*Individual results may vary.
After experiencing the end of a relationship and turning to comfort food, I knew it was time to take control and seek a personal trainer to help me get back on track. I had always been an “exercise person”, and was committed to be at the gym six days a week. However, due to my adjustment to single status, I found myself struggling to get to the gym even one or two days a week. Nine months later, the damage was done, so to speak. I REALLY needed to find my body again, and to feel empowered.
I found Gary on-line after two glasses of Cabernet (it was the Fourth of July, just so you know!), and before I knew it, I had my first personal training session scheduled for two days later. I had always wanted to try exercising with a trainer, and now there was no stopping me……The jeans just did NOT fit.
All it took was one session with Gary and I was hooked. Gary made exercising fun and was so supportive. We started out at a slow pace. I should point out here that in spite of all the time I had put in at the gym previously, both in classes and also while getting my aerobic workout, I was never able to lift any significant amount of weight, nor was I able to do even a modified pushup….SO….
Let’s jump to six months later…………..and i will tell you I am still hooked. My clothes fit again (and are even a little bit loose!), I have regained my self-esteem, and I am stronger than I ever thought I could be. I can lift (is it 18 lbs. now, Gary?) a fair amount of weight while standing from a seated position, and guess what?!…I am doing pushups…yes!
I would also like to point out that during this period of training I finally had an older hip injury diagnosed as a labral tear with bone impingement. My orthopedist recommended surgery. But in my sessions with Gary, we worked to strengthen the muscles surrounding the injury, rather than my having to experience an eight week plus recovery period. I no longer need any anti-inflammatory medication, nor do I experience the pain of that injury to any great degree. Gary’s knowledge of sports injuries is another valuable piece of the personal training experience with him. So see?….try it! Personal training with Gary is the best.
Thanks, Gary for sticking with me and believing in me and what I can achieve!
*Individual results may vary.- Christie D.