Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Personal Training Client Testimony
Read Joel’s story to find out how he’s made fitness a priority in his life for over 10 years….
For a lot of people, getting started is the hardest part. How did you get started?
When I first joined the gym and started working with my trainer Kevn, I was really looking to manage stress and do something for myself. I had recently moved to Winchester for a job opportunity, and wanted to meet some people outside of work as well. Working with Kevn forced me to make time for fitness and held me accountable.
Before I started working out I was low energy and sluggish. I’ve learned from Kevn about food and fitness. I didn’t feel strongly about fitness at all before this. I never really played sports or was an athlete in the past. In the beginning, I food journaled for a while to get started, and I found that eating the right foods was just important as the exercise. I lost 2 inches off my waist and I’ve kept it off.
What’s the experience of getting fit and staying fit been like for you?
At this point I’ve spent 10 years working with Kevn. He’s really adaptable to each individual client he works with, from the very old to the young athlete. He can evaluate your needs and change to suit them. There have been times when life has gotten busy and it gets harder to stick with appointments. I’ve felt more anxious when I’m out of my exercise routine. Now, I feel deprived and like I’m cheating myself to miss a session. Without exercise, I feel so unwell, that I’m always motivated to come back and stick with it.
Being fit has made the things I like to do easier and more enjoyable. I volunteer with Winchester Main Street Foundation and Hop Blossom Festival. These events are physical in nature, and it helps to be healthy. For fun I like to travel to beaches, and sometimes internationally.
If you could go back and tell yourself one thing at the beginning of your journey that would have made things easier for you, what would it be?
Getting started is immensely frustrating, it takes a while for your body to get used to the changes. If you persevere it’s going to work out, but it really is work. I wish I would have started earlier, I’m such a healthy person now. The work is really difficult, but it’s not without a direct benefit.