The online YouTube gurus confused her and the real-world nutritionist didn’t understand her – so she turned to Ultimate Performance for help.
A holistic approach to her health and fitness was exactly what she needed.
That’s exactly what she got working with the experts at U.P. Los Angeles.
Grace’s U.P. trainer crafted a personalised nutrition and training plan built around her goals, and gave her the on-going support to set her on the right path.
It has given her a new-found confidence and freedom in life.
“In my entire life, I have never had the experience of being able to eat while in a bathing suit. I was always concerned that I was going to bloat! Now for the first time I could enjoy my food while walking around in a bathing suit – without worrying.”
Over 14 short weeks, Grace lost 18 lbs (8kg) and halved her body fat to sculpt the toned figure she always wanted – but most importantly it gave her the tools to take control of her diet and her health.
Four months earlier, when she first walked through the doors of our gym in Brentwood, life was a lot different.
“Before U.P. my lifestyle was awful. I spent the later part of my life with an eating disorder; the earlier part was with eating too much. So it’s been yo-yoing for me.
“I never had any athleticism; I never went to the gym. The eating disorder just took over my life. It is just impossible to explain to someone who hasn’t gone through it.
“I have been pregnant twice and both times I had to battle my eating disorder while being pregnant.
“I had seen a nutritionist but it hadn’t helped much. In terms of understanding what is it that I am putting into my body and what I should put instead – the concept was there but it had never really sunk in.”
U.P.’s methodical and research-based approach to nutrition really helped change that for Grace. Through her trainer she got clear knowledge of nutrition that has helped her manage the condition successfully.
“The exercise and nutrition together with the everyday conversations with the trainer was what made the difference. I can comfortably say that I don’t have any concern about what’s going to happen in the future, in terms of maintaining my results.
“I have never felt stronger or healthier. I feel I am in control of my day-to-day life and I learned skills here that I wouldn’t have learned elsewhere. You know there are YouTube channels with information but nothing like the hands-on training I got here.”
Along with finally mastering her diet, Grace discovered a new-found love of training too.
“Every time I got back from the gym, my husband talked about how muscular I look and how great I look. He even asked me to thank my trainer for him!
“I look really strong and healthy so I get a lot of comments about that. One that stuck was a little girl who said ‘you have really healthy arms’ and that was such an honest comment because it came from a child.
“I started seeing results very, very soon. The weight was coming off so quickly. My brother, who has gone to the gym his entire life, used to tell me how it takes weeks to build muscle and how hard it is. When I started seeing immediate results I was like ‘you don’t know what you are talking about!’
“When I started, I always said I want to be toned but not muscular; now the training has totally changed my mind about it. Now when I look in the mirror and I see the definition I want more of that.”
The transformation program turned Grace’s life 180 degrees – and she was blown away by the speed and scale of the results she was able to achieve with a little hard work and consistency.
“Because I wasn’t completely sold about the program, the results were an even bigger surprise. I wasn’t sure that this was going to work or if I followed the plan then it would show results. I loved the result. It’s amazing!
“For me, U.P. was more about determination, setting goals and having the right guidance. I find it very hard to trust someone else’s judgement as that’s my personality, but here I felt I could actually do that.
“The knowledge and wisdom that comes from U.P. is just a totally different experience, and for me being able to trust in that and see that works has given me more faith that I can do that in other arenas in my life.
“It’s helped me be a better mom and set an example for my kids. My daughter, who sees me, starts doing push-ups because she wants to be healthy like me. I think that’s great.”
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