My Story: By Petra
I have struggled with Anorexia, Bulimia, and body dysmorphia since age 13. As I grew older, my bad eating habits only escalated. As an adult I've struggled with low self esteem and depression related to my eating disorder.I have spent thousands of dollars on therapy, doctor visits, and personal trainers, to no avail. I would have a few good days, sometimes weeks if I was lucky- but I would always relapse into my old, bad habits.THEN, I met Aly- and I will never forget the day I met her. Aly has been a Godsend- MUCH more than a fitness coach or personal trainer. In just two months, Aly has helped me achieve things I never thought possible- but more importantly, she has shown me that I had the capability within me all along. Not only has Aly taught me volumes about fitness, nutrition, and my body, she has helped me change my mental attitude. Thanks to Aly and her energizing and challenging workouts, I have awakened a power and positivity inside me that I haven't felt since before I was a teenager. When I was young, I felt like I owned the world, I could achieve anything, and I was so happy in my own skin- a feeling I never thought I'd experience again, until NOW!Aly is one of the very best at what she does, and certainly the best I have ever had the good fortune to work with. Her loving and caring personality has only added to this amazing experience. She truly enjoys helping others to achieve their personal goals and believes in every one of us. She works hard on making the impossible come true and helping us realize we all possess that power within. Her knowledge of the human body, fitness techniques and nutrition is more than impressive, and she is constantly abreast of new information, and passes it along to us in an engaging, fun, and challenging atmosphere.To me Aly is a beautiful gift- a gift will cherish for the rest of my life. I consider myself very lucky to be one of the people who sees her on a regular basis. I haven't missed a workout yet, and I don't plan to!
My Story: Jessica M
I can truly say that RX-Stars have changed my life. I have always been into working out-crossfit, running, biking, boxing, but Aly’s program brought something different to the table. I am absolutely addicted!
The last two years I went through a huge challenge in my life, I was working out and following a program that caused many injuries along with many other health issues. I truly did not think it was possible to get back to the old me—I gave up! I have been involved in RX-Stars program for about three months and have seen a vast difference in my energy, mindset, and body! I lost 10 pounds, 8 percent body fat, and feel better than ever. Aly is more than just a trainer, she is a life coach!
What I love most is that everyday new challenges arise and I continually push myself to new limits. Being that I work for corporate America, I was looking for a program that was specific to my needs, quick, and exciting. I do not have to spend 2-3 hours at the gym; I can get the same great workout in 1 hour or less with this program and have better results.
I also train with Aly one on one which has allowed taking me to the next level. Aly is the first trainer I have worked with that has truly trained me according to MY goals. Thank you Aly for being so encouraging and pushing me to believe I could once again be the athlete I was!
Simply put, I LOVE the RX-STAR workshops and can't get enough! I love my CrossFit gym and family, and know that I can always count on them for support, but these workshops were such a great opportunity to learn different techniques and tools that I may not have otherwise been presented with. Everyone learns differently, including the learning environment... RX-STAR workshops are such a supportive environment, with the option for ladies-only clinics, which (let's be honest) can be a heck of a lot less intimidating! I also loved that the goal-setting aspect of the workshops were short- and long-term... Attaining a goal is awesome, but keep raising the bar! Aly and RX-STARS provide the tools, motivation, and confidence to keep making yourself better. You learn the techniques (step-by-step), receive homework to help reach your goals, and meet a new group of fun CrossFit friends... Thank you RX-STARS!!
- Christina Rivera (CrossFit Kinnick, 8 months)