I’ve been weight training for 15 years. I began at the YMCA taking aerobic classes, and using the cardio equipment. I found the weight machines and free weights intimidating so I hired a personal trainer who encouraged me to sign up for the body for lifechallenge. I don’t remember the exact amount of weight and inches lost but I do remember I was able to achieve 12% body fat. It was an amazing 12 week transformation!
Life happens and I gained the weight back and more.
Three years ago I started working out at the Power Shack. I hit an all time high, weighing 213lbs at 5’8”. I was able to lose 53lbs on my own. A year later I became an employee at the Power Shack and started training with Shawn intermittently.
Again life, a series of events happened and I gained back 26lbs. It was getting harder and harder to achieve what I’d lost 10 years ago.
The older I get, the harder it gets. I'm approaching 44 this August and have a 25th year high school reunion I'd like to attend this July. Everything I know how to do wasn't cutting it. I decided I had enough and committed myself to training with Shawn, 3 days a week for the entire year of 2012. Since December 30, 2011-March 3, 2012 I’ve lost 16lbs, a total of 7 inches, and 10.2% body fat. The year isn't even half over and I'm seeing incredible results! Wait till you see the rest of the year’s monthly progress pictures!
I have many weight training and cook books at home. I collect every note worthy exercise and recipe article ever created. It’s rare I come across something original.
Shawn’s an amazing trainer because I’ve discovered so many new exercises I didn’t know existed and fresh ways of mixing things up. I love to hate doing circuits with him in the all purpose room, which I call the “Uh-O-room”. I find the sled a thrilling challenge and am a huge fan of TRX training. I don’t have to think, I just have to do till there’s nothing left and Shawn knows exactly what I’m capable of and pushes me accordingly. Even so he’s constantly checking to see if I’m okay. He’s spot on nutrition and supplementation and both he and Robyn are such wonderful motivators! He’s been super great training my almost 17 year old daughter and has played a key role in her emotional development; her self confidence now is remarkable.
Watching Robyn prepare for events is truly inspirational. I know she’s going to make an excellent trainer too. You can tell she’s really enjoying herself, I hear her laughter throughout the gym. It’s a privilege to know both of them as friends, co workers and clients.
Thank you so much Shawn, YOU ROCK!