December 2013 I was heavier than I have ever been. Going out to eat at least 4 to 5 days a week after work, on the weekends and an occasional beer with no activity in my life was just slowing me down. Having two kids, working part time and being a full time college student, were just excuses to not get out and get fit. Alaska Club, Planet Fitness, and Body Renew tags all dangle side by side to my keys, but only one of those I do not regret paying monthly fees for, and it was for Body Renew. I was always a bit skeptical about signing up for yet another gym but there was just something about Body Renew that kept my curiosity going; results, testimonies and rock hard bodies. I told myself that enough was enough, and that there was no reason for how big I was getting. It wasn’t until my first 8 pounds shed that kept me motivated. Melanie pushed me harder than what I thought my limit was and I kept pushing harder and harder from that point on. She called me and texted me on the days that I did not want to go in. If I called in due to “soreness” or plain laziness, she would try to reschedule me that same day at a later time, or that same week so that I did not lose my session. Dedication, want, need, and results, was all that I needed to keep me going. Not to mention all of the awesome support I’ve received from the Body Renew staff. They kept me going too, by showing me their level of proudness; encouragement was a huge plus, especially coming from staff members. 41 pounds later, I am mentally and physically stronger and healthier. My success story will only continue to grow from this point on.
I joined Body Renew in September 2013 and decided to sign up with a trainer after realizing I couldn’t maintain my fitness on my own. I set goals for myself and wanted to lose weight, gain muscle, strength, and learn how to eat clean. I had no idea how far I could actually push myself, nor did I ever think I would achieve doing things like squats, overhead squats, handstands, burpees or box jumps. 6 months ago I would have laughed if someone told me to do things like this, I never thought it was possible. While being trained by Jonathan, he has motivated me, and taught me invaluable things that I can take with me in my own fitness endeavors.
My husband and family couldn’t be happier with the way I look, and I am totally and extremely pleased with the experience and outcome that I’ve had at Body Renew and with Jonathan. I love doing High Intensity Exercise and my goals have extended higher this summer than ever. I plan on competing in a Bodybuilding Comp in Phoenix, Arizona and continuing to elevate my fitness level.
With the support and help of my family, friends, and trainer I’m in better shape now than I was in College. I am extremely happy and look forward to more hard training. Thank you.