I started going to PlantFit in Portland back in February after recovering from ankle surgery. My workouts had to be modified because I couldn’t run or jump. Ed did great at watching out for me. As time passed, I started getting stronger and stronger. Ed pushed me to be better and knew I had it in me to get it done. During Ed’s last month as a coach at PlantFit Training Studio in Portland, I won September’s Challenge for most fat loss and muscle gain by eating clean whole plant foods, lifting, and training for a marathon. Not only was I getting the training I needed, I got lots of advice on what foods to eat for different kinds of training. I have gained a level of strength that I don’t remember having in more than a decade. As of right now, I can deadlift 255 pounds and squat 205 pounds The best part is that getting stronger brought a lot of benefits: less stress, more confidence and happier. Because of PlantFit I will pursue further training in Olympic Lifting and continue running marathons. Whoever gets to work with Ed Bauer is one lucky person!
When I started group fitness classes with Ed at PlantFit I was looking, in part, to get in shape for my wedding. What I found was a warm community of friendly, encouraging, non-judgemental folks. They made it easy to stay motivated and on track for my goals while having a ton of fun doing it.
Ed is a knowledgeable professional that made me confident to try new movements and lifts I had never before attempted. He takes time to explain and demonstrate optimal form and continue to monitor progress as you get stronger. This ensures that proper form is maintained and injuries are avoided.
By my wedding I had dropped my BMI by over 2% and had definition in muscles I didn’t even know I had. At the same time I maintained a feminine physique that I wanted as a bride. All this while getting great advice on achieving results on a plant-based diet…makes PlantFit my perfect gym.
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