BALANCED LIVING  - Osteopathic Clinic & Fitness Studio
Testimonials
Personal Fitness & Lifestyle Consulting


"Being a fitness instructor myself, I initially I connected with Hillary knowing that she was a C.H.E.K. trained practitioner, and due to this would most likely be an excellent fit for me.  After meeting with her for an initial consultation I instantly knew that I would benefit from working with her - little did I know that she would exceed my expectations!  I started private training sessions with Hillary in June 2016 and have never looked back.  She is a wealth of information with regards to everything healthy - where to source high quality food, workshops that teach foundational principles of wellness such as QiGong, etc.  AND....she's an osteopathy as well!.  One of the best connections I've made since relocating to Kitchener.  Thank you!!!!!"
~Manuela


"I had no idea what to expect when I started training with Hillary. But in the year I have trained with her, she has brought so much knowledge, positivity and energy into my life. With her expertise and training, I am stronger and more fit than I have ever been. I love that she believes in balance and steady progress. She truly is passionate about health and well-being and it comes through in everything she does. I am so happy with her that my family is moving to Winnipeg but we plan to continue working with her remotely."
~Dimple Koticha


"I am a senior and have been working with Hillary since 2010. She helps me with flexibility, strength and balance. She is energetic, approachable, encouraging, caring and fun to work with. She also has an abundance of knowledge about nutrition and overall well-being. I highly recommend her!"
~Rhonda Hall


"Just want to say that Hillary is brilliant at what she does. While she is extremely educated, I feel much of her experience truly comes from her passion for health in general. One day I hope to be as fit as her!"
~Mike Morawski
  

"I first started working with Hillary back in 2010, and since then I have been very pleased with the programs that she has designed for me. I especially appreciate how she tailors the exercises to suit my particular needs. Now that I have reached the age of 64, I realize the importance of flexibility, mobility and postural training. Incorporating functional resistance training into my fitness regim has allowed me to perform the activities of daily living with greater ease. I should also add that Hillary's nutritional coaching on choice of foods has enabled me to lose 25 lbs over this past year, and has improved my energy levels. Hillary has been very conscientious and knowledgeable and I feel fortunate to have her help in improving my health!"
~Steve Hall
 
 
"I would strongly recommend Balanced Living Fitness for anyone who is looking for nutritional support, muscle toning, or overall well-being. Hillary has made a tremendous positive impact in my life. I first got in touch with Hillary through one of her ads after struggling with an eating disorder/depression. I was looking for someone to help me become stronger; both physically and emotionally. I worked with Hillary 2-3 times per week over a 1 year period, which completely changed my world. She is a very strong woman and incredibly knowledgeable about the human body. She educated me on how the foods I eat affect my mood and energy levels, which helped me adopt a healthier diet. She also educated me on my body's response to workouts, which helped me build lean muscle, achieve a healthy weight and a more toned look. I feel great about myself and now know how to lead a more balanced healthy lifestyle - all thanks to Hillary!"
~Ashley H
 
 
“Hillary is a knowledgeable and effective proponent of sustainable well being."
~Ben K
 
 
Hillary Kantorovich: THE ‘SCULPTOR’ OF MY ROME
"As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Here is an excerpt from my journey with Hillary through the past two years…
 
I still remember the day I decided to sit down with Hillary and ask her about training. I had only recently lost one of my closest friend/mentor a couple days prior and remember sitting in the funeral service overwhelmed with all these emotions. I was lost and I knew that was when I hit rock-bottom – a feeling in hindsight I am glad I experienced but hope most people never reach that point. I have been training in the gym for a few years now with different programs and episodically with a PT. I was 24 years old, weighed 125-130lbs and I was at a stage of my life where my self confidence and self-esteem was at an all-time low. My most vivid memory was the following statement I told myself: “No matter what comes around, I am going to achieve the physique/body I envision before I go on to make a difference in this world and pursue medical school.” I had a lot of motivation but little guidance.
 
This is where I made one of the most important decisions of my life-to-date. I decided to take my wholehearted mind, body, and determination to Hillary. Ever since then, we never looked back, and our fairy tale trainer/client combo continues…
 
Stating that Hillary has been THE most important person through this stage of my life is an understatement. I feel blessed and proud to have her as one of the few people who understand my passion and value for fitness. She has been my pillar of strength through the highs and lows these two years. Through the turbulent times of my friend passing away to the trenches that was my Master’s, I knew every time I stepped into the Balanced Living studio, I was going to accomplish a feat. The feeling of accomplishing a new feat (whether it is that one extra rep or that 1lb increase in weight) and leaving it all out there helped create that balance in my own life.
 
No matter what your goals are in life, I am confident you will find it beneficial to work with Hillary –whether it is Training, Nutrition, or achieving a “balance” in life. Her program designing is towards YOUR blueprint (And trust me, I have experimented with tons of programming – both online as well as gyms and hers is top-notch!) and focuses on progressing you towards your goals. My before and after pictures are an inspiration to myself – a reminder to never stop believing and giving it everything! But, these images are also a testament to the amount of time and effort Hillary spent in designing my programs, pushing me, and sticking with me.
 
I would like to send a wholehearted 'Thank You' to Hillary for making me to believe in myself , but also in instilling the confidence in me to pursue my goals no matter how big they are. You taught me a whole new meaning to “Don’t tell me that sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon”. Looking forward to continuing my journey with you and pushing past the barriers that lie ahead..."
~Bhanu Pilli
 
 
"I started seeing Hillary in September 2011 with the goal of gaining muscle mass and creating curves. With Hillary’s guidance, I’ve been able to increase my overall muscle mass and I feel much healthier and physically fit than before; I still have some room to grow, but she’s helped me make excellent progress. I'm continually surprised at what my body is capable of. Hillary has an incredible understanding of the human body and its intricacies, and takes the time to get to know you before providing a workout plan. It really is a personalized experience.
 
For years I had been trying to reach my goals on my own, following the guidelines in various fitness magazines and websites. Hillary has taught me so much more than these generic formulas ever could – how to challenge myself, tweak workouts so they work for me, and to celebrate every accomplishment along the way. She’s always willing to answer questions as we progress through a new plan, and I cherish her guidance and motivation. Reaching physical/nutritional goals isn’t just something you start and then stop when you’re satisfied – it is absolutely a lifestyle change.
 
I would strongly recommend Balanced Living Fitness Studio to anyone interested in increasing strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and she has all the equipment I could ever need. If you need a push in the right direction, or just want to learn some new techniques and feel healthier overall, Hillary will be behind you the whole way!"
~Meaghan Demeester