I started working out at CSF in December 2010. I had wanted to call for the longest time but kept putting it off. Finally I called, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Coming into CSF I wanted to learn more about nutrition and exercising. I had been working out at the gym at school but was bored with the machines and wasn’t seeing any results. As soon as I met Steve and started my training sessions, I knew I was getting the best workout I could!
My initial goals were to lose weight (at that time I did not have a set number in my head) and change my life around. I was going into 2011 with the saying “New Year, New You” and with the help of CSF it worked! I just hit the 30-pound weight-loss mark in October 2011 and am feeling great!
I absolutely love working out at CSF because you never know what to expect from the workouts. Steve, Julia, and Neil are constantly pushing me through the exercises, and I have accomplished things I never thought I could before (like lift 190 pounds on the Hex bar!).
Two of the biggest accomplishments thus far have been losing my first 30 pounds and running/finishing the Rugged Maniac. Just this October, I began the FLAG group at Conca, hoping to learn more about nutrition as well as tackle my next goal of losing another 25 pounds. I also hope to run more events like the Rugged Maniac!
I always leave CSF drenched in sweat and know that I had a good workout, especially if I am sore the next day. So to Steve, Julia, and Neil – I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me, and for letting me be a part of Team Conca. I am so excited and can’t wait to see what the next few months/year has to offer!
Ashley Ruggiera, West Springfield