Thank you for sharing your story Dorothea! You are such an incredible inspiration!!
I cannot tell you how many times over the last six years, Aaron has asked me to write about my life, results, and transformations here! And I have always said, “Yes! I’ll do that!” (Of course I have not, till now)….
Six years ago I came in to train with Aaron before he and Corey started IR. I was 52 and I decided that my young children needed a parent that could keep up with them! I wanted to age gracefully, healthy and toned. I’ve worked out most of my adult life, but never had any zeroed in training like here at IR!
These guys made me feel like I could really attain my goal of strength training, no matter what my age was Aaron and Corey have always had the interest and health of their clients in mind! No matter what sport you are training for, I see them time and time again, tailor work outs for the person! It was revolutionary for me to have a trainer that REALLY watched what I was doing and make custom adjustments.
I grew up being the kid that the team would pick last. Here at IR, I gained the strength and stamina to compete with just me!!!
In November of 2013, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. It had metastasized to my brain. I had a slight motor difficulty that drove me to get an MRI. I was out for a few months recuperating , but returned in April! Yayeeee!
I have a goal of training 3 days a week . Honestly, it is the first time I have embraced the IR suggested way of eating. I’ve been able to get off sugar and am enjoying a greater vitality.
In closing, I have had to work at pacing myself to get back and all the trainers and my fellow warriors have encouraged me to keep working at this. The love, compassion, and individual care of IR is one of the main keys to my recovery! I am kickin’ some cancer butt, with their help! BEST GYM IN THE OC.