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From Critic To Coach: How TFW Changed My Life

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Today I have the pleasure and honor of bringing you a story of one of our very own. Lorrelei Marshall aka Lolo has been training with us now for one and a half years, and the story of her transformation is powerful. 

I approached her earlier this week to ask if she would be willing to share it in hopes that her story can inspire and motivate some people who may be in her shoes...she agreed, so with great excitement I bring to you,

From Critic To Coach: TFW Changed My Life

My life has changed since I started TFW.

I was bitter, stubborn, and very angry going throughout my life, thinking it was the world's fault for where I had ended up...

I started training at TFW in 2016 with a friend as a pact to each other. We decided that If we sign up together it would be super fun and we would actually go because we would be accountable to each other. 

We had tried other big box gyms and crash diets before, but there was no progress.

We were both losing our confidence as we were getting older, due to being overweight and unhealthy.

After the 8 week challenge ended, I stuck around and have been dedicated to TFW ever since.

To be honest, it was not a fall in love at first sight kind of thing....

I remember coming home from my first class thinking...." What the f!@% is going on with these people!? They are over-emotional, over-sharing! I'm here to workout, I want to be skinnier and that's not going to happen with these kind of sessions"... [Mikey's note: Shes not lying...she sent me an email 30 minutes after this practice to tell me it wasn't for her.....but she stuck around]

I did not understand or appreciate the magnitude of what TFW stood for.

I look back now and think of how selfish and rude I probably was when I started...As my dojo knows, I am a new person now.

I have changed my entire life in the last year and a half. My way of thinking, way of living, way of talking, and eating since I've been at TFW.

I found my self worth and have much more confidence,  and not the loud mouth obnoxious fake confidence... but, the inner confidence of actual happiness with who I am and what I have become.

 My TFW familia inspires me everyday. I love training and seeing my own progress in fitness and in my body.

About 5 months ago I joined the TFW Visalia 8 Week Warrior Internship and through the education and opportunity i am now a coach at TFW Visalia and most of all I love my new role as coach.

I love guiding our students to transform  their life literally right in front of me.. 

I love to see the students work hard, push past their comfort zone and become vulnerable in a time of struggle....Their growth inspires me.

Coach Mikey has has taught me kindness when I needed it, tough honest love when I needed it and passion towards commitment. I would not be where I am without him and my whole TFW Visalia familia.

-Coach Lolo

When I asked Lolo to tell her story, i had a plan as to how i would conclude it...but I think she said enough for the both of us and theres really nothing I could add but how extremely proud of her we are.

If you want to begin a journey of health, happiness and self discovery like Lolo, Fill out the form below and we will have one of our coaches get back to you within the next 24 hours!

Yours in strength,

Coach Mikey

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