Joshua Seerden Personal Trainer
When I was fourteen-years-old I had a life changing accident. I lacerated my liver, was bleeding internally, and I aspirated bile into my lungs. Paramedics rushed me to the hospital for immediate surgery with a grim prognosis. I had multiple surgeries, was bed ridden for three months, and lost all my strength and weight. This near-death experience stole my confidence and depression set in. I felt as if I would never be able to rise back up to the top. High school was tough for me with new peers and a low self-esteem.
I was the weakest in the gym and felt surpassed by everyone. The embarrassment I felt made it difficult to push through. I could have let these feelings consume me. However, I used them for motivation to change my body. Giving up was not an option. I learned the only way to succeed is to push those negative thoughts away and stay consistent. At that point, I decided it was time to go into the weight room.
My goal as a trainer is to help others find their own motivation. I want my clients to achieve past what they conceive as their potential. I want everyone to realize weaknesses are not an impassable wall, but instead an obstacle to overcome.