"Where do I begin?
I have been training on my own and with other trainers for 16 years, but I have never felt so good about myself or seen results
in my appearance and body like I have seen over the past 5 months! Over the past few years and a couple of children,
I had allowed my body to become overweight and out of shape. I became involved in Martial Arts with my family and wanted
to start seeing some gains in my agility and speed and become better fit. I began a kickboxing class at the YMCA and
began yet another cycle of weight training and "diet", but did not see any great changes. I decided to look
for a personal trainer and noticed Lishia Dean training other clients. I could tell by her style that she was what I
was looking for. I contacted her and by the next week she had me out in the park doing plyometric drills, sprints and
agility training, exactly what I was looking for. My whole family became involved in our training. After talking
and sharing personal goals I found out that Lishia was a fitness competitor. I had longed to compete in a figure competition,
but had given up on that goal. Lishia shared her story with me and showed me photos before and after and told
me that it was not out of my reach. She explained that with the right diet, cardio and weight training that I could
compete. We just had to move all the fat and water off the hidden muscle. Lishia put me on a 4-week trial diet
to see if that was really what I wanted to do and to see if my lifestyle could adapt. I knew right then that if she
was willing to take the time and share her experiences with me and believe in me that I could do it. I went on vacation
with my family and came back to a complete diet and exercise plan. Lishia had a plan for me laid out step by step.
I had a calendar/schedule with diet, weight training, cardio schedule, posing, pictures, etc. Anytime I had a
question or concern or just had a bad day I could e-mail and get a quick response back that helped get me through.
I have been working hard and following Lishia's plan and will be competing in my first Figure Competition at the age of 32
and couldn't be more satisfied with my appearance. I know that it is because of all of Lishia's dedication, heart and
accountability that I am where I am. My self-discipline has kept me, but I had a plan that was laid out and the only
way I could fail is if I gave up. I would have never seen these changes without Lishia's training. Lishia has
made a mark on not only me, but also my entire family that can't be erased. My husband and children have watched me
transform into a new person both physically and mentally. My husband says that I beam with self confidence and total
strangers that see me at the gym and church have seen the changes in me and say that I inspire them do better and workout!
Not only did Lishia inspire me, she is inspiring others through me.
I have never met an individual /trainer that dedicated so much time
and care for not only me, but also my family. My mindset about training & "dieting" has been transformed
and I can see the results! Words can't express the gratitude that I have for Lishia and her heart for her clients.