Life Is Better When You Train
Instead of tying my self-worth to a number on a scale, I focus on strength goals, progress in my workouts, and assessing whether or not I like what I see in the mirror
Jay was recommended to me by a friend, and I started working with him with the intention of learning everything I needed to know within a few months. It’s been seven years of consistent training and he’s still teaching me new things!
He frequently attends personal training conferences and seminars, and continuously comes up with variations on exercises that I was already familiar with and even the occasional new-to-me exercise. He tailors my workouts to me, taking into consideration my personal goals without letting me fall into the rut of sticking to the same workouts every week.
He is not the kind of trainer who gets in a client’s face and barks commands to perform a series of “pointless but exhausting” exercises; he walks through goals with and crafts workouts that will achieve those goals. He demonstrates an extensive knowledge of how the human body is built and functions in order to explain each exercise’s purpose.
I find myself looking forward to each session, where I am eager to do more pull-ups or lift more weight than before, and above all, I know that I will do it safely.
I’m no longer the feeble-looking girl that needs help carrying her groceries; I’m now the girl that coworkers call to change the jug on the water cooler or help carry packages.
I have gained an immense amount of confidence over the past seven years. Strangers complimenting my physique has helped, and Jay convinced me long ago to ditch the scale. Instead of basing my self-worth on a number, I focus on strength goals, progress in my workouts, and assessing whether or not I like what I see in the mirror. I can assuredly say that I finally do! – Jenn
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I know it is important to be in shape physically and nutritionally, but I have not been focused on fitness and exercise lately. I’m in my early 50’s and have some physical limitations that sometimes make exercise frustrating.
I came to Jason with a “fitness 101” expectation, and what I learned is that he listens. I explained my limitations, and he finds ways to work different muscles groups in ways that don’t worsen my issues. Also, he cares about his clients. He pushes me beyond what I think I can do without sacrificing proper form.
Jason also has a strong nutritional focus and provides a framework and guidance that isn’t a diet, but fits with the nutrition restrictions I have and ensures that I’m feeding my body properly and at the right times. Jason has proven to be a great coach, mentor, and motivator! Thanks Jason for what you do! – David