Premier Fitness Charlotte Personal Trainer Rene helped make a big difference in the life of new mom Christina. Read on below how she lost 70 pounds and went all the way from a size 18 to a 6! Thanks for sharing your story with us, Christina.
"My weight loss journey started in 2012. My daughter was getting ready to turn 2, and I was realizing that I didn't have your normal every day toddler. Her energy level made me wonder if someone had been sneaking her Red Bulls. I was struggling to keep up and thought now is the time to get in better shape. I began watching my calories, and strove for 20,000 steps per day using a pedometer. Within six months I shed 50 pounds. I met Rene during the summer of 2013 through fitness classes offered by my employer. She was an awesome motivator. Rene has taught me more about strength training than I ever thought I could learn. I have realized how strong I am, and how much stronger I can be. I have also dropped another 20 pounds, and gained muscle. She holds me accountable, and pushes me hard. Even when I think I might not make it, I always do and just get stronger. I'm now a much healthier mom. I'm down 70 pounds, and went from a size 18 to a 6. My, now, five-year-old still tries to run circles around me, only now I can keep up!" -Christina H.
Rene has been a trainer with Premier Fitness for three years.She has been an athlete her entire life. She’s participated in a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, track, rugby, softball, and martial arts. Besides her personal trainer certification, she is also a certified Swim America swim coach. With that background it is not surprising that Rene excels in training athletes, and sports-specific training.
She has a particular interest in nutrition and weight loss, and is currently working to become a registered dietician. Another of her interests is Tabata, a form of high-intensity interval training aimed at getting results quickly and efficiently.
Her favorite quote exemplifies her intensity: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” –Friedrich Nietzsche