At the age of 30 I found myself inactive, unhealthy and almost 350 pounds. Through a mixture of coaching, movement and habit change, I began a long journey to becoming a more vibrant version of myself. I’m not perfect. I struggle with my weight and my body love still. And because of that I don’t take for granted what this investment can do for someone.
I remember being in a group fitness class begrudgingly and hearing the very fit instructor say “Some days I wonder why I do this. Then I realize there are always little bits of joy. You have to find your little bits of joy.” The idea that any exercise could be fun was earth shattering for me and I began to find ways to enjoy myself. I still do that with my own personal workouts as well as with my clients. Yes the work is hard- to change habits, to face personal truths, to sweat and ache and most importantly, to learn to love ourselves at any point in our journey- but there us joy in it too. I think this is one of the reasons I stand out as a trainer, yoga instructor and coach.
Being my client is hard work. We’ll assess habits, beliefs, emotional blocks. We’ll look at relationships to food and important people in your life. We’ll move and sweat and grunt and laugh. We’ll come up against fear, inner self talk, self confidence. Sometimes the progress will seem slow or frustrating. But if you keep consistently doing the work, positive change is inevitable. It will be one of the best investments in yourself you’ve ever made.