I started training with Nate in the typical fashion – about 2 months before my wedding. I hadn’t worked with a trainer before as motivation to get to the gym has never been an issue for me. Tennis, running, spinning – lots of cardio plus a weekly tennis game was plenty to keep me feeling good mentally, able to eat & drink what I wanted, and to generally be happy with how I looked. But, as one does before their wedding – I decided to try something new.
I was immediately hooked. Nate made strength training fun – it wasn’t just a run through various machines on the strength deck or run of the mill free weight exercises. He had me flipping tires, throwing down medicine balls, swinging kettle bells, pushing sleds, jumping on boxes and running stairs. Of course, when it came time to use those traditional machines or free weights, there was some sort of twist to keep it fresh. Without a doubt – my body changed – for the first time in my life, my abs had great definition and I found that I needed to log less cardio time as in truth, ti get the the psychic benefits of cardio work within a good half hour.
I kept training with Nate after my wedding and through my first pregnancy. We adjusted the work outs as time went on and followed the rule of not adding anything new. I felt great throughout and was still running (or at least waddling) through my 8th month. I had a very easy time losing the pregnancy weight and I’m certain it was because I stayed fit and active through those 9 months. Though Nate left New York for sunnier pastures on the West Coast, we’ve kept in touch and I’ve been lucky enough to squeeze in workouts with him when I’ve traveled to San Francisco and LA.