Chris Hege – client since 2014 – Life Changing Story
“I started all this about 2 1/2 years ago, I was like a lot of people, I didn’t think I needed to exercise or eat healthy . I thought I was active enough, but that all changed when I went to the doctor in January of 2014. I found out I was 25 pounds overweight and had high cholesterol and blood pressure. My doctor told me that I was on the road to a stroke or heart attack, so that was a big wake up call to me. So I decided to do what the doctor wanted and eat better and get exercise. I joined a gym and that lead to me meeting the best trainer anyone could ask for Daiva Beck.
I started working with Daiva on April 9th 2014 my 40th birthday and I found myself about to pass out after about 30 min into a hour training session. I was ready to quit, but that’s one thing I couldn’t do. I hate that word, and Daiva wouldn’t let me quit. And I’m glad I didn’t because that day was the start of a new me. I trained with Daiva a few days a week and she worked on my diet and got me to doing group workouts, spin classes, cardio kickboxing & outdoor Bootcamps.
I lost almost 30 pounds and feel the best I have ever felt. I feel like she has helped give me a new healthier outlook on my life. Then I got the idea to do a 5k run and she started me on a running program, and after a few 5k’s I did a mud run and that created what she calls a Monster LOL. That got me hooked on obstacle course racing and in September of last year I entered a Spartan Race. Completing that race was one of the greatest feelings ever. Since then I have finished two Spartan races and I’ve got two to three more to do this year, where one is half marathon length.
I have so many people to thank that have helped me over the last few years. My wife Christine, she has supported everything I have done and has been my biggest supporter. My family,and my best friend Vickie Porter, who convinced me to go to the gym in the first place. I have also met a lot of great friends though the gym that all train hard and willing to help you anyway they can. And last but not least, I could not have done any of this without The Best Personal Trainer I could have ask for Daiva Beck. The way she has trained with me and added that extra push when ever I needed it, has made me accomplish far more things then I would ever think I could. THANK YOU!!!!
As for the future, I’m going to enter a timed competition Spartan Race and train for my first Triathlon next year. I’m going to keep training and working hard, I had a friend once tell me that the gym was her “Fountain of Youth” well I believe that is true. Since I have been going to the gym and training, I feel like I’m in the best shape and as healthy as I have ever been.
So don’t every give up your goals, they my seem impossible sometimes but if you keep working hard towards them you will accomplish them. If I can do it SO CAN YOU!!!”