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Meet Jessica. Jessica is 47 years old and has one of the busiest schedules I know. She is self-employed and has 2 boys that both have demanding schedules for their sports and activities.

I first met Jessica in my bootcamp classes back in 2014. From there she hired me as her trainer and we have been working out twice a week ever since.

She had a very difficult time losing weight despite how much activity she was doing.

I’m happy to say that after some hurdles (which will be addressed in a future video) she has lost 88.1 lbs and 57.25 inches!

I first took her measurements on September 8, 2014. Here are her stats:

Weight: 267.6 lbs
Body Fat%: 51%
Total Inches: 245.75
Clothing Size: 20/22; 2XL

Her measurements now, as of November 29, 2017 are:

Weight: 179.5 lbs
Body Fat%: 40.7%
Total Inches: 188.5
Clothing Size: 8/10; medium

Congratulations Jessica for overcoming your obstacles and setting time aside for yourself to create a healthier and fitter you.

Honestly, if this woman can set aside 2 hours a week for herself, anybody can.

Jessica before and after

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This is Naomi. I first met Naomi in 2004 when she first came to my bootcamp classes. Actually, she reminded me that she attended my kickboxing class at Centennial Community Centre when I worked for the City of Markham. When she was ready to start her fitness routine after her 1st child she did a google search and found me. Remembered my face and immediately contacted me to join. Here is her story.

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After my first child (son) in Nov 2013 I was about 155 pounds and a size 10 or 12 (as I never liked my pants to be too fitting). I maintained roughly the same weight and size for 2 years and then became pregnant with my second child (daughter). After my daughter I am now about 130 pounds and a size 6. If I didn’t have you to guide me through workouts and get the personal training and attention I needed- I wouldn’t feel as comfortable and more confident in the clothes I am wearing now.

After my son I tried to improve my eating habits but resorted back to more takeout than cooking at home. After my daughter I have taken a more dedicated effort to eating better with cutting down my portion size and very rarely drinking pop (which I LOVE).

After my son I started bootcamp with you and enjoyed the group fitness but could only commit to one day a week and usually did not do any additional exercise outside of class. After my daughter I committed to seeing you for personal training 2 days a week and also took an additional group fitness class once a week. I found myself going for walks when I didn’t have classes to keep active and I can’t tell you how much healthier, fit and stronger I now feel.

I had to buy new pants and tops and love the fact that I am seeing more muscle tone in my body. My endurance is more than it ever has been – especially in my physical activity and those darn tabatas.

Thank you for continuing to support me through my fitness goals and keeping me on my toes…literally!

Since having her daughter she has lost 25 lbs, a total of 20 inches and 8% body fat. She has not been this weight since she got married which was 4 years prior to her first child being born. How amazing to say you are the same size as when you got married.

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My client and I have been working together for 2 months to get her ready for her trip to Greece. We started working out twice a week and then for the 2nd month we increased it to 3 times per week. In 2 months she has lost 30.2 lbs, 4.7% body fat, 14.5 inches and her BMI has gone down by 5. OUTSTANDING RESULTS!!!! Dedication and proper nutrition are what made this happen. I can’t wait to share the before and after photo.

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My client is a superstar! In 1 month she has lost 12 lbs, 4.3% body fat and 9.25 total inches. We have been training twice a week and will be increasing to 3 times a week for the next month so she can gear up for her trip to Greece. She has been on point with her nutrition and gives me 100% every session which is clearly working based on these results. We have also introduced boxing in her workouts which she loves (who doesn’t love punching and kicking their trainer?!)

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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.

Shantelle is the owner of MsFit Designs and is extremely busy filling orders into the wee hours of the night.  Between that and juggling 2 kids she still finds time for herself.  Shantelle joined our Mission:Slimpossible challenge back in January  and lost 3 lbs, 2.5% body fat and 6.75 total inches!  She has participated on and off in our classes for the past 2 years. Here is her story:

I am a busy mother or two, a wife and business owner and for many years I put the needs of my family and business before myself. It all started two years ago when I decided I needed a change a big change. I still had 40 pounds of baby weight to lose, was super tired all the time and just really unhappy with myself. Over the years I have tried the gym, local classes around town, yoga, you name it I’ve tried it and nothing was working. I found Alexis on Facebook and decided to give her classes a try. Two years later and I have lost over 20 pounds and feel amazing! I think her classes are great, they are always challenging, fun and full of such great women. I was also very happy with how Alexis was super informative and helpful whenever you had a question.

This year I decided to try the Slimpossible challenge and I have been unbelievably happy with the results and the meal plan. The meals where super tasty, easy to prepare and of course really healthy.
I am definetly one happy customer! Thanks Alexis for bringing my sexy back 🙂

  

Isabel joined the Mission:Slimpossible challenge and was eager to get started.  She was committed to attending 3 nights a week as often as she could and emailed me whenever she had a question or wanted to know what more she could do to see results.  I loved receiving her emails and finding out that her kids were getting in on the at home workouts and holding her accountable as well. People like Isabel are why I love what I do.  Doesn’t make excuses and keeps reminding herself that it takes time to see results.  She knows quick fixes don’t work and true weight loss takes time.  Congratulations Isabel on your success with the program and I look forward to seeing you in the next session.  Isabel lost 5 inches, 4.6 lbs and 3.5% body fat.
Here’s Isabel’s story.
I am a mother of 3 and i have struggled with my weight for the last 6 years. My youngest are only a year and a half apart. I had no time in between to lose any weight from my second pregnancy and after my third I had what felt like 3x the extra weight that I had before even having any kids. Everything I have tried has only been temporary.  The most effective way I was loosing any weight was going to the gym, but that didn’t last long. There was no motivation to go. Sometimes i was hearing myself say I can always go tomorrow and then it turned into a week and a week into a month. With such a busy life I gave up going to the gym and the pounds came back. Taking the kids from soccer to karate to swimming I had no time for myself so I would sometimes skip meals or eat late or eat on the go. I got to the point where I had to make a choice; make the change for the better for myself or keep going downhill and feel miserable.
I saw all the great reviews online for Alexis’ bootcamp and decided to give it a try. Why not? What did I have to loose? A couple of pounds is better than nothing. I had to start somewhere. I did the slimpossible challenge with the meal plan and loved it!! I lost pounds, lost inches and felt great about myself. I felt motivated all the time. Every class is different. My favourite was the kickboxing. I made myself accountable to go and met a great group of ladies. The meal plan is simple and easy to do.
I also have Alexis’ workout DVD which I use 3x a week. The 10 minute workouts are awesome and help me to keep the weight off.
This has been a great experience and I can’t wait to start another session.
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This is Shannon.  She participated in our January Mission:Slimpossible Challenge with the intent of losing weight the right way. No more fad diets and dropping weight quickly only to put it back on and then some.  This is her before wearing a baggy t-shirt because she wanted to cover up.  During the 17 week session she held herself accountable by checking in with me via email on a weekly basis and asking questions to both Melissa Seguin (who provided the meal plan) and I.  Shannon was the model participant and why Melissa and I got into our fields….to help people achieve their personal best.

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Look at how amazing Shannon looks after our 17 week session.  She lost weight in a healthy way and feels a lot more comfortable with her body.  Notice the more fitted t-shirt.She lost 10.75 total inches, lost 16.4 lbs and lost 3.5% body fat!

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Congratulations on your success and keep up the amazing work!
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Bigger and better than ever, and now with a variety of options to suit your needs and schedule.  Our full evening summer schedule is now available. Indoor & Outdoor Kick & HIIT and Tough Chix MMA will be running for July and August.

Take advantage of the Fizzique Fit Pass which allows you to attend any class for the entire month for only $100! That is a savings of $70.00 and works out to be $6.25/class if you were to attend every class each week.

It’s always a great group of positive women motivating each other in every class.Our classes are results driven! Our classes are motivating! Our classes are for everyone!

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Say what?  How could eating more food possibly make me LOSE weight?  Simple.  By eating more frequently throughout the day you will stabilize your blood sugar levels and your cravings.  You will be less likely to binge eat since this method doesn’t allow your body starve.  Eating whole, nutritious meals and snacks will provide you with a ton of energy to last throughout the day without having to result to caffeine to keep you alert.

Eating less frequently throughout the day will actually sabotage your plan to lose weight.  You’ll feel more sluggish, more hungry and look for the first thing in sight that you don’t have to prepare to munch on.

Here are some tips to try and get more food into your day:

  • Fruits are easy to grab so have these on hand.  If they’re berries, pre-wash and store them in your fridge or freeze them for smoothies so they are easily accessible.
  • pre-wash and cut all of your veggies and place them in resealable bags or containers so you can have a quick snack….perhaps with some homemade hummus?
  • Prepare your meals in advance.  We know how easy it is to pop in a frozen pizza or make chicken strips and fries but if you’re looking for a really nutritious Meal packed full of protein and veggies (with some low GI carbs) package everything into containers or rsealable bags and freeze. When you’re ready to eat take them out the day before and place them in the fridge so you have them ready for the next day’s meals. And make sure to measure out your portions in advance as well.
  • Have some homemade snacks on hand to take with you when you’re in a rush. Try making your own granola bars or trail mix.  Nuts and grapes are easy to grab too. 
  • Try to include a protein in every meal. This will help to keep you fuller longer so you don’t get those small cravings and grab a non-nutritious snack. 
  • Make sure to drink plenty of water with your meals. This will prevent you from over eating and maintain your hydration levels. If you grow tired of water dress it up by making infused water.  Berries, citrus fruit or cucumber are great ways to keep water interesting. And don’t forget, tea is a great way to get your water as well. Stick to rooibos or herbal as they don’t contain any caffeine. 

Now that you’ve got the knowledge to start a successful weight loss program, be proactive.  Start making small changes and keep adding more. You’ll see big results just by changing your diet.  Remeber, successful weight loss is attributed to 80% diet and 20% of exercise. 

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