there was a time in my life when i made it a priority to exercise at least 4 days a week. that time happened to be when i was in school (which didn’t even really count because i was in 3 classes and it was my final semester), had just started dating my workout-obsessed boyfriend, and had (what seems like) all the free time in the world. those days are over, and so is my relationship with the gym. a couple months ago, after what was a long drought without exercise, i realized that i was doing myself a huge disservice by not exercising regularly. duh. i was tired, weak, and ran out of energy quickly. then Jessica emailed me.
Jess and i ‘met’ a few years ago through blogging. she’s since started her own personal training business, Glisten Fit
. she emailed me to see if i’d like to try some online personal training
with her and i couldn’t decline. i needed
to get back in the routine of exercising and she came knocking at the perfect time! in case you ever wondered what a ridiculous (-ly amazing) set of abs look like, you’re welcome:
|oh, hello abs!
for 4 weeks, Jess sent me personalized weekly workouts on Fridays that kicked my booty. i mean, kicked it. like, could barely make it through the workouts, kicked. she was wonderful about checking in to see how everything was going and if i had any questions. she was incredibly accessible and always willing to offer encouragement and a boost of ‘you can do this’! the workouts were concise and could be done in less than an hour, which is great since i get bored at the gym in about 7 minutes. by the end of the first week, i felt incredibly sore, but also had more energy, felt stronger, and looked forward to my daily workouts. i had a great experience for the 4 weeks, and go back to the workouts she sent me for some inspiration in the gym these days!
here’s a bit more about her business and what she does:
what inspired you to start Glisten Fit?
I used to be overweight. When I first started out on my journey to become healthier, I didn’t like the idea of joining a gym. I felt lost and really out of place when I tried visiting them. I needed more guidance and wanted tips that I could use in real life. Fast forward to now. I’m certified personal trainer and I’m really passionate about health & fitness. I want to share the knowledge that I’ve learned throughout the years with women all over the world. I want them to see that health & fitness doesn’t have to be the same for everyone. Glisten Fit is all about helping women love themselves from the inside out by sharing useful health & fitness tips! I want women to be fierce, be fabulous and be fit!
what’s your favorite part about owning Glisten Fit?
I have the privilege of connecting with tons of women each and everyday. It’s seriously such a blessing…I never knew that I could use my love for health & fitness and my knowledge of social media (I have a degree in mass communications) to build such an inspiring platform. Every single time someone sends me a message telling me that I inspire them I can’t contain my excitement! I try really hard to be different than other fitness icons that I see on Instagram. I want women to be able to relate to me and my workouts.
say i wanted some workout inspiration but am not ready to commit to personal training, do you have anything for me?
Of course! Every Friday is FIT FRIDAY on the blog. I post a free workout! Sometimes there is a picture demo or a video demo. Sometimes it’s a cute little printable. The workouts vary from week to week. One Friday could be a fast paced HIIT workout, while the next week could be a low intensity ab workout. Another place to find workout inspiration is on my Instagram. I post workout video challenges a few times a week…and my sweet pup usually finds his way into all the videos. Most of my workouts use minimum equipment and can be done from home 🙂
how does the online personal training work?
The online personal training program is 4 weeks long. If you’re interested you send me an email and I email you back with the application and waiver. The application has questions about your goals and what equipment you have available to you. Then every Friday for 4 weeks, I send you a brand new weekly workout schedule.
Here is a breakdown of what’s included in the online training program:
– consultation to discuss your goals, schedule, lifestyle, workout history, etc. (part of the application process)
– weekly email check in from me to make sure you’re on track
– unlimited email communication with me
– access to the weekly fitness log that i use myself
– nutritional guidance and suggestions (please note that since i am not a registered dietitian, i cannot create specific meal plans, i just give my input on questions that you may have after seeing your food log)
– personalized 1 month workout program that is suitable to your goals
overall, i had a wonderful experience with her! she truly is an inspiration. bonus: if you follow her on Instagram
, you can get some other great workout inspiration!
Jess offered 4 weeks of personal training in exchange for an honest and real review on my experience