When I started working with Tim Ives I was convinced that I could not lose weight or get into shape, that it was hopeless, that nothing could be done, and that this is what I would have to live with for the rest of my life. I was so out of shape that rapidly walking up a flight of stairs made me feel like I was going to pass out; if I went shopping at more than two stores I would be exhausted for the rest of the day. I came to Tim when the recovery from a broken leg forced me to admit how poor my health was and how out of shape I truly was. I knew that Tim was the right trainer for me when he agreed to work with me, even with a broken leg, by starting with upper body exercises.
Tim helped me understand that exercise by itself is not enough to lose weight and that a proper diet is also necessary. He has provided meal plans, which jumpstarts my weight loss when it plateaus, and he keeps me accountable by asking about my progress from week to week. This accountability helps keep me focused on my weight loss goal.
Starting with a trainer I wasn't sure what to expect. I was concerned that I would be judged for my weight, my size, and my lack of physical fitness. I was worried for nothing! Tim was very patient and encouraging with me and I never felt uncomfortable or inadequate. He took the time to find out what my goals were and to make my workouts interesting, challenging and achievable. Looking back at where I started I can see how far I've come. I can do things I never thought I could do! I can keep up with my friends who walk really, really fast; I can do push-ups, bench press, run a mile non-stop, and do 40-second planks (during my last training session)! To date, I have lost 85 pounds, 25+ inches, 5 dress sizes, and a huge double chin! I have much more energy and feel so much better throughout the day.
If you are looking for a trainer that will help you achieve your goals I highly recommend The Body Project. Tim has a positive can-do attitude, he is skilled at designing workouts to attain desired results, and best of all – he has the ability to make you believe in yourself! If you would have told me back in March 2013 that I would have lost as much weight and be in the physical condition that I am now I would not have believed you. If you're at all on the fence about starting a personal training program, take my word for it, you will have no regrets.