Client of the Week Personal Trainer

Client of the Week – Lauren Shagla-McKotch


It was in January of this year that I found Jada Blitz. I had gained ten pounds back out of the sixty-five I had lost over the last year and a half, I was struggling with my nutrition, and I felt I had hit a plateau in my training. I had no idea when I walked through the doors of Jada Blitz that my answer was inside and I would have a life changing experience.

After my consultation with Justin I knew at that moment that he was the answer to all my problems, the biggest one being my nutrition. Justin started by educating me in macronutrients and why it is so important to have a well balanced diet of all three. I am not going to lie, at first I was extremely overwhelmed and thought there was absolutely no way I could count my macros and be successful at it. Even though I had my doubts, Justin did not. He worked with me through all my nutrition questions and had constant faith that I would be able to do this on my own eventually. I can happily say seven months later that counting macros has been the best thing for me. It has given me a way to live my life and look at food in a completely different way. I still email Justin weekly questions, or ask for advice on what I should do in certain situations and he always takes the time to respond and work with me to continue to reach my goals.

As for my personal trainer I could not have found a better match. It was during the end of my grueling consultation workout, just as I thought we were done Justin told me to do a minute wall sit. I got up against the wall and took my sitting position, which was not up to par, and Justin called me out telling me to get lower. It was then as I was sitting there legs shaking, that he looked at me and said, “I can tell you are an extremely hard worker, you just need someone to push you and I am going to push you.” From that moment on, he has not stopped pushing me to be the best I can be and to challenge me even when I think I am not capable, in both my nutrition and training.

I cannot begin to thank him enough for all that he has done for me and continues to do. Jada Blitz has given me the support I need to keep me on track when life happens. I went to Europe for four weeks and working with Justin prior to leaving I had gotten down to losing 20+pounds, hitting an overall low of 80 pounds down from my heaviest. I remember having such anxiety about leaving because I knew that I would gain weight while I was over there and almost didn’t want to go anymore because I wanted to continue on the path I was going with my weight loss. Again, Justin was my voice of reason and told me that it’s ok to live your life, not everything is always as we want it but we shouldn’t let certain worries or fears stop us from doing things we love. He also said that not to worry, he would have my back for when I returned. And he was right, I had an amazing time, I over indulged and I did gain weight, but when I came back, he was here ready to reassess my goals and get me back to where I want to be.

Working with Justin I not only have a personal trainer, I have a mentor and friend that gives me 110% no matter what else he has going on in his life. I have such great respect for all that he has done and is doing. This goes for the other trainers there as well, each and everyone puts all the blood, sweat and tears they have into helping others. Jada Blitz is truly like no other gym; from the second Tucker laid his head on my foot on the turf, I knew I was home.

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    You look wonderful! I would like to know more.

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