Before and after success story

Submitted by: Lynda Skluzak

Julie's Success Story

“I was always heavy, even as a child. To top that off I was never athletic, always afraid to try new things and I loved to eat chocolate, baked goods, ice cream and going out to dinner was standard fare.

A few years ago at a friends urging, I started attending a Boot Camp. It was a slow start and it helped me to gain some confidence that I could be a little active, but it became clear I needed more. That’s when I found Lynda. She knows how to push me, when to encourage me and when to call me on my denial. She talked to me about food, what to eat, when to eat it, I didn’t want to hear what she said, but she has been right! I hate that!

I started out with personal training mostly strength training and balance. I was stubborn on the cardio and did what she asked but insisted I couldn’t and wouldn’t run. In fact I told her on more than one occasion, “I don’t even run when I am chased, I just curl up in a ball and wait for the inevitable.” To her credit and where I was in my life, Lynda got me running. It wasn’t as painful or horrible as I had thought and it showed that all the work I had done up to that point had made a huge difference. Before starting with Lynda I couldn’t run a half mile and now I am running 3 mornings a week. I feel great afterward and know that on those cold, dark mornings when I don’t want to get out of bed I will be mad at myself if I don’t get up.

Over the last two years I have lost almost 20 lbs, I could have done it earlier but I really love food that isn’t good for me. I have more energy than I have ever had and most of my aches and pains are gone. I look better and feel better than I ever have. I am more confident and am not embarrassed around other moms when they are planning an activity. I can also keep up with my kids in a way I couldn’t before and for that I am eternally grateful. I am setting a good example for them and teaching them the benefits of eating right and staying active.

I now train with Lynda each week, attend HER Boot Camps and am running on my own. I feel good in my own skin!“


Julie Before


Julie After