Hearing your alarm at 5:30am to signal a training session isn’t always “music to your ears,” but knowing your trainer is waiting for you at the gym and an active six-year-old is waiting for you at home are two reasons to keep you motivated, according to three-year FSP client, Ray Black.
“I would have quit a long time ago without the benefit of a trainer,” said Black. “I’ve always been able to count on quality trainers at FSP, including the occasional training session from Ben Fairchild himself. Everyone is exceptional, focus on my specific needs, and are current on all training trends to enhance my opportunity for success.”
“Ray has a very busy schedule, as most of our clients do, but he has always found a way to consistently make it to the gym and stay up to date with his training even if he has to miss a few sessions due to work and other obligations,” said Steven Hamner, Black’s trainer.
Black was very active during his high school and college years but after having children, his fitness began to slack. It wasn’t until his oldest son began working with Fairchild that he got interested again in making strength training an important part of his routine.
“I got tired of being out of shape,” Black noted. “I like to play golf and found that my body, especially my back, did not respond well to all the torque created by a golf swing. I decided to try and get into shape again to help combat the back pain and general deterioration due to age.”
“Throughout the course of Ray’s training, we have focused on different training attributes such as posture, mobility, cardio, fat loss, and most recently, strength gains,” said Hamner. “His performance on the golf course has improved as he has gotten stronger and able to produce more force.”
Choosing the healthier food options is still a work in progress for Black, but the boost in self-confidence and consistency in his workout program keeps him on the right track.
“Being dedicated and consistent with my workout program has made me feel better physically, which has also translated to feeling better at work and at home,” said Black. “I enjoy the sense of accomplishment at the end of each session.”
Black still has some weight loss goals he wants to reach, and if he follows his own advice, he will be sure to reach those goals.
“Set a goal and stick with it first for a few weeks, then for a few months, and before you know it, your goals become integrated into your daily life.”
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