Ashley B.

“I started my weight loss journey about three years ago. I had just overcome a serious illness that required me to have chemo treatments every ten weeks for two years and to be on a high dosage of steroids. I was a Mom to the best little guy anyone could ever hope for and I was ready to live a healthier life not just for myself but my son as well. I was at my highest weight I had ever been at (274lbs) and was ready for change. My weight loss journey had a slow start, for the next two years I dropped about 40lbs by trying to eat healthier and exercise about three times a week. 40lbs was great but I had a much larger goal in mind, that to be truthful never thought I would actually be able to achieve. So in May 2013 I contacted Lisa Feran with Custom Fitness Specialists and told her I was ready. I was all in, at this point I was about 235 lbs and had a goal of 150 I began working out with Lisa 2-3 times a week and immediately saw results, not just in loss of pounds but inches. I couldn’t believe how fast my body was changing, workouts that were so difficult were becoming easier and my endurance improved overnight. Lisa provided me with a nutrition plan (even though I thought I was eating pretty well) that really opened my eyes on how someone needs to eat if they have a large weight loss goal. By winter of 2013 I had reached my first milestone goal, I was under 200lbs! A number I hadn’t seen probably since grade school. That was such a huge moment for myself, tears of joy (Lisa may have had a few too ;))! At that point even though Lisa believed that I was going to reach my goal, I actually never thought I would…until that day. After that time flew by, the pounds and inches continued to come off and I hit my year in May 2014. I was down a total of 109 pounds! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be able to say I lost 100+ pounds! At this point it was not even about the number, I felt great….never had I felt better. My world was changed forever, the way I see things now is so different. I no longer worry that my son is going to be embarrassed by his Momma or that I’m not going to be able to keep up with him (in reality he now has to keep up with me!) I’m not afraid to try new things, which I once thought before I couldn’t do. So, like I said my year was up in May 2014, I was done right? Nope! The workouts and nutritional information that I get from Lisa are AMAZING. In the year and half that I’ve worked out at CFS I have never once had the same workout!!!! Not once! This is why I continue to see results; she is constantly changing what I’m doing and helped me figure out classes that I could take outside of CFS to maximize my results. Lisa also paired me with other people to work out with that make me a better person, I push myself more during those workouts and for that I’m so thankful. If you are trying to decide whether this is for you are not, I say go for it!!!! You have nothing to lose but everything to gain, the time will pass anyways. Lisa and CFS provides the best of the best; personal training provided in an inviting environment that never passes judgment. Every personal trainer at CFS is amazing and was always cheering me on the entire time! How great is it to have your own little cheerleading squad?! I thank Lisa, without her I would never have been where I’m at today. She believed in me when I didn’t, so much more than just a trainer, but bestie for life! Love you girl!!! As of today I am down to 159 pounds, a total weight loss of 115 pounds. Technically I have 9 more pounds to go until I reach my goal, but I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at today. Stronger, happier and healthy”