October Member of the Month Spotlight – Herve Guillard
I am so excited to announce that the October Member of the Month is Herve Guillard!
Herve has been with Forever Fit SCV for over 2 years and he has made some major changes over that time!
Herve first started with Forever Fit SCV during our New Year, New You Transformation Challenge in 2014 and truly started creating a healthier body. In just 3 months, he was able to drop his cholesterol by 74 points, which is no easy feat for a chef! Since that time, he has worked hard to balance his love for food and a healthy body.
Between his busy schedule as co-owner of Culinary Wonders, teaching Culinary Arts at College of the Canyons and raising a family, Herve still manages to make it to his training sessions. 5am, 4:00pm, 5:30pm….it doesn’t matter, Herve makes it a priority.
We are so proud of what Herve continues to accomplish and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing person! We were able to able to catch up with him to find out how and why he’s been so successful and here’s what he had to say:
Craig: When did you start training at Forever Fit SCV?
Herve: Because going to a regular gym wasn’t working for me, I needed the push of having a trainer.
Craig: What has made you so successful at Forever Fit SCV?
Herve: First, Craig’s relentless and friendly coaching – it’s a fine line to motivate without intimidating or demoralizing and he has mastered it.
Second, the friendly community of FFSCV, everyone encourages each other and celebrates small successes. There is no competition, but a sense of camaraderie in person and online.
Third, learning to be gentle on myself and not expect the moon; small steps, not giant leaps.
Craig: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome during your fitness transformation?
Herve: Making time in my schedule to make it to training sessions. Loving food and being constantly exposed to it. Making the right choices.
Craig: What advice would you offer to others who are just starting out on their fitness
journey or have hit a road-block?
Herve: Patience! Results come by steady effort and learning new behaviors, not overnight. Be OK with who you are. I’ll never be a lean machine, but I am definitely healthier and stronger than I was 2 years ago before starting at FFSCV.
Craig: What drives you to ‘KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES’?
Herve: My kid! I want to be healthy for him and be around to see him grow, able to chase the ball and play. Chasing a 5 year old on the beach is good cardio!
KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES Herve!!!