Hi everyone, my name is Danielle Glynn and Rob has asked me to share my story and journey at Heavyweights Training Center.
I’ll first start with a back round about myself. I am currently 20 years old, and working as an office assistant at the Health Sciences Center. I have always been fairly active growing up, involved with a lot of sports during my school years, and continued to stay fairly active afterwards as well. With this being said, staying “fairly active” wasn’t good enough for me. I got to witness my sister going through the RNC training at Memorial University and she was in the best shape of her life. She definitely inspired me to be in the best shape I could be.
Before joining Heavyweights, I was going to the gym 4-5 times a week, running and running, and wasn’t seeing any results, at this point I started to become very uncomfortable with my body. To the point where I wouldn’t go swimming because I was too afraid to wear a bikini, I would wear all baggy clothes, and just overall have a low self-esteem. Not only did this affect me, but it also affected a lot of people around me. I just wasn’t myself and I was desperate to fix that.
Then I seen Samm Taylor on my Facebook and saw all the fun she was having, and the awesome results she was getting from being at Heavyweights and said I must give this a try. So I dragged a friend with me and we tried the 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Program with Carla Ramsay. Bright and early 6AM. It was the most fun I ever had while working out and sweating my A$$ off. From that point on I was addicted!!!!
Carla made it so fun for all of us; I joined the very next 21 day program, same time and same coach. I was so proud of myself for sticking with the program, because before these programs I couldn’t even drag myself out of bed to go to work, let alone drag myself out of bed to do a 6AM workout but Carla made it so fun and rewarding that I couldn’t wait for Tuesday and Thursday to walk in that gym and walk out feeling like a million bucks.
After seeing the results that the 21 day programs were giving me Carla recommended that I do the 42 day program. At first I was really hesitant because I wasn’t quite confident enough to start lifting weights but I said the hell with it and tried the StrongHer program. It was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. It was the best 42 days, and I met such great people. Steph, Sam, and Danielle (the coaches) were absolutely amazing. They were always there to cheer us on and made sure we were doing the best we could. I was just so happy at the gym, it was definitely my getaway.. my “happy place” as I like to call it. At one point Danielle had to sit me down and have a serious conversation with me about smiling and laughing while lifting weights because it was dangerous and always meant that I could lift more if I was smiling. After this conversation I went back to my dumbbell press, wiped the smile off my face and got in focus… I lifted an extra 20lbs more than I thought I could. So this goes to show the coaches are always looking out for us, pushing us to do the very best we can do.
Another great thing I loved about the StrongHer program was the confidence and happiness you could see in all the girls faces. The energy in the gym from everyone cheering each other on is just something I could never put into words. I would seriously get goosebumps when I would see another one of the girls beat the PB or accomplish something they thought they couldn’t do. We were all in it together and I loved that. When I went to Grad Day after the StrongHer program was over, I got on the scale and I had officially lost 20lbs since joining Heavyweights! I was SO happy and rewarded myself with an ice cold beer from Rob. =)
So, as you can tell my journey at Heavyweights has been absolutely amazing. I am gaining more and more confidence after every program I do at Heavyweights and doing things I never thought I was able to do. I no longer have to drag myself out of bed or have to feel afraid to put on a bikini.
Now I am happy and more confident than I ever was and definitely wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help from everyone at Heavyweights. I would highly recommend ANYONE who wants to feel better about themselves, get stronger, have more confidence, and be in the best shape of their lives to join this gym!! I promise you won’t regret it!
Thank you for everything you do Rob, you are changing more and more lives everyday, and in every aspect of their life.
Danielle Glynn. =)
Way to go Danielle! Amazing story and you did a great job.
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