Amelia Suggs

05 Dec

I wanted to start with a personal trainer because I had lost some weight on my own, but I was stuck and looking to lose more. I had also started going to the gym and had seen people weight lifting and doing other types of exercise. I wanted to broaden my horizon of exercise but was afraid of looking stupid and getting hurt. I really needed some guidance on switching up my exercise routine.

I was hesitant starting with a personal trainer because my health had not been a priority for a long time. When I was thinking about working with the trainer, it was a little intimidating for sure. But, the intimidation wore off quickly as I began.

Since starting with RTC, I have lost another 55lbs, about 10% of body fat, about 40 inches, and gained strength and confidence. RTC helped expand my education on nutrition and exercise. Now, I feel less self-conscious walking into the gym.

It’s hard to put in words how much I have overcome since RTC intercepted my life. But, if I could just list some of the obstacles I’ve overcome, it would be fear, injury, and self-esteem.

Fear of trying new exercises, fear of working out with other people around, fear of looking stupid, fear of failing, fear of wasting money and time are among the few.

I’ve had a host of injuries that just come up on the journey of life. However, we worked with and around them, and now I’m stronger in many ways because of it. But, I could have never done it without the constant encouragement and guidance of my coach.

And, the self-esteem goes without saying. When you can do things you’ve never been able to do before can surely boost your confidence and self-worth.

What is also interesting is that even though my initial goal was to lose weight, I found additional goals as I continued my fitness and health journey. And now, I enjoy running, lifting weights, strength training, and building muscle.

One of my favorite motivational quotes is, “You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go!”- Drew Brees

If anyone is still contemplating on whether to start with RTC, definitely do it. A good coach works with you and for you. He meets you where you are, gives you the guidance and encouragement to reach the goals to become healthier, and makes the journey less overwhelming.

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