For today's Wisdom Wednesday, we bring you Achiever, Dan! Dan is a wedding photographer and when he came to Achieve his goals were to improve his energy levels in order to be able to do his job with more ease!
Well, not only did Dan's energy levels skyrocket, he also lost 18lbs and dropped 9% body fat! Below, you'll find our interview with Dan to learn more about his transformation since joining Achieve Fitness!
Question 1: Can you tell us some of the changes you've made that you feel have had the biggest impact on your success?
The biggest change I feel that has lead to my success was just joining a gym where all the members and coaches are motivating one another even if it's your first day. I used to go to a gym where rarely you would interact with other people, the only time you would talk to them was to see if they were finished with the machine. Now it is unthinkable to go an entire day at Achieve where you either hear success stories from a previous workout, or actually see your fellow members progress with your own eyes. Being around others as reach their goals, become more confident, and finish up a tough workout with a positive attitude is one of my biggest motivations, and knowing I am going to feel the same way after my workout is the reason why I keep coming back.
Question 2: What is the difference in the way you feel now compared to when you started?
The biggest difference since I started is the amount of energy I now have, as well as how fast I am able to recover from working out. This has helped with my job since I do about 1-3 weddings a weekend (30 weeks straight a year) along with freelance work during the week. Before I started at Achieve I had this lingering grogginess that not only effected my job but just my everyday life making working out feel like a chore. After a little over 1 1/2 years of routinely coming to the gym, I have noticed my energy levels staying at a constant high when doing my job, and when I am finally coming down from a super busy day I am feeling more relaxed and calm as opposed to before when I would feel painfully tired and stressed.