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I have known Angela for quite some time.  She started as a friend but when she decided to make a commitment to her fitness routine she contacted me to assist.  I was very excited to help her but also a little nervous because when you’re already friends with someone there is added pressure.  Will my programs be successful?  Will she enjoy the workouts?  A lot of questions crossed my mind before starting our sessions but once we did I was reassured that this was a right fit.
Angela really wanted to focus on kickboxing for her training.  She had done some of this kind of training at her gym but wanted to add more to her workout routine.  Since I run MMA classes in our town she sought me out to have her training sessions centred around this style of training.  MMA or kickboxing really proves to be a sure way to lose weight because of the many components involved with the sport.  You get a crazy amount of toning because you’re actually hitting an object and it’s a great cardio workout.
Here is her story.
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My weight loss journey started in February 2014. My youngest daughter was just over 2 years old and I was still carrying some baby weight. I weighed 156lbs and each week the number would climb. I felt tired and I didn’t feel good about myself. I decided to join a local gym. After going to the gym on-and-off for a year I lost a total of 8lbs. My problem was that after 5 months I stopped making progress and I had not yet achieved my goal.
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In mid-April 2015 I weighed 148lbs and was still struggling to lose the last 10 pounds. I contacted Alexis Talledes of Fizzique. We discussed my goals, my diet and my routine. I committed to 10 weeks of personal training with Alexis. Each week she brought something different to my workout; strength training, MMA and TRX. Within that 10 weeks I reached my goal weight of 137lbs and noticed a significant change in my physique. Alexis kept me focused on the task, and designed training that I actually enjoyed. Alexis’ enthusiasm and knowledge, as well as her ability to motivate allowed me to achieve goals that I was unable to on my own.
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We completed 1 set of 10 sessions and are onto our next set of 10.  I ensured to take her measurements at this point and before and after photos and here is were she is today.

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Our next focus is to strengthen her core so we have been utilizing the TRX system quite a bit in our sessions.  This piece of equipment is amazing because it’s so portable and really enhances every single exercise ensuring your body gets a killer workout.  We still incorporate the kickboxing combinations as it really drives her heart rate up and will keep her working towards her goals.

This is one client that walks the walks and talks the talk when it comes to her fitness goals.  Nothing will get in her way of her success.  This is someone that all women struggling with their goals should aspire to be like.

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Do you want to get back to your pre-baby body? Our classes can make this happen and then some. Karyn is a mom of 2 and was very successful on our Mission:Slimpossible program. She actually ended up WINNING the entire challenge!! Here are her before and after photos along with a more recent photo of her trying on a pair of shorts she wore pre baby #2. As you can see they are TOO BIG!!! She weighs the same as she did pre-baby but has significantly lost inches. This is a great visual for those that are obsessed with the number on the scale because by the way these shorts fit, it doesn’t matter what it says on the scale. She lost INCHES!!! And that is a positive motivator. She is more toned and has more muscle then she did before and that is why her clothes are fitting differently.

Recent photo where Karyn tried on her pre-pregnancy shorts and they were too big.

Recent photo where Karyn tried on her pre-pregnancy shorts and they were too big.

CONGRATULATIONS Karyn on your success with your health and wellness journey and for winning Mission:Slimpossible.

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For the entire 17 week session of Mission:Slimpossible Karyn lost 11.5 inches!!!

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Below is a testimonial from her about her experience with our program. If you’re stuck in a rut or keep yo-yo dieting/exercising and want to see results, then you need to join our program. Inconsistency will not enhance your body. A regimented schedule will. Get in the mindset that you deserve this same success but also remind yourself that for permanent results, it takes time. There is no quick fix. Karyn has been working hard and the payoff is outstanding. Round up your support group and get fit together.
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After having my second baby I wanted to get back in shape right away as I had been very active before my pregnancy. In mid June 2014, at 6 weeks postpartum I joined Fizzique’s boot camp and was doing the Weight Watchers program which I had previously done and had great success with. I found though that I wasn’t losing weight and inches as fast as I had hoped for.
In January 2015, Fizzique offered Mission Slimpossible which included boot camp 2-3 times a week and a meal plan provided by Melissa Seguin – Holistic Nutrition and Registered Massage Therapy.

Boot Camp
Part of my success was in the January session I attended boot camp 3 times a week every week. I made sure to put it in my calendar as an appointment. If I was unable to make a class I made sure to attend a make-up class. We also started to use free weights in our workouts which I felt made a big difference in sculpting my body. I made sure I pushed myself each class and eventually I was able to increase the weights from 8lbs to 10lbs. Throughout the weeks I also made some great friends and we had fun during each workout talking and laughing.

Meal Plan
The meal plan included healthy whole foods and super foods which were known to aid in weight loss. Going into the program I was scared that the food would taste horrible and that I would be hungry. It actually ended up being the complete opposite. The food was actually good and I was never hungry. My husband and my baby also loved the food. The only tough part was finding the time to make all the meals. What I found helped me succeed with the meal plan was preparing as much as I could the night before. I also made large batches of some meals to use for leftovers or freeze for days when I was in a rush.
Before the program I was constantly tired and felt I had no energy. I had gone to my doctor and had blood work done, but everything was okay according to my doctor. During Mission Slimpossible, I started to feel better. I was no longer tired and I had way more energy.

Even though the program is over I am continuing with the meal plan and I am working out at home until the next session of boot camp starts up. I have incorporated healthy eating and exercise into my daily routine and I am very happy with the results!

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