When I finally hit my wall of feeling unhealthy and knew a change was needed, I decided to join Lifetime because it is very close to my office and I knew I could make some kind of workout routine consistent. Based on my prior experience with being at different gyms, I also knew training would be absolutely necessary. I’ve been that guy on more than one occasion after college who joins a gym thinking I will just pick right back up where I left off doing my college baseball workouts. This turned into me going to the gym with no real plan or knowledge of how to evolve my workouts, and putting myself at risk of injury because I had been out of the “flow” for so long, and wasn’t versed in physical training. Of course I was hesitant to meet with a trainer as well, fearing I wouldn’t find the value in what we were doing, or if we weren’t progressing how I’d hoped for the cost.
I can say with full confidence that hiring Chris Sanchez is one of the best investments I have ever made. We started off with building some of the basic movements and making sure my form was solid before moving on to lifting more weight or trying more advanced movements. He understood from Day 1 where my fitness level, strength, and flexibility were and the most important movements to pay attention in order to progress while minimizing risk of injury or setbacks. Beyond the crucial guidance and building confidence with a plan at the gym, he gave me things to think about to improve life outside of the gym with his knowledge of diet, sleep, and supplements. After our first few sessions, I was excited to build more knowledge of training smart and was hungry to train harder to reap the benefits. I feel like Ive progressed above and beyond what I expected and Im excited to build on the work we’ve already put in.
My original plan was to hire a trainer for 1-2 months to get going and learn what to do with my time while at the gym to avoid injury or monotony in my workouts. I have continued to train with Chris because I am sold on his process and understanding of how to keep progressing and getting stronger at a sustainable pace, and I have the results to prove it. Training with Chris has changed my life and given me more confidence in everything I do, and how I manage my day to day. It translates into me being able to manage stress, think more objectively, and live happier, which I’d say is a goal for anyone. I know how to spend my time efficiently while at the gym and I’m still learning how to evolve my workouts. This experience has exceeded any other workout program I’ve been exposed to, and the hard work and dedication has paid off huge. Chris has become a friend and has always been available/open to talk about anything on my mind. Like I said before, the investment is well worth it and I am excited to continue to learn more about training smart and building strength the right way. Chris, you are the man, I appreciate all that you do and look forward to training each week.”