I discovered Motive through SweatNET Grand Rapids. I was ready to take my wellness journey to the next level and I was in desperate need of guidance. I knew that strength training was needed to see the physical results I wanted (decrease fat and build muscle), but when I tried lifting weights in the past, I had no idea where to focus.
Motive has provided me with so much education about exercise in such a short amount of time. Brian provides a lot of coaching cues to ensure I have the proper form. For example, because of him I always think about driving my heel down while using the stairmaster or stepping on a box rather than pulling my knee up. Before training with him, I didn’t understand how the proper form maximizes each workout, but he corrects my form and tells me why I need to do things a certain way which helps me understand the benefit of it.
I lost eight pounds before signing up with Motive. Since Motive, I’ve lost an additional 19 pounds. I don’t weigh myself often (maybe every 1-2 months) because I don’t want to use a number on a scale to measure my success. However, I’m sharing because I know some people find this data helpful. The best part of all is that I’m not on some strict diet and I’m not killing myself in the gym, which was crucial for me to maintain this lifestyle long term. I work out four days per week, including my personal training session. When I first started, I was only working out 1-2 days a week. My goal is to increase to a consistent five days a week before the end of year.