Testimonial for Todd & Rich

I normally would simply post a testimonial in its proper section within this page, but this didn’t come to us as a testimonial. It came to us out of an impulsive desire of one of our team member’s to share her feelings with us. I recently wrote about Inspiration and Motivation and I mainly tackled the issue from the perspective of people trying to lose weight or needing the support of peers on their fat loss mission. Sometimes inspiration and motivation come from the people we ourselves are working to motivate and inspire.

I don’t have to look for reasons why we do what we do for a living. Everyday I am reminded why I do my job. It’s the sweat and the drive that I see in the people we work with as they overcome obstacles that they never dreamed of busting through. It’s the smiles that I see on the faces of the people we work with. It’s the changes in mood after a long day of work where a person came in with a frown and left feeling fantastic. Our motivation is in the 20lbs lost, the 35lbs lost, the dress size that’s getting smaller, the doctor taking one of those medications off the list, the 5K completed and the lifestyles changed. We believe everyone has the inner ability to perform better, feel better and grow stronger every day.

It is the people that we work with that inspire and motivate us and keep us getting up at 5am and leaving work at 8pm. It is your goal that becomes our goal and it is the commitment and dedication that lights our fire and keeps us burning brightly. We want to say thank you.

I wanted to share a short note that came from one of our super stars this afternoon. She authorized me to share this with you and we thank her for that.

“Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you’ve done for me, for the last three days I have been totally pain free, it might not seem like much, three days………….but when you’ve had constant pain in your knees and hips for well over a year what I’m experiencing now is remarkable, no dull aches, no twinges going up and down stairs, and just generally over all a million times better, also………usually with my period I have extreme lower back ache that lasts for hours and days, some days I can barely stand or bend over, and this time around…….. nothing, absolutely nothing, you can’t imagine how happy this makes me, anway just wanted to say thanks so much!!!! You’re both worth your weight in gold.
lots and lots of love for you both.”

About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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