“Approximately 1 year ago I walked into a fitness class be taught by Julie Smith at Aim4Strength Fitness. I was at least 100 pounds overweight and after many years of pre-diabetes had just been diagnosed as diabetic. I went into class and within 15 minutes was ready to throw up...
“Approximately 1 year ago I walked into a fitness class be taught by Julie Smith at Aim4Strength Fitness. I was at least 100 pounds overweight and after many years of pre-diabetes had just been diagnosed as diabetic. I went into class and within 15 minutes was ready to throw up and quit. I was angry with myself and humiliated that I couldn’t even do a 30 minute workout. During that workout Julie consistently showed different modifications to the exercises for all skill levels without individually pointing anybody out. After the workout she approached me as I was trying to crawl away. She talked to me about my expectations and let me know that coming was the first step. She was so encouraging and welcoming that I decide to keep trying.
“Fast forward 1 year. I am down 65 pounds. I am stronger and healthier I venture to say than I have ever been in my life and I 100% thank Julie for that. Through her constant encouragement I have not only upped my weekly exercise, but I have changed my whole lifestyle. Julie meets you at whatever level you are at. She is the first trainer that did not browbeat me or make me feel awful about who I was and how out of shape I was. That is not to say that she will go easy on you. She calls it like she sees it and is honest with you about what you need to do to achieve your fitness goals. She takes that time to learn who you are as a person and what your goals and roadblocks are and then creates a path for you to achieve. Her workouts are hard but fun and as you progress on your path to fitness she creates more challenging workouts to continuously push you all the while celebrating your accomplishments. She has taken numerous calls and texts as I try to navigate my new eating styles. Education is her goal. She doesn’t necessarily want you to follow a specific diet plan, she wants you to begin a lifestyle change that is sustainable and healthy for you, and that is different for each client she sees. I have met many of Julie’s other clients and I know they receive the same personal attention that I do.
“Julie not only is a fitness and lifestyle coach but she has been there. She has the unique perspective of knowing what it is like to have 100+ extra pounds crunching on your knees and ankles as you are trying to take it off. She knows the despair of thinking it is too late and feeling like you are to far gone to ever go back. She understands what it is like to feel like no “diet” if ever going to work because you can’t stick to it. I have felt along the way that every pound I have lost and every push-up I can now do it not only my celebration but hers as well.
“Julie has created Aim4strength Fitness with a vision. I feel like the other trainers she hires must all share that understanding that it is about the client. It is about making them feel valued and walking the journey with them. Her unique business of going in to homes for personal training, or going to business offices to help out groups or individuals with limited time frames, and last but not least having group classes for anyone who wants to be part of group offers so many different options for every individual. Do yourself the ultimate favor and check out Julie Smith with Aim4Strength Fitness.” – E.M.