my form by having me make the most minor physical adjustment which makes all the difference in accessing  the particular part of my body we want to focus on.  Alison clearly spends a lot of time thinking about her clients needs, and tailors each workout to address those needs.

Alison is incredibly uplifting and supportive.  She is also extremely  knowledgeable on all aspects of the body.  She is always researching about, and learning new ways to improve health and provide her clients with the most up to date information on health and wellness.  Alison is truly one of a kind, and her passion for her work and for helping people achieve their full potential shines through everything she does!

—Nancy G.

Alison is wonderful!  This is not one size fits all training.  Every exercise is designed to work for me and to build up my weaknesses!  I hate to exercise but I love to work with Alison.

—Louis G.

Beautiful space in a convenient location coupled with someone who knows what she is doing; what else can you ask for?  The owner, Alison, is committed to helping people achieve their personal best. You have now found the best, so what are you waiting for?

—Chris W.