Matt has been a SouthSide member since 2015. As you can see he has made quite a few changes. Before, he was constantly running and only eating around 1200 calories a day. He decided he wanted to gain some weight so he joined SouthSide, started eating more and picked up some heavy weights. Now he is working towards competing in Men’s Physique competitions in the near future! Let’s cheer on Matt as he works towards another goal! Great work, Matt! Keep it up!
Tavia was one of SouthSide’s first members upon opening in December 2014, and has been a dedicated member ever since. She manages to juggle family, a full time demanding job, all while getting her daily workouts in and staying true to her meal plan. Tavia recently decided to compete in her first physique competition, and with the guidance of Team Bombshell and Jason Parsons, she followed her meal plan and workouts to a “T” and it has certainly paid off. Out of the two competitions she’s competed in over the past few months, Tavia has taken home a total of 11 trophies. Tavia‘s most recent wins include 1st Place in Masters 35+, Overall Open Class, and Overall Bikini!
No matter how tough her training became or how hectic life was, she always entered the gym with a cheerful smile and positive attitude.
Stacia aka”Delicate Flower” has been a dedicated member since joining. Every afternoon Stacia and her work crew come to the gym on their lunch break to squeeze in a workout. A few months back Stacia decided to start prepping for a bodybuilding competition. Staying dedicated to her workouts and meal plan, she has seen amazing results so far! Even though she recently received doctors orders to only do low impact cardio for the next six months she is still working hard, sticking to her lunch dates with the gym and clean eating! Lets cheer her on while she continues to kick butt! Great job Stacia!
“Training with Christie West has made the word “beautiful” have a whole new meaning. For me, I have always wanted my body to look like a petite girl’s figure. I felt that their body was the definition of fit, skinny, and healthy; but I have come to realize that was a misconceived idea. Training with Christie is helping me become a beautiful and healthy girl. Working out with Christie has made me see life from a different view. Christie is not only toning the outside of my body, but toning me mentally as well. We also talk about nutrition and not the word “diet.” Healthy eating is an ongoing process that I must keep with my busy lifestyle. I am now eating more vegetables, leaner meat and cutting back on carbs and sweets. I still eat these, but in moderation. I do not pour dressing on my salad, but take my salad and dip into the dressing. I try to eat smaller meals during the day so that my sugar level does not drop as I am still growing. When someone says “Wow, your legs look great!” it always brings a smile to my face and it shows me that I am morphing into a strong and beautiful girl. Christie is more than just my trainer; she is my mentor, a role model, and definitely a friend. I could not be where I am mentally and physically without her.”- Caroline Congro
Aaron Haddock’s transformation story is remarkable. Aaron joined SouthSide about a year ago, weighing 345lbs and is down today to 270lbs (75lb weight loss in less than a year)!
Aaron’s motivation comes from his boys and wanting to stay fit and healthy for them. “I realized that if I didn’t start taking care of myself that I wouldn’t be able to do the things that they wanted to do as they got older. I also wanted to set an example for my boys and show them the importance of maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Weight training, coupled with cardio and a healthy diet has helped me lose 75lbs. I’m happy that I joined the SouthSide family!”- Aaron Haddock
Sarah has been a SouthSide member since January 2016. Since then she has had a vision and has fought for it every step of the way. She wanted to get lean and build muscle…and as you can tell she has done just that! What a great transformation, Sarah! Keep up the great work!
What motivates Sarah? Sarah said, “My son inspired me to be healthy, I started lifting and I’ve been hooked ever since!” – Sarah McDonald
“What a difference a year can make in both how I feel and how others perceive me. I was persuaded to join SouthSide Power & Fitness in February of 2015. Upon completing my free trial workout, I felt compelled to join SouthSide as a member. SouthSide Power & Fitness provides its members with a great atmosphere for training with a staff that is both supportive and enthusiastic.
I joined SouthSide weighing 251 lbs. with no clear fitness goals at the time. I felt that I had tremendous potential for achieving fitness as I had been involved with athletic programs in my past. Working out to me, at the time, was only about how much weight I could lift. The mindset changed once I realized that total fitness is an opportunity to flourish in aspects of life that go beyond just physical fitness. I started to look beyond just the numbers of how much weight that I could lift to a higher goal of being my best, making and keeping my commitments in combination with healthy physical habits.
As soon as SouthSide opened its doors, Angelica became a member! She has accomplished so much since joining 2 and a half years ago. Not only has she lost weight and gained muscle but she also earned a Nursing degree and competed in two bodybuilding competitions!
Way to go, Angelica! Keep up the great work!
Tina Stephens lost 82 lbs in one year and contributes her weight loss success to the inspiration and encouragement received from the SouthSide family.
“It’s amazing when you get sick and tired of being sick and tired what you will do. I have been doing Crossfit for 3 years but couldn’t reach my goals, until I came to SouthSide. The inspiration and encouragement has allowed me to get closer than ever before. And 82 lbs down in one year! The staff is so great to work with and I am honored to be a part of the SouthSide Family. The positive atmosphere and encouragement from others helps keep me on track…SouthSide Power & Fitness Rocks!” – Tina Stephens
Tina, you are amazing and a true inspiration to everyone. We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished!
If Tina looks familiar to you, it’s because she also teaches our Pit Fit classes. If you haven’t tried out the Pit Fit class, you are missing out. Tina’s positive attitude is infectious and just what’s needed to conquer her 30 minute Pit Fit Class.
Nick has been training with Jason Parsons for about 6 months. Within that time he has gone from 160lbs to 198lbs! He has gained significant strength on all of his lifts as well as increased his endurance.
“As a lacrosse player this is going to greatly help his game! Nick doesn’t whine or quit. Each time he steps into the gym he is determined to beat his previous time or previous lift! Way to go Nick! Keep up the great work!