I started with Jadablitz about 4 or 5 months ago. As happens with many people, I had become inconsistent with my workouts and eating habits over the last couple of years. It was when I went wedding dress shopping last year, that I realized just how much weight I had gained, and even worse – the experience itself wasn’t as good as it could have been, because I felt so bad about how I looked. Someone I know had been working out at Jadablitz, and seeing her progress on social media really inspired me to check it out. I met with Justin, and after the fitness assessment, I was in. He asked if I had a trainer preference, and I told him I would trust him to choose who he felt would be best for me. He was absolutely spot on.
That’s when I met Hallie. Right away I could tell that she was the perfect trainer for me. I’ve always struggled with body image – even when I was younger and very small in size, I never felt I was “thin enough”. I really related to Hallie’s personal story, and found her to be challenging, motivating, and extremely positive. This girl knows her stuff. She knows exactly when to push me, and gives me praise for my progress always at the right moment when I can feel myself mentally struggling. Every workout is fresh, I am absolutely challenged and she motivates me to give everything I can – every single time. Hallie always makes me feel like I’m doing well, and even on the exercises that I really struggle with, she never makes me feel inadequate or like I’m failing. She pushes me when I would normally give up. And on top of that, continues to push me beyond what I thought I could ever do, and she does it in such a way that makes me confident to try it!
What do I love about Jadablitz? The atmosphere. I am definitely one of those people (again – super self conscious) who can fall off the wagon in regular gym settings – it’s happened. But when I walked in, everyone was super friendly. Aubrey and Justin did my first assessment, and still continue to be warm and friendly whenever I’m there. I feel like I can focus on working out without worrying that I might look “silly” or “be judged” as I think so many have felt in other places. There are all levels of clients in the gym, and I have never felt out of place, even though I’ve never really done a lot of lifting before. Most of all, the team practices what they preach. You can see that they are passionate about their work and their lifestyle, and I think that’s one of the many reasons why they are so good at what they do.
I went to pick up my gown in July, and am so proud to say that when I put it on, I actually loved myself and how I looked. Am I where I want to be? No, not yet. I still have a lot of work to do. But to feel beautiful and confident for the biggest day of my life is truly a gift, and Hallie is responsible for giving me that gift. Coming from the person who has tried it all, I’m a client for life – and I can’t wait to see what else we can accomplish together!