Jacie Testimonial – An Incredible Journey
It all started with a hip replacement. In April of 2012, Jacie Stivers had an epiphany. She was in the worst physical fitness shape in her adult life because of the pain from her hip. For the first time, she felt she needed a trainer to help her increase her fitness level and prepare for hip replacement which was scheduled for the following June.
Fast forward five years. Jacie and her husband, Jimmy, continued to train rigorously and religiously at Club Performax, weight training three times a week. Jacie also fell in love with dragon boating, a sport that is exploding across America. In May of 2016, Jacie was invited to try out for the National USA Team Senior Division. She immediately increased the intensity of her workouts with Performax trainer, Ron Lorusso. The training also included independent on water training in an outrigger canoe twice a week and paddling with the local dragon boat club, Heart and Soul Dragon Boat Club, three times a week out of Oars and Paddles Park plus yoga classes. Jacie lost approximately 8 lbs. and reduced her overall body fat by approximately 8-10%. Tryouts consisted of timed push ups, Russian twists, and flat bench bar pull ups as well as ERG testing and water time trials. It not only took dedication and tenacity from Jacie, but also from Jimmy who was incredibly supportive as dragon boat training took a priority in both of their lives.
Tryouts were held in October, February, and May when the National USA Team was finally selected. Jacie finished in the top four places in all tryout categories and was selected as one of 25 women from a field of approximately 100 candidates to travel as part of the National USA Dragon Boat Team to the 13th International Dragon Boat World Nations Championships in Kunming, China, which were held in October, 2017. Jacie raced in 14 world championships races as a part of the women’s and mixed teams in the 2000M, 500M, and 200M distances. The mixed and women’s USA Senior Team medaled in every division they competed with four silver medals and two bronzes.
Dragon boating is an ancient Chinese sport that was started 2500 years ago. It was a coincidence that the World Championships were held this rotation in the birthplace of the sport. Dragon Boats are 43 ft. long boats with ten rows of two paddlers, a drummer, and steersperson. The boats are colorful with dragonheads and tails. The races are quick & noisy with the lots of shouting and drumming. It is the national sport in China and thousands of spectators attended the world championship races which were covered on live TV in 20 countries. There were about 30 countries that competed at World Championships. The pomp and ceremony was world class and over the top.
For Jacie and Jimmy, it was an experience of a lifetime.
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Club Performax provided the perfect combination of smart eating and efficient workouts that helped me lose weight and keep it off. Finally a fitness plan that was fun and I could stick with! I couldn’t have done it without my CP coaches!
Everybody was super nice and so welcoming here. They made me feel very comfortable. I fell in love the club immediately. I’ve lost 17 pounds and I’m so much more confident. I feel like I look better than ever.
The coaches helped me learn how to eat better, which has made a big difference. I love the structure of the workouts. I’m a long-time exerciser and I’ve never done anything like this before.
I’ve almost reached my weight loss goal and even better, I got my life back! The coaches as Club Performax helped me regain my confidence and made the process manageable and fun. For the first time I really looked forward to workouts and I never felt intimidated like I had in the past. Now I’m heading up the club’s 5ks, mud runs and softball team! The variety, motivation and accountability I feel at Performax made all the difference.
I hated gyms all my life, but at 48 I love THIS place! Feeling stronger and better every day and after 3 weeks losing some weight too!!! The atmosphere Rod has created with all his wonderful coaches is just great!!!!!
“I was so happy with my results from week one!!! Definitely feeling stronger everyday. It was easier to tackle some major up/down gardening duties the other day in half the time it would have taken me two weeks ago. Now, at the midway point I’m really excited I made this commitment to start getting healthier and stronger. At 63 with 2 grandbabies, I want to do everything I can to be here for a long, long time!!! My family has been trying to get me off the couch for years! I’ve neglected taking care of me! I’m one of those who has generally put everyone else first. Other weight loss programs don’t see me keeping the weight off permanently like I would want….
The Performax coaches have been great, picking up on my strengths and weaknesses, especially with my shoulder issue. They make sure i get the right instruction and workout for improving it along with the rest of my ‘bod’. I’m excited I’ve made the decision to keep moving forward in the months and years ahead and I have to give the trainers a lot of the credit for that. I’ve noticed better flexibility, more energy and a general healthy feeling in such a short time, I can’t wait to see how this progresses! Thank you to all the trainers helping me to get shredding! And for listening and being so encouraging with your daily emails and the Facebook group.”
“So, driving home from Orlando with my husband this past summer, I saw the challenge on Facebook. I had seen it before, but this time it popped up when I really needed it to. We were heading home from the hospital after what had been a real health scare….That day I realized it was time for me to do something. It is so easy to turn to food for comfort. Trust me I know. So I’m thinking about our crisis and all the what-ifs of the year ahead and I opened my phone and went to Facebook and there was the challenge. This time I read success stories and looked at pictures. Bam! I need this. I need this for me. So I asked my husband to stop when we got off I-95. That was the hardest part. Walking in the front door.
I met with some Club Performax Team members. They were awesome and explained everything to me and got me set up. And here I am, doing it! I am really starting to feel terrific! Can’t wait to meet my new muscles! Club Performax is really a different kind of gym. I do not feel out of place, as a matter of fact, I feel ‘in place’ for the first time. People here are so supportive and go out of their way to help you and to know you. (Shredding it!)”
I have always been active but never seeing the results. I never knew what my full potential was. Running 2 miles was difficult. The trainers at Club Performax pushed me to my full extent. Now I can run 6 miles with no problem!
The one noticeable difference is the way everyone cares. They (Club Performax Staff) really care about how you are doing. Other places just go through the routine and take their money, but not this Club. It feels like a family. All the trainers have done their part to help me. They are always there when I need them.
I could never have done this by myself. I reached my first goal with no problems and I am slowly working on my next one. They have paved the path and now it is up to me. But knowing they are standing behind me, pushing me, I know I will succeed with meeting my new goal!”
“I am a stay at home mom to three active children. With a milestone birthday coming up it made me realize I needed to improve my overall level of health and fitness.
Shortly after joining Club Performax, I was asked to participate in a “Biggest Loser” contest. Being of a competitive spirit, this was just the kick start I needed. I began a weight loss/fitness program that consisted of using the dotFit exerspy, logging my food, regular exercise including weight training, and cardio.
With weight loss tips, personal training, and classes – I’ve lost 29 pounds, exceeding my goal. Club Performax really does focus on the individual. My program was specifically tailored to meet my needs and goals. My progress was monitored regularly by the staff who are always encouraging.
Another key component of my success is the MEMBERS. Everyone is so friendly and encouraging. As cliche as it sounds, the Staff and members at Club Performax really are like family.”
I want to introduce you to my Mom, Delores. Five years ago, after many years of prodding, she finally took me up on my offer – TO TAKE CONTROL OF HER LIFE AND GET IN SHAPE! I put her on our Fast Track Weight Loss system and in just a few short months she: lost over 40 pounds, dropped her body fat 10 percentage points, went from a size 12 to a 2, substantially improved her blood pressure and blood profile numbers and most importantly, regained control of her life. Since then she’s kept active, kept all the weight off and she’s able to chase her grand kids around regularly.
Want to be the strongest and most fit you’ve ever been? Would you like to feel athletic and be able to excel at any sport or daily activity? Do you yearn to feel younger and stay that way? If you or someone you know is struggling with those unwanted pounds, call today 321-757-6800.
IF MY MOM CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU!!