She started lifting weights, and her partner noticed this
I was delighted to receive this thank you card from a long time client recently – “Thank you Angie….. You changed my life!”.
This client went on to say – “I’m not really sure what it is, but I’m not only physically stronger… I just feel like, I can say what I’m thinking more now too…. My partner actually said recently he would think twice now before disagreeing with me on things, because I’m a little more forward. Even when I see people out and about now I just feel way more confident.”
That to me was amazing.
We’re not talking about picking fights or arguments with people for the sake of it. We’re talking about a woman who seems to have grown in more ways than the muscle mass she’s developed.
An already highly intelligent person who now feels more confident and comfortable in saying things how she may see them, or perhaps putting her own feelings to the forefront more.
5 years ago I could not have predicted that someone would tell me this, I wouldn’t have imagined it!
This particular lady started with me as a PT client maybe 18 months to 2 years ago. We did the basics, regained some core strength and basic movements. Then I introduced her to lifting, in a way appropriate for where she was currently.
(side note: another famous quote from this client – “you’re definitely not like the PT I expected when I started looking for one”….. interpret that how you will lol)
Eventually she “graduated” to group classes when I suggested she was more than capable to do so, and didn’t need to pay for PT for me to hold her hand forever.
Just quietly, I suspect the influence of some of the other clients in our small and private HIRT sessions has rubbed off 😉
Other side effects include – increased physical capability, toned triceps, better posture and a beaming smile!
Just had to share, because I know there are many of you out there who could benefit in similar ways, you just need to take that first step. And that’s what I’m here for!
But don’t take my word for it, I’d love to hear from others out there with a similar experience – what has lifting weights done for you?