Prior to joining BC, I have never belonged to a gym nor did I personal train. Donna Spinelli took me under her wing and in a matter of time, I not only lost a considerable amount of weight but improved my health and fitness overall. I feel extremely fortunate to have found BC and Donna. It has changed my life!! — Linda G. (owner of Just Jewels), from Cranston I studied ballet for over 25 years, taking sixteen classes a week and rehearsing most nights and weekends. When I stopped dancing, not only did my activity level diminish (it was really non-existent), but I started eating whatever I wanted. For the first time in my life, I didn't have to weigh in. I was naive to think that I wouldn't gain weight. Gain weight I did. Once the number on the scale topped 190, I didn't know what to do and my self-esteem kept spiraling downward. I was ashamed of myself and angry that I let my weight get so out of control. My flexibility diminished and I developed back problems. Even with all the exercise I did in my life, I had always struggled with my weight. I was always obsessed with the number on the scale. I had joined one of the bigger gyms but never was comfortable in that environment; feeling like all eyes were on me and I was being judged. One day I walked into Body Complete and took a class. I absolutely loved it! From there, I hired a personal trainer. That's when so much changed for me. Donna Spinelli is a godsend. She is so knowledgable and caring. She truly listens to her clients and their needs. She tailors the training sessions so that you reach your goals, but she also pushes you to go above and beyond. Never in my life did I think I would be able to train like she trains me. I am sore for days! (It's a good sore!). Even though I still struggle with my weight and self-esteem, I am learning, with the help of Donna, that I am strong and healthy (no more back issues; I have strengthened my core!). That is what matters, not the number on the scale. I am proud of what I can do. The day I walked into Body Complete six years ago, was one of the best days of life. It certainly has been the best decision I have ever made. BC is a positive, caring, encouraging and judgement free environment. I cannot thank Donna enough for all she has done for me. I am physically strong, make healthier food choices, and have a more positive view of myself. Training is something I look forward to; I hate to miss my sessions! — Lisa F., North Providence
I have been training with Donna since 2012. She helped me get in shape for my wedding, and then I went back to training while pregnant and worked out with her weekly up until a month before my due date. Thanks to her I felt strong, healthy and energy during my pregnancy. Six months after I had my daughter I went back to training and have lost the majority of my baby weight. And, I feel stronger and healthier every day. Donna continuously pushes and encourages me to make healthy lifestyle choices every week, and without her support, I would not have the drive I do today to reach my weight loss goal. — Bianca
I was getting very out of shape at 61, after an injury sidelined me for a year. Jumping back into classes only caused strains and pains. Donna’s personal training built me back up slowly, and after 6 months, I’m stronger and fitter than ever! I feel great and this is now a lifetime commitment. — Diane Phillips
Working with Donna Spinelli has really motivated me to always go beyond my limits. She is extremely encouraging, positive and determined to have her clients understand that hard work does pay off. I have been working with Donna for the past year and have lost 12 inches, 6.5% body fat and my weight on the scale has significantly gone down. As I am preparing for my wedding day in July 2018, I am trying to maintain all that I have acccomplished due to her help. I am confident Donna will motivate me to do my very best. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and is always personable and supportive. — Jenna C.
Great experience! Love training with Donna — Dina S.
I’ve been working out with Donna for a few years now and have loved my experience here every week. Every week I participate in group training which has allowed me to become stronger, leaner and reach my goals! Donna is extremely knowledgeable about how to help reach customers’ goals. I look forward to my workouts at BC ever week! — Megan S.
I’ve been at Body Complete 19 years and still going strong. — Mary I.
Time spent at Body Complete is well worth your time. The experience of Donna Spinelli plus her desire to help her clients reach their goals is unmatched anywhere in the state. You will never regret the experience. — Barbara I.
Body Complete is such a wonderful place to get healthy and feel good about yourself. Donna Spinelli takes her time with all fitness levels and treats everyone like family. I’ve been at BC for 19 years and would recommend to all! — Ann Marie D.
I’ve been at Body Complete for many years. It’s the best thing I’ve done for myself. I lost a total of 12 lbs in a few months and I feel that I’m in the best shape ever! Personal training with Donna kept me focused on my goals and she has helped me in reaching and maintaining my goals. BC is a place with a purpose. A must visit! — Ann E.
Body Complete did for me what months of physical therapy could not do — I am able to walk without a cane. — Janice C.
I have been with Donna at Body Complete for 8 years and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a personal trainer. The knowledge and support you get from Donna is only overshadowed by her top notch workouts. If you are looking to change your mind and body in an atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable, look no further. This place rocks! — Jenn M.
I’m so glad I took a friend’s advice and began training with Donna at BC. At 75, I developed neuropathy with accompanying balance issues. My twice-weekly workouts are never the same, always interesting, and challenging. I leave feeling energized and positive about my progress. Soon I am off to Peru and Machu Picchu with my much-improved physical capabilities. Thank you, Donna. — Eileen
My experience with Donna is the best I have ever had: a personal workout, constant encouragement, and unlike other exercise experiences, no injuries! I am a senior with osteoporosis and my goal is strength and flexibility. Both have improved immensely. Donna is the consummate professional and so supportive. I am totally committed to her Body Complete program! — Sandra Del Sesto
Nearly 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Due to its aggressive nature, I was faced with surgery, followed by chemotherapy. Eight months later, I had limited mobility in my left arm. Having observed Donna Spinelli work with her clients, I chose to seek her help in gaining mobility back on my left side. This proved to be the best decision of my recovery journey. Donna’s expertise, compassion and motivation not only allowed me to overcome my physical ailments, but my emotional ones as well. Nearly 20 years later, I feel as though Donna, in conjunction with my Body Complete “family,” has provided me with an atmosphere in which I can celebrate progress and work through weaknesses. Currently, Donna has whipped me into “mother of the bride” shape for my daughter’s upcoming wedding. Thank you to Donna Spinelli and my Body Complete family! -- Joann
I’ve been working out with Donna going on 5 years now and can’t think of a better way to get fit! Not only does she keep you accountable for your actions but each visit is a different experience and that’s the best kind of workout! If you want your money well spent, check out personal training at Body Complete. It doesn’t say one of the Best of RI for 7 years in a row for nothing, and I’m down 22 pounds! — Nikki
I’ve been training with Donna for 8 years; she is by far the most knowledgeable, patient and dedicated trainer that I have encountered. She cares deeply for each and every one of her clients. I honestly don’t know how she can remember the “little” things that might be happening in your life with all the clients she serves! It doesn’t matter where she does her thing — large venue or small venue (although I personally enjoy the new, smaller venue on Oaklawn Avenue. She’s the best personal trainer for any age. I would highly recommend her; you will not be disappointed. — Lorraine Vincent
I have known Donna for 8 years. Donna has been my personal trainer for almost 2 years. Each week is a new, challenging workout. She has me do things that I never thought possible. I look forward to our workouts each week. With Donna’s help I have lost 45 pounds and have maintained this weight loss for a year. With her help I will continue to maintain my weight loss. — Patty Burks
If you have come to the Body Complete website looking for a personal trainer, you have come to the perfect place. Donna Spinelli is the best trainer ever!! My goal in seeking a personal trainer was to gain strength and agility in my senior years. Although satisfied with my weight, I knew I needed help as I lacked knowledge as well as motivation to do it on my own. In just 7 months, I have achieved more than I ever thought possible, gaining strength while losing inches as well as fat. The best part of all is that I thoroughly enjoy my twice-weekly sessions with Donna. She challenges me but never overwhelms me, providing variety as well as a complete body workout each week. I leave each session feeling exhilarated but not exhausted. I plan to continue with Donna for years to come. — Susan Yessian
Everyone has a story as to why they started going to Body Complete Fitness, whether to tone up, lose weight, rehab or fit into “that” dress. But with all the stories they do not evolve the way you think. Donna Spinelli will push you to the limit, support you, challenge you to do more, praise you, laugh with you and get you back on track to meet your goals when you need it. But at the same time she empowers you to become stronger both mentally and physically so that you are ready for whatever challenges and hurdles your life story takes you through. I have been going to Body Complete and Donna for 5 years now because this is not your typical gym; it is a place to grow and enhance your life in a caring and supportive environment that helps you enjoy life and write your own story. — Sally S.