When I first met Manny, I was looking to improve my public speaking and network with some local people in Irvine at a Toastmasters meeting.
I didn’t end up staying with the Toastmasters, but I ended up becoming very close friends with Manny several years later.
His love of learning, growing, and developing is why I am so close to him.
He has a deep hunger to understand and learn the simple and the complex.
He also has a deep desire to help people (He is a very accomplished structural integration practitioner and nutrition consultant).
When I read his answers to my questions below, I was awed, as I highly respect his viewpoint, because I know how intelligent and experienced he is in the body movement, integration, and healing process.
Enjoy Manny Aragon’s story with Innovative Results.
I started training at Innovative Results in November of 2014.
2. Why did you start training with Innovative Results?
Well, to make a long story… long, I met Aaron about 8 years ago at a toastmaster’s event and came into Innovative Results at the time for a session- It KILLED me… and I was pretty committed to my current trainer at the time, So…I didn’t go back.
Fast forward 6 years later and my wife is telling me that she is finally serious about finding a trainer that she can be accountable to so that she can finally get fit…(she is a former collegiate coxswain and volleyballer–a former jock…)
I KNEW that she would absolutely LOVE Aaron- so I set up an assessment- – she did LOVE Aaron (it’s hard not to <3) and I signed her up….BUT I was a LITTLE bit JEALOUS (as a recovering triathlete)… IR was SOOO COOL and I wanted to go too.
So I signed up for a month unlimited special and ended up going 5 out of 6 days a week for a month. Yes, it was challenging but totally AWESOME!!!
3. What have you improved since you started training with Innovative Results?
Dude! Where do I start?!…Ok, Ok. I have more physical confidence. As a lifelong “ tall and skinny guy” I have never felt fast, strong, or solid in any way…
Now I am competing on the IR Kettlebell Team. =)
I have more physical confidence as I “feel” and am stronger.
4. What kept you coming back to Innovative Results?
IR is like family. That. Is. All.
5. How has Innovative Results improved the other areas of your life (i.e. work, relationships, finances, education)?
Athletes are my primary clientele.
As a runner, and triathlete, and now as a member of the Innovative Results Kettlebell Sport Competition Team, I have more street credibility with my clientele and perspective clientele.
Added bonus, my work is now easier and since I also teach my clients how to move, I have become more educated as a movement professional.
Aaron Guyett is a nationally recognized MASTER TRAINER (and internationally recognized Kettlebell Master of Sport)- he teaches professionals from all over the globe about fitness, movement, and, most importantly- EXCELLENCE in all aspects of life.
6. What advice do you have for someone who is just getting started with Innovative Results?
Start at your own pace.
As a client it totally STOKES me to see new folks show up and stick with it.
STICK WITH IT.
You WILL improve.
Give your body time.
Folks who come in consistently WILL see improvement in 30 days.
But the real transformation takes place over the long term.
This is the difference between dabbling and actually making a lasting LIFE IMPROVEMENT.
There are MANY folks at IR who have been with IR for many years.
I will be there for a LONG time!
7. How has your life changed since you started training at Innovative Results?
I have a rather severe Scoliosis.
NEVER thought I’d be lifting weights…
NEVER thought lifting weights competitively would make my body feel better.
But it does because of 1) Aaron’s expertise in Kettlebell Sport (he is a KB Sport world championships contender) and 2) my consistency in training.
8. Who would you want to experience what you get to experience at Innovative Results?
I recommend Innovative Results to EVERY one of my clients.
They ALL need to move better.
They ALL need to have better access to usable and functional strength.
They ALL need positive mental programming.
Innovative Results provides all of the above.
9. Why do you stay committed to your improvement in and out of the gym?
Umm…This is my FAMILY now… Nuff said!
If you enjoyed Manny’s story, “I am doing something that I NEVER expected I would be doing – Competitive Kettlebell Sport because of Innovative Results.” leave a comment and share this article with your family, friends, and coworkers.
If you are looking to do something that you never expected, and you want to see lifelong improvement, fill out the form below.