May PT Client Highlight - Nicole

(For Reference, ATF: ASPIRE Total Fitness | N: Nicole)

1.) ATF: What was your motivation to begin personal training with Krisha?

N: My kids are my main motivation. I have a 16, 14, and 10 year old. I was stressed out working, commuting and gaining weight. I wanted to keep up my husband and my kids and what I was doing was not working…at all. 

 

2.) ATF: What was your first training session like?

N: My first session was scary — I didn’t know what to expect and I was nervous but SO READY!

 

3.) ATF: Do you remember how sore you were the first week? Or was it not too bad?

N: I recall being so sore that everything hurt. It hurt to sit down, stand up, sneeze… Literally everything hurt. BUT I knew I was on the right track and that my body was changing!

 

4.) ATF: How man-days per week do you train? How many days per week do you workout in between?

N: Today—I train with Krisha one day per week and HIIT at home or take classes for a total of 6 days a week, allowing myself one day of rest in a given week.  I am always excited to get past that one rest day.  I’ve always been athletic but I’ve NEVER looked forward to working out until now. 

 

5.) ATF: Which classes do you take at ASPIRE? What does your typical weekly workout regimen look like?

N: Krisha has helped me set up my workout schedule as follows: 

Monday—I sprint or HIIT at home/outside with Hubs and my son. 

Tuesday—is also a sprint/HIIT day

Wednesday—I always take the 5:30am HIIT class with Erin

Thursday—Is my Krisha training day

Friday—Rest day or HIIT Boody Blast

Saturday—Bodypump at 8am

Sunday—another run day OR I double down with Adrianne and the Body Flow followed by the Strength Cardio Fusion—LOVE those two classes too! 

 

6.) ATF: How has your nutrition mindset changed? What kind of nutrition program has Krisha recommended for you? How has your food impacted your fitness goals?

N: MACROs!!!! I primarily eat a paleo diet—No wheat, beans, gluten, processed foods/sugar, soy or corn. VERY limited dairy and alcohol intake. Food was/is the hardest part to my whole life style change. Thankfully, Krisha has created a Macro program just for me! I am able to spurge within my Macros and still stay on track, it is completely nonrestrictive. When I’m out of Macros for the day I’m done…NO MORE. I don’t ever feel hungry, unsatisfied or like I’m missing out. Dish/Krisha has opened my eyes to MANY new products that fit my Macros/Paleo life style but are delish. 

 

7.) ATF: What has been the most rewarding part of your success?

N: I am sincerely thankful for Krisha and to have the support of other women who share the same goals, motivation and genuinely are excited for each other’s successes. The energy that IS Aspire keeps me coming back again and again—Keeps me excited to come back the next day. 

My mom and sister-in-law have started coming regularly to Aspire because of the changes they see in me. I’m healthier, happier, stronger and I’ve lost a little bit of weight too BONUS!

I recommended Aspire every time someone asks me anything about my diet or workout schedule.  

April PT Client Highlight - Kim

(For Reference, ATF: ASPIRE Total Fitness | K: Kim)

1.) ATF: What was your motivation to begin personal training with Amanda?

K: I’ll admit that my motivation comes from part vanity but also part necessity to maintain a strong body. I am in a bit of a “battle” against the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and seeing patients in the waiting room of my rheumatologist’s office is very motivating. 

 

2.) ATF: What was your first training session like?

K: I’ve had two other personal trainers in the past and they tended to baby me. I only realize this now because Amanda does not baby me and that is why I have never felt stronger or been more fit in my life. She started me out with harder work than I had experienced in the past.  But if I can do it, believe me anyone can! I am very grateful for Amanda and her style and expertise. She is very knowledgeable in her profession...I trust her and I know she wants only the best for me. She’s the first person I interact with on several mornings of each week and you have to really like/love someone you spend that much time with!! She’s great!

3.) ATF: Do you remember how sore you were the first week? Or was it not too bad?

K: I don’t recall my first week soreness but feeling a little sore always makes me feel the workout was a success, so I don’t mind! 

 

4.) ATF: How man-days per week do you train? How many days per week do you workout in between?

K: I try to do two days of training and three workouts. That’s my max.

 

5.) ATF: Which classes do you take at ASPIRE? What does your typical weekly workout regimen look like?

K: Two days of GRIT, two days of PT, and one day of BodyPump is the goal. Saturday mornings with Krisha!! No better way to start the weekend!

6.) ATF: How has your nutrition mindset changed? What kind of nutrition program has Amanda recommended for you? How has your food impacted your fitness goals?

K: Over the three years at ASPIRE, (and with Amanda’s nutrition guidance) I have, at times, adhered to meal plans with strict self-control.  When I do this, I see great results!

 

7.) ATF: What has been the most rewarding part of your success?

K: I would recommend to anyone, that committing to a fitness regimen is ALWAYS worth the extra time and effort!  We all hear about the benefits; mood, outlook, self-image, positive feelings of self-worth, stamina, etc., and it is TRUE.  I have learned that for me, the best way to approach it, is to make up your mind that you will succeed at staying committed and if you do that, you don’t have to think about anything else.  All the above benefits will just happen!

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March PT Client Highlight - Trisha

(For Reference, ATF: ASPIRE Total Fitness | T: Trisha)

1.) ATF: What was your motivation to begin personal training with Krisha?

T: I started personal training because my husband's work had a fancy holiday party. I just went to try on some fancy dresses, and they didn't fit at all! That was the final straw for me. I knew Krisha, and called her for advice. Next thing you know, I was in personal training! 

 

2.) ATF: What was your first training session like?

T: I was nervous. I had no idea what to expect. I just knew everything was about to change, and I had no idea how. I don't remember everything about my first visit, but I do know we went over what to eat, how much, and how often. I didn't used to eat horribly, but I was eating all wrong, and skipping meals. It was eye opening. 

 

3.) ATF: Do you remember how sore you were the first week? Or was it not too bad?

T: I was SORE! It was hard to go up and down our stairs, sit to go to the bathroom, let alone get up! Haha! I had to remind myself, it was a good thing! This meant things were changing, in a good way. I am not ever that sore anymore, I can move! 

 

4.) ATF: How man-days per week do you train? How many days per week do you workout in between?

T: I train 2 days a week with Krisha, then work out 4 days a week on my own. I have one day off. I train hard with Krisha with weights, and one day on my own. The other days are cardio. 

 

5.) ATF: Which classes do you take at ASPIRE? What does your typical weekly workout regimen look like?

T: Two training days at ASPIRE, then the rest on my own. I have taken BODYPUMP there before, and would look at going back to that if in the future, I cut back a day with personal training.

 

6.) ATF: How has your nutrition mindset changed? What kind of nutrition program has Krisha recommended for you? How has your food impacted your fitness goals?

T: Nutrition is huge! Making sure I eat protein first thing in the morning is a big deal. I never did before. I eat lots of protein and veggies. Some complex carbs before workouts and after. It has been so helpful to have her to answer questions. I don't feel like I am doing it all on my own!

7.) ATF: What has been the most rewarding part of your success?

T: I am 41 and I had kids, so I understand how over time, life gets busy and slowly the weight comes on. It is tough to start personal training, but SO worth it. I absolutely love my trainer! I would and have recommended Krisha as well as ASPIRE to others. My husband saw such a difference, and came along with me on this journey. It helps to have him with me. Our oldest daughter has also started training with Krisha. It is becoming a family thing and I want my kids to learn so they can lead healthy lifestyles!