* Ron came strongly recommended from a friend and is my first trainer. I’ve been told I lucked out bc not all trainers are this good. I had already been working out for 1.5 years and felt I was fairly fit. Honestly, I didn’t think a trainer was necessary. So why did I sign up? After an unexplained shoulder injury, I was sent to months of PT and massage therapy, which was VERY expensive and time consuming … it yielded zero benefit and I gained weight and lost motivation from taking it too easy during that time (and I was in pain!). With the option to choose surgery or wait it out (frozen shoulder heals itself eventually), I decided my “healthcare” options were unacceptable and decided to pass on surgery and choose a proactive route. I opted for a trainer bc it would build strength and the movement in tendons, ligaments from lifting actually speeds the recovery. Then comes Ron 🙂
Firstly, Ron is a beautifully sculpted human that shows up and actually cares. I love that he has his own story as well. In the beginning, I was unsure of what would happen to my body lifting on the “free weights” side … but Ron is about developing symmetry. I was babying my shoulder in the beginning, and what we discovered was that I just needed to warm up (i.e. set 1 was tight, set 2 felt looser, set 3 was fine, etc). It’s not insignificant when you consider that the difference in stopping at set 1 vs. staying with it. Anyway, I was LUCKY to find a trainer with patience and insight to see/test that with me. On bad days, he’s great about kind reminders about progress to boost spirits. On good days, I’m getting my butt worked and laughing about it.
I’m more in the game for overall health and well being, but wow, did I mention that I’ve lost 14 lbs and dropped 2 sizes down (and that wasn’t even the goal!). Here’s the kicker for me, I actually do less cardio now then before. He’s got me doing all sorts of bands, weights, and other kinds of muscle sculpting trickery that I would never know or try otherwise — he’s talented in this way.
He’s essential to my proactive healthcare plan. I would highly recommend Ron … so long as you don’t snag my time slot 😉
*Results will vary person to person