Thursday, June 26, 2014

Murdock's Testimonial

Many thanks to Debra Murdock for writing the following testimonial for Strikerfit!  Deb, you are an inspiration and we're thankful to know you.

Here she is in the natural state of her 20's
"I started my fitness journey 3 years ago at the age of 33.  I decided for the first time in my life to get serious about my health. I wanted to lose weight and get in 'serious' shape.  I had recently taken a job that required me to be in peak physical shape and I was done feeling like a 'fat person'.  

I used Weight Watchers Online to get my diet under control.  I quit smoking, cut down on my alcohol intake and worked out a few times a week.  I lost 30 pounds fairly quickly, but was struggling with getting in shape.  I tried multiple online workouts, joined a gym, and dabbled with CrossFit until I injured myself.  I decided I needed help and found Nikolai with Strikerfit.

The first personal training session kicked my ass in a way that I needed.  For the first time I felt I pushed myself to the limit.  I had lost a lot of weight, but hadn't built strength and endurance.  Over the next 8 weeks I worked with Nikolai twice a week.  Every session I was pushed (by Nikolai) to my limit and was impressed how quickly I saw results both physically and mentally.  Nikolai really helped me feel confident about my abilities and genuinely seemed proud and excited when I would overcome an obstacle or push through that last brutal set. 

I am currently on a workout plan that Nikolai designed. It focuses on my current goals of losing those last few stubborn pounds, building strength in my legs, increasing endurance and mastering the extremely fun art of the kettlebell.  I love using kettlebells in my workout! They make me feel like a Gladiator - but mainly because I see results quickly.  There is nothing better than going from feeling fat for most of your life to looking in the mirror and thinking 'Damn I look ripped!'"

2014:  Deb's Six Month Transformation