Personal Training Success Story – Carol Petersen
Carol has lived a full life. You wouldn’t know it while just casually talking to her. But when you sit down with her and really get to talk to her, you hear things that show you what a full life she has had.
In her 70 + years she been blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren. She has worked as a high level educator at UCLA and has traveled to exotic lands as a photographer. This drive for a full life has led her to our program. She was looking for a program to help her with some of the injuries and imbalances that she had acquired throughout her life. But even more than that, she was looking for a program that she could do and that would help her continue to live to her life to the fullest.
I am happy to say that Carol has not only achieved many of her goals, but she has thrived! And she did this while working through some challenges. So it is no surprise that she is the August personal training success member of the month. (Note: the reason you don’t see a photo of carol above is that as she puts it “I enjoy being on the other side on the camera.” She is in the shot above, but you’ll just have to guess who she is.) 😉
1) What made you decide you wanted/needed to start a program?
I was looking for something that would help me with past injuries and imbalances that I had. I was also looking for something that was doable and that helped me live my life to the fullest.
2) What did you do before?
Right before this I was just doing a regular gym workout of using the machines and some cardio. Prior to this I was really into Yoga for years but unfortunately had to stop due to the teacher pushing me too far.
3) What results have you achieved since starting your program that you are proud of?
My neck feels amazing! My posture is much better. I feel really aligned, which helps me move my best but also emotionally has me feeling my best. And unintended… I have really toned up and lost weight. (She asked me not to say how much, so we’ll just say double digits.)
4) Do you have a favorite exercise? Least? What do you like or don’t like about them?
I love the 90/90/90 (obturator internus – deep hip and pelvis muscle) it just feels so good afterward! I don’t hate any of the exercises, they all have such great benefits.
5) What are some challenges or goals you are currently working on?
I want to live my life to the fullest. At the start, it was really hard to show up to the classes and the exercises were challenging. But after 2-3 months, I found my groove and the results have been amazing. I had some internal challenges and personal challenges along them way, but I just kept coming. I want to continue this path and be respectful to my body.
6) What do you like best about our program/ having a trainer?
That I got my body back! It is not a good feeling to feel disconnected to your body and all the aches and pains that are associated with that feeling. I love the fact that you guys help me do it right and make adjustments.
7) What advice would you give to the other SolCore Fitness members?
Hey let’s do this!
8) What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our program?
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