I am a mom and a wife with a demanding career and a very busy life style. So for a long time I had nothing but excuses as to why I could not get to the gym. After discussions with my doctor about high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and my overall health at 40+ years old I decided that I had to stop making excuses. In August 2015 I joined a gym, started working with a trainer, have made changes to my nutrition and workout faithfully 6 days per week. I started training with Jerome about a year ago. He called me before our first training session and I immediately sensed his enthusiasm and passion for fitness. That being said, I don’t like change and was a little hesitant. However, it did not take long for me to realize how amazing and knowledgeable this man was. The longer I worked with Jerome I also realized that not only was he knowledgeable but he genuinely cared about me as person and my fitness journey. He has been programming workouts of resistance training and cardio that work for me and my goals, I am doing things in the gym that I did not think I could ever do. I love my workouts and my time in the gym, it is my time and it is only about me!! My nutrition has always been OK but Jerome has been helping me fine tune a few things, like increasing my daily calories. I thought increase my calories to lose weight? He walked me through the benefits and the why’s and I did it because I TRUST him. Being diligent with my workouts and following the programs that Jerome outlined for me combined with those small tweaks to my nutrition has equaled success for me. This journey has not always been fun or easy, it has taken a lot of hard work and dedication but I would not change a single thing about it. Recently I had my monthly weigh in and I am proud to say that I lost another 6 lbs., down a total of 40 lbs. and two pant sizes. Numbers aside, I feel great. No more high blood pressure or cholesterol, my energy has increased and I am more confident in all aspects of my life.
Jerome continues to challenge and push me but never at the expense of form or safety, while using positive reinforcement and a little tough love when I need it.
Jerome, I can’t THANK YOU enough for your patience, knowledge, kindness, and commitment. I look forward to continuing this journey with you my friend.