Saturday, 11 June 2016 20:32

Lee Williams

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My strength comes from seeing that I'm improving. And the only way to improve is to train. So that's what I do. I train.!

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Lee Williams

  • Fittnett: Welcome to Fittnett.com

    Lee: Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Fittnett: What made you join Fittnett.com?

    Lee: I love communities that give space for people who enjoy working the ability to express themselves as well as to learn from. A friend of mine introduced me to the site and I thought "why not try it out"?

  • Fittnett: What inspired you to start Martial Arts?

    Lee: I've been a Michael Jai White fan since I was six and have attempted to follow in his footsteps. And its honestly just felt like the right thing to pursue.

  • Fittnett: How long have you been training in this field?

    Lee: Only 9 months

  • Fittnett: What kind of workouts keeps you in shape to practice these skills?

    Lee: Boxing, calaystinlcs, parkour, gymnastics, dance, yoga, Taekwondo

  • Fittnett: How important is stretching and do you stretch daily?

    Lee: I stretch daily! For at least 30 minutes. And it is extremely important. As your body grows and changes the elasticity in your body is maintained from stretching as well as reduction to injury!

  • Fittnett: Do you train others that want to practice Martial Arts? If no, would you consider it?

    Lee: I do train people in what I currently "know" but I try to get better so as to teach more. As well as understanding more about my chosen art.

  • Fittnett: Would you say you have to be mentally strong to do Martial Arts? If yes, How do you strengthen your mentality?

    Lee:Yes, but I believe thats with anything. And its all in what you have a passion for. My strength comes from seeing that I'm improving. And the only way to improve is to train. So that's what I do. I train.

  • Fittnett: What do you think you need to improve? why?

    Lee: Everything. Since, all things are in a constant state of change all of my skills are no different.

  • Fittnett: What are your plans for the future? Any projects, ideas or thoughts?

    Lee: To make awesome films, as well as develop with other martial artists. I have quite a few projects in the works as well as fit camps I'd like to pursue.

  • Fittnett: Is there anything you want to tell Fittnett and the audience reading this?

    Lee: What ever your fitness goals are, stick to them, the way of health and fitness go into both your day to day life and even old age. Where it will serve you with a strong body. To me that's the best way to live...in good health.

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Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:58

Sonia Lewis

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I won my open class and overall now making me a professional bikini competitor in the SNBF federation!

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Sonia Lewis

  • Fittnett: Welcome to Fittnett.com

    Sonia: Thank you for the opportunity to be featured in fittnet, I would have never imagine being chosen for a fitness interview. My fitness journey began only 18 months ago, yet I'm grateful and appreciate to share my journey with others.

  • Fittnett: What made you join Fittnett.com?

    Sonia: I joined fittnet through a mutual friend at a gym I utilize which helps to reach my fitness goals.

  • Fittnett: How did you get into fitness?

    Sonia: My fitness journey began 4 months before my 30th birthday. I wasn't an athlete or played any sports. I was naturally small frame , with no muscle mass. I also dislike the gym due to the excruciating pain associated with any exercise regimen. However, as I became older my metabolism slowed down drastically and I gained at least 15 pounds. My birthday was approaching and a friend introduced me to a personal trainer whom convinced me I can achieve the results I was seeking in less than 4 months. I trusted the process and I was pleased.

  • Fittnett: When was your last competition and were you happy with the results?

    Sonia: I began competing March 2016 (NPC rope elite) and my second show was April 2016 (SNBF). I'm a fitness bikini competitor and my last show my results was shockingly impressive (I was ecstatic) . I won my open class and overall now making me a professional bikini competitor in the SNBF federation.

  • Fittnett: How do you feel before competing and how do you deal with those feelings?

    Sonia: Prior to competing, my trainer always stated I would become a competitor and I always stated naively that's not my area of expertise. Now, I'm glad I was inspired, motivated, and encouraged to compete. It is a new found hobby in which I have gained more confidence, friendships, and an exceptional mind set that the body can be ultimately transformed.

  • Fittnett: How many months do you prepare for a competition?

    Sonia: Usually many competitors prep 3 months (12 weeks out for a competition). I began prepping 6 weeks out from my first show and an additional 3 weeks for the following show (since it was back to back). My next show I will give myself at least 4-5 months to build and rest my body.

  • Fittnett: Do you meal prep and what kind of foods do you eat?

    Sonia: Yes, I meal prep and find great joy in prepping. I'm currently a pesceterian. Therefore, I only eat seafood -other food include vegetables, rice, oats, eggs, cashew butter and rice cakes (of course there are some cheats once a week to indulge). I have an allergic reaction to many fruits and meats therefore my preps aren't as appetizing as I would like.

  • Fittnett: When you're on stage do you ever forget your routine and how do you recover?

    Sonia: Funny you ask, my first show I began posing 12 weeks out. Yet, I was still nervous, anxious, jittery, and forgetful of my routine. At the end of the day most judges don't know you're routine but my recovery was holding a pose longer that usual until I remember the turn. My last show, I was Much more Conditioned, practice often and my posing was simplified making it easier to remember.

  • Fittnett: What would you tell others that want to compete?

    Sonia: I encourage everyone to compete at least once in their life. It is an amazing feeling, amazing transformation, and an amazing accomplishment that many can't say they have done. I would also say it is an expensive hobby and please please do your due diligence in terms of purchasing a suits, tanning, hotel accommodations, posing lessons, videos of different federations shows, converse with other competitors if possible and sacrifice 12 weeks Of your life to committing to your journey. Regardless of the outcome, just remember you're in competition with your progress and not others.

  • Fittnett: What are your plans for the future and what would you like to tell the audience reading this?

    Sonia: My plan for the future is to continue to compete, I love this sport and fitness has became part of my life. My next show is October and November 2016 and I'm excited to see my own transformation. I want readers to know, no matter what your fitness journey view it as a lifestyle and never be afraid to take a chance.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016 20:12

Colleen Holiday

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I love doing what clients think is impossible and accomplishing it!

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Colleen Holiday

  • Fittnett: Welcome to Fittnett.com

    Colleen: Thank you Fittnett for featuring me on your site. It is always a pleasure to be able to help more people meet their health goals and your kindness certainly accomplishes that by being able to inspire and support all of your clients!

  • Fittnett: What made you join Fittnett.com?

    Colleen: I wanted to join a network of healthy individuals!

  • Fittnett: What city do you train in?

    Colleen: Cleveland, Ohio but I train all over the USA!

  • Fittnett: What inspired you to start personal training?

    Colleen: I had a difficult time going to gym class from day one! I was always the last one chosen for teams..the only sport I loved was weight lifting. As a female and now well over 40 I see how weight training helps your confidence and your physique. I spend most of my time only training a few clients. I love working with people who are very overweight or suffering from low self esteem. I love doing what clients think is impossible and accomplishing it. Your body says a lot about you and working out is really a form of self respect. It takes a long time to learn to enjoy it and so my talent is for making fitness fun and enjoyable as well as meeting your goals. I love what I do including teaching the nutrition portion which is a huge part of anyones success.

  • Fittnett: How long have you been a trainer and how long do you plan to stay in this profession?

    Colleen: I have been training 26 years-far before certifications but I hold the best certification you can have form the National Academy of Sports Medicine in nutrition and corrective exercise science. I also have a psychology degree which really sets me apart from other trainers. Sometimes being overweight has nothing to do with the food.

  • Fittnett: What do you like best about training others?

    Colleen: Being an underdog myself I like to be the one to step up and help others meet their goals. There is not other feeling than when a client screams out of joy that they hit their goal. I wish I had someone to help me when I started and that's why I like to be there for others. Its hard to go into a gym and try to figure out the weights. So many people ask me-well what do I do between sets? I laugh and say just stare at everyone else like they do.

  • Fittnett: Is there a gender you prefer training and why?

    Colleen: Women for sure. I have male clients and they do awesome. But there is nothing like helping a female coming out of an abusive marriage, or right afer a painful divorce. That's is my niche, I plan to work more with this sector in the future.

  • Fittnett: Do you prefer 1 on 1 or group sessions and why?

    Colleen: Both. I love groups and I have a wonderful one now that all the members just get along so great and support each other. I have contests all the time like winning a great haircut from a celebrity stylist. Sometimes I just bring Inca Tea to perk people up in the middle of winter.

  • Fittnett: Do you supply a meal plan for your clients, if so then give us an example?

    Colleen: Yes I do-But giving a meal plan for someone I didn't know their medicals for would be very difficult and pointless. I take a good time choosing programs for my clients. Most trainers sell one and just move around the protein, carbohydrate and fat grams to fit their weight. That is not what I do at all. We-the client and I, have to find something they can live with. It is a lifestyle!

  • Fittnett: What do you think you need to improve as a trainer and what are you doing to change that?

    Colleen: I need to not do as much as I do for clients. I find the ones I do the most for-do the least 100 percent of the time! The less you do as a leader the better people do any respect you more.

  • Fittnett: Is there anything you want to tell Fittnett and the audience reading this?

    Colleen: Yes, whatever your goals are and no matter how far away they seem-find someone to help you get there. Just keep grasping at straws until you find that one that pulls you out and propels you forward!

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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:20

Jesse Jenkins Kakooza

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"Dance your way to fitness!"

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Jesse Jenkins Kakooza

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  • Fittnett: What made you join Fittnett.com?

    Jesse: I joined for Exposure and let people know what I do here in Uganda.

  • Fittnett: What city do you train in?

    Jesse: I am located in Kampala, Uganda.

  • Fittnett: What inspired you to start personal training?

    Jesse: My inspiration was from friends and people who have watched me dance long before I went to the United Kingdom to study dance, and many always wanted me to teach them how to dance and asked whether I did any classes. So I decided to start a Dance and Fitness class for all ages.

  • Fittnett: How long have you been a trainer and how long do you plan to stay in this profession?

    Jesse: I have been a Dance Fitness Trainer for 3 and A Half years now. Been a dancer and Choreographer most my life and I will do this for as long as my body let's me.

  • Fittnett: What do you like best about training others?

    Jesse: It's fun and fulfilling.

  • Fittnett: Is there a gender you prefer training and why?

    Jesse: Well at the moment I have mostly women who are the adults majority in my class and students and kids. Because my class class attracts them more,mainly because I mix dance and work-out in one session.

  • Fittnett: Do you prefer 1 on 1 or group sessions and why?

    Jesse: I really don't mind. I prefer both.

  • Fittnett: Do you supply a meal plan for your clients, if so then give us an example?

    Jesse: I do! Because most we of my students tell me that they find it hard to eat healthy , I just advise them to try and eat energy giving foods before they come to my class. I ask them to avoid eating too much red meat and to stick to white meat and lots of salads , drink more water.

  • Fittnett: What do you think you need to improve as a trainer and what are you doing to change that?

    Jesse: I need to encourage more men to attend my class at the moment. And make videos about my dance Fitness and workout DVD.

  • Fittnett: Is there anything you want to tell Fittnett and the audience reading this?

    Jesse: Let's Keep Doing what we Love. and Stay Healthy!

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Monday, 18 January 2016 14:34

Julius Miles

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"I like the opportunity to inspire and help people reach their goals. There is no better feeling!"

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Julius Miles

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  • Fittnett: What made you join Fittnett.com?

    Julius: The opportunity to network and converse with other talented individuals in the field.

  • Fittnett: What city do you train in?

    Julius: Atlanta, GA but I have long distance clients as well.

  • Fittnett: What inspired you to start personal training?

    Julius: The death of my father due to obesity and other health complications when I was 19.

  • Fittnett: How long have you been a trainer and how long do you plan to stay in this profession?

    Julius: I have been training now for 4 years and I plan to continue this as long as God allows.

  • Fittnett: What do you like best about training others?

    Julius: I like the opportunity to inspire and help people reach their goals. There is no better feeling!

  • Fittnett: Is there a gender you prefer training and why?

    Julius: I honestly prefer males because they are easier to deal with emotionally, however my primary clientele base are female.

  • Fittnett: Do you prefer 1 on 1 or group sessions and why?

    Julius: I prefer group training because clients are able to feed off of the positive energy of those in the group.

  • Fittnett: Do you supply a meal plan for your clients, if so then give us an example?

    Julius: Yes, I am the meal plan king! A basic meal plan is based on my clients BMR and TDE. It usually consist of 5-6 meals spreading the protein, carbs, and fats across each meal. Meal 1: 3-4 egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 grapefruit. Meal 2: Protein shake,Greek yogurt, almonds. Meal 3: 4oz Chicken breast, 4oz sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup broccoli. Meal 4: Protein shake, 1 piece of fruit. Meal 5: 4oz lean ground turkey, 1// cup jasmine rice, 5 spears of asparagus.

  • Fittnett: What do you think you need to improve as a trainer and what are you doing to change that?

    Julius: I think I need to be a little more patient as a trainer. I will do this by constantly reminding myself of where I came from.

  • Fittnett: Is there anything you want to tell Fittnett and the audience reading this?

    Julius: I want the Fittnett readings and subscribers to remember that impossible is nothing and the key to the breakthrough is consistency.

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