A Trainer's Promise...

 

I DO NOT promise to make you look like the cover model on Oxygen Magazine or like a star in the latest Hollywood Blockbuster...I DO promise to help you feel CONFIDENT and PROUD enough of your body to flaunt it like a starlet/model WITHOUT photoshop.

I DO NOT promise that you will lose the last 20 lbs in 12 weeks...I DO promise to help you be leaner, stronger, healthier, and more mobile in 12 weeks, and 16 weeks, and 52 weeks. See the pattern here. 12 weeks is not the answer. And shedding body fat, gaining muscle, and tightening/toning is not the same as losing weight. And when it comes down to it, if I could promise you a body tomorrow that you love more than today does the number on the scale REALLY matter? I do not promise you will lose weight, but I DO promise that if you trust the process we can make you more AWESOME than you already are!

I DO NOT promise to give you back the body you had before kids or the one you played hockey with in highschool...I do promise to give you a body that allows you to be active with your kids or continue to participate in activities you enjoy for as long as you enjoy it! Remember, the past is not always better so stop trying to recreate it. Let's aspire to be BETTER than our past. Taking care of your body now will create a BETTER future! 

I DO NOT promise to know what is the perfect exercise or nutrition program for your body...I DO promise that I will pay attention and listen to what your body is telling me so that I can help you see progress towards your goals. As our bodies change so does our exercise and nutritional needs and I promise to continue educating myself so that I can offer you the best knowledge and practices possible for you to see the results you want in a safe and effective manner that YOU ENJOY and that is MANAGEABLE in YOUR life.

I do not promise that the changes you need to make will be easy...I DO promise that if you trust the process and takes steps every day that are health conscious and goal oriented it will make living every day of the rest of your life easier.

I do not promise you will like me or agree with me all the time...I DO promise that I care about your thoughts, feelings, goals, progress, and success and will do my best to compromise in ways that will still be beneficial to your goals and give you educated reasoning for the decisions I make as your trainer. But at the end of the day, I will be honest with you and will not sugar coat the truth when I think you need to hear it, even if you don't agree or like me at the time. And I DO promise to always do it with a SMILE!

I do not promise to have the answer to all the questions you may have...I DO promise that if I do not know the answer I WILL find out. As a professional in this industry the more I learn the more I realize I don't know and the more I realize I want to know. However, I understand that there is always someone who knows MORE or knows BETTER and I will not let my ego keep me from asking so that I can give you the BEST answer there is.

Training is my passion and I think about my members and my clients like an extension of my family. And I promise to take care of you in the best way I know how. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I cannot wait for what the New Year has to bring our Back Alley Fitness family! 

ALLY