I did have a gym membership in the past, but there was never anyone there to motivate or encourage me to keep pushing myself. My experience with Sharon has been great. Joining her Boot Camp and MET classes was one of the smartest decisions I have made recently. I am proud of myself and my accomplishments, and I can not wait to see what the future holds.
Even with a few knee/hamstring problems, I have been able to attend class as Sharon has helped me modify the workouts. This is one of the main reasons I like working with Sharon. She really knows her clients and helps them meet their goals by working through small setbacks like injuries. I decided that I also needed help with my diet. I started following her meal planning. I have lost 40 lbs., dropped 7.3% bodyfat, and lowered my BMI by 5.6 points. Sharon is a great overall motivator.
Before working with Sharon, I tried Weight Watchers, the Atkins diet, and others which would give me very short term results but then I would go back to the old way of eating. This left me having trouble being energized, clothes would feel tight unless I upped the sizes with new ones, I had lower self esteem, and was always self-conscious of my weight. With Sharon's fitness and nutrition program, in just 5+ weeks, I have lost 20 pounds and 10-1/2"! I feel great and have reached a weight of under 200 pounds for the 1st time in at least 20 years. I have energy and feel great about myself. I’m not self-conscious about how I look, not afraid to wear tighter fitting clothes, and I also feel great all day long with energy to burn!
I am 49 years old and the mother of three teenagers: 19, 17, and 14. Four years ago I was at my highest weight ever. I had worked with personal trainers at two different gyms, taken aerobics, tried kick-boxing, running, walking, home workouts, and spinning. Then I met Sharon. The first day of Boot Camp I could barely do the “warm-up”. I couldn’t do a push up and had no core strength. After working with Sharon for almost two years, I can run a mile without stopping, perform different kinds of push ups, and have dropped several more pounds. I like that Sharon addresses our diet as well as our workout. Knowing what I know now, I would have started this years ago. I'm so thankful to Sharon!
I am 54 years old, married with two grown sons and I work 50+ hours a week. I was already seeing the results from Metabolic Explosion Training class and decided to ask for help with nutrition. Prior to working with Sharon, I had tried Atkins, online Weight Watchers, and calorie counting with Fitness Pal but none worked in the long-term. This Meal Planning works because there are guidelines that make sense. It takes into consideration your activity level along with reasonable goals. What is the best part about working with Sharon? She is very supportive through MET and the Meal Planning. Even when you are having difficulty, she is a cheerleader. What is the worst part about working with Sharon? She is invested in your success so if you are looking for flexibility/leniency, she will not make it easy for you. It is still your choice but no absolution here! I wish I started the Meal Planning sooner. I like the way I feel and look - the best I have felt in years!
Susan lost 20 lbs. and 18" while learning the skills not only to lose the weight but how to keep it off.
Before working with Sharon, I had hit a plateau that I could not overcome, causing me to continue trying different things with little to no success. Sharon’s program has helped me get back on track and set aside dedicated time for me. I have found that I now enjoy evening workouts. I'm a morning person and working out on the evening had always been a struggle. If I could talk with others who are facing the same struggles and frustrations that I was, I would say to find someone to get you going, like Sharon. Be patient with yourself and trust the process. In 12 weeks, I have lost 10 lbs. and 16", and my biggest win so far is liking my appearance more!
I went shopping yesterday for clothes for Spring Break. I knew my size 10 shorts from last summer probably wouldn't fit so I took a 6 and an 8 into the dressing room. They were both too big! I had lost 10"! In the past I had done Jazzercise and walking – neither gave me major changes. That was when I signed up for Boot Camp and Metabolic Explosion Training classes. Soon after I added Meal Planning. So far I have lost about 22 lbs. and dropped from a size 10 to a 4. I can see a difference in my arms, legs, booty, and stomach. I have more energy, strength, and I feel good about how I look. I have also met a lot of really nice people in the classes. I wish I had done it earlier! Sharon is committed to help her clients succeed. She gives me the support I need when I need it, and she works with me on my crazy schedule to make it work for me. She always challenges me to do more to make my body stronger and better. Thank you, Sharon, for all the support you’ve given me to help me to continue to reach my goal.
I asked for Meal Planning because I wanted to learn how to better fuel my body. Before I felt tired and bloated. Since following the Meal Planning I feel more energetic and less bloated. Preparing the food was much easier than I thought it would be. My stomach feels less flabby. I would recommend this to others because it is a great tool to learn how to fuel your body. It teaches you to create well balanced meals and snacks.
During the Transformation Challenge, I learned more about planning meals. It makes a big difference, as I lost 21 lbs. and 8.75"!
I think your online nutrition program is great, especially for someone that doesn't live in Cincinnati. The app is great for knowing what is on my meal plan and letting me track my weight. The bi-weekly check in works great. It allows enough time to see progress but isn't so frequent that I obsess over measurements and the scale. And you are always very responsive to email questions when I have them. I can't believe I'm almost a year in and I'm keeping the weight off. I'm not even getting on the scale much anymore because I can tell by how my clothes are fitting that I'm doing okay. It keeps me from focusing too much on a number that might fluctuate from week to week. I even bought this year's swim suits already - in a size 6! Last year I was a 10/12. I say thumbs up! You're doing a great job reaching clients that you might never (or rarely) see in person.
learned that portion control is so important during the Transformation Challenge. Meal planning made it much easier to stick with the plan during the week. 6 weeks was a perfect time frame. I lost 8.6 lbs. and 8.8"!
In just 6 weeks, Jim B. lost 23 lbs. and 16.5", winning the Transformation Challenge he and his co-workers undertook.
In just 8 weeks, Adam V. lost 9 lbs. and 7 1/2" while still going out and spending time with friends. The meal planning app had the foods he liked and kept him feeling satisfied, never deprived.
I have a before and after pic of my midsection. I took the before about three months ago right before I started taking Sharon's protein powder and the after, I took last night after Boot Camp. I just wanted to share how taking your Boot Camp and MET Classes combined with taking the protein are really facilitating awesome results! Even though its only been three months I feel fantastic and can't wait for what the next three months have in store.
Teresa lost 24 lbs. and 21 1/2" following an easy-to-use meal plan that has become her new lifestyle.
Prior to working with Sharon, I tried Weight Watchers and trendy workout videos at home but none of them really worked. I had lost some weight but had a hit a plateau. I began taking Boot Camp with Sharon, and soon after, started her meal planning. I found her it was more than enough food to keep me satisfied and there's quite a bit of variety included. A little over a year ago, I was prediabetic and it was hard to control my asthma. My A1C number is now in the normal range and my asthma is much more manageable. I also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which can cause a lot of health issues but since losing weight, most of my symptoms have disappeared. Now, I can run faster and longer than I used to. I completed my second ever 5k, shaving 10 minutes off of my time. I have so much more energy and I can keep up with my busy boys. I went from a size 20 to an 8/10. Now I can fit my entire body in one leg of my old jeans.
My name is Michelle Ellis and I’m a recovering food alcoholic. I have been working with Sharon for a full year now mostly in Personal Training, but recently in MET class too. I found my first day with Sharon to be challenging but rewarding. I was glad she was not hesitant or reluctant to help me. Fast forward one year and I have lost 50 lbs. My everyday life is forever changed for the better! I’m stronger and more flexible. I was very close to be being a full-fledged diabetic and now my A1C is in a non-pre-diabetic range. My blood pressure is completely under control with less medication. The best thing about working with Sharon is that she is always on time and always prepared. She is completely committed to her profession. In the past I tried a lot of quick fixes – lose 20 pounds but then gained 30. I used her Online Nutrition Coaching app and it gave me a great guideline to follow. I never understood what people meant when they said they made a lifestyle change but now I get it!
I passed the fitness test!
I was referred to Sharon for her success in helping others. I had three weeks to pass a fitness test for entry into the police department.
My goal was to do 25 push ups in a minute, 18 sit ups in a minute, a 60 second 300 meter sprint, run an 18 minute mile and a half, and bench press 75% of my bodyweight.
After working with Sharon for 3 weeks, I completed 25 push ups in a minute, 18 sit ups in a minute, a 58 second 300 meter sprint, ran a mile and a half in 17:15 minutes, and bench pressed 83% of my bodyweight.
I feel great! She is great to work with!