The FNE PROGRAM has seriously been a life changer! I have always struggled with a negative body image and self-esteem, but I didn’t want to be that self-loathing person anymore. This program came to me at a time in my life when I knew I needed to make a change because my health was suffering (mentally and physically) I was at a point where a break down was going to happen. My relationship was suffering because I didn’t feel good about who I was as a person, a black cloud followed me wherever I went. I was drinking a lot, staying up super late and sleeping in, I had gained 30 pounds and I hated who I was. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and I felt lost and ashamed.
Career wise, I hadn’t figured out what I truly wanted to do. Amanda and I skyped a couple times in England and for the first time in a long time I felt excited and passionate again. I remember sky ping my parents and saying that I think I have found my thing! My mum had always said I should have a career in fitness because I loved working out and she could see that it made me happy. ( but something was always missing, I would get into great shape and then fall off the bandwagon because of moving, my stress and anxiety). My negative self talk to would always get the best of me! Anyway, once we figure out where we we going to settle in Canada I made the promise to myself to sign up for the course and be completely open to the experience.
On the first class I sat there in tears. Even writing this and remembering my journey brings me to tears. It makes me sad because the person I was before this course hated herself. Missed out of things because she was ashamed of how she looked, let fear control her decisions. But that first class was my Ahh ha moment, when I realized this was exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Laura and Amanda have this way of making you feel worthy, important, beautiful, powerful and make you believe in yourself. They are honest, real, compassionate, understanding, loving, supportive, driven, fierce, motivated and so much more and they make you feel like you are a part of something bigger.
This program is SO much more than learning how to be a personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritionist, wellness coach. It literally has changed how I view myself, how I look at the world. Honestly, it has made my relationship stronger with my sister, my girlfriends, my partner, my parents, my employees and employers. I feel like a new person, the best version of myself! Yes, I am still a work in progress, but I am motivated more than ever to share my story and help women become advocates for thief own health and realize their strength and potential.
You take away so much more than knowledge on fitness and health, you grow as a person. My partner has changed his lifestyle dramatically since I started the program. We have always been healthy people ( had or cheat weekends) but the knowledge I know have about nutrition has been a GAME CHANGER!!!! Now we eat to fight off disease, we eat to nourish our bodies, we eat because we care about our health and what we are putting into our bodies. My relationship with food has completely changed! Again I am a work in progress but the changes we have made together have transformed our bodies and our lives! As I said I had gained 30 pounds in England. Now that is all gone and I am back down to my University weight when I was my fittest physically. The difference is I am now mentally there!!!! Laura and Amanda has given me the tools to be my best self and help others do the same!
Rebecca H., Kelowna, BC