For as long as Andela can remember, her energy levels were low, she lacked motivation and confidence, and she felt unhappy in her own skin.
She didn’t want to keep living this way. In her heart, she knew a big change in lifestyle was long overdue.
Ultimate Performance gave her the perfect opportunity to radically overhaul her health and fitness for life – and she lost 18.5kg (40lbs) along the way.
“I decided to start Ultimate Performance because I was not happy in my skin. I didn’t have confidence at all and was constantly avoiding cameras because I was unhappy in general with my look and I never felt happy in who I was, in general.
“I led an unhealthy lifestyle and I never knew what clean food was. I never knew how to lift weights and I never did anything fitness related and this is when I decided to change my life – this gym helped me to learn all of these things and achieve my success.
“Anyone who has a goal of self-love or just wants to feel what achievement feels like, I think this gym can transform your whole life. It can change your lifestyle like it changed mine.”
Sceptical at first, Angela quickly started noticing the impact of her program – from waking up early and feeling motivated, to becoming physically and mentally stronger.
Working with U.P. and having an elite trainer as a partner there every step of the journey taught her to push herself in the gym to foster a sense of fulfilment and self-love—something she’s always had difficulty with.
“Before starting the gym my energy level was really low, my psychological mood was really bad and I did not even have the will to wake up in the morning to do something productive.
“Since I started this gym, I have changed completely. I started to wake up early, I have the motivation to do things in the early morning, I became stronger physically and mentally and I felt like I was going somewhere.”
Andela can not only see the benefits of weight training in the mirror but also feel the impact on her day-to-day life.
“It’s something different than any other training and if you’re lifting the weights, you will become stronger, your muscles will start to build and you will have more energy.
“I see it as the best training in terms of burning the fat even though I was a sceptic in the beginning because I thought cardio is enough but once when you start to lift weights, then that’s the only way to see the progress in training.”
Andela was amazed by how quickly and effectively the combination of targeted weight training and precision nutrition helped her transform her body.
Seeing the initial changes fired up her motivation and kept her on track to her amazing 18.5kg weight loss.
“You can easily see the first result after two weeks, can feel your body start to be tighter and your level of the energy goes up so you can see easily, really soon the result, only if you’re just following the advice of your personal trainer.
“When you see your ‘before and after’ photo, you see the real progress. I found taking pictures on a weekly basis really good because it gives you a realistic picture of what you’re going through and how you actually look every time you change and then it gives you the will to go forward.
When you see the first result, you don’t want to stop you just want to go on until you reach your aim.”
The whole experience at U.P. shaped Angela’s life not only physically but also mentally by boosting her confidence and helping her discover the secret ingredient to succeeding at anything in life—both personally and professionally.
“When I started to change, most people were sceptical. They were like ‘Oh, why you’re walking that much? Why you’re eating just this much? Why are you not going out?’
“But when they saw my result, they understood. After seeing my improvement people were quite surprised because no one ever expected it.
“It was not a long process, but if you focus on nutrition and weightlifting, you can see the results in a few months’ time, and if you have a good trainer, like this gym has, you can see it even faster.”
Andela was blown away by the results – but her friends and family were even more proud and pleased with what she was able to achieve.
“The final photoshoot was amazing because all my close friends and all the people I met in the last few months were there, including my personal trainer who helped me a lot.
“My friends were shocked in a positive way and were so happy for me because I literally changed my whole lifestyle and my habits – everything is different now since I joined this gym, my life changed.
“I felt like I was finalizing one big moment in my life and I felt proud of myself.
“For everyone who wants to do transformation, I highly recommend because you will not just see the physical result, you will see psychological as well. It helps you get further in your life to achieve anything. Once you do this, you will have more confidence in every field in your life.”
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