As someone who has very limited range of motion in their right arm by birth, working out was always something I thought was impossible and being overly conscious about the way I looked while working out made it doubly difficult to drag myself to work out. Kelly was able to cater and customize workouts that I could do; she ultimately brought out my confidence in using weights, and machines other than the treadmill.
I remember at the start of our time together, I was always hesitant to do anything she asked of me because I kept thinking that I couldn’t do it. I remember barely lunging across the room without feeling wobbly followed by a few days of unbearable burning anytime I used stairs. I was also so self-conscious that I insisted on doing my workouts out of sight. By the end of our time together, just mere months later, I could confidently do all our workouts out in the open.
Though I saw little change in my weight (decrease in fat, increase in muscle), I felt better and I was told by multiple people that I looked better. They would complement my glutes and quads. While we did a lot of customized upper body and arm workouts, Kelly didn’t forget about my physical limitation. She helped me with muscle release techniques designed to increase the range of motion in my limited right arm. I owe it to Kelly for opening me to a world I never thought was possible for me and she definitely showed me that even I am capable of doing this!