Trainer Testimony on Nick Stratton
A large majority of my clientele is adult based, typically averaging in the 40-80 years young range. These incredible individuals are not competitive athletes, although I do have a great group of those people as well. There was a time in my personal training career when the majority of work was preparing people for competitions and athletic events. That realm is work is a whole different animal. Preparing people for bodybuilding /fitness shows requires some serious patience as well as an unbelievable level of understanding of the human metabolism and physiology. I still am involved in doing so but only on a smaller scale basis. Quality over quantityJ is my motto. I live by those words!
Another great area of my clientele is the younger teens and college students. These hard charging individuals really bring a great energy and show great interest in training. They are like a “sponge” soaking in knowledge and oozing enthusiasm!!Every year around summer, I get approached by some parents to train there kid for a couple months. It’s so fun and fulfilling, not to mention a great Honor to be asked by the parent. I do not have kids myself and I am really grateful for the trust given to me.
This summer, one of our clients asked me to train her son. He was home from College and she thought my training style would be something her son would like. This young man had recently dropped over 80 pounds himself with much trial and error and he needed some solid guidance to get him on a consistent path. I graciously accepted the opportunity and welcomed the challenge. If he was anything like his Mom(a very driven woman)it would be fun!!I could not wait!!
During a training session with one of my female Soldiers, Nick came by to sign some paperwork and get things locked in place. We had communicated through email/text prior to him coming in and instituted our set days of sessions. I was kicking the crap out of the client and Nick watched with a suspicious eye. I could tell he was intrigued. No fear in this kid. This was going to be fun.
Nick came in for his first session with a respectful and quiet demeanor. It takes me only minutes to tell if someone will absorb the intensity and Nick did just that. He may be quiet but he was certainly ready to go to battle. After a few great workouts, Nick and I stepped things up and really started throwing down some intensity with our sessions. After a recent endurance beatdown, Nicks Mom told me that Nick actually had to stop on the highway on his way home from our session because he thought he may pass out!!...lol!!!Awesome!!!!Things were going great! Weeks would pass and Nick dropped more and more body fat and inches. He was initially concerned with particular areas as we all are but those areas were looking good. Nick was sticking to it and I was very happy with his determination.
Well the end of the summer approached and Nick was finishing up our training. He dropped over 15 pounds of weight and looked great. The biggest thing I noticed was his confidence. He was obviously very proud of his hard work and he should be. I am extremely grateful for my time training Nick. I am looking forward to his return this winter. Thank you Nick! You are one tough man!!Good luck this semester at school. If you do as good as you did with the Iron, you’ll Rock those books!!