testimonials

“I have been working out for most of my adult life and NOTHING has made my bum look this good! Mahri’s method is harder than anything else I have ever done, but I have never had so much fun. And for the first time since having my three children, I feel great about how I look and love the way I feel.”
- Marissa M., Tribeca

“Before meeting Mahri I was someone who didn’t work out regularly. I had tried different things and trainers but somehow I just never got into it, I would have great starts but sooner rather than later I wouldn’t have time for it any more.

“But with Mahri, it was clearly different. As soon as I met her and did my first class, I knew I would continue to do it and love it! And a couple of months later I can say, I am hooked on Mahri’s workout, energy and personality. I can’t wait for her class (totally a first for me).

“What amazed me from the beginning, was seeing Mahri doing EVERY move she tells you to do – she does the whole workout with you! She will stop when you stop and continue when you are good to continue and most importantly she takes interest and understands the body and will advise you on how to do it better, or to take it easy if it is necessary. She is not the trainer who stands and gives instructions. She is taking the class with you – while playing one amazing playlist after another, really keeping you motivated. She switches the routines, and makes them more challenging when she knows you are ready for it. So she gets you in better shape everyday, without you even realizing it.

“I cannot say enough great things about her! She now has my husband hooked on her class as well and he joins me in class when he can – he even tries to steal my class time. The only thing we wish she would have is more time for more classes!”
- Valeska C., TriBeCa

“When I first met Erin, I instantly knew we would hit it off. Her energy was magnetic and she was so passionate about the Body Conceptions program. I did the work out with her and I absolutely loved it! Not only did Erin make it fun but she was very focused on every move I made- correcting me when I didn’t have the right body position to make sure that my work out was maximized. I’m now 8 weeks in and not only can I notice a big change in my body (especially my core) but I really look forward to the workout, and seeing Erin!

“Before Body Conceptions, I only did Cardio and I think that this is a great workout to compliment other heavy cardio workouts and tones you in a way you can not get toned from other workouts. I am definitely hooked and so glad that I found Body Conceptions!”
- Tonia S., Madison Square Park

“I’ve been exercising consistently for over 25 years, have belonged to numerous gyms, taken every type of class imaginable, and bought and used up many series at boutique studios.  I was lucky to meet Mahri at the Tracy Anderson studio and fell under her spell immediately. Her technique and form are impeccable and as her student you aspire to reach that high standard. She applauds your every effort, smiles throughout the entire session (that she does right along with you), she glows with positive energy, and basically kicks your ass in more ways than you can imagine. She is an elite trainer in a city where they are a dime a dozen.”
- Maria M., TriBeCa

“Mahri and I have been working together for a little over a year, and I had never quite thought possible the transformation that has taken place.

“Quantitatively, Mahri has the depth of knowledge and experience – as well as the boundless energy – to push you further than the limitations you impose on yourself. Mahri fundamentally understands what your weaknesses are, and will strengthen them; all the while handling them with a deft diplomacy. I indeed managed to achieve the body conception I had imagined for myself, and to my utter relief, it was the first time I thoroughly enjoyed exercise; this, all effected by Mahri’s unfaltering enthusiasm.

“Qualitatively, Mahri is a person who is genuine and warm and a sheer joy to be around. Mahri’s approach, or method, is intuitive, informed by her many years as a successful dancer, thus fomenting her understanding of the body’s capabilities. Mahri brings a scientific element to her method, no matter your body shape, which allows her to prescribe the most effective routine for your workout. And perhaps the most wonderful thing of all, is that Mahri never allows you to stagnate; changing often the music as much as the routine, in order to not only keep you interested, but to keep your physique alert and adapting; it is a method which is highly successful not just because of the method itself, but because of the ethos within which it is created.

“I would highly recommend Mahri’s body conceptions to anyone (and everyone).”
- Layla Q, TriBeCa

“I had never really enjoyed exercise, I had tried the gym, dvd workouts and different personal trainers. With Erin it was so different. Erin’s workouts are fun and energetic (with a playlist to match). She is fully commited to each session, her encouragement keeps me motivated and she is 200% focused on helping me achieve my goals. Erin’s passionate just spills over into what she does, you can’t help but love the workouts and her!”
- Abbey C, UK

“Mahri designed a special work out for me that not only solved a particular body challenge but also made me significantly stronger for other workouts that I enjoy. Everything is more efficient for me as a result.”
- Laura W., Wall Street

“I have been working out with Mahri for many months, and she is truly EXCEPTIONAL. Her workouts are challenging, yet they manage to be so much fun, that I often forget I’m actually exercising!  Likewise, her infectious enthusiasm motivates me in a way that no other fitness or dance instructor has ever been able to do over many years (and many classes) in both disciplines.  Set to exciting music (she has impeccable taste!), Mahri’s method combines the essential properties of different types of workouts (i.e. cardio, dance and strength training) in a way that is both enjoyable and effective for a wide range of clients, no matter their fitness level, ability or interest.  There really is something for everyone in this workout, and I highly recommend giving it a try!”
- Renee R., Tribeca


Pre- and Postnatal Testimonials

“I started to work with Mahri when I was about three months into my pregnancy. Mahri’s knowledge and experience make me extremely confident in the workouts she designs. She is extremely sensitive to the changes that my body is going through and she helps me to understand such changes and how to address them during our training sessions. Mahri’s enthusiasm and challenging workouts energize and motivate me… even on days when I don’t feel like moving! I am so grateful to be training with her during such an important time in my life.”
- Keridy W., Tribeca

“My prenatal training with Mahri helped me to maintain energy throughout my pregnancy and stay in shape. I would recommend this prenatal workout to anyone. Mahri’s extensive background in the prenatal field also allowed me to feel comfortable training during each stage of my pregnancy. After my son was born I was able to bounce back to my pre-pregnancy body quickly which I believe was a result of my training throughout my pregnancy & my post pregnancy training with Mahri. The strength and endurance I maintained through Mahri’s prenatal method helped me to have a smooth healthy delivery. It is an amazing way to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy.”
- Lindsay S., Midtown East

“When I was pregnant with my first child, I worked out on my own during my pregnancy. At 8 weeks post c-section, I couldn’t even do a sit-up without using my arms and elbows to hoist myself up. When I was pregnant with my second child, thank goodness I found Mahri. Her prenatal training method was down right difficult, yet extremely thoughtful, personalized, and most of all, highly effective. She is the single best reason my second c-section recovery was almost immediate. I could sit up unassisted in the hospital. I could do “real” sit ups and planks within a few weeks postpartum. I’m amazed how the work we did in the last 4 months of pregnancy made ALL the DIFFERENCE in my core strength. I never lost it thanks to the work we did together.”
- Lorie B., Greenwich Village

“I have trained with Mahri for almost 3 years now and we continued our training throughout my pregnancy. I was so relieved to be able to continue our sessions throughout my pregnancy. Mahri is amazing at prenatal workouts as she is certified and knows how to customize the workouts so they feel most comfortable for me. I think our workouts have made me stronger and able to endure the discomforts that come with pregnancy and a growing belly! I feel less tired and have much more stamina thanks to training with Mahri. Also, I know that all this hard work will definitely pay off as I recover from giving birth.”
- Cori W., Kips Bay