Ryan has been with us for a little over a year now. He is a father of 3 and noticed he was feeling tired all the time. He says, “While I was in relatively decent physical health, I was exhausted all the time. I was concerned it was not going to get better unless I did something about it. I didn’t want to invest the time in researching my diet and fitness.” Before coming to Focus Fitness, he belonged to another gym but never went. A friend of his wife had recommended Focus Fitness several years earlier, so he finally decided to give it a try.
Ryan is not competitive in the sense that he needs to compete with other people. He says about Focus Fitness, “There is no pressure. It’s a few people at a time. I’m an extrovert. I like the camaraderie. Paymahn and Dave make sure I have the correct form and take my time. Make sure I don’t get hurt. Constantly ask how in tune I am with my body.”
Besides increasing his energy level, Ryan wanted to put on muscle and weight. In the time he has been with us, he has gained 15 lbs and reduced his body fat from 18 to 14 percent. “I feel much stronger in every way. It boosts my confidence. It certainly allowed me to be more present with family and kids and allows me to sleep better. I have been eating much better as well. When you do these things, it gives you a holistic effect.” Before, when it came to working out, he would give up. Now he says, “Paymahn and Dave won’t let me give up and give me the support and tell me that I will be able to do this.”
Ryan has changed as a person and feels better because of his experience with us. “I have more confidence in my physical body and I think I have a better understanding of what I can actually do versus what my brain tells me what I can do. I enjoy the camaraderie and it feels like a family. I enjoy the people there and it’s a good place to go to. I’d rather go to the gym than get a beer.”
He has reached his goal of putting on muscle/weight much faster than anticipated. His goals are now changing too. “How can I keep going and optimize some of this stuff? How can I focus on certain areas and see how changing my diet can help me with certain things? It’s fascinating that you can easily feel the difference between eating pizza and chicken.”
Ryan believes, “Focus Fitness is a really holistic approach to not having pressure to improve yourself. It’s really supportive and informational and social. It’s a great environment and you can come in, make improvements in your life without the added pressure you put on yourself to do so.” He says, “A lot of people hesitate to take on a trainer and spend money on themselves because it feels selfish and intimidating because you might have to have some prerequisites, but what I’d have to say is you are worth it and do it. If you feel like you need to make a change and are worried about finding the right place, you don’t need to look any further.”