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Sharon Hales

November 30, 2019


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If you would’ve told me a year ago that I would look forward to going to a gym and enjoy working out, I would’ve told you that you were nuts.  I have spent the majority of my life avoiding anything that seems like exercise.  As I’ve gotten older, my body was starting to pay the price for it.  I would come home from the end of my workday EXHAUSTED with only one thought on my mind: laying on the couch for a nap.

In the Spring of 2019, I started reading a friends Facebook posts about her training and fitness sessions at True Conditioning and a seed was planted.  Not long after that seed was planted, I was strolling through Instagram and up popped an ad for True Conditioning inviting me to come in for a complimentary training session.  I filled out the form, made an appointment to go to the training session, and that is where I met Sophie Manfredi who has literally changed my life.

I began training with Sophie in July 2019 with one purpose in mind: to strengthen my knees and core.  Little did I know at that first introductory training session how much my life was about to change.  I spent that summer training with Sophie 3 times per week.  In addition to being a motivating, positive, and caring personal trainer, Sophie also provides me with nutrition counselling and she has motivated me to change my diet.  At the end of the summer I felt confident enough in my newfound strength to begin going to True Conditioning’s Group Fitness classes in addition to continuing to train with Sophie.   Over the past few months I have dropped over 35 pounds (!!!), built up my strength to the point where I can lift 165 lbs, and can now go on with the rest of my days and evenings with a very noticeable supply of newfound energy.  Now instead of napping on the couch after work, I go to the gym.  Who would’ve guessed that? Certainly not me.

Sophie is positive, encouraging, and friendly and the team of personal trainers that she has put together share her outlook on positively helping people to improve their level of fitness.  Working with Sophie as my personal trainer is one of the best decisions I have ever made, and remember, I am someone who spent most of my life avoiding anything that seemed like exercise.  If you’re contemplating joining True Conditioning and working with Sophie or one of her trainers (I know them all and they are all as lovely as she is), my advice is to jump in with both feet.  That’s what I did and I don’t regret it for a moment.    -Sharon