So in November 2018 I was approached by Kyle who runs Defined Physique Fitness to start training with him, to achieve my fitness goals.
Naturally, I jumped to the opportunity and started training immediately.
I’ve had a few experiences with personal trainers before, but never with one who is as dedicated to my personal goals as Kyle.
In our first session, he tested my fitness levels and asked me to identify the areas of my body I’d like to work on.
I’ll share them with you, because I like you:
- my arms are one of the most obvious areas on my body that show weight gain. I also have the upper body strength of a new born baby. I used to have great arms, so I’d just like to get them back to looking toned and strong.
- I’d also like to work at losing some belly fat and getting myself back to flat tummy vibes
- While I’m glad I’ve finally got a bit of a booty, I’d like to tone it and firm it a bit more.
- My legs are very strong but they could use some toning -I’d also like to try and eliminate cellulite through exercise.
Here’s what I used to look like:
So the goal is to try and find a happy medium between what I look like now and what I looked like then- because I like things about both my bodies. I’ve felt very insecure lately about my body because I’ve picked up a bit of weight, but through this fitness journey and working out, I’m slowly regaining my confidence and starting to love my body and all the amazing things it can do.
It’s easy to be body-positive when you can fit into anything in the store, I’m trying to love my body in every shape and form it may take.
Working with Kyle has helped me push past my limits, he’s always in the gym with me saying, “just one more rep, Nadine” – and that’s the type of push someone like me needs. Our workouts are focused on what I want to achieve but Kyle also knows that I have to perform 6-7 shows a week which requires me to dance, so he gives me workouts that don’t leave me too fatigued afterwards.
Here’s a few examples of workouts we’ve done this far:
I’ve already started to look a bit more toned and people have pointed out the difference in my body- but nothing can compare to the confidence I’ve gained over the past few months. And for that I’ll always be thankful.
If you’re looking for a trainer who is dedicated to your goals and helping you achieve them, give Kyle a call on +27 74 247 1352 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training takes place in Pinelands in a private gym, so you don’t have any muscle guys laughing at you while you’re struggling to do a push up (trust me, the struggle is real!)
I’ll be posting some update pics in a few weeks, so watch this space!
Until next time,