Congrats to Dawn Volungis our November Client of the Month!
1) How long have you been at Force Fitness?
I am just starting my 5th month.
2) What have you accomplished since starting?
Since I have been at Force, over the last 4 months, I have lost over 6 inches from every measurement and am down 4 dress sizes (that’s one size a month)!! Not only have I continued to lose weight steadily but my body shape overall has changed. I’m more toned and am shrinking out of clothes almost as fast as I can buy them.
3) What are your future goals?
Eventually I want to get to an ideal weight but more than that I just want to be healthy and active. I love how coming to Force has increased my endurance and I am not as intimidated by trying new things physically, like I might have been in the past. I finally am in a size that I don’t remember being in over 10 years.
4) What do you like best about Force Fitness?
I love how the workouts are always changing. Ryan is always finding unique ways to challenge us. I appreciate working with staff who have the educational training and are also friendly and approachable. I put a lot of trust in Ryan because I know he has succeeded with his own personal weight loss and has maintained it long term. I enjoy seeing the other clients have great results too. It also helps to see them working hard because then I know I am not in it alone and their attitude motivates me.
5) Why did you start coming to Force Fitness?
I had been working out consistently for a year and felt like my weight loss has stalled. I wanted a program that would challenge my skills and help me achieve better results. I also really wanted help with nutrition and meal planning. With so many options out there it can be hard to decide what works best so Force made that very easy. I wanted to work with staff who were going to be a little harder on me too and push me when I felt I couldn’t do something.
6) Were you nervous when you started? How do you feel now?
I was very nervous when I started. When I came in to see the space and saw equipment I had never used I was a little worried. But the great thing is that you have to start somewhere and that first month was intense but I made it through. Even through the periods of muscle soreness I just kept showing up and working through. I don’t feel nervous now about coming in. I know there might be new exercises added to my program but it all builds on the work I have done over these last 4 months.
7) What did you do to accomplish your goal? How days per week? Nutrition? Supplements?
I did personal training for 3 days a week. I also supplemented my program at Force with some jogging and dance classes. I follow Force’s nutrition plan. I use Prograde VGF 25+, Prograde Lean, and Prograde Complete Meal Replacement. I also take fish oil, Vitamin B-Complex, and Vitamin D (various brands) supplements. I posted a bunch of “before” pictures of myself all around my kitchen. It’s a great visual reminder to keep strong and on the right path.
8) How do your friends and family react to your changes?
I have received a lot of compliments and people are always asking what I am doing different. When friends and family who I haven’t seen in a while see pictures of me they are amazed. The words of encouragement from everyone has helped me push harder and recommit to working hard every time.