World’s Strongest Man!?

Alright, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but he’s got to be the strongest eight year old in North Columbus!  Providing a little friendly competition for his mom, Courtney, David Osborne participated in the Napoletan Fitness “3 Minute Challenge” yesterday and OWNED it!  His competition wasn’t easy, as Courtney put up some stellar numbers herself.  However, in the end, David was able to push out 110 close grip chest presses and 126 dumbbell curls each in three minute timeframes.  I don’t see those numbers getting beat anytime soon.  Congratulations, David, on a phenomenal workout!  I’m thinking you can add weightlifting to the list of things you’re great at like building lego sets and using “laaassserrrs”.  You’re awesome, bud!  Keep up the great work!!!

Outstanding Effort and Achievement Award!

Caroll Teague is September’s recipient of the Outstanding Effort and Achievement Award.  Caroll and I have been training together for almost four years and our progress is far from slowing down.  We started together at Bally Total Fitness, continued at Urban Active Polaris, and have been training in-home, twice a week, for all of 2011.  At the age of 65 Caroll seems to me to be in her prime.  She remains continually focused on reaching her goals and developing new ones.

It’s been so rewarding to work with Caroll for as long as I have.  I can remember having to start slow but that didn’t last long.  It’s hard to describe the vast amount of progress we’ve achieved over the years.  Caroll has literally done a “180” when it comes to her ability in physical fitness.  Some of the things I call on her to do now still surprise me when I think back to our start.  Her workouts nowadays aren’t terribly different from those of my youngest and most “fit” clientele.  She impresses me each week and I couldn’t be more proud of how far we’ve come.

With a main focus of toning, Caroll has blown my expectations out of the water.  She looks great and continues to practice good habits with her diet and exercise even on our off days.  Since last January Caroll has lost more than ten pounds and ten inches.  Her body fat percentage has come down more than 4%, and as I mentioned before, her workouts with me have quickly moved from novice to advanced.  She’s a hard worker and an inspiration to me and surely many others.

Caroll, fitness aside, I am so blessed to have met you.  You have, no doubt, become a second mother to me and I’m so appreciative of our relationship.  You work hard for me and that’s how we’ve been able to achieve such ideal results.  You never let up and I love that.  You constantly want to know how you are doing and what you can do differently to achieve your goals even faster.  The truth is that if you continue to hold yourself accountable and work as hard as you do, you will have no problem reaching even your toughest of goals.  You’re a strong willed individual and I have no doubt that you will continue to succeed.  Thank you for all of the wisdom that you’ve passed on over the last four years.  I look forward to training you over the next four and seeing what else we can accomplish.  Keep up the great work!