Chantel de Lorme
Nov 2014 I started coming to LG fitness; I was 240 lbs of pure McLovin, and not in a good way. I was not healthy, I was obese. I was not happy. I came from another gym that I felt was not meeting my needs. I did not know what my needs were but I knew things had to change.
I started taking classes through LG, and although I was the biggest girl in the class working out alongside some of the fittest, I never felt judge, only encouraged. I was encouraged to push harder – they saw something in me I didn’t see in myself. I started on Ideal Protein, as a new way of life. I lost the weight over 7 months. I was the thinnest I ever was. Even today, I have a hard time seeing myself this way. But being thin and being fit are 2 different things, and I started working out. First with a personal trainer; then with Cody in the Strength program. I could not bench press the 33lb bar 10 times; I was weak. My squats were not squats but feeble attempts to lower myself. I was deconditioned.
Working with Dillon has improved my strength, conditioning and my overall fitness. Through his programming, I have significantly improved my flexibility and my strength. He helps me push to my limits, and when I think I’ve reached those limits, I am pushed further.
I accomplish fitness goal I would have never dreamed of, running numerous half marathons, completing my first ever full marathon and now starting trail running. This is all because of everything I have gained through LG Fitness; nutritional counselling, weigh in’s for accountability as well as my own drive of just showing up every day.
The strength I obtain at the gym allows me to recover faster from my other fitness activates; I have more energy, I am able to sustain longer and it has helped me remain injury free. My lifestyle now is fitness focused. I will still crush a pizza, but I will also go for a run vs. sit and watch TV.
Then there are the friends I’ve made. They are a big reason why I keep coming back. We have the same goals – to work hard and keep fit. We laugh hard, we joke around, but we work hard. This is my tribe, my people.