In December of 2014, I had come to a point where I knew I had to make a change in my life. I was depressed, unhappy, feeling not wanted…I was broken. Things just seemed to keep going from bad to worse. The final straw for me was waking in the middle of the night confused as to why my chest hurt, being afraid, and thinking I can’t be having a heart attack, I’m only 45.
A few days following tests, I contacted a friend of mine who I had seen such an amazing transition in and who is also a client at Absolute-U-Fitness. She recommended trying out a free session, and gave me Brian Quinlisk (the owner, and a personal trainer) name.
At first, I wasn’t sure I could do this, but I knew I needed to at least try. I needed to do this for my family. I had concerns of course, especially when it came to some of my medical background. However, after discussing those concerns with Brian, he had put together a workout plan that best suited me.
I’ve gone to gyms before, and they never seemed to stick. I would have excuse after excuse on why I couldn’t get there, or do certain exercises.
Absolute-U-Fitness was the perfect place for me. Each of the personal trainers who work there; work hard with each of their clients, and you see that when you first walk in the door. They care for their clients health and well-being. You see the hard work, laughter, fun, and always the encouragement with each individual they work with.
I choose to work with Brian Quinlisk as a personal trainer, and for me it was the best and only choice. I needed my trainer to hold me accountable for showing up, for working my hardest, and then some. I needed him to let me know when I was slacking, and when I did a good job. There is no “I can’t” attitude. Each session with Brian brought new challenges, and gave me a new focus to what I needed to achieve.
A friend just recently told me that they were happy to see the “smile and sparkle” in my eyes, because it had not been present for such a long time.
January 2015, I began, training, working out, and changing my eating habits. Since that time, I have lost a total of 43.5 lbs, 7 dress sizes, and the emotional stress that it came with.
I don’t know where I would be today, without Absolute-U-Fitness, or the incredible personal trainer, Brian Quinlisk, who I have the privilege to train with.
Today, I am happy, healthy, feel younger, and more energetic. It’s an incredible feeling of accomplishment when you see the way your life changes; when you just take that first step. Thank you for helping me save my life (new and improved).