I started working with Ryan back in September 2019. I wasn’t making great improvements in my body with just cardio and so I was hopeful a personal trainer would teach me all that I needed to know about weight training [I knew *nothing!*]. Ryan was great with getting me on board with weight training and how transformative it can be. After a couple of months, he slowly started throwing in some comments about a weight lifting competition that American Family was doing in March 2020. I brushed it off initially. Never in my life did I think I could do something like that. I had some big life changes in 2019 so I felt a bit scattered at times but Ryan was always able to reel me in at least for a couple of hours a week.
I have endurance but have never been considered strong. Ryan believed in me and somehow ended up talking me into doing the competition. Training ramped up and I started to lift heavier and heavier. My body felt great and I could see pleasant physical changes! I’ve definitely become more defined all around and love my new toned muscle mass.
March 7, 2020, I participated in the strongman/woman competition at American Family Midlothian and got second place! A medal. For weightlifting? Never would have thought I’d be here now. Possibly addicted to the fun and challenge of regular weight lifting…
I am beyond grateful for having Ryan push me towards this competition. Maybe another one in the fall? We will see!
Club: American Family Fitness Short Pump
Trainer: Ryan Foray