“I started working with AR in March. I went to a few weekend warrior classes to try it out and really liked it. AR offered a free personal training session and I decided to try this as a way to lose weight and get back in shape. She was very encouraging and laid back with her approach yet pushed me.
I’m not a runner at all and have weightlifted since I was 14. Going outside for a run as a workout is not my strength. I needed something that could get me motivated and feel good about my physical abilities again. I have played sports my whole life, 2 college sports and have trained intensely for them. I have done body building workouts, p90x, fitrex, yoga, etc.. The RaceStart program is the most invigorating form of exercise I’ve ever done. “I drank the kool-aid.” I’m hooked and its a lifestyle change, not a temporary 12 week workout plan. AR is also a realist in the sense that diet plays a huge part in achieving your goals and is more than willing to give you meal plans, recipes, and even a friendly reminder with a weigh in to measure your progress. My workout partner and I have set some intense goals for ourselves- one of which is a muscle up. AR has been molding our workouts so we can achieve this.
As far as results go, I started in March with 2 days a week plus weekend warrior. I am committed enough and we now go 4-5 days a week. In 9 months, I have lost 20lbs of fat, gained about 10lbs of muscle. I was not able to even do one pull-up with a band but am now rocking out multiple pull-ups without a band. We are constantly progressing and hitting personal records on our lifts each week.
It all starts with taking a chance and making the commitment. She will take care of the planning and the amount of weight. Its the longest I’ve religiously stuck with a workout since college because I just have to show up and the date and time is set. There aren’t excuses of not having time- I’ve made the time. You don’t have to be in shape to start either as many people believe. Its the thought of cleaning your house before the cleaning lady gets there- not the point!
I would not switch to another trainer as AR tracks all of our progress. She really cares about your body and trying to make you better. She has become a friend through all of it and Racestart has become such a healthy constant in my life. I don’t even think about eating poorly over the holidays because I know I will have to answer to AR and my goals will be off track. It seriously has changed my life and something I’m very thankful for.” – Abby B.