On May 19, 2014 my fitness journey began. During my first week of training I felt in my heart that this was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. After a month of training I started noticing a difference in my body I felt better I had more energy. My body started to transform and my body fat went down during our weekly weigh in. However, this was challenging because the temptation of Starburst, Peanut M&M’s , Kettle corn and Red Vines were calling my name . I resisted the temptation because I knew I had something to accomplish. On August 29, 2014 I competed in my first Figure competition. I placed 3rd and I was completely in shock. The feeling was incredible! I honestly didn’t go in this sport for placing I just wanted to see what I was capable of doing. I never would have made it to this point without Claudia. I honestly have to say that I enjoy every moment working out with Claudia except when she says “Okay, I’m going to let you run” just kidding. I’m extremely blessed to have Claudia in my life. She has changed my life for the better, not only am I healthy in my body I’m very knowledgeable as well. I couldn’t imagine training with anyone else and with her support, guidance and expertise I just qualified for nationals to compete for my pro card.
The day I met Claudia Aquino changed my life. I let the stresses of putting everyone else before me beat me down. I was a tired, over-weight, Wife and Mother of 2 who had pushed myself aside and put everyone else first.
After my second child my weight had ebbed and flowed and was never consistent. With both of my pregnancies I had ballooned up to 200 lb.’s and put myself through hell to shed them. My second pregnancy was completely unlike my first. I had tried everything to try to regain my former body but I was stuck with those last dreaded pounds. My body was unrecognizable to me. I was healthy by everyday standards but I was a far cry away from how I was. My energy level was non-existent, every fad diet I had tried and eventually failed with weight gain. I thought by throwing myself into cardio that would do the trick but it left me soft and shapeless. All of my frustration finally came to a head. The tricks I had acquired for losing weight from my twenties were not working, and I was slowly accepting the fact that I would live the rest of my existence in a muumuu being the “Wife of” or “Mother of” until I saw a beautiful glossy ad in the LVAC Magazine for Body Revision by Claudia.
The day I met Claudia was the first day that I admitted to myself that I needed help. I didn’t have to explain how I felt. She already knew. We as women are a broken record of putting everyone else first. Claudia Aquino was the first person ever to tell me that it was time to put MYSELF first. She has genuine empathy for you. She understands, listens, and gives you the motivation and love you deserve. There are no expensive supplements, no starvation diets, or endless hours of cardio. Body Revision by Claudia is training, nutrition, and consistency where you are not alone. Claudia Aquino is right by you every step of the way. She understands that everyone is individual and treats your body as such. There are no cookie cutter diets or work outs. She customizes everything for you. You are VIP all the way mind body, and soul.
Since training with Claudia I have lost 32 lbs and have become a NPC Bikini Competitor with Team Body Revision. What means most to me is that I am a better Wife, Mother, and friend not just to others but especially to myself. If you are blessed to have this incredible woman in your life please do so. She’s not just a coach/trainer she’s family!
On your first day there are pictures, a weigh in, some paperwork and a strategy session. Claudia will go over different diets, calorie allotments and what to expect from the program. From then on the workouts begin! Each workout concentrates around a certain muscle group but the “feel” is an overall workout with concentration on keeping your heart rate up. All along the way Claudia is there answering all questions you may have.
The first week I lost a lot of weight . Then about the end of week 2, the weight loss was sort of flat. This also happened in week 5. This first time Claudia identified the problem as portion control. I use the “my fitness pal” app as my food log but was too generous on estimating portions. The second time I hit the diet plateau was when she advised me to increase my cardio intensity and fluctuate it. After doing both of these I started to see my weight on the scale move again.
Here is the short list of things I got from this program beyond just losing 24 pounds and looking and feeling great. 1. How to use the machines properly 2. Proper diet and nutrition 3. Supplements that can help your body heal sore muscles faster 3. Target heart rates to get the most out of your cardio 4. Working through sore muscles (had a sore calf muscle a few times) 5. Emotional support and professional coaching 6. Words and advice before your weekend…and this is just a fraction of what you get out of the program !!
Claudia is an awesome trainer and a very friendly, fun and humorous person to work with. She has the credentials and trains both professional competitors to regular people like me. This program is the jump start that I needed to get my body back on track and in the right direction! I am so inspired now and I have to say how awesome it was to see 218.2 on that scale at the end of 6 weeks !! Am I where I want to be weight wise? No I am not, ..not yet at least. Am I closer than I was 6 weeks ago ? Absolutely, and I now have the motivation and knowledge to back me up. My new short term goal is 210….then 10 more to 200 and I will re-evaluate then.
This program works and Claudia tailors the program for you ! If you follow the program, try your best and are always HONEST with yourself in regards to amount of food/exercise you will be successful !
Sincerely, Paul H.