I’ve always been a fit and active person and was a personal trainer myself many years ago, so I know what’s necessary for great overall health. But despite knowing better, in the last 10 years my fitness program gravitated away from weights and I turned into a cardio pig. Cycle classes, running, mountain biking, walking … and no weights. And, despite being very active I felt less strong, and I had aches and pains that made me feel older than I actually am. Not good.
I started training with Nick in June of 2017 because I knew that if I was going to stick to a regular weight training program I couldn’t do it on my own. Am I ever glad I got his help. At the start I was frustrated by how weak I felt and how off-balance my strength was. Without a trainer my first session would have been my last. Nick challenged me from the start, but did so with a focus on technique and incremental progress. If I couldn’t lift with good technique, he backed off the weight and helped me improve my form and base strength until I could. Within weeks I felt stronger, and my muscle imbalances slowly improved. Aches and pains that I just assumed I’d always have went away. Why did I wait so long?
Nick uses a variety of equipment and training methods every session, so it’s always interesting. He’s taught me how to do proper technique with complex Olympic Lifts and exercises as basic as a push up, and it’s been fun learning new things as I get stronger. Over the years I had completely underestimated the importance of weight training for health , energy and even confidence! Never again. April 2019 I’m turning 50, and if there’s anything that will help me push back against the aging process physically and mentally, it’s the work I do with Nick. I’ve trained with him for just over a year now, and I feel like a different person. I look forward to our sessions every week (even though I know he’s going to kick my ass) because I keep making improvements, and that’s worth the hard work. Plus we have a lot of laughs while I ‘suffer’.