PhysXtreme has been an amazing journey for me. I joined after having my daughter. My health wasn’t the best during my pregnancy as I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes – a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, which causes it to be unable to produce enough insulin to handle the effects of a growing baby and changing hormone levels. I had to take insulin 4 times a day which really affected my body. I gained over 65lbs.
My first experience at PhysXtreme was hard. I could barely make it through the warm-up, but with a coach like Shane I quickly learned that I was not a quitter. He barely knew me but believed that if I put my mind to it I could do it. He would often repeat to me, ‘it’s all about developing mental toughness, and if you put your mind to it you can do it.’ He always gave me that extra boost of energy I needed to push harder.
What I learned most about myself throughout this journey was to never give up. Even though I started with baby steps they eventually got bigger and turned into major results. I would have never done a Spartan Race before, and now I’ve done one each year for the past three years. I have to add that I made it through my last race without doing a single burpee (meaning I made it through every single obstacle).
The feeling of climbing a 15-foot muddy, slimy rope while everyone at the race is cheering you on… Pure self-satisfaction as I worked very hard all year at the gym to be able to do so.
There is so much I can say about PhysXtreme: the amazing friends I’ve made, the encouragement from the coaches and other members, and things I learned about nutrition vs. fad diets.
Shane’s dedication to his clients is amazing. He’s a hardworking man that deserves every bit of credit he gets. I appreciate everything he has done for me. It has changed my life in a very positive way.