JOE VEACH

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” And this is the absolute truth. I reached my heaviest weight in 2017 at 401 lbs. I felt worthless, helpless, depressed, and like I had no purpose in life but to just take up space. I was constantly in pain, from my back, my knees, occasional chest pains, just so much as a mental state of mind pain. I thought I was going nowhere in life, or what I called life. Then I joined a gym, started a diet, and made it a point to be better. January 2, 2018 I took my life back. I made healthy decisions, food and physical. I had a small group of friends that would go with me and show me some stuff when they were able to. Mostly it was up to me and I did what I thought I knew. At the beginning of March 2018, is when I joined Chris Autry’s group training sessions. This is the day my life changed. I found a place of peace with a sense of belonging, a family atmosphere like no other, and a group of individuals with a common goal to simply be better. I genuinely believe that if it weren’t for group training I would not be where I am today. These people wanted what I did, more out of life. They helped me feel welcomed, like I belonged there. The people in those groups will go with me through the rest of my life, because they weren’t just people I workout with, they are my #fitfam. They would push me to excel in everything. They would congratulate me on successes and hold me accountable when I would slack. They were my people, my tribe, my friends, but more importantly my Fit Family! Through the ups and downs I would have personally, this group atmosphere provided a place of encouragement that gave me strength. Proudly I was able to successfully accomplish all of my small goals.  However, more importantly the most rewarding moment in my life came to fruition; I gained confidence in myself, was introduced to my sense of self-worth, witnessed myself give my full potential, learned to love me, and lost half of my bodyweight! I went from 401 pounds to 201 pounds! I have no one else to thank but Chris Autry and my new Fit Family! I am no special person able to move mountains with the snap of my fingers. I was just an individual with a goal and the help of my team to achieve great things! “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

CHRIS AUTRY

FITNESS COACH

NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

NASM Sports Performance Specialization (PES)

SCW Sports Nutrition Specialization (SNS)

87 Cemetery Street

Cleveland, GA 30528

Tel: 706 340 2620

warriorfit30528@gmail.com

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