As a coach there is nothing better than seeing one of your students achieve their goals and change their lifestyle for the better. When Marci Gomez walked into our Dojo we knew that she would be getting the results that she desired. During classes Marci would be asking questions trying to gain as much insight into the TFW system and what it would take to achieve her goals.
As she continued with her training we not only saw a transformation in the way she was looking but her mindset changed completely. She became passionate about being health and fit. She was into the training and not just coming to the Dojo to just workout. She started dialing in her nutrition and posting pictures of her meals to prove it.
So how did Marci get so into Training for Warrior?
If you are looking for a little inspiration then read on…
Why did I join TFW?? Here I was after having my two younger sons, I knew I was overweight but I didn’t realize how unhealthy I actually was. I was wearing the biggest size jeans in my life. I knew I needed help but I just couldn’t find the right answer. Throughout my childhood and teenage years I was physically fit. I grew up doing sports like gymnastics and swimming as well as always being active. When I began to put the weight on after having my third child I knew that I no longer wanted to be overweight or be living the lifestyle that I was leading. I wanted to be healthy and fit. Having children I did not want to be sitting on the sidelines wishing I could keep up. I wanted to be able to play and run with my boys and teach them to grow up leading a healthy lifestyle as well. I was just stuck and needed help.
I have had memberships to quite a few gyms in the past before joining TFW where I got some results. At one point before my two youngest were born I was actually at my lightest weight and thought I was looking the best I ever had since my teenage years. Boy, was I wrong. Like many people do I fell off going to the gym and I started to gain back the weight that I had worked hard to get off.
This is where Training for Warriors Long Island came into play. One evening my youngest son woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t fall back to sleep so I decided to go on Facebook. I saw a post for an 8 week transformation for Training for Warriors Long Island. I clicked on the link and watched a video about Training for Warriors by its founder Martin Rooney explaining what the TFW system was all about. The motivation and inspiration had me hooked, instantly!!! This was exactly what I WANTED, this was exactly what I NEEDED. I filled out the questionnaire form and I got a response back the very next day from coach Amir, wanting to sit down for a strategy session. During the strategy session we discussed the goals I wanted to attain and came up with the gameplan on how we would accomplish this. I say WE because at TFW Long Island it a team effort between yourself and the coaches.
I started a couple weeks later with the 8 Week Transformation class and after seeing results from only 8 weeks, it gave me the inspiration to keep on going. The coaches take their time to teach you the proper technique on how to lift weights by starting with dumbbells & kettlebells before moving up to the barbell. The coaches progress you based on your ability and guide you along the way. This is the closest you will get to having a “personal trainer” but working in small groups. It’s not just the physical results but you will become mentally stronger as well. You will do things that you never thought you would be able to do. I have completed two Spartan Races and competed in a deadlift competition. These are just some things I thought I would never be able to do. Aside from all of those results that come from the training the new and lasting friendships with people who are on the same mission to get healthy and fit is just an added benefit. It’s great to be able to train along side people who have similar goals and can keep you motivated to keep coming to the gym and on track towards your goals.
Since joining TFW Long Island two years ago I have gone from a size 15/16 to a size 8. I’ve lost 20lbs but have gained lean muscle, toned up, and am much stronger than I have ever imagined!! As you know, results don’t happen overnight. Just like gaining weight doesn’t happen overnight it all happens over time but if you eat the right foods, stay healthy and commit yourself to at least three to four days at the gym. You will have ZERO regrets and all the results. I am almost 44 years old and I am in the best physical shape of my entire life. My only con is I wish I found Training for Warriors when I was in my 20s. If your looking to burn fat, build muscle & feel good, there is no doubt in my mind TFW Long Island is where you need to be!!!