“I joined Apex looking for something different than the average box gym. I was hooked after my first workout with Joel. I’m the kind of person that likes those red face, can’t breathe, ripped hands, can’t walk the next day kind of workouts. Weird, I know. But I also doubt myself and Joel pushes me beyond what I think I could do constantly. On top of that, we tease and give each other crap (can I say that?) like none other. That’s why it’s so fun!!
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.