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Take Pride Tuesday: Attendance Equals Results

Leonardo Da Vinci once said "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things." Two important factors of your fitness journey (aside from a strong mindset) is motivation and drive—just showing up and going through the motions won’t cut it. Just ask John Cisco, an Iron Lion who is in his Senior year at Xavier High School.

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Thankful for Continued Education

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, I am most thankful for the opportunity to step out from “behind the desk” to immerse myself in the day of the life of a trainer. Understanding, appreciation and passion for this craft is a key component of what Iron Lion strives to provide to its clients. I’m pumped at the chance to climb my way to the top of the fitness ladder, in addition to the relationships we’re building amongst the best in the business. The most important point for us at ILP is to build client trust. We want you to feel safe yet challenged and we couldn’t do that without continuous education. 

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Take Pride Tuesday's: The Great Wall of Joan

Sometimes connections to a gym are not specifically goal oriented or geared around weight loss.Wanting to feel good in your body is very important to many current and perspective clients. As we age, regular exercise becomes essential in keeping our bodies and minds healthy, and allows us to maintain our independence longer.  Especially clients who want to be energetic and agile, meet Joan Garrison.

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Take Pride Tuesday's: Skinny Fat to Lean Machine

Our recent Take Pride Tuesday blogs have begun with a goal and have graduated into making fitness an important factor in striving to be better. Like Mike, many of our clients who strive to be better, join the Iron Lion team. Don’t be overwhelmed by the end results you may see- consider them options during your own journey. Celebrate your successes and keep pushing yourself.

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Take Pride Tuesdays - No False Starts Here, Strictly Results!!!

The keys of success through Alex’s eyes are “finally finding exercises that challenge me without discouraging me.”Alex now looks forward to her time at the gym with her 5-day per week program "The coaches and other members have become friends that are borderline family. The support each member shows one another is so unique.  It helps reinforce my commitment to myself, my strength and my health” Alex stated.  You can now find Alex swinging the 64-pound kettle bell, deadlifting 205 pounds on the trap bar for homework, and randomly doing inchworms like a crazy person (it’s her favorite exercise, yes we know…. strange). “My body continues to surprise me, and I am lucky to share those physical wins with my Iron Lion Performance family,” Alex explained. 

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Take Pride Tuesday: Personal Training gets Semi Personal

 The change from private training to semi private training was initially a concern with varying ambitions, however, individual programming and a strong presence of community at ILP allowed this new team to collaborate and learn something special from the other; something they had not experienced in their previous years of training. Julia says, “It’s not just about personal gains anymore, it is about seeing your partner succeed and own the movements well.”

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Take Pride Tuesday : Pauline Transforms

Welcome to the second edition of Take Pride Tuesday’s, as we would like to introduce you to Pauline Kakkos. Pauline is one of our fiercest members within the Lion’s Den and has accomplished so much in such a short period of time.  In sitting down and talking to Pauline it was very clear that this warrior was not aware for what she was about to discover within her inner sphere.  “It started out as a goal to lose weight, and now has become more than that, as I now want to be strong. This has become who I am as a person,” Pauline stated.  

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