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A glimpse into Stacy Dill’s life changing journey

Transformation Stories

A glimpse into Stacy Dill’s life changing journey

As we go through life, “life happens”, how we react to it is what determines the outcome. My “outcome” was depression, becoming overweight and struggling with fitness. I once armed myself with Prozac, Ambien and food to get through the “emotional pain,” then I noticed something in the mirror. The girl staring back at me wasn’t me, so I took one big scary leap of faith and headed to Jeremy Scott Fitness for the first time.

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Fred Hatfield Inspired Me to Be a Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Fred Hatfield Inspired Me to Be a Personal Trainer

Joe Ladnier AKA "the Mississippi Monster" details his journey toward becoming a legendary powerlifting and personal trainer with the inspirational help and guidance of Dr. Frederick Hatfield.

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Pastor and Trainer Helps Client See That Health Is a Choice

Transformation Stories

Pastor and Trainer Helps Client See That Health Is a Choice

The motivation for a lifestyle change is often ignited by fear, as in this client success story; fear of ill health or missing out on life. Once sparked, keeping that fire burning takes dedication and expert guidance. Allison shares her story of how ISSA Trainer, Andy Dooley, helped her through her trials to triumph over anxiety and a lifetime of dieting. 

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Journey from Cirque du Soleil to Personal Trainer

Success Stories

Journey from Cirque du Soleil to Personal Trainer

Shelli Epstein is a professional acrobat and performer with a background in gymnastics. She currently performs in the Cirque du Soleil show ‘Luzia’. Previously she performed in the Franco Dragone show ‘The House of Dancing Water’. In addition to her performance career, Shelli is a dedicated, ISSA-certified fitness trainer and nutrition specialist.

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What do Food Trucks and Boot Camps Have in Common?

Success Stories

What do Food Trucks and Boot Camps Have in Common?

The recipe for success for this ISSA Certified Trainer includes a dash of innovation and a healthy helping of passion. His box truck turned mobile gym and smoothie bar is a genius mashup, bringing fitness, nutrition, and mindset to a park near you. 

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Iron Sharpens Iron: How One ISSA Superstar Inspired Another

Success Stories

Iron Sharpens Iron: How One ISSA Superstar Inspired Another

Nancy tells the story of how after she turned 50, ISSA Trainer Kristi Tauti helped take her to a new level.  The ”Fit” lifestyle has become part of her life in both exercise and nutrition. This has inspired her to become an ISSA Trainer in which she strives every day to be her best and inspire others to be healthy. 

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Retirement Was Just The Beginning: A New Career In Fitness

Success Stories | Military

Retirement Was Just The Beginning: A New Career In Fitness

Master Sergeant (ret) Patricia Baisden is a true hero, both for her service to the country and her dedication to helping combat the youth obesity epidemic. Using experiences from her long military career as well as her ISSA education and personal trainer certification, Baisden is taking steps to help young people care about health and fitness.

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Obi Obadike's Program - Incredible Transformation

Transformation Stories

Obi Obadike's Program - Incredible Transformation

After trying several fad diets and going back to the gym,  Rose Bolton reached out to Obi Obadike who was writing a diet and exercise book with Morris Chestnut called, “The Cut”.   She learned how simple is better when it comes to the food you put in your body and found herself feeling like a new person that radiated throughout every aspect of her life.

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When Fitness Is Bigger Than Self: Changing Lives of Others

Transformation Stories

When Fitness Is Bigger Than Self: Changing Lives of Others

Lily Thorig was a 30-year-old stay at home mother of 2 and was severely over weight.  Fast forward to today, she has not only been able to keep the weight off but was given the opportunity to work at The Camp. She is now Co-District Director for six of their gyms and working on getting her ISSA personal training certification.

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My sister has breast cancer. Can she still work out?

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My sister has breast cancer. Can she still work out?

My sister found out she has breast cancer and is wondering if she can still workout at the level she is accustomed to?

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How to Sip Your Way to a Slimmer Midsection This Summer

Weight Loss

How to Sip Your Way to a Slimmer Midsection This Summer

If you’ve been around fitness circles for any length of time, then you’re probably no stranger to the infamous “summer cut.”

It’s a rite of passage taken every year when fitness enthusiasts commit to trimming off the extra layer of “insulation” that kept their midsections warm over those frosty winter months.

Sound familiar?

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