Latest Review: Over a year ago, I came down with bilateral pneumonia, which led to acute respiratory distress, hypoxia, and acute kidney failure. I was in a coma for 10 days and in the hospital for 30. In the months to follow, I'd have to regain the ability to breathe on my own, the strength to walk without help, and the natural function of my kidneys and lungs. On top of all of this, I'm a seriously overweight diabetic. Needless to say, recovery has been rough.
After 10+ months of follow up appointments and physical therapy, I was given the all clear to start working with a personal trainer. I reached out to half-a-dozen different people before finding Emmett. I was incredibly nervous to start training. What if I can't do the exercises? What if I lose my breath and panic? What if I'm the only fat person there? The self-talk was real! Regardless, I showed up the next day to train...and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Emmett has never once made me feel self-conscious about my weight or lack of physical strength. He's patient and kind while, at the same time, pushing me to try harder and be better. He modifies workouts to fit my capabilities while, at the same time, modifying my mindset and offering encouragement if I just need that little extra push to believe in myself. He's constantly aware of my medical limitations but cares enough to call me out on my excuses. He works around my busy schedule, is easy to connect with, and checks in on my diet daily.
When I started with Emmett, I weighed 280 lbs. today, I weigh 248. When I started with Emmett, I couldn't do a single push-up. Today, I can do 80. When I started with Emmett, losing my breath would spin me into a full blown panic-attack (PTSD from the coma). Today, he calmly coaches me through regaining my breath and concurring that fear.
I have a long, long, long way to go and, hands down, Emmett has been my best investment towards recovery and health. I can't recommend him enough. If he can help me, he can help ANYONE.
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