For years I completely neglected myself. I was out of shape, overweight, constantly tired and depressed. Initially, my wedding inspired me to get into better shape. I began exercising and went on a crash diet. I lost 20 pounds, but immediately after the wedding gained it all back. After our honeymoon I began working with a trainer at one of the big corporate gyms. He pushed products and supplements on me and gave me suggestions for reducing my calories that were questionable to say the least.
My husband had been working out with Pattie for a few months and came back from each workout with exciting nutritional information and a changing physique. As we talked I became jealous that his trainer seemed to actually understand the science behind exercise and nutrition. So I asked him to get me in. I was initially disappointed to learn that Patti’s schedule was full and was scheduled to train with John. My misplaced disappointment didn’t last long. John has helped me to get back to my wedding weight and I am currently working to lose another 10 lbs. My twice a week workouts are one of the highlights of my week. He has a way of making me feel like I am his favorite client and joking with me through my least favorite exercises. He even puts up with my constant whining with a smile.
My relationship with fitness and food has completely changed. I exercise 4-5 times a week, eat nutrient dense whole foods, and can run a mile without walking for the first time in my life! I hope to run a 5k this March with my husband. Exercising and eating well has changed my life. I am happier and healthier than ever. I no longer get sick every 2-3 months, my depression is non-existent and I am more confident than I have been since high school. Not to mention the added bonus of my husband’s new muscles!
The trainers at GrassIron are true professionals that make the path to health, no matter where you may start, an exciting and enjoyable one.*