In my business I work with all kinds of people with all kinds of goals. The thing with training is it really comes down to if you want it and are willing to trust someone else's knowledge..... When I first meet a client, I always do a demo session because I believe like many things in life, it comes down to personality. So needless to say I end up with clients that I really enjoy, but also are willing to work hard and want a life change not a quick fix.
Ever since I moved True You Fitness to Maryland I have been blessed with many amazing clients. I could tell you about all of them, I am proud to say that thus far everyone is on track or has already met their goals, but if I were to tell you about all of them you would be here for far to long. I honestly could go on and on about each of them. They inspire me as much, if not more, as I try to inspire them.
The Client I wan't to talk about today is unique in many ways, but the reason I want to share his story is more because of the things that make him un-unique.
So this is the story of Bill.
Bill is a middle age man.
he likes good food and a good drink (or 2).
he had been inactive for several years, besides some golf and boating.
he also was hesitant to exercise because of old injuries and fear of joint pain.
he had no eminent medical reasons to change his way of life.
Sounds pretty normal right.
Take aside his great personality and I would say yes.
But what Bill had was a GOAL.
His goal was to become healthier.
That old saying, if it ain't broke don't fix it does not apply to our bodies.
I think Bill understands this.
With our bodies we can't wait for them to break, it is too late at that point.
So after a demo and understanding each others ideas he signed up for a 3 month plan.
Calorie Calculations and Body Measurements Included.
Here is where Bill may be different.
He went for it!
He does EVERYTHING 100% (even if it leaves him cursing my name)
He works out 3 days a week for just under 45 mins
Along with walking his dog most days.
He calculates his calories and still enjoys the occasional indulgence.
In just about 8 weeks Bill has lost over 13lbs, 4 inches in his waist, 2 inches in his hips, and lowered his Body Fat by almost 3%. He has also seen significant decrease in risk for Heart Disease and Visceral Fat near his organs.
We have 4 more weeks in his current plan and I can't wait to see what happens next!
In terms of strength and balance is it like night and day. I may even convince him he likes lifting his 25lb weights by the end of it!
But that liking it part will be the challenge.
Now, as much as I can brag about what Bill is doing it really comes down to his hard work and dedication. His willingness to stick to the plan and not give up, even when we have little road bumps.
The key is to keep it low impact so it is something he can continue doing as well as enjoy doing.
There are all kinds of awesome workouts out there but the finding something that he felt comfortable doing and will not cause him further injury was his priority.
Every session I have with Bill I push him harder and he steps up to the challenge. Occasionally he asks me if it will get easier, where I then remind him it doesn't get easier you only get stronger, other wise you shouldn't pay me."
I feel proud of the progress he has made not only in his workouts but in his dedication to a healthier life. Thank You Bill for letting me be your trainer!