“Don’t say ” I can’t ” to Jen Simmons! I have found those words are not in her vocabulary! My name is Debi Spencer and I have never been more comfortable with my body as I am today. That is a recent mind set, I haven’t always been that way ! Whether you are over sixty, as I am , or under sixty I am here to tell you that you have the ability to accomplish any goal you have. All you really need is the total dedication and inspiration of an amazing tireless trainer! I am probably the worst physical train-wreck that you could ever meet. I have had an incredible life with horses and the outdoors which has lead to several major surgeries and a ton of injuries. I pretty much accepted these as the way it was and I will never get past them. I had been going to the gym to some classes there for 5 years or so. I was seeing no progress in my body conditioning and the things I couldn’t do before I still couldn’t do,( like balancing and upper body strength ) .I had heard of a different type of Boot-Camp class being offered at another place and decided to take a chance. What did I have to lose ? No change in my body !? I still had a very weak right side from all the joint replacements and a left shoulder I couldn’t use very well yet.
“She has a rare quality of balancing hard work and technical ability that guides me through to small physical goals.”
A long story short is that I signed up for just a few weeks, only a trial thing. I had lost any hope of changing anyways. I was just the way I was, and I may as well get used to it. To my surprise I began to have faith in Jen who worked with me there. I asked if she would be willing to work with me as my personal trainer. She was willing to take me on even after I had told her of all the exercises that I couldn’t do and all of the reasons I couldn’t . She has overcome all of those ‘ old beliefs ‘ I had in my head, and continues to do that to this day! That was the bigger issue with me that I had to get beyond, I was afraid to try because I had a fear of failure.It was all “between my ears”, as much as my physical injuries. WHAT A BREAK THROUGH !! I am free to try now ! I still have them crop up on occasion but as I continue with Jen we work together through it all! She has a rare quality of balancing hard work and technical ability that guides me through to small physical goals. With my hard work and her enthusiastic dedication ” I CAN ” today ! I CAN reach things in the cupboard ; I CAN stand straight and not hunch over ; I CAN lift those hay bales; I CAN put my saddle on my horse by myself ! These are just a few of the everyday functional things I can do today because I train with her. I have confidence and I know I am a great deal stronger than I ever thought I could be. I go to combat classes, step classes, and I train my mind and body with Jen. So, I challenge you to CHALLENGE YOURSELF to not settle for less than you can be. Don’t fear success and there is no failure when you give it your all ! There is only one catch – you need an exceptional trainer and friend to show you the way, Thank You Jen !”
– Deb Spencer