Archive for July, 2011

Client Testimonial

I have been training now for almost a two years, twice a week, with Lada.

At the age of 62 I am in better condition now then when I was 21.  Strangers stop me in the food store when I am shopping to ask me “what are you doing?  You look great!”

I owe a great deal of that to my trainer and friend, Lada

Celebrity Clients

Celebrity Clients

  • Burt Reynolds
  • Robert Duvall
  • Fred “The Hammer” Williamson
  • Diana Ross
  • Ms. New Jersey
  • Neil Diamond
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Patty Duke
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Raquel Welch
  • Dan Pastorini
  • Roman Gabriel
  • Dinah Shore
  • Michael Crichton
  • George Hamilton
  • Jim Brown
  • Meredith Baxter
  • Chaka Kahn
  • Gregory Hines
  • Brooke Shields
  • Chita Rivera
  • Don Meredith
  • Sally Field
  • Dom Deluise
  • H.I.P.
  • L.A.P.D.
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Testimonials


    “Due to Lada’s program of nutrition, excercise techniques, and motivation, I finally have the skills and the competitive edge to compete in, and win, even more pageants.”

    Ms. Donna Carrazone
    Mrs. New Jersey

    “Working out with Lada has been invaluable to me in two ways; first, it has given me the strength to get through the everyday tasks of life-effortlessly and second, it has given me a body to be extremely proud of.”

    Ms Andrea Neumann
    Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Analyst
    Hong Kong Shanghai Bank

    “Lada taught me that if you want results, it’s not that complicated. There’s a right and a wrong way-and there’s no in between. You’re going to love this.”

    Ms. Joan Quigley
    Point of View/Nordstrom’s

    “Lada and I first met eighteen years ago, during the filming of “The Villan”. We met again at my Schwarzenegger Classic in March ’96. We both agreed that we look and feel better now then we did eighteen years ago!”

    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    March 1, 1996

    “I had always been skeptical about personal trainers, and whether or not they really make a difference. Since I started working out with Lada, I’ve seen a dramatic difference in a very short period of time.”

    Mr. Glen Mintzer
    District Sales Manager
    Integrated Software Products

    “Results, results and results!”

    Mr. Ernie Pedicano
    Napro, Inc.

    Minor Miracles Foundation, Inc

    Dear friends and family,

    Over the past 18 months, I have been developing The Minor Miracles Foundation to help children lead healthy and active lives.  As many of you know, this organization grew from my work as a professional trainer at Odyssey Athletic Center.  Our main goal is to curb childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes by helping all children regardless of age, race, and economic status.  This is a worthwhile endeavor that can only happen with the generosity of people like you. Therefore, I am asking you to give back to our children and make a donation.  Every 100% tax deductible dollar helps make a difference. Your donation will go directly to developing programing and workshops to children who can flourish physically, socially, and academically with your help.

    The journey to create and fund The Minor Miracles Foundation has been long and at times difficult, but I believe that you and I can truly make a difference.  Working at Odyssey for the past 16 years has brought me great joy and happiness. However, I have reached a point in my life where I would like to leave a lasting impression on our future – our children.

    The Minor Miracles Foundation has come a long way.  Minor Miracles in an official 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the NYC Parks Foundation, and was recently appointed advocate to The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.  NYC Partnerships for Parks has also granted startup funds to develop free programming for children in NYC parks. Our inaugural event, Teach One Reach One, is scheduled to take place August 12 and 13 in Astoria Park.   We will also be participating in Nickelodeon’s World Wide Day of Play on September 24, 2011.  These events are opportunities for children to engage in a wide variety fitness and sports related activities free of charge.

    These two upcoming events are just the beginning of  my vision. The Minor Miracles Foundation will provide children with proper training and education to decrease the health risks related to obesity, raise self esteem, and pave the way for a brighter future.

    Our initial fundraiser takes place midnight August 3rd and ends midnight August 8th. Our goal is to raise $25,000 and we need your support!  As a special one-time offer, if you donate $500 or more you will become a Minor Miracles Legacy Member for life.  A Legacy Membership entitles you to receive a free t-shirt with the Minor Miracles logo, recognition in our printed materials and website, and a wall plaque as a token of our gratitutde for being a part of The Minor Miracles Foundation from its inception.

    Please help The Minor Miracles Foundation by sending in your donation today.


    Lada St. Edmund

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