Fitness is getting on the elliptical 4-5 times a week for 45 minutes. It’s eating more salads. Its push-ups and crunches.
Well, at least that’s what fitness was to me before starting with Callie Durbrow at Durbrow Performance Training. Sure, that approach resulted in some progress, but it was slow. And let me tell you, it was boring. Maybe it sounds familiar.
But oh no, that’s not how Callie rolls. She knows what she’s doing and takes an approach that goes for maximum, healthy, sustainable results quickly. She’s got interesting exercises that work large muscle groups… hard. At any level, she makes sure you get a great workout. I’m in much better shape than when I started six months ago, but I still get my butt kicked from her workouts just the same. And beyond the sessions, she’s taught me basics of nutrition and diet and provided me with ideas for my own workouts to get started on a sustainable fitness lifestyle change.
I’m loving the results. I’ve lost 5% body fat and over twenty five pounds, while adding noticeable lean muscle. I’ve achieved my goals of losing weight, getting a flatter stomach, and feeling healthier. I’ve got the type of body I had in high school and I know in time, it’ll be even better.
Now, I’m ready to set some new goals for myself. Like getting to 12% body fat by the end of the year, training for a marathon, …and to finish replacing my over-sized wardrobe with clothes that fit.
“So picture this… woman in her early 30’s, 4 children, laid off from a high profile career while on maternity leave, limping around because her knee aches with the weather changes and the extra 40 lbs she’s carrying around doesn’t help. Recipe for disaster… or depression, take your pick!
That was me and I was at a point where I resigned myself to believing that this was how I was going to be, I now had a “Mom body” and there wasn’t much I could do about it. I made some changes, did a popular weight loss program and started walking. Weight came off, but I didn’t look much different. And my knee was still a barometer. A friend alerted me to a deal that was going on for a Cambridge Bootcamp at Durbrow Performance. I wanted to do it, but I didn’t want to do it.
I kept imagining myself walking into a gym with all these toned and fit 22 year olds barely sweating, but looking great as they lift their weights with ease. Hey, we sabotage ourselves in all different ways, don’t we? Well, I figured, it was worth a try and going with a friend, that made it easier.
We went to the orientation and met Callie to do some paperwork and I was happily surprised… there were real people here! It made going to the first session a lot easier, but since I didn’t even have enough upper body strength to open a jelly jar, I was still nervous. And my knee…. Was I going to cripple myself? Best part is that these are the results I have seen in just 2 months. Twice a week for barely an hour a session.
Two full sizes down and working on a third (getting a little loose already!) I FEEL amazing and the bonus is that I look better than I have in years. My knee? No problem! Correct form and the strength I have built has all but cured that chronic ache. I have an incredible amount of energy and I am on my way out of that rut. So if you are ready for a transformation, I highly recommend Durbrow Performance Training.
I started personal training with Callie Durbrow after a running injury made me realize that I needed help reaching my goals. With Callie’s guidance, in only a few months I’ve gained more lean muscle, decreased body fat by 5%, lost 10 pounds and a clothing size, increased my running endurance and pace time, and best of all, recovered from my injury in record time.
Callie’s experience and knowledge enables her to create a program that works for the unique needs of every client. Her workouts are challenging but rewarding and always produce noticeable results. I highly recommend training with Callie to everyone. Regardless of your current fitness level Callie can help you grow stronger!