When I first met Kelly at the age of 38, I was the true definition of “skinny fat” – I looked skinny but it was all fat. It was my personal goal to be in the best shape by the time I turned 40 so I thought personal training was the perfect route to reach this goal. I hadn’t worked out for over a year due to a back injury and needed the motivation to get into shape cause I hated going to the gym. My co-worker introduced me to Kelly and told me that she had a kinesiology background, so she would probably be the right fit for me. Needless to say, my co-worker was definitely right – more than she knows it.
“Don’t let Kelly’s sweet face fool you – she is one tough trainer yet has the heart of gold. Not only did Kelly help make my back stronger but she made me fit. For the first time in my life, I saw definition in my arms, legs, back and glutes.I never thought having muscles was sexy but she knew what workouts I needed to do in order to make me defined and toned, yet still have a body that was very feminine.”
The one thing I always struggled with was my stomach. I didn’t need that 6 pack but I wanted to at least have a flat tummy. Kelly always told me that if I wanted to reach that goal, I needed to re-evaluate my diet. I love my sweets, chips and wine. I travel a lot for work; therefore, I tend to eat out a lot and never really made healthy choices. I didn’t listen to her until one day, out of the blue, Kelly sent me a long text message telling that she wanted me to reach my goal of a flatter stomach more than I wanted it and it shouldn’t work that way since I was paying her. From then on, I realized that she just cared so much for me and wanted me to succeed. I had to provide weekly food logs and weigh-ins. I hated them but I knew it was the only way I would be accountable. Kelly even started meal prepping for me and was able to slowly but surely, lose the weight in my stomach.
I’ve had trainers in the past but Kelly by far is the best I’ve ever had. I have never felt stronger or healthier. She helped me build my self-confidence and was able to start wearing clothes that I used to dream of looking good in. She pushed me at every work out even through my endless complaining. In between my training days, Kelly would check in on me to see what I ate, how much water I drank but most of all, if I had foam rolled. There were times she would challenge me to do things that she was doing as well, such as just drinking a gallon of water every day. It was nice to know that my trainer is not just barking exercises at me but truly supporting me through her personal fitness goals too – Kelly was my teammate.
Thank you, Kelly for helping me reach my goals when I turned 40 and making me more fit and more knowledgeable about diet and fitness. You are the best trainer out there