I joined the gym after realizing that stress was taking a toll on me mentally and physically. I knew from previous experience that I needed a trainer to help me get the motivation to make this a lifestyle change as well as learn how to become stronger so I wasn’t prone to injuries.
When I began working with Ed, my goal was to increase my activity and reduce my percentage of body fat. I have learned so much information, not to mention a plethora of strength training routines from having a trainer. Any previous trainers I had in the past would just take you through the routine and that was it. I was pleasantly surprised when I started working with Ed and it wasn’t just about what I was doing in the gym; that was only part it.
The other piece was I had to change my diet/nutrition; otherwise the exercise would only do so much. For me its been so helpful to have a trainer who took the time to find out my goals, challenge me and has been great about working with me on whatever ailments I might be dealing with.
Previously, anytime I wouldn’t feel good..no matter how minor it was, I would stop working out. But I have learned how to adjust routines etc so that I continue w/ my training despite what is going on. Its’ definitely helped me get towards my goal of more activity and reduction of body fat percentage.
After losing 20 or so pounds I feel like I have a way to reduce my stress. I have better confidence about utilizing equipment and I have dropped sizes in clothing. I still have a ways to go, but knowing I have the tools and resources like Ed to help me when I need it is half the battle. I’ve been working with Ed on and off for over 2 years now and well worth every penny spent. I’ve recommended him to friends whom also enjoyed Eds’ training style, if you are in the market for a trainer, hire Ed!