All posts tagged: #SuccessStory

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Client Progress

One of my favourite client progress pictures courtesy of the beautiful Melanie G. who’s awesome progress was the result of simply creating dieting structure while also enjoying plenty of food flexibility (fun on the weekends and holidays) and consistently pushing herself at the gym. This STRONG GIRL is down 15 lbs along with shredding 4 inches off her hips and another 4 inches around her belly button! More importantly the images and her change in appearance is out of this world! Melanie says, “I honestly can’t believe how easy it was to get to where I am right now. I though weight gain was inevitable because of my age or even genetics and thought it was going to be impossible to get back into the shape I was in when I was in my 20s and that I just needed to accept it…but man am I glad I didn’t give up and decided to reach out to you and become a #StrongGirl. You made it so simple – Here’s the process, follow it, if you have any …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Biweekly Progress

I am beyond proud of Jennine J’s amazing ‪#‎progress‬. She came to me a few short months ago looking to for strategies to eat better and feel ‪#‎healthy‬ as she suffered from headaches and migraines for years. Jennine is also on medication to combat early stages of Cervical Cancer so we had to be very strategic with her programming. After a few weeks of assessing her range of motion, biomechanics, and strength progress, we had identified a lot of tightness in her trapezius muscles that was the root of her headaches as a simple movement with a very light bicep curl would bring this on. I suggested to bring my findings to her Chiropractor and we put together a strategy to break apart the scar tissue that was built up in this area and, the great news is, she has now slowly resumed exercise for the purpose of Stabilization and Strength Endurance with simple band work and increased range of motion. Jennine says, “Hi Jenny!!! I’m very excited that finally at some point I might …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Success Story

I just love this picture. Love, love, love it. I don’t even need to provide much detail because the images truly describe my client Manja H’s transformation who came to me soon after the birth of her 2nd child and WOWZERS does she ever give new meaning to the title #StrongMommy By eating more food and simply kicking butt in the gym, she is down 27 lbs along with shredding 8 inches around her waist, 5 inches around her hips, and 4 inches around her thighs with more strength, energy, and a hot new body for the summer. Manja says, “Working with Coach Jenny has been life changing! After giving birth to my second daughter within two years, I was left feeling weak. My babies were both large at birth and I was left with very serious core instability and diastasis recti. I knew immediately that I needed help getting back into shape because I could not live with the discomfort and debilitating lack of strength. I wanted to experience dramatic results so I chose …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Biweekly Progress – Viktoria S.

I’m so proud to share the progress of my beautiful Viktoria S. who came to me late last year looking to loose weight and get into better shape…and we are certainly doing that! Over the past few weeks, Viktoria’s anxiety to the scale was affecting her ability to accurately gauge her progress so…we banned her from the scale. Since the “breakup” (LOL!), the assessment of her progress was more accurate. Viktoria says, “Jenny when I looked at my Before pictures and compared them to my most updated images I can truly see the difference. I’m so thankful and happy to be working with you and being a STRONG GIRL!” As for the numbers, I actually don’t know her weight loss (because of our “breakup” with the scale. YAY!) but she has lost an awesome 4 inches off her hips and 4 inches around her belly button. She’s looking tighter and embracing healthier habits…which is the most important thing!!! Now that we are well on our way with leaning out and an increased metabolism and controlled …

Dieting and being honest with yourself

A lesson that will always stand the test of time is – honesty is the best policy. Interestingly enough, this also rings true as it pertains to one’s fitness goals. If you haven’t achieved what you set out to accomplish ask yourself – have I really given it my all (as in 100%)? While it’s human nature to put blame on hectic schedules, weekend commitments, family, friends, holidays, your job, or make excuses that you’re too tired or it’s your genes (I hear that one a lot), it’s easy to blame something (or anything) and make excuses but when it comes down to it YOU’RE the one that knows the WHOLE TRUTH and the HARD FACTS. Even though we start a diet with the best intentions it’s more than likely the time will never right for dieting – there will always be birthdays, holidays, meetings and other commitments…that’s life and life will always get in the way. Success is dependent on how bad you really want something and what you are willing to sacrifice to …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Lana K.

I am so proud of the Lana K’s fitness journey who came to me last year looking to lean out and tighten up. She had already lost an incredible 60 lbs on her own through cardio and conditioning classes (wowee!!!) but, as all things go with too much cardio, her progress eventually came to a halt. Unfortunately Lana tried to continue through by doing even more cardio and conditioning only to find herself spinning her wheels with a lack of progress, finding herself more tired than usual, and (gasp) finding herself even putting on weight. Lana then found herself trying a number of different diet strategies (even at one time going Vegetarian) to no avail…even causing more weight gain. When we started working together I limited the amount of cardio she was doing (by a lot), increased her food intake (by a lot), and had her focus more on Weight Training for the purpose of increasing lean muscle rather than waste it away with cardiovascular activity. By taking a more controlled approach to her goals, …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Lana K.

A sneak peak of Lana K’s journey to weight loss accomplishment all the way up to her debut on the stage in Figure category where she placed 2nd in her very first show!!! This STRONG GIRL also participated in the IDFA Transformation challenge and I couldn’t help but tear when they read her story to the audience. Lana says, “Until this year I had been uncomfortable in my own skin. As an overweight child I lacked confidence, insecurity, had feelings of inadequacy, and extremely low self-esteem which led to social withdrawal. I turned to food to fill the void. Over the years, I also tried many different yo-yo diets. While I had some successes, I remained overweight and struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food. At my University graduation I was more than 220lbs. I couldn’t stand to look at myself anymore and returned to the gym. Seeing a woman 20 years older than me easily handling a step class, when I was panting just 20 minutes in, it made me realize something had to …