I am so honored to have been selected for the client spotlight at Pro Fitness. I came to Pro Fitness in 2018 and worked out, but unfortunately was not committed at the time. I quit going, only to gain a lot of weight, and ended up weighing 330 pounds in 2020.
In October, 2020, 9 days before our 43rd birthday, I lost my twin brother in a tree cutting accident. The day before he was killed, he said to me “if you weren’t so fat you could breathe better.” I am pleased to say that since then I am down to 198 pounds!
My 2 main goals are to get down to 175 pounds and be able to step into an MMA cage for a fight! I met Jared Braun, an MMA fighter with a record of 7 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. He also has a Masters degree in nutrition and exercise science! Jared helped me get fit and makes working out enjoyable!
In October, 2021, I decided to rejoin Pro Fitness. Tammy, Doug, Cindy, and Steve have been so helpful and encouraging to me while I continue my journey. I even won a weight loss challenge at Pro Fitness in December. Losing so much weight has been life changing. I sleep better, have more energy, and am able to move around easier. My coach, Jared, said “now that we have your weight under control, we need to take the next step to get you in the MMA cage.” I am now doing kickboxing, jujitsu, and MMA at a local gym while concentrating on my weight and overall fitness at Pro Fitness.
If there is one thing I have learned through this journey…be ready to change and make sure to set goals that are reachable. If you have a personal trainer and coach helping you through the journey, it makes all the difference in the world. I would not be where I am at today without my coach Jared. We talk and text every day about our accomplishments and have created a friendship that will last forever.