by Tim Caffee (Personal Trainer Client)
I will be first to admit that I didn’t get the best start on living a healthy life and working out. There was always something that took priority over working out. My education and having fun took precedence. Once I was out of college and on to my first job, I decided that working out was a good way to relieve the stress and pressures in my life. I joined a gym and basically gravitated to what I knew (machines).
It wasn’t long after working out that my ADD kicked in and I decided I needed to learn more about exercising than just isolation machines. I got my first trainer and learned all about working out with free weights. At the time, I didn’t realize that the trainer I hired was not the best. He basically taught me the way he worked out and babysat me to get through all the reps/sets. I had adequate results, but he wasn’t big on correct form; and in the process I overworked my shoulders and tore my interior rotator cuff in my left shoulder. Needless to say, this set me back and I had to hold off workouts so I could heal.
Over the years, I’ve joined different gyms in different locations around the country. I’ve also continued to work with different personal trainers. My overall fitness levels would oscillate depending on how much time I would spend in the gym.
After moving to Dallas, I decided to find a local gym and start working out again. Dallas Workout The Gym happened to be in the neighborhood and that's where my journey began. I decided to start with a personal trainer and began working with Bobby Hart. What was unique about Bobby’s approach was how he created a custom fitness program that worked with my schedule. Since I was traveling about 50% of the time for work, he incorporated several routines that I could do in my hotel room with only a 6’ x 4’ space. Additionally, he helped me work past my limitations from my shoulder injury and got me working with Kettlebells, Club Bells, Indian Clubs, Mace, and Free Weights. I have more workout “tools in my toolbox” than I’ve every had in my life.
Results are what motivates me today. I’m stronger in my 50s than I ever was in my 20s. I start each day with push-ups and get to the gym 3 to 4 times a week. My energy and productivity levels are consistently high. I can honestly say I’ve had a significant lifestyle change based on the tools I’ve learn and the guidance & support I received from Bobby. If you are not familiar with Dallas Workout The Gym, I highly recommend that you check it out and take the time to talk to Bobby about what you want to achieve. Results are what I was looking for and I found it.