The first day I walked into his workout studio I have to say I was intimidated. Starting something new can be a little scary. His facility is very cozy and gives you a feeling of ease as you walk in. There were workout items I had never heard of such as TRX, Bosu Ball, and Kettlebells. What the heck are those?

We started slow as he wanted to figure out what the best workout was for me and my fitness level. I told him I had knee surgery a few years ago and that I would not do ANY squats or lunges EVER!! He explained that I need to strengthen the muscles around my knee in order to see and feel improvement. And so it began… each time I went we would do different exercises. Some very foreign to me and others I had done in previous life. Zak is very patient as I am a difficult subject and I say “NO” a lot. He is very inspiring and really makes you feel good about what you can do or what you can’t quite do yet.

It has been 5 weeks since I started and I am going twice a week. I am now able to squat even holding weights. Wow!! Our master plan is to see if I can run a 5k sometime in the near future. I can’t believe I am even saying those words out loud. It seems quite impossible at this time to me but I am willing to try and he is going to help me get there. Wish me luck my friends.

So, if you have not workout out with Zak yet you really should. I have realized through the years that if you don’t have you health, you don’t have anything. Your first workout is free so what are you waiting for? Go and have a Zak attack. You won’t regret it!!


Michelle M. April 13, 2017