I think many of us agree that being fit, losing weight, or being healthy in general is always on the back of our minds. For some, its in the front and nagging at us continually. Dieting and paying attention to the nutritional values of foods can be difficult, exhausting, and down right confusing. I struggled with losing weight and being healthy for years. I went from 115 pounds out of high shool and into my Freshman college years gaining at least 20 pounds. I started a family and gave birth to 4 lovely children. Recovering my weight and health had been difficult to say the least. I also developed GERD-Gastroesophageal reflux disease and at age 35 I weighed in at 155#. I decided to join a gym. Joining the gym alone did not give me much help. I began going regularly for about 2 weeks and then became infrequent to not going at all. I just couldn't do it by myself. So why do it by yourself?! I asked for help.
Becoming fit and healthy isn't a diet plan and it isn't an exercise plan. It is a lifestyle change. That is the first thing I learned. Secondly, having support is crucial to acheiving results. I'm talking about CONTINUED support. Someone who believes in you and what you can accomplish. Someone who has had similar experience and knowledge to help you acheive goals and someone who has enough grit and "stick to itness" to push you along or make changes as necessary. Josh Szymanowski has been that person for me. I know weigh about 125# with lean muscle. I feel energetic and happy and I no longer have GERD! Josh helped me devise a plan of fitness along with teaching me appropriate nutrition. He has continued to recheck my plans, offer advise, and help me make necessary adjustments. I am very greatful for his professional help and I reccomend him very highly. He is compassionate about health and fitness and has the drive and experience to help anyone achieve their appropriate fitness goals. So, a little bit more about Josh?
Here is his story:
"My name is Josh Szymanowski and I recently graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvanis with a bachelors' degree in Exercise Science. I am certified under the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist. I graduated from Girard High School where I played basketball and football. I was always active through sports so exercise and diet were not high on my priority list. Two years into my college career I had gained 55lbs and was completely out of shape. I knew I needed to make some changes in my life. I changed my major to Exercise Science and absorbed as much information as I could. The knowledge I gained of the body, nutrition, cardiovascular training, and resistance training combined to give me all the tools I needed to achievea healthier lifestyle and a healthier me. In about 14 months I lost 50lbs and 20% body fat while increasing lean muscle mass. I wish to share this knowledge with anyone willing to put the work in and help others achieve what I did. If you have motivation and an open mind...the sky is the limit."
I asked Josh what his goal was for the future. I have to admit for selfish reasons that I never want to lose my trainer...lol! His response was this, "My future goals are simple. Build my Advocare business to a level of income that frees up more time and allows me to be debt free and live life on my terms. This will allow me to put more time and effort into clients that really matter. The ones that are committed to their health and that need my help. I love what i do but working with people that are not committed is exhausting and takes away from those that are. I enoy more than anything the happiness and excitement people receive when they accomplish something they didnt think they could. Something that took blood sweat and tears to achieve. That is the most rewarding feeling I have ever felt. To be a part of changing someones life for the better is special and I never take it for granted.
If you are interested in having Josh help you with your fitness and nutritional needs you can contact him through Snap Fitness in Fairview or through his web site here....ADECIDEDHEART.COM. Thank you, Josh for everything you've helped me to achieve and to continue to maintain.