Avidity Wellness Consulting & Events Testimonials and Success Stories
Krystle Alexander Uribe
Krystle struggled with thyroid and adrenal fatigue issues. She was repeatedly told her blood work was normal, even though she knew something was off.
She’s a fierce female but also a volleyball player’s mom. For Tammy, it was important for her daughter and her daughter’s volleyball team (Revolution Volleyball Academy) in Phoenix, Arizona to properly fuel their bodies before, during and after tournaments.
She’s a feisty female and endurance athlete who wanted to take her fitness to the next level.
A plant-based gal with a hectic schedule. She was frustrated for years with trying to find how to meet her goals and stick to a vegan diet. Many of the plans she tried before were not specific to her needs.
Megan was looking for help transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle. She wanted to find a coach who could not only help guide her but also make her feel comfortable when sharing her health concerns.
Anthony Olivieri III Owner & Co-President of Buell & Olivieri Insurance
Sometimes in life we meet people that profoundly change us.
We’ve all had those experiences with certain individuals, where our lives are vastly different after our interaction with them. For me, Dr. Jaime Parker and Victoria Barrios qualify as people in that rarified air of influencers and life changers. My entire adult life I have strived to be in good physical shape, always focusing on staying fit and toned, even as I age. However, the athletic aesthetic of the outside has always taken a priority over my health on the inside. It wasn’t until recently when I reached a milestone birthday and felt the twinge of actually aging, that I felt the overwhelming desire to focus on my insides in equal measure. I guess the frivolity of youth had finally washed away and I was at a crossroads on how to accept this new period in my life. That is where Avidity came in.
Although I live in Ohio and they are based in Arizona, they were able to make our communications transcend the physical distance and make an instant personal connection. From my very first interaction with them, I felt an overwhelming sense of compassion and support. They immediately gained an understanding of what my health goals were and gently advised and taught me how to achieve them. Their approach towards me was customized to what would work specifically for me, and I was able to be honest with them on what I was willing to try from both an exercise and nutritional standpoint. They emphasized incorporating small changes to my diet and exercise regimen, not for a quick fix, but rather in a manner in which I could adopt these changes as a lifestyle modification that would serve me over the long haul.
They taught me ways on how to substitute the food and beverage items I loved with healthier options–without sacrificing the joy that came from those things. They gave me advice that even my personal physician never did to help me overcome specific concerns like low iron absorption and borderline high cholesterol. Their advice on these two specific topics alone, helped me to improve my numbers where all other prior dietary attempts had failed. Their knowledge and willingness to adapt their advice to what I would actually follow was remarkable. There was never any pressure to try something I wasn’t comfortable with, for they knew it would not be something I would follow long term if it were. Their sensitivity and caring approach is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced in the health and nutrition field.
In a world where it seems we have so little control, Avidity helped me take control of an area of my life that is of paramount importance. Of course, there are no guarantees of good health for any of us. As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens, when you’re busy making plans”. However, proactively taking control of my health in a way I never have before, does guarantee that I am doing all I can to improve my chances for overall health and well-being. The rest I place in God’s hands. I will forever be grateful for the advice and counsel of Dr. Jaime and Victoria, for their knowledge and coaching have helped not only my physical well-being, but my emotional and mental outlook as well. Aging is a sometimes-scary lifelong journey, but it is a journey made more comforting and more confident with the Avidity Sisters’ gentle support and expert guidance.
Victoria Barrios and Jaime Parker, co-founders of Avidity Sisters,
have pursued their passion to help people like me and my family think differently about how we eat,
listen to our bodies, and learn how we can take better care of ourselves.
When I first met Jaime, I discovered a person who consciously listens and empathizes. As a single dad (father of four), I am outnumbered on multiple fronts and was searching for support and guidance not only for myself, but the well-being of my kids. As an avid cyclist and mountain biker, I have learned how to take care of my body but have struggled to develop a consistent healthy approach to diet and exercise with my kids.
Jaime is incredibly efficient and wasted no time in getting me connected with her sister Victoria. While Jaime worked with me to find peace, life-balance and a path forward, Victoria worked with me to develop a program and approach for my kids focusing on nutritional and fitness mindfulness. Victoria was wonderful and demonstrated her enthusiasm to help my family by implementing a fitness routine specific to each of my kids. She came out to our house and hosted a collaborative hands-on Smoothie demo with my kids. I recall that my kids were over the moon about this and couldn’t wait for Victoria to show up. This event motivated my kids and generated interest and excitement about a better way to eat and treat their bodies.
Victoria would schedule and conduct regular phone calls with me to discuss healthy eating and grocery shopping strategies for my family. I like Jaimie and Victoria and so do my kids. We trust them. Avidity Sisters are passionate about what they do and put into practice every day what they say. I recommend seeking a consultation with Jaime and Victoria as the impact has been life changing.
Jaime has been such a blessing in my life! I started running 5k races at the beginning of 2016 and was lost on what path to take when it came to nutrition.
Incredible knowledge, love, and support.
These are the words that describe Dr. Jaime and Victoria, the owners of Avidity.
During the training for my first full marathon I was suffering from lots of imbalances in my nutrition, causing me to not recover properly and putting me in the bathroom more often than not. Jaime and Victoria provided me with personalized advice and tips regarding my diet, and how to dig deeper to find the source of my problems. They’re constantly sending me great recipes, healthier substitutes for foods that I love, and more. In addition, Jaime and Victoria are the epitome of support. If you need any emotional, nutritional, or physical support for any wellness challenge in your life, please consider working with or hiring them for consultations or events. These ladies really know what they are doing, and it’s obvious that they love doing it!
Jaime helped me to become more knowledgeable and confident in making nutrition and fitness decisions.
I want to tell you my story, and thank Avidity wellness, Dr. Jaime Parker and Victoria Barrios for changing my life!
In April 2017, I weighed the most I have ever weighed in my adult life, I’m 58, and my health was suffering. Definitely depressed, and addicted to sugar, unhealthy eating, and not moving.
Dr. Jaime and Victoria talked me through where to begin, setting realistic goals, how to shop, recipes, easy 9 minute workouts for my body, using my own body weight!
I began, and started feeling better quickly. At 8 weeks, I hit a wall, and my GOODNESS, these women helped me to measure success in so many other ways than what the scale said! And how to reward myself when goals reached- hello cute toes! And great sandals!
I’m 19 lbs down, absolutely feeling sooooo strong, healthy, got a great report back from my physical– I AM SO GRAATEFUL! Thank you so much Avidity Sisters! I recommend you highly!!
I loved the support you provided.
I learned that the amount of salty foods at night; if that was my only meal, would cause dehydration in the morning. There was a moment in which I was feeling extremely dehydrated and no matter how much water I was drinking, it did not satisfy my thirst. I learned it was not only the food I was eating but the time of day that I was eating that was affecting me. I’ve changed so many bad habits -from eating out too much, to trying to eat bigger amounts earlier in the day instead of late at night.
I absolutely love the food options from Sprouts where I shop most often! I tried new snacks that I ended up loving so much. I took small baby steps each week. It wasn’t a strict demand from them to completely quit all bad habits, and I liked that because that is where I could fall backwards. It took time and it took small steps to get closer to a healthier lifestyle.
That’s what I love about Avidity Sisters – they not only understood the concept of a healthy lifestyle, but were very patient with me as well. Thank you Avidity Sisters, BILINER, and Sprouts for this opportunity!