JOINING SHERIFF TRAINING SYSTEMS
12 December 2016
I remember the day all too well. You must know these kinds of days? The day’s people tell you to remember what you were wearing, where you were, who you were with, what you were doing? For me, 19 July 2016 was one of those days.
I remember sitting at my desk at work, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed at about 07:30am when I came across a status update that immediately caught my eye. Without going into too much detail, it was a status by a man named Jack Lotter and he was writing about the political side of professional body building and fitness competitions. It was a status that really challenged my perceptions of the sport. It forced me to really re-evaluate my “dream” of one day competing. I had questions.
Before I knew it, I was writing a Facebook inbox message to Jack wherein I told him of my dream to one day compete. I told him all about my struggles with my weight and congratulated him on the work he had done in transforming a friend’s physique. I told him that it had inspired me to keep reaching toward my goals and thanked him for his honest contribution to the fitness industry. I also never expected this stranger to reply.
But he did.
In his reply, he thanked me for my message of solidarity and support. Toward the end, he made me an offer I simply couldn’t refuse. He said:
“If you ever feel like realising that goal of yours, I’d love nothing more than for you to join our team and afford me the opportunity of working with you to attain them”
Heart racing and palms sweaty, I quickly responded, before my brain had any time to sow seeds of doubt. YES. I wanted this. This was it. This was the sign I had so long been waiting for. I could feel that something had been ignited in my soul and I was… ready. I was quite flabbergasted that Jack wanted to work with me after ONE conversation. Was this what the phrase “meant to be” really means? I was excited, anxious and overwhelmed by the prospect of joining forces with the biggest and best online training stable in the country, AND being coached by Jack Lotter himself.
After a few more messages and phone calls back and forth, it was official. At the end of July I had made the decision to join forces with Sheriff Training Systems and change my life. After all, what did I have to lose? (except the weight, of course ;))
I officially started my transformation journey with Jack and STS on 1 August 2016. As I live in Cape Town, and therefore not physically trained by Jack (as he lives in Johannesburg), my training and nutritional plan is populated onto the STS smart phone application called “Trainerize”. All the STS clients have access to and make use of this application regardless of where they are in the world. The application is so user friendly and every single training session for the month is diarised in the online calendar complete with written instructions and informative videos of each exercise. It is literally like having Jack in the palm of your hand! If you would like to know more about Sheriff Training Systems click here.
If you are serious about changing your life, whether your goals are big or small, or you just want to get healthy, then I would highly recommend Sheriff Training Systems. I owe a lot to Jack and his team for helping me achieve what I have achieved in such a short space of time.
19 July 2016 will forever remain a date I will remember for the rest of my life. It was the day I gave up all my excuses and decided to GO FOR IT. I walked out of my comfort zone, into the unknown. I had no idea what was in store for me but I was damn excited about the potential for great things.
Four months later and I am almost 20 KILOGRAMS down. With only +-35 KILOGRAMS to go, I feel like I am slowly regaining my life and my health. This journey has brought with it so many surprises and we are just getting started. I am so privileged to have a coach that believes in me. It is not often that you find a coach that lives for your achievements. And even though Jack is a hard ass, when he tells you he’s proud of you, you know he’s FLIPPEN PROUD!!
I am really happy with the progress I have made thus far, and I am really looking forward to seeing what’s in store for me and STS in 2017.
Feeling inspired to start your own fitness journey? Give STS a call today! Visit the website here to schedule your free Telephonic or In-Person consultation today!