Amy’s Transformation

It just so happened that I, Annette, decided to sub a cycle class on a Sunday, (a self-imposed and absolutely forbidden act in my lifestyle at the time), and Amy happened to be taking the class that day. Shortly after that day around July 2012, Amy decided to give me a call about personal training and we began what has turned into the true blue stuff that personal training is all about.

As with every person I meet I start with an assessment to find any glitches in movement patterns, perhaps a leg shorter than the other or a hip higher than the other, past injuries, etc., and with Amy there wasn’t much to discover, except her fiery, Irish/Italian heart. That was everything and that was all. Her fitness toolkit was absolutely complete. I WAS STOKED!

Over the time I watched Amy’s enthusiasm for training grow and she was amazingly receptive to learning the tweaks and trainer tricks I had shared with her along the way and her and strength from the inside out was growing rapidly.

As we get to know our clients we learn of their families, their children’s names and their events, and we have a really unique opportunity to see our clients grow, not only in the physical sense but also in the emotional sense and what I saw in Amy was nothing short of amazing and as these changes occurred, so did she! In her own words below:

“My darkest moments were when I was constantly being told my feelings about things that were happening in my personal life were wrong.  I was “over reacting.”  I was “acting crazy.” I was told I was “negative” and my personal favorite “people don’t want to be around you because you make them uncomfortable.”  I also had some health issues that no matter how hard I worked I couldn’t fix.  Not only did I feel like a physical failure because of my health issue, but I was listening to the negative bullshit that fed my negative self talk.  It’s was a sick vicious cycle….I couldn’t win and I gave up and shut down. What I believe now in hindsight is that  I wasn’t broken, I am not fucking broken physically or emotionally.  Imperfect? Absolutely.  But broken? No fucking way.  And those who are uncomfortable around me? That is HIS/HER issue, not mine.  If I make you uncomfortable because I am direct and call bullshit when I see it, you deal with it.  I no longer listen (although occasionally let it slip into my psyche) to anyone who speaks negatively to me to control me by manipulation. I call bullshit when I see it.  It’s no longer my job to get everyone around me to like me. Because I like me.   (emphasis added) And what others think of me is none of my business.”


I am so proud of you Amy! And not only are you a great client but also one of those friends who, no matter if there’s time or distance or both, I know we’d never skip a beat.

Check out Amy’s transformation pics below

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