The following is a personal testimony from our client, Christine, who had some great thoughts and feedback about our semi private training sessions:
got some amazing results from the 8-week semi-private training with Adriana. In only 8 weeks I LOST 7 POUNDS of body fat and gained 2 pounds of muscle while toning my overall shape and feeling full of energy and more fit than ever in my life.
I am 41-years-old and I've been consistently working out at Fuerte for over five years now. I decided, post-baby, that I needed to make exercise a priority in my life. Since then, I have worked out consistently, but felt like my weight was slowly creeping up.
There were three important aspects of Adriana's semi-private program that really helped me get the results that I wanted. First of all, I can get better results from myself if I am held accountable in a group. I would get up at zero-dark-thirty and get to the gym because I knew that my cohorts would be there to support me and to push me beyond the limits I would inherently set for myself. I was consistently impressed with my partners' perseverance and strength and I would try harder just because I was with them.
Secondly, it sounds like torture, but I really like working out first thing in the morning. I would much rather sleep, but for me, waking up is always hard - so why not get up at 5:30?? It feels the same as getting up at 6:30, but I can be DONE with my workout by 7:00AM which is a GREAT feeling, and I know my metabolism got a major kickstart for the day.
Most importantly, like most people, I assumed that consistent cardio (in the form of running) would help me lose weight and keep me slim and trim. I have been afraid to replace running with strength training and conditioning because I thought I would end up gaining weight without the focus on burning calories. Boy, was I wrong! The strength training really helped to change the shape of my body unlike cardio ever could. The conditioning that we did was often challenging, but I enjoy it more than running, and after a workout, I would be amazed at what I had convinced my body to do. Now that our 8-week program is over, I have the book of workouts and I have started over at Week One and I'm going back through the entire program on my own. It's such a valuable tool for me.
The food diary and counting calories was the biggest challenge for me, but I'm sure it made the biggest difference in the weight loss. I felt like I had pretty good eating habits already established, but when I wrote everything down, I went through a hyper-awareness of how and what I typically eat and there were some glaring issues. I am eating more often throughout the day now, but eating smaller meals. I focus on snacking on veggies because I know that they have less calories and more nutritional benefit than my typical box of crackers. And I realized how much our family eats out, which may never change, but I can make better decisions in those situations. Food is ALWAYS tricky, but being aware of my habits was truly enlightening.
My exercise life has been reinvigorated because of the Semi-Private workouts. I am very happy that I got to start out the year with such great results. I would sign up for the 8-week program again in a snap! Thanks Adriana!
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