Client of The Week: Danielle!
Congratulations to our Client of the Week, Danielle!
I joined Jada Blitz Fitness in January 2020. The BAC was closing and a group fitness instructor, Alex, was making the move to Jada Blitz so I figured I would come as well. I’ve taken her classes on and off for 10 years and have always found them to be so fun and a way to get myself to the gym. Shortly after I joined, COVID hit and everything shut down. I was moving less, eating out more, and becoming more and more aware of my unhealthy habits. I started doing some monthly fitness challenges on my own, but found I couldn’t really stick with it. In July, I called the gym and inquired about a personal trainer and that’s how I got paired with Gabby! About 6 months into my training program, I also got connected with Justin for nutrition and have totally changed my habits with eating, sleep, and exercise.
MY GOALS & BECOMING A PERSONAL TRAINING CLIENT
Initially I wanted to just lose weight, honestly I had no idea what I was doing. I wasn’t eating enough and doing way too much cardio and not enough strength training. Working with Gabby and Justin really helped me get on the right track to meet these goals. Currently, I am working on building muscle by lifting more and getting stronger. I have also gotten into obstacle course races and other challenges. I recently ran the Air Climb at Highmark stadium and I am planning on running in two muddy obstacle courses this summer!
Gabby has been such an amazing motivator, coach, and cheerleader in this process. She knows when I try to cheat and take the easy way out and she knows when I am trying my hardest. She pushes me in each training session and we always have so much fun! I have really enjoyed getting to know Gabby! We both work in schools and really understand the challenges at work. She has become a confidant and a friend! A fun memory I have of us together revolves around doing split squats. I hate doing split squats. But she always makes me do them with a smile on her face. There was one day I was complaining more than usual and I lost my balance and fell, but in slow motion. Funniest moment together.
I am capable of hard things. This really comes to focus when I do various challenges. I remember muddy dash last summer, I knew if I didn’t stop walking I would sit down and not move anymore. But I kept going and starting saying “left, right” out loud to focus on taking one step at a time. And I finished. And it was the best feeling.
ADVICE FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT TRYING PERSONAL TRAINING