Client Of The Month!!
I’ve got some amazing clients. They come to me for all different reasons and they all know that I can help them achieve their goals. I thought I’d share with you a short story of my client of the month; Carol! Carol and I started working together back in May 2011. She came to me for weight loss. Although we haven’t lost a tremendous amount of weight she has accomplished some amazing things.
Carol’s knees bothered her a great deal. Going up and down stairs were a major issue. Her stairs at home are higher than normal stairs so they were especially difficult. Carol’s balance was also a concern. She walks on the weekends with her husband and she was worried about falling. A concern for a lot of people, and knee pain is more common than you may think as well. Carol is now able to step up on a bench and balance on 1 leg while holding a dumbbell above her head. So, steps are not as challenging and her balance has improved tremendously.
Something else worth mentioning is that Carol had never workout on a consist basis ever. She had never begun an exercise routine and stuck with it. This is pretty common among a lot of people as well. Perhaps you even. Well, she hasn’t missed a workout since she began. Really remarkable! She’s been extremely consistent from the beginning and I couldn’t be prouder of her, until this past week that is.
Carol and her workout partner met me at a local gardens not far from the gym last week. We went out there to enjoy the outdoors and get some sunshine, it was the first nice day we’d had in months! My plan was to show Carol how she can burn a tons of calories during her weekend walks. We did intervals of fast walking and slow walking; walking at a very fast pace for 30 seconds and then slowing things down for 40 seconds and repeating that for 20 to 30 minutes. Since it was our first time trying this I wanted to just see how things went and take it from there as to how long to continue the intervals. Well, 20 minutes pass and she’s doing really well, REALLY well. In fact she did something that I didn’t think I would see her do. She began to jog!!!! Jog! And she continued to jog for the duration of our workout, another 20 minutes. During the 30 seconds of ‘fast walking’ she was jogging. Wow. Remember, this is a woman who came to me with troubled knees that bothered her going up and down the stairs. This is a woman who had never taken up jogging as an exercise for any length of time and yet here she was, jogging intervals for 20 minutes! I know she enjoyed it but for me it was the most rewarding day of my training career. I’m so proud of her! My job is to help people improve their quality of life. It is a true pleasure to see someone like Carol doing great things and improving her quality of life. Way to go Carol! You are truly amazing!