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”WOW, it worked!”

February 23, 2016 - By Nautilus Plus

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I’ve been meaning to tell you about my Nautilus Plus experience with Anik, but like many other people, I keep postponing. One thing is certain: it is thanks to Anik Laflamme that I am still a Nautilus Plus member, and her kindness and professionalism enabled me to accomplish great things.

Like many other people, I started exercising when a friend of mine, an ultramarathoner, encouraged me to spend a few hours on a treadmill. I really didn’t like it; in fact, I hated it. I didn’t want to give up so easily, so I decided to hire the services of a personal trainer. I told the reception staff that I had no preference and they could pick any trainer for me. They assigned me to Anik Laflamme, a smiling young woman the age of my daughter who was undeterred by my total lack of interest.

When Anik questioned me about my objective, I said I would like to be motivated for more than three months. Back then, I was convinced I wouldn’t make it, but I have now been a member for 8 years. Very down to earth, Anik started by having me do what I like, use weights to exercise my legs, and especially, do a lot of biking. She added things as time went by, but she always paid attention to my feedback. The most impressive skill she had was being able to differentiate what I genuinely hated from what I disliked or simply wasn’t motivated to do.

In 2012, my goddaughter told me she was going to bike with her future husband from Trois-Rivières to Niagara to get married, and that I was invited to tag along. I said yes without giving it too much thought. If they could do it, so could I.

I told Anik about our plan, and we started to prepare for the ride with a progressive training approach, long-term milestones, and lots of encouragement. WOW, it worked! I would like to add that I accomplished this feat while I was going through menopause, with its ensuing hot flashes and mood swings*. I don’t know how, but we did it together. She followed me on my trip through text messages. That’s what a good trainer is all about!

I don’t work standard hours, and sometimes I lack motivation, but I’m not giving up because Anik is there for me.


Marie Roy

*Disclaimer: Please note that the results can vary from a person to another. Nautilus Plus is not responsible of the validity of the statements in this testimonial.

''WOW, it worked!'' is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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