“They’re proactive, they’re available, they teach from experience and most importantly of all- they CARE. We can feel it through all of our communication, which has been 100% remote from the very beginning as we are out-of-town clients.”
I had been thinking about joining Fitbody Fusion since I first observed their athletes at my first bikini show in 2013. When I took notice of the team, two things set them apart from the rest of the competitors there: Their physiques were the fiercest, they looked like a family, and their coaches were by their side supporting them the whole time.
Flash forward, I decided to take the leap and join the family in 2014. I had dreams of competing again one day, but my primary focus was getting back in shape for my own health, wellness and personal confidence after a long year of struggling to recover my metabolism from falling off track. I filled out an application from the FBF website, hoping one of the coaches would have a spot to take me under their wing, and was thrilled when I was accepted to work with Jami.
The “glamorous” benefit I could share about working with Jami, is that she helped me lose 12 pounds in about 2.5 months. What’s more than the number on the scale, is that my body fat went down while my muscle mass went up, and my strength and metabolism were something I hadn’t experienced before. On Jami’s plan, I did less than 30 minutes of cardio a week, ate loads of carbs, and had no “off-limit” foods in my plan. Jami made this happen by bringing me through a reverse dieting process, and tracking macros in MyFitnessPal (the IIFYM approach). I had very little knowledge about IIFYM and never even heard of reverse dieting before I started working with Jami. This process gave me the freedom to have more time in the day that was previously spent on a cardio machine, ice cream dates out with my fiancé and to participate in family dinners over the holidays, all while moving forward with my fitness/ aesthetic bodybuilding goals as opposed to watching it all unravel.
There is a lot more than even the technical benefits of working with Fitbody Fusion, Jami in particular from my personal experience. She gets people. After I hit that 12 pound weight loss for an event (engagement photos), the holidays rolled around. Like most people, the stress of family and travel coupled with the abundance of food, I found it very hard to stay on track, and my consistency crumbled. Jami never shamed or belittled me, as some militant coaches might do to put a psychological spin they think will be for your own good, but only makes you feel poorly. Instead, she offered support, advice, and after prolonged struggle, she referred me to a really great Life Coach (Bonnie Kelly). Jami thinks outside the box. In my situation, she saw a problem and offered a known solution. I worked with Bonnie Kelly for 3 months, and because of it I am continuing my work with Jami free of emotional/stress eating and the self-sabotage that plagued my holiday season into the new year.
Lastly, my fiancé also works with Fitbody Fusion coach, Gil deVera. The level of support I receive from Jami is consistent with the level of support my fiancé receives from Gil. They’re proactive, they’re available, they teach from experience and most importantly of all- they CARE. We can feel it through all of our communication, which has been 100% remote from the very beginning as we are out-of-town clients. Speaking from the heart, I truly couldn’t imagine having a better support system on my fiance’s and my journey towards stronger, healthier, better selves. We love Fitbody Fusion!