I started training with Heather about 2 years ago when I completely uprooted my life in NJ and moved 400 miles away from family, friends, and the NYC job I hated. Buffalo was my new start at living the life I always wanted - little did I know all the amazing things that were ahead of me - meeting and training with Heather being one of them obviously!
When I first started training I was at one of the lowest points in my life. I was a frequent yo-yo dieter with many failed attempts at weight loss under my belt. I was intimidated by gym equipment, could barely get through an entire workout, and honestly despite starting a BS/MS in nutrition, knew nothing about how to fuel my body efficiently.
I was terrified to start training, and really only expected to stick with it until my contract ran out. Maybe I'd lose 10 lbs if that and most likely would gain it all back again as usual. And then I had my first training session. Heather completely changed around my nutrition, got me on macros, kicked my butt and never let me settle for mediocrity. She often tells me now that she saw the potential in me since day one and that is why she pushed and still pushes me as hard as she does.
So that girl that signed up for training with the mentality that she'd lose 10 lbs and gain it back, well she has now lost about 30 lbs total (and kept it off!) and competed in her first NPC bikini competition this past April (Mr. Mrs, Buffalo 2017). The journey was not always rainbows and unicorns, there was literal blood, sweat, and tears that were shed on multiple occasions. But through it all Heather was there for me 110%. When I stalled and hit plateaus she created new plans and macros. When mentally I was shot she figured ways to still challenge me and keep me progressing but not at the expense of my sanity.
The knowledge that someone else knows what you are experiencing and believes in you and will never let you settle for less than you are capable of is amazing. I had had my share of trainers in the past and none of them were ever as invested and dedicated to my success as Heather. In fact, most of them underestimated my capabilities and ultimately I never progressed past my comfort zone.
If you want to get your life in order and truly transform it then SIGN UP WITH HEATHER! You will be challenged beyond compare but you will truly learn your capabilities and the strength that lies within you!
- Lauren Hirschhorn