I have worked with Adriana through Fuerte Fitness for a number of years. With Adriana's coaching and support I went from having little clue about how to lift weights, proper form, and conditioning to being a strong, athletic woman with muscle. In the last four years, I've worked to take control of my health and fitness despite years of struggling with an autoimmune thyroid issue. With Adriana's support I was able to focus on consistency in training and gain muscle which improved my energy and allowed me to support a more active lifestyle. The positive feedback loop means that my thyroid issues no longer dictate my health or my fitness goals. I was able to shift towards this healthy lifestyle while maintaining a high pressure campaign job with incredibly long hours. When it felt like too much, Adriana was there along the way to encourage me and help me stay focused. As a result, I have dropped a significant amount of body fat while gaining muscle mass. Last year I signed up for my first athletic event as a runner with Adriana on a Ragnar Relay team. Earlier in 2014, I transitioned off of training regularly with Adriana and it's been especially gratifying to be able to take everything I've learned from her on strength training and conditioning, combine it with a consistent approach to nutrition and continue to see results. With Adriana I got the training foundation I need to be able to maintain this lifestyle for the long term. Now, I'm prepping for my first NPC bikini fitness competition and I'm excited to be part of the Fuerte Team as I take my fitness to a whole new level on the stage. Thanks Adriana and Fuerte Fitness for all you do to support healthy lifestyles and communities!
You can follow me and my fitness journey on Instagram @dancingbirdsn
-Sudha Nandagopal Fall 2014