6. Max Effort Training
- 20 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Rochester, NY
"In 2007, I decided it was time to take my health and wellness into my own hands and make a positive change. However, after years of being a runner and performing in local theatre, I didn't know where to start. I made my decision to meet with a personal trainer after performing as a featured dancer in a local theatre production. After years of performing, I finally arrived at point where I didnt have the strength to perform certain partner lifts. I knew it was time to start strength training to build some muscle mass and increase my size and weight. I was fortunate enough to come across Max Effort Training and had my initial meeting with Jacques-Luis. After that first hour discussing my goals and history, I knew I was about to start an exciting journey.
Jacques-Luis and I started a plan to shift away from my years of distance running. I started off being underweight at 143 pounds and suffered from several digestive issues because of my weight. After a short time, I was already seeing results and feeling better both physically and mentally. We continued to adapt the program as my comfort level increased and I was ready to take on more workouts on my own. We started with weight training twice a week. I now I head into the gym five days a week, my weight is up to 170 pounds with a body fat percentage still around 14%. Ive increased my muscle mass and Im continuing to increase my weight-training plan to continue increasing my strength and mass. But more importantly, my confidence is at a level its never been in my entire life, my health issues are completely gone, and Im able to perform on stage with no concerns about stamina or strength. As a true testament to his training, 3 years after Jacques-Luis and I started working together, I was again a featured dancer and was able to perform several lifts with my dance partners.
Over the years, Ive been able to count on Jacques-Luis to help me adjust my workout plans to change from bulking phases, to cutting phases, and to prepare for performances. Weve adapted to injuries, surgeries, vacations, and everything in between. Hes pushed me to levels I never thought Id achieve in the gym. Working out started off as something incredibly intimidating and has evolved into something I look forward to on a daily basis. As we continue to work together and continuously tweak my workout plans, I know I can always check-in with questions, concerns, and new ideas and well work through them together. Jacques-Luis has always made me feel comfortable and confident in my abilities and it has had a profound on my life in many ways; as a bonus, weve gone from a client/trainer relationship to being friends. I look forward to many more years working together. I would highly recommend the training team at Max Effort Training to anyone who is interested in improving their health and wellness to achieve their personal fitness goals."