Karen Clark

Karen Clark

I can't believe that I'm ending my fifth (5th) week of the 6 Week 20lb. Warrior Challenge. When I first read on Facebook about Fitness Transformation Academy and seeing the pictures, I thought... yeah right! Curious, I decided to attend the orientation because deep down I was seeking a way to get back into working out and being healthy. Well, as you know, I took on the challenge and what a ride it has been! Regardless of what is said... you have to incorporate Exercise and Healthy Meals!

What I TRULY enjoy is the Fitness Family. The Family's Parents, Irma and Taka are very knowledgeable and inspiring. Then their offspring, Big Brother Chris (who gives great pep talks); and Daughters [Trainers, Motivators] Michelle (Strawberry), Lauren (LoLo) Annette (Transformer) and Elaheh are full of positivity and energy. {NOTE: I am mainly apart of the 5AM crew (Family).} It's U-N-I-T-Y!!! They really make the workout fun while busting you're A$$! If you can't do something one way, there is always an alternative for the exercise. What I really like about the 5AM/6AM family is the encouragement from new friends and knowing that you are NOT alone in this battle (or you're not the ONLY Cra Cra getting up at 4 am)!! I find myself waking up now before my alarm goes off! "Breathing in Light and Positivity and Blowing Out Negativity!"

So THANK YOU fellow WARRIORS and all the trainers! You have awakened the sleeping Beast! I'm stronger, energized and eating much better. Will I do another 6wk Challenge...

I'll keep you posted!!! (SMHY)

Luv KC


Shahnaz Kabani

Shahnaz Kabani

For the last few years, I had been gaining weight, and knew I wanted to change something. However, I got so busy with other things that I used them as an excuse to continue to neglect my health. Recently, I decided that I needed to make a change and I needed to start eating healthier and working out.

I heard about the Fun and Fitness Family Academy from a couple of friends and decided it would be worth it to check it out. I went there to just check out but ended up with signing in for 6 week challenge. As I started my journey, I was in a whirlwind of emotions: anxiety, excitement, fear, motivation. I knew what I wanted to get done, but I wasn't sure if I'd be able to reach my goals. The help and support I received from wonderful trainers Irma, Annette, Lauren, Strawberry and Taka has been absolutely fantastic. They treat us all like family and encourage us to put our best foot forward, especially those burpees! I am now so close to my goal and am even more motivated to continue working out and eating healthy.

Thank you again to my wonderful trainers and my fitness family, I couldn't have done it without you!

Love Shahnaz


Jackie Lomeli

Jackie Lomeli

Reaching the end of week 5 of my challenge and I must say this journey has changed my life. This year was full of emotional experiences. I was able to attend spiritual retreat that helped me get to the bottom of why I did what I did. Why I had hit rock bottom, and allowed me to forgive and forget. I finally felt my soul at peace. But something was missing I hated what I had done to my body eating unhealthy and heavily drinking. I gained a good 60 pounds. The orientation I attended couldn't have come in a better time. Irma Sandoval made me see that we had to love and nourish our body. She showed me the right way to eat.

I was so scared walking in to my first workout because of my back injury, I was shy to tell my trainer I probably wouldn't be able to do half the work outs. I thought everyone would judge me. But to my surprise they were so welcoming and from day one they always said if your not there yet you can modified. I remember day 1 felt forever!! As time went by I gained strength in my core and back! Finally I was so proud to be able to do a full sit-up.

This academy is more than a gym, the positivity in this fit family also helps as therapy. Reminding you to release all the negativity and to breath all the positivity. Those are words I remind myself through tough times.

The staff here are sooooo amazing they never gave up on me and always pushed me to the max Thanks Fit Family!

I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!


Nikki Andersen

Nikki Andersen

Testimonial #1

I began gaining weight when I was nearing the end of a very bad relationship. Food became comfort, and so was watching different tv shows, and spending a majority of time on the couch. Then became the point that I knew I had gained so much weight that I was embarrassed to go outside or go to the gym because of the way I looked. I also kept making excuses as to why I couldn't see old friends or family members, and all I could think of them thinking would be, "wow, she's gotten so big!". So, I isolated myself, which led to more weight gain, horrible food choices, and less support. Instead of fixing the problem, I tend to "run away" from the problem... and move so that I have more excuses as to why people I care about cannot see me.

When I came across the 6 week challenge, I ignored it a few times, making up excuses as to why I couldn't do it. It was so easy to come up with excuses as to why I couldn't do it, like the big one "no time". But then it got to a point when I didn't want to keep buying bigger clothes as I had been doing. I felt unhappy, huge, and alone. I knew I had to do something, and the opportunity was staring me in the face.

And thus began my journey and joined the challenge. For me, it hasn't been about the number on the scale, but more about developing healthy habits and overcoming any challenge. On the second day of the challenge, I sprained my ankle. Normally I would have given up and convinced myself that "it was a sign" that I shouldn't do it. But with the support and care of the trainers, especially Lauren Bland and Michelle Heymann, I continued to stay strong. They made modifications for me so that I could still participate in the workouts. So, if I were to give up, it would be all on me.

There have been emotional times along the way, but having the support of other people going through the same thing has been amazing. I know I can do anything... if I put my mind to it. For me, this isn't just a 6 week challenge, this is the beginning of my new HEALTHY life. Thank you Fit and Fun Transformation Academy for pushing me to take action of my life. With my glass of water in my hand, cheers to the future!

Testimonial #2

This is my second challenge, and I am so happy that I was introduced to this fitness program to begin with. Nothing feels better than being able to fit into old clothes again.... and see that they are becoming baggy.

I began gaining weight when I was nearing the end of a very bad relationship. Food became comfort, and so was watching different tv shows, and spending a majority of time on the couch. Then became the point that I knew I had gained so much weight that I was embarrassed to go outside or go to the gym because of the way I looked. I also kept making excuses as to why I couldn't see old friends or family members, and all I could think of them thinking would be, "wow, she's gotten so big!". So, I isolated myself, which led to more weight gain, horrible food choices, and less support. Instead of fixing the problem, I tend to run away from the problem... and move so that I have more excuses as to why people I care about cannot see me. I also stopped doing things I wanted to do because I was "over the weight limit", or "width limit". Flying in airplanes became a major stress, with those narrow seats. I had created such bad habits in my life, and I knew I needed to change it, but it just seemed to hard.

When I came across the 6 week challenge, I ignored it a few times, making up excuses as to why I couldn't do it. It was so easy to come up with excuses as to why I couldn't do it, like the big one "no time". But then it got to a point when I didn't want to keep buying bigger clothes as I had been doing. I felt unhappy, huge, and alone. I knew I had to do something, and the opportunity was staring me in the face.

And thus began my journey and joined the challenge. For me, it hasn't been about the number on the scale, but more about developing healthy habits and overcoming any challenge. Slowly but surely, I am feeling better and more confident about myself. The workout classes are filled with people who are encouraging, accepting, and positive, which is uplifting and motivating. I have had my share of illnesses and emotional whirlwinds along the way, but the support from the group is amazing. All of the trainers are great. Lauren Bland and Michelle Heymann have been so supportive, and I feel lucky to have met them.

For me, this isn't just a 6 week challenge, this is the beginning of my new HEALTHY life. It's definitely not easy, and takes commitment, but being overweight is a struggle of it's own kind. Live well, Love much, Laugh often.