Transformation Story of The Week: Jamie Powers

Here's another fitness inspiration - a reminder that nothing is impossible if you put your heart and mind into it. I hope as you read this testimony from Jamie, you will be inspired to get moving, get on to the right path of fitness and health. 

I found Jennifer on my search to connect with kick boxing classes, which I had enjoyed prior to moving back to the Broward County area. I was reluctant, feeling as if it wasn't what I was looking for, and hesitant to commit. I worked out for a few months, only to find my way back to the couch, where I was most comfortable.  Finances were my excuse, and the justification as to why I simply couldn't work out.

Approximately a year and a half ago, I reached out to Jennifer for a second time, in desperation to get my toosh off the couch. I had gained weight, had a lowered self-esteem, and my moods were less than stable. Working out has always been a difficult thing for me to maintain; however, I had always felt that it was a great way for me to manage my mood and feel good about myself.

I struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I had done diet plans after diet plans, and it always seemed that when I would loose 5lbs I would gain 10lbs. I had finally made the commitment to put myself first. Working out with Jennifer has helped me emotionally, mentally, and physically. She has supported me in making the biggest decision in my life, having the vertical sleeve gastrectomy on August 12th, 2016. She helped me with my diet and my work out plan during the preparation phase, along with meeting me in the mornings to do extra cardio (holding me accountable to my commitment to myself).

Since having had the surgery, and getting back into the gym, I have lost 70lbs. Although my journey has just begun, and there are many more pounds that I will fight to loose, I know without a doubt that Jennifer will be by my side supporting my efforts. She is helping me to overcome my extreme hatred for CARDIO! She is pushing me to reach the goals that I have set for myself, even when I want to give up. She meets me where I am at, and pulls me up to where I need to be. This is why I couldn't think of a better way to make the commitment to myself to lose the weight, keep it off, and gain a sense of self confidence I never knew I could. - Jamie Powers