When I first met Ant at the gym, I was terrified of him. He always smiled, was polite and engaging. His sheer fitness, and what he does with other clients had me quaking in my boots.
I am not the normal run of the mill client, but have all the same necessary needs - loose weight, get your health back .. But how do you do this when your body is in 24/7 pain. I have cocktails of pain meds, and my resilience to life has dwindled to a shadow of my former self. Due to major trauma, I developed PTSD and fibromyalgia.
Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. When that trauma leads to posttraumatic stress disorder, damage may involve physical changes inside the brain and to brain chemistry, which changes the person's response to future stress. No exercise was going to convince my mental stats that my pain will reduce. Everything I did, made everything worse.
Catch: my PT (personal trainer) had to reduce is hours in training and consequently left the gym. I still am grateful for all he has done.
thank you. I approached Ammy after high recommendations, she was happy to take me on, but persuaded me that Ant would be better suited for me as he greater integrated knowledge in regards to rehab.
Only last year did I have a complete shoulder replacement. Not one bone in that area is mine, only metal and plastic. I have not used my shoulder, or my arm for nine years At my first session, I was frank, and mentioned how I felt. Terrified.
He just smiled. His motivation and belief was for the two of us. I was stunned how he could keep me going when I had nothing to give. Ant has succeeded in something that I didn't dream of. Believing.
Thanks to him and Ammy. I am moving, using and gaining strength daily. I am doing martial art moves I thought I never be able to do again. I am completely off my cocktail of painkillers, despite still having a major journey in front of me - my hurdles are becoming less.
I have joined Ammy weight loss challenge, beginning next week. I am fired up.
I know that I could not do this on my own - they were there every step of the way.
A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client's strengths and weaknesses - do you want to have the best?
Don't look any further. Both Ammy and Ant have embraced me into their 'family', I am honoured and feel that I belong .. They are there all the way, for me .. For others .. And for you.