I've had some pretty amazing clients throughout my 5 year tenure as a 24 Hour Fitness Trainer Fit Pro, but there was one that topped them all.
She came to me by chance one day for one of her two free training sessions that members get when they enroll at the gym. This lady was overweight, out of shape, and very nervous about training with a strange dude. Not uncommon for a new potential client. She complained the entire time. Everything was too hard, too heavy, too many reps. I didn't look forward to training her to say the least. After our second session I gave her my regular "spiel." "I'll give you everything you need to change your life. I recommend x amount of sessions to reach your goal. If you really want it, we can get you there together." I've said it thousands of times, but I meant it every single time I said it.
She signed up for 10 sessions. I trained her 2 times a week for five weeks. Every session I taught her what exercises did what and why. We'd discuss how her diet was going and we'd make changes. 5 weeks later she lost 12 lbs. and was no longer nervous to train on her own!
Over the course of a few years she'd come back to train with me every few months. Sometimes in training packages of 5 sessions once a week. Sometimes in training packages 20 sessions twice a week for 10 weeks. Over all of these sessions we had many ups and downs. Weigh ins where she gained a pound after busting her butt in the gym and counting every calorie. There were tears shed and hugs given. We got to know each other very personally. She eventually became like family, not just a client.
The complaining gradually stopped with each week. Soon she became my best client. There wasn't any exercise I couldn't put her through...no matter how exotic or difficult! The time came for her to go on her own. For good.
After not seeing her for a few months, I recieved a package at the gym. Enclosed was a picture of my client in a two piece bikini on the beach in Hawaii with a very heartfelt letter attached. She looked amazing! She looked happy! I had goosebumps and my eyes began to tear. I could never imagine this shy homely looking middle aged lady becoming a confident fitness powerhouse that totally changed her life and her lifestyle! She gave me the confidence that my "spiel" was true. My "spiel" could be powerful. She was my best client. Ever.
On to the review! I grabbed these at my local GNC picking up some protein powder. Upon first bite, the texture got me more than anything. These chips are very thin. Good crunch, but dissolves into a semi-powdery substance in your mouth. The bbq flavor isn't bad, but because these chips are made from milk products, there is an unmistakable "milkish protein powder" after taste that any protein shake consumer knows all too well. Cool product because of the whopping 21 grams of protein, but not the best chip if you want a quick snack. Great for those on a pre-contest diet, but because of the taste, I'm giving these a 2.75 outta 5 on the chipmack scale.