My confidence and smile are back. I feel great!!
Proper State of Mind…
I started working with Ashleigh at the beginning of April, 2015. I had been inthe gym since my 46th birthday in late February of that same year; the reasons for going back were simple… I recently turned another year older; I was out of shape and going downhill physically, as well as mentally. And to top it off, 3 of my friends called me fat….
I have always had a sports background. I like endurance training and sports such as long distance cycling and running. But the further I went down the path I was on, the more I started disliking those activities that I once loved and made me happy.
I started working out with an old program that I had some success with 6 years prior that helped me lose 40 pounds and gave me the strength to run a half marathon and complete a double century. This time, after a month or so, I simply wanted help. That is when I approached Ashleigh.
“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” Morihei Ueshiba
I love this quote, as it describes the transformation I am experiencing. Ashleigh’s training methods are quite unique from what I have seen in the past. She listens to your goals, helps you achieve them, and she cares about your well being; both in and outside of the gym.
The reason I love the quote is because of the changes I am experiencing. Ashleigh’s training has been to work with movements that place the body in the proper alignment which develops a good stance and posture. I am gaining strength. I am putting on and taking off inches in the proper areas, but the biggest change has come to my posture. I can actually feel the difference in the position of my shoulders, back and hips (No more Sciatic Nerve issue in my leg!).
All of this is leading to a “proper state of mind.” My confidence and smile are back. I feel great!! I always tell Ashleigh “thank you” and “she is a God send” and in typical Ashleigh fashion she tells me I’m the one doing the work, but without her help and guidance, I would not be at the place I am now.
“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”