At what point in your life did you decide “enough was enough”? What prompted you to start on your fitness journey?
I have always been into health and fitness, but I think meeting athletes who competed and connecting with them on social media on a daily basis helped inspire me to take my fitness journey to the next level.
Do you have a particular food-based vice? One which you find difficult to say no to?
I find it difficult to say no to Peanut Butter! Luckily there is now protein peanut butter / protein almond butter out on the market.
What inspired you to hire and work with Lori-Ann Marchese?
I met Lori-Ann when I was at one of the Live Shaun T workouts and a WBFF fitness competition. In talking with her about her WBFF Pro inspired me to want to workout with her.
Do you prefer group-based sessions or solo one-on-one sessions? Why?
I prefer group based sessions, because the inspiration is constant. Everyone is working hard and not giving up which drives me to keep going and give everything I got.
How would you describe your experiences so far with Lori-Ann?
Lori-Ann has been an amazing trainer! I have driven 45 minutes from home for 4 years to workout with her.
How has your life improved?
My life has improved in many ways, starting with positivity. When you feel good you have more confidence, you have a more positive outlook, which branches off to family, work and friends.
What’s your favorite time of the day to exercise?
My favorite time to exercise is first thing in the morning. A great workout sets the pace for a successful day. I feel more energized, more confident and I have a more positive outlook throughout the day.
Do you have a favorite exercise? One which you dislike the most?
My favorite excercise is pull-ups. I think because I used to not be able to do any. I like an excercise that requires muscle strengthening before it can be achieved. Since I have worked out at Body Construct I have a lot more upper body strength. My least favorite excercise is burpees. There’s just nothing fun about them!
What advice would you give anyone who may be contemplating a lifestyle change?
My advice would be to not get frustrated or give up if you don’t see results right away. It takes constant work and then change will come. Also don’t slow down after you start seeing results, it’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.