September 17, 2018

My Journey from Morbidly Obese to Certified Trainer

At 38, Laurie Gouley had high blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, anxiety, and depression. She made a decision to change her life and begin living. She joined a health coaching center, started her journey, and found ISSA - the certification that took her health to another level.

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August 30, 2018

Inspiration Story: Kerry Blum Overcomes it All

Kerry Blum is the meaning of inspiration. She lost over 50 pounds in 8 months, overcame cancer, battled the aftermath of orthopedic surgeries, and went on to be an ISSA trainer. Read her powerful story here.

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August 2, 2018

Trading in Depression for Competitions

Fitness has been a core factor in all of my life seasons. It's given me the ability to fight disease, be at my optimal mental and physical health, and give me the confidence to leave an abusive relationship. If it wasn't for fitness, I'm not sure where I would be right now.

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July 17, 2018

What does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

ISSA Trainer Niki Bryant has helped Monica Gossmeyer change her life so much that she has decided to become an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer so that she can learn more and share with others.

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April 5, 2018

A Parent's Worst Nightmare Inspired Him to Become a Trainer

Last year, Joseph Jackson had back issues, numbness in his legs and couldn't sleep. He weighed 365 pounds. His doctor said that he was morbidly obese and suggested weight loss pills. He had little-to-no confidence and felt defeated when it came to finding a workout routine that fit him and that he could physically do. Follow how Joseph completely turned his life around and became an ISSA certified trainer.

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March 8, 2018

Sometimes a Little Push is All You Need

Laura Hughes is the successful owner of #Strong, a private fitness studio in New Braunfels, Texas. After struggling with her own weight and fitness, Laura relied on the guidance and mentorship of several dedicated trainers, including a coach that got her into powerlifting and then becoming certified with the ISSA.

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February 1, 2018

A glimpse into Stacy Dill’s life changing journey

As we go through life, “life happens”, how we react to it is what determines the outcome. My “outcome” was depression, becoming overweight and struggling with fitness. I once armed myself with Prozac, Ambien and food to get through the “emotional pain,” then I noticed something in the mirror. The girl staring back at me wasn’t me, so I took one big scary leap of faith and headed to Jeremy Scott Fitness for the first time.

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December 28, 2017

Pastor and Trainer Helps Client See That Health Is a Choice

The motivation for a lifestyle change is often ignited by fear, as in this client success story; fear of ill health or missing out on life. Once sparked, keeping that fire burning takes dedication and expert guidance. Allison shares her story of how ISSA Trainer, Andy Dooley, helped her through her trials to triumph over anxiety and a lifetime of dieting. 

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October 26, 2017

Simple is Sustainable: Obi Obadike's Program Kick-started This Incredible Transformation

After trying several fad diets and going back to the gym,  Rose Bolton reached out to Obi Obadike who was writing a diet and exercise book with Morris Chestnut called, “The Cut”.   She learned how simple is better when it comes to the food you put in your body and found herself feeling like a new person that radiated throughout every aspect of her life.

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September 12, 2017

When Fitness Is Bigger Than Self: Changing Lives of Others

Lily Thorig was a 30-year-old stay at home mother of 2 and was severely over weight.  Fast forward to today, she has not only been able to keep the weight off but was given the opportunity to work at The Camp. She is now Co-District Director for six of their gyms and working on getting her ISSA personal training certification.

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