Monthly Archives: April 2014

Maria’s Transformation Story

When I first walked into Catherine Gordon Studio, I had no idea this place was going to be so much fun!  From the very first Zumba class, to trying out Turbulence Training,  and then Maria b 3 4:9 Maria after 2 4:9entering the Total Transformation contest…this has been a life-altering experience for me.  For the last 12 weeks, I have seen amazing changes not only in my physique, but also in my mental and emotional health.

 

I first joined TT just to find out what it was about.  I remember mentioning to Catherine that I was concerned about my shoulder since I had had major surgery the year before.  She was enthusiastic and positive and she said to me..”great!  It’s time to strengthen that shoulder!”  No sympathy here! I thought. That’s what I needed to hear.  No excuses, just do it!

 

For the next 12 weeks, I learned about the TT Metabolic Monster, TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks (I thought this name was pretty funny!) and one of the best Home Workout Revolution.  I was amazed at myself when I started seeing my own progress.  The prisoner squats and mountain climbers, became easier.  No so much with the burpees.  However, my favorite is the plank.  This is where I noticed how much stronger my core was getting.  I am able to hold the plank for two whole minutes!

 

Working out at TT twice a week and doing the Home workout revolution at home and Zumba at least once a week, has become my new hobby.  I like to practice yoga in order to release tension.  And now…TT is accomplishing the same purpose.

As much fun as I was having working out, I wanted to make an all-around lifestyle change.  I didn’t feeI was overweight and I felt healthy, but I decided to follow some of the SugarFreedom recipes and between TT and making different food choices, I have lost 8 pounds and 10 inches.  And that’s only in 12 weeks. I can only imagine what is to come as I keep traveling this journey.  With the support of the wonderful ladies that I get to work out with, the inspiring transformations that are happening and the support of a wonderful trainer like Catherine….the sky is the limit!

Maria Clark~

I’m so proud of Maria’s accomplishments.  What an inspiration!

Sugar Freedom Success Story

This week, six of my students at Gordon Studio entered the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.

My transformation journey began with inspiration from a woman like me who found a way to get the results she wanted.

I hope these stories inspire you too.  Here’s Sharon.

My story starts 12 years ago after having cancer surgery and deciding that I wanted to be a happier, healthier person.  I weighed 260 lbs and am 5’5” tall.  I was 47 years old and very unhappy with myself.  Four months after my operation I decided that I didn’t want to be fat anymore so I joined Weight Watchers and met a woman that would change my life, Trish.  She taught me that to lose weight it just wasn’t changing my eating habits but getting more active.  So I joined a women’s workout gym and started to walk.  I did this for quite a while then started jogging, first 2 miles then working my way up to 5 miles.  But the bad thing was in all these years my body stayed the same.  I would jog 3, 4 even 5 times a week and nothing was happening.  I was ready to give up, in fact I was only going out a couple of times a week.  Then I started to talk to one of my WW ladies about her success and what she was doing, she told me about Gordon Studios and especially about Catherine Gordon.  I went in for a Zumba class but soon found out about TT, I was hooked.

I started to really get serious about my TT about 6 months ago.  I love that each class is different.  Some nights Home Workout Revolution, or maybe its TT Metabolic Monster, other nights I love it when we do TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks.  Its always different and NEVER gets boring.  It may sound crazy but the class of 1000 reps is one of my favorites, because when we get done I feel like I have climbed a mountain.  If you had asked me 12 years ago this is where I would be right now I would have laughed.  I am so blessed to have TT and Catherine in my life, and its not just for now but this is forever.

So Proud Of Sharon!

So Proud Of Sharon!