“Robin and Aaron have created something really exceptional at Stone Brook Strength. Since I started only 4 months ago I have gained strength, mobility, energy, motivation and a new confidence in what I can achieve. The personal training sessions with Aaron are easily the highlight of my week. (Even though I whine!) PT is absolutely worth it, some days it’s the best cure for any stress! Robin’s energy creates crazy positive vibes through the whole place! Not once have I encountered attitude from anyone- just high fives and encouragement. I am grateful for their professionalism, patience, extensive knowledge and their dynamic team of coaches! It’s been a total game changer for me.”
*Kelsey’s 1 YEAR GYM-AVERSARY UPDATE* Started as a member June 5th, 2019 (Started Nutrition July 18th, 2019)
“I just started. Because I had to start somewhere. I walked into the gym last year and asked Aaron for help. I was so skeptical and did not want to spend the money at all. But I had goals, I was stuck, and ultimately I trusted him. I did my foundations classes with Liz, all the while determined I would never be ‘that gym fanatic’ (#irony) but I was going to just lose a little weight and work on some of my goals. The barbell intrigued me but the trust in the coaches was the most important thing.
Looking back now I can’t believe where I started. I can’t believe it took me 15 years, my entire adult life, of being overweight to finally put my ego aside and learn. There were times that I wanted to quit because I felt defeated. I thought everyone else was in better shape than me. Burpees nearly ended me. I could not imagine a fit and healthy version of myself. I was nervous when I started classes with strangers. I did not hire a nutrition coach in the beginning because I thought it was a waste of money. Two months in I was loving the workouts and gym community, and I was starting to feel my body change but I had gained 2 Lbs, when the whole point was to get healthier! So I took the key step and hired a nutrition coach. Game changer!
So what’s ‘The Secret’? No Excuses! No Excuses doesn’t mean doing everything to the max and working out so hard you could hurt yourself while eating nothing but dry vegetables and plain chicken. That’s ridiculous. No Excuses means realizing that everyone is busy, nobody has extra money to spend, everyone has barriers, and you are not so special that your barriers are any more difficult than anyone else.
My coach gave me small steps, one at a time, and I was never asked to do anything that I was not capable of. I relied on the coaches completely. I am not on a diet, nor will I ever be, but I can spot a carb, protein, or fat a mile away. I take rest days when my body tells me to, I do active recovery, I binge watch Netflix, drink too much some times, and I love me some wings. I stretch. I do the work. Balance. Discipline. Freedom.
Everything in my life is better. Everything from travelling, to house chores, to my work, to relationships, to confidence, to lifestyle is immeasurably better.
It’s the best thing I ever did and I love setting new goals and look forward to crushing them!
I’ve lost about 50Lbs and 14% body fat, by the way.
This whole journey has impacted my life so much. it means so much to me in so many ways that it’s hard to put into words. I feel unstoppable.
My husband started lifting too and is already seeing major results, and the girls finished foundations and I can’t wait to start classes with them too!
Stone Brook Strength Member