Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hackettstown Fitness Trainer Changes a Life!

My passion and purpose is to help as many people as I can change their lives.  Not for a month or 3, but lasting change.  Change that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. When someone comes and trains for a few months, loses weight, and then quits and goes right back to where they were it is not the change I want out of my clients. I want them to kick ass for the rest of their lives with eating and exercise habits that keep them healthy!

This is Jessica.  Jessica came to me in August and started training to kick ass.  The first workout at Activate Fitness, she came in with a notepad and a diet outline.  Taking the time to record her food intake and stay consistent with her workouts has helped her stay on a plan.  I always ask my clients to do this- I think she may be the only one that I know of who did (and does) so. I snapped this picture when I was watching a video of one of her first workouts because I was shocked at the change she made.

I then snapped this picture and showed it to Jessica and she was surprised.  Proud, happy, and energized!

I asked her to write up a little something when she saw the pictures next to each other, this is what she said:

"When I saw the pictures I thought "wow holy crap!". I knew from all my dieting and working out that I was getting smaller but seeing it like that was like BAM- reality check. It's been hard work but once you find your groove it becomes second nature to follow your routine- then seeing results like that really make it worth it. I'm so proud of myself for what I've accomplished already & I'm totally reinvigorated to keep going. I did that...I changed me...and I can keep changing me."

This is my WHY. This is why I wake up at 4:30am to go train my groups.  This is why I keep studying fitness and reading more and more books, watching a ton of videos, and continue to seek out certifications for increasing my knowledge. This is why I chose Fitness to help people. Jessica kicks ass.  She gets her ass kicked also.  The workouts are not easy and eating on a plan sometimes sucks- but she keeps doing and she keeps kicking ass more and more!

Since August she has lost around 16 pounds and she keeps getting stronger, always making progress. Jessica comes to the fitness classes 3 days a week, walks the dog, and particpates in the first Biggest Loser Challenge at Activate Fitness.  She sticks to a diet that works for her and has not stalled in her diet or exercise.  The most important thing here is that SHE knows it takes TIME and she knows what SHE NEEDS to do to get the results she's looking for.

If you are looking to make a change like this to your life you NEED to make a plan.  You need to get on track and record your diet information and work out on a consistent basis.  Progress happens daily, results take time, but in the end.. the look of achievement makes it all worthwhile.

For information on how to get in the gym and train with a Highly Skilled and Motivated trainer for less than half the price of a chain gym trainer email Mike at activatefitnesspt @


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