- 7 years in business
- 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I am in my mid 30’s, married and the mother of two toddlers. I was overweight and coming out of a second pregnancy with high blood pressure concerns. Looking at my two babies everyday along with the medical history of my family (including two parents with high blood pressure), I knew I had to take action to ensure that I am here for the long haul.
That being said, I had mentioned this several times in conversation to a close co-worker and buddy of mine. This same buddy approached me about a trainer she had experience with (Julian) and asked if I wanted to be her “workout partner.” A little apprehensive and scared of what I would not be able to do, I accepted the challenge. After many years of being stagnant, working in an office with no physical activity whatsoever, I was terribly out of shape and I knew I would struggle. I guess too, the trainers yelling and screaming at people on TV did not help the image of what a “trainer” looked like in my mind. Honestly, I was terrified at what I might experience. I am so glad I did not allow that to detour me!
After the first work out with Julian, I knew he was the trainer that I have needed all this time!! He was and always has been extremely professional, calculating, encouraging, available, timely, and informative. He is knowledgeable and has no issue passing that knowledge along. He makes himself available to answer any questions and always makes time to check in. I tell you – LOL…when I first started working out with Julian, I could not even do one reverse push-up (he had to modify like two or three times, and I still could not do it). Now…I am happy to report that reverse push-ups are no longer a challenge for me!!
Six months after starting the program with Julian, I had my annual doctor visit with my primary care physician. I was so proud when she was shocked at the dramatic decrease in my blood pressure. I was even more excited to get all lab results with an outstanding report! The many successes and benefits that I have gained from this journey, I just cannot put them all into words. LIFE CHANGING is only the beginning of summing up everything that I have gained in this process.
I have lost a total of 37 lbs. and many inches all over, I have completely changed my eating habits, I am not concerned about having to take medications for blood pressure nor blood sugar, I have gone down three pant sizes and a few shirt sizes, my balance/coordination is so much improved (I am quad skating again!), it used to take me four hours and a nap to clean my whole house and now I can do it in one hour without a nap, I can run and play with my toddlers without getting tired. The list and my successes can go on and on.
Working with Julian has been one of the best experiences of my life. He keeps the workouts versatile, he challenges and pushes me, he never misses a session and is never late (in the beginning I did not see this a plus-LOL!), he has a great sense of humor but is always about the work!! Julian has been so encouraging and helpful along to way. Every email, every text, every encouraging word, every correction on form and every push for one more rep/set has just catapulted me into my destiny of living a better life. I feel strong, empowered, proud and grateful."