“I moved to Bellingham two and a half years ago. Training at Trailhead has not only helped me get in shape, it has introduced me to a wonderful set of new friends. Being consistent with my training and nutrition has been easier at Trailhead for several reasons. First, the training is focused on my weaknesses and my goals. I get results that matter and that keeps me coming back. Second, the trainers and athletes that I’ve met at Trailhead are great role models. It’s easier to train hard and eat right when the people around me are trying to do the same thing and are so supportive. Third, I’ve made great friends training at Trailhead. These are people that I enjoy being around and they encourage me to achieve my fitness goals. Before Trailhead, I had never worked out with a trainer. I thought I knew what I was doing. I was wrong. I won’t make that mistake again.
Although the most obvious change I’ve experience while I have trained at Trailhead is that I’ve lost 50 pounds, the thing I notice most is something no one else would really see. I’ve always had horrible balance but after many months of focused work at Trailhead, it has improved dramatically. I couldn’t do basic activities like balancing on one foot to put on a shoe. This past weekend I was on a trail on my mountain bike. About 50 or 60 feet of trail was blocked with huge trees that had been blown down and there was no way around. I climbed up on the first fallen tree and with my mountain bike in one hand, hopped from tree to tree till I got to clear trail. I wouldn’t have imagined doing something like a year ago! The weight loss and greatly increased fitness make every day and every activity more enjoyable.
I personal train at Trailhead twice a week. In the summer, I run three days per week and average about 25 miles a week. In the winter, I run 5 or 6 days a week and average closer to 50 miles a week. This summer, I’m riding my bike every day. Literally, every day. I’m doing 100 days of consecutive riding. By the end of the summer, my plan is to ride a Century, the Trailhead Triple and Glacier to Artist Point. Before starting at Trailhead, I was a runner but hadn’t done any serious biking in years. Since staring at Trailhead, I’m stronger with fewer injuries. This has allowed me to maintain a consistent volume of running. I’ve also met many great friends that have encouraged me to start riding my bike again.”
– Phil C