People of Apex
The People of Apex Project highlights the stories of the clients at Apex Personal Training. We do think that the physical results matter, but we believe that who you become on your journey equally matters. Whether it’s weight loss, strength, or climbing a mountain, those are results of the story. And we believe that it’s the stories that inspire. At Apex we believe in our clients and invest in their physical results but also understand the mental and emotional side that comes with physical transformations. This project highlights the stories and the journey that clients have gone through. For some Apex is motivation, for others it’s accountability and for some, it has been life-changing. It’s truly different for everyone. We encourage you to read the stories and our hope is that you will be inspired to “Do Something Epic”.
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Whether it is a 1:1 or group session, Apex is bringing that accountability factor back into play, and I'm already noticing changes in how I look and how I feel. It's definitely challenging, and there are times I question putting “fun” on that board, but I have never left regretting a workout. I'm stronger, leaner, and healthier than I was when I started a few month ago. I still have a long way to go, but for the first time in a long time, I'm optimistic about reaching my fitness goals and am starting feel like my old athletic self again!
I mention recovery because Joel is very attentive to injuries and when his clients need recovery. I was in a bad car accident which took my workouts from lifting some serious weight and complex movements to starting back at ground zero. Even though I badly wanted to and tried to do those same workouts, I physically couldn’t. Joel knew that about me and worked with me giving me workouts that he knew would build me up slowly and also keeping me motivated. After some time, I was back to where I was and beyond, hitting PR’s and more intense workouts than before. That’s because Joel took his time to think about me and what I needed.
Fast forward a couple years, I had my first child!! I worked out my entire pregnancy, even up to 41 weeks, because Joel took the time to personalize my workouts that would be safe and conducive to every stage of pregnancy… and ensure I didn’t get bored. Now post-baby, I’m back at Apex! It’s extremely tough mentally not being in the shape I feel I should be. He’s pushing me and building me up slowly and I’m loving it! My baby boy even loves hanging out and taking selfies with Joel while I get my workout in.
Seven months ago, I would have never believed that working out would no longer be a struggle. I am (willingly) in the gym 3-4 times a week and actually look forward to that hour of my day. For me, APEX is all about ENCOURAGEMENT and ACCOUNTABILITY- two things I could never get at the big corporate gyms.
APEX hasn’t just help me transform my body and my diet, it has pushed me to do things I never thought I could…like push-ups 🙂
My healthy lifestyle is something I am continuously working on. Sometimes, it’s harder to be healthy than others. Joel helps keep me accountable because he remembers my goals even when I forget.
Through Joel & the Apex group, I have gained a support system, a more positive outlook on fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.
A few years ago I tore my ACL while playing basketball. At this point, I thought that my active lifestyle playing ultimate frisbee and pickup sports was over. Recovery from an injury can be tough, especially if you try to do it on your own. Working with Joel and the team at Apex Personal Training has helped me get from feeling as if I was done playing sports, to feeling stronger and healthier than I was before my ACL injury. For me, Apex has helped me stay committed to staying fit and changing my lifestyle.