My mission is to assist people in the pursuit of health and fitness. I am dedicated to providing my customers with current and pertinent information on fitness and nutrition. My uniquely designed programs are catered towards each individual, with my commitment to the highest standards of personal service.
I joined the fitness world in the year of 2001, at 21 years old. Up until this point, I had played basketball and baseball, but never lifted weights or even been inside a lifting facility. I was 130 pounds, and very unhappy about it – I had always been teased about being skinny and small.
One day, I walked into a gym. I wanted to change my life through fitness, but I had no clue what I was going to do or how to do it – no devised plan whatsoever. After about three
years of working out without much direction, I began to study training styles and began reading personal training manuals. I got deeper into nutrition, learning why the body needs certain things and how different foods affected the body in different ways.
Once I learned these serious training and nutrition principles, I started putting all of what I learned together, and my body really started to change. Before, I was severely over-training, not taking in enough food, not drinking enough water, not getting enough rest. All those things are vital for progress!
Over the years, I went from 130 lbs of skin and bones to 167 lbs at 3.9% bodyfat. I have bulked up to 208 lbs and cut back down to 178 lbs at 4% bodyfat. I learned how to do all of this through lots of research, and trial and error. I lived it.
On Oct 27,2012, I decided to take a shot at competing in the NPC Middleweight Class. I trained for 13 weeks
for this show, I came in tight and dry at 171 lbs on the day of weigh ins.
I ended up not placing in novice, the novice class was a weight range from 165-186 lbs. I just got out muscled there.
However I entered the open Middle Weight class as well and ended up taking 4th there.
This was an amazing experience and one that I will not allow to be my last, I will compete again in the NPC in 2013.
What I aim to do for my clients is to take all the guesswork out of it, so you will not make the same mistakes I did. You will have all the information before you so that you can begin your transformation immediately, do it the right way, and progress much faster than I ever did. I understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle – we all have loved ones that bring the desire to live as long as we possibly can! Fitness is the key to longevity.
At this time, I hold a Personal Training Certificate via Expert Rating, and am currently working on more specialized certifications in this area. Read on to
learn about Charlotte Quillen, who I have been working with for over 6 years. We aren’t just a trainer/client combo or a trainer team – we are a family with a daughter who is the light of our lives.
I started my fitness journey in 2008. Before I became a mother, I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle. At the time, I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten, but I was about 30 pounds overweight before I became pregnant. During my pregnancy I gained about 35 pounds, taking me close to 200 pounds. I was miserable, really a shell of a person who had no idea who they were. After having my daughter, I started going to the gym with Steve, but my eating was still far from ideal. Although I lost most of the baby weight, my progress stalled quickly and I became frustrated and slacked off.
About this time, Steve started up his online business, www.fitnesspoynters.com, and I started to take my fitness life seriously. I began a workout and meal plan and it literally changed my life. since then I have been following a plan from Fitnesspoynters.com at all times, no matter what my goals are at the time. I have gained quality lean muscle and dropped body fat. I am still going strong and now live and breathe this lifestyle. I cherish my health, and assist Steve in helping others achieve their fitness goals which is the most rewarding things I could imagine doing with my life.
After contemplating for a long time, I decided to enter a figure competition, the 2012 Tricky Jackson Classic. I followed a 13 week competition plan from Fitnesspoynters and placed 1st in my class. I am so happy I finally took that leap and didn’t let the fear of failure hold me back any longer. If there is one thing you will learn while working with us, I hope it’s just that: Don’t let fear hold you back. It takes courage to trust someone online to help you, and to take that first step in making your purchase. Hold on to that courage throughout your
journey and you will
be amazed at what you can accomplish.
I look forward to working with you all, come join us and let’s get you in the best shape of you life!
“Here is a little something I wrote up one day, there was a lot of feedback from it so I thought I would continue to share it.
When you want something in life to happen, why does a person sit back and think it’s magically going to happen?
I think we all have goals in life and I think if this is true, we should all get out and do whatever is necessary to reach that goal we have set for ourselves.
Sure things are hard, boring and sometimes just make you feel as though you are dying but who cares, once you push through whatever that obstacle is, you will soon learn that you have it in you to make it to that goal you have set for yourself.
It’s easy to sit back and think of every reason not to get started, most of us have been there and done that but I find the easiest thing to do is sit the bullshit excuses to the side and just focus on that goal and know that you are worth it, you have it in you to get the job done to obtain that goal.
Sometimes we gotta block out negativity, sometimes we have to put family and friends to the side, after all, who are you living for? Yourself or family or friends?
Those that truly love you will support you and encourage you in whatever you do in life, those that hate on you and try to pull you down are only doing it because they don’t have it inside themselves to do what is necessary for them to hit that goal that we all know they once set for themselves .
You live once, get up and go after whatever you want in life, all things are possible for the determined, driven and committed.”