From the first time we met, Sandro was eager to start and he didn’t want his health issues stopping him or slowing him down. He had an irregular heart beat and he was scheduled for surgery, so he knew he had to take his training very seriously. Sandro’s favourite words were, “Don’t hold back – if I have to stop, I will stop, but I will give you what you ask for.”
As the months went on, I could see Sandro’s weight dropping and his strength and cardio improving a lot. His cardio was my biggest concern when it came to his training. I was trying to get his heart working as much as possible without making him too fatigued, but to my surprise, Sandro kept pushing himself. Sandro has no quit in him whatsoever. He also made sure he logged his food and he never missed a session. Sandro travels often because of work, but he always made sure to make up his session either before or after his trips. As the pounds started to come off, I could begin to see a more youthful Sandro, and his energy level was through the roof. He was excited – he couldn’t wait for our sessions to begin and neither could I. Sandro had a few setbacks in his weight loss journey, such as when he visited his mom and she thought he was getting too small, so she began to fatten up her baby boy. Those were hard times for him because how can someone refuse their mother’s delicious cooking? We discussed the dilemma, and Sandro assured me that after a couple of weeks he would get back into his routine. When he did, the weight started dropping once more.
Sandro is a pleasure to train. He is no longer just my client, I consider him a good friend and someone I admire. Our training sessions are very intense, but we still find time to catch up on life. I enjoy listening to him tell me about his basketball dominance during his regular league nights. The man’s on fire and he is enjoying his life.