When I first met Holly I had been struggling with trying to find an exercise routine that worked for me. I had been plagued with back problems for years and wanted to work out but couldn’t find anything that satisfied my needs in terms of exercise.
Holly reached out to me and told me to come try NewEthic and see if what she offered would work for me. What came next is almost 2 years of self improvement, mental positivity, massive strength gains and a new love for the world of exercise, fitness and weight lifting. I had worked out at the standard big name gyms before but had little knowledge of what exactly I was supposed to do and what goals to set. Holly worked 1 on 1 with me to find what I wanted out of exercise, which for me ended up with powerlifting. Before Holly I had no idea what powerlifting even meant as a term, and now it’s all I think about. The personal connection and attention Holly gave me kept me engaged and working hard toward strength goals that I never knew I could attain. The varied workouts in 1-1 sessions and the fun group classes were always something I looked forward to and could never miss. The environment that Holly & Ed created at NewEthic is one of positive mental attitude, all welcoming and always pushing hard work. The knowledge I gained from being at NewEthic has pushed me to become a trainer myself all because of Holly’s constant positive energy pushing me to become something better. I highly recommend NewEthic to anyone curious about fitness in any of its many forms.
Training with Holly is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As a physical laborer and avid cyclist, I always had a functional strength. What i got from my time with Holly is an abundant health. Through training that is as adaptable as life is chaotic, and with the wealth of nutrition information she brings to the table, I witnessed all my fitness goals reached and then crushed in a matter of months. But above all this, training with Holly gave me something I’ve seldom found, a partner in health who is as unwaveringly positive about hard work and its hard earned rewards as I am, even when I couldn’t be. Rely on her knowlege, trust in her experience, lean on her strength. Holly’s got you while you’re getting it done.
I started going to NewEthic back in February after recovering from ankle surgery. My workouts had to be modified because I couldn’t run or jump. Ed did great at watching out for me. As time passed, I started getting stronger and stronger. Ed pushed me to be better and knew I had it in me to get it done. I won September’s Challenge for most fat loss and muscle gain by eating clean whole plant foods, lifting, and training for a marathon. Not only was I getting the training I needed, I got lots of advice on what foods to eat for different kinds of training. I have gained a level of strength that I don’t remember having in more than a decade. As of right now, I can deadlift 255 pounds and squat 205 pounds The best part is that getting stronger brought a lot of benefits: less stress, more confidence and happiness. Because of NewEthic, I will pursue further training in Olympic Lifting and continue running marathons. Whoever gets to work with Ed Bauer is one lucky person!
When I started group fitness classes with Ed at NewEthic I was looking, in part, to get in shape for my wedding. What I found was a warm community of friendly, encouraging, non-judgemental folks. They made it easy to stay motivated and on track for my goals while having a ton of fun doing it.
Ed is a knowledgeable professional that made me confident to try new movements and lifts I had never before attempted. He takes time to explain and demonstrate optimal form and continue to monitor progress as you get stronger. This ensures that proper form is maintained and injuries are avoided.
By my wedding I had dropped my BMI by over 2% and had definition in muscles I didn’t even know I had. At the same time I maintained a feminine physique that I wanted as a bride. All this while getting great advice on achieving results on a plant-based diet…makes NewEthic my perfect gym.
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