Clients Stories

My weight loss journey...

During a difficult time in my life, I turned to food for comfort. I was eating very unhealthy  meals three times a day and snacked often on tasty cakes and sour cream and onion potato chips. My weight  was spiraling out of control.


In December 2010, I weighed 206 and wore a size 16. This was the heaviest I have been in my life. I felt horrible and hated looking at myself in the mirror.  So on top of being depressed and super stressed, I was fat!!! I know I needed to do something....I needed help. 

I called Gail Williams of Simply Fitness. I worked with Gail in 2005-2006 to help me lose weight and get fit for my wedding.  I was very happy with the results. I knew Gail would be the one to put me back on track.

Before my first session with Gail in January, we spoke at length of my goals and what I wanted to accomplish from working with her. I wanted to increase my fitness level, get to my personal idea weight of 150 but most importantly I wanted to be healthy again. It seemed impossible but I was determined to change. After getting the measurements and other things out of the way, we got started.

I was very surprised of my fitness level, it sucked!!! I was so out out shape. Gail did not give me a break, she poured it on. I hated her for that hour but I could not wait for the next workout.

As the weeks wore on my body started to change. The weight was coming off!!! After a month, I was down 15 pounds. I changed my diet and began to do lots of cardio during the week. Gail's workouts became super intense as well.  Gail  pushed me  beyond what I thought I could do, while being very encouraging.

In the past, I relied solely on my workouts with Gail. Now I know that it takes more than that. Gail will tell you that you must put in the work. I am doing just that. I do about 5-6 hours of cardio a week, along with some strength training and working with Gail.  Most importantly, I watch what I eat, and it is paying off.

Since January 5, 2011, I lost 19.75 inches overall, dropped over 9 percent body fat, and I am down over 30 pounds. Now I am wearing a comfortable size 12 at the end of May 2011.

I am better then half way through my journey and I am pleased with my progress. I am even considering dropping my previous goal of 150 to 140, because I have the confidence I can do it and I have Gail. People are making positive comments ( even my son's elderly school bus driver) on my weight loss and it feels great. But most of all, I am feeling better about myself. 

– Nichelle, Philadelphia, PA

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Gail Williams is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.

In the fitness industry for over 20 years, Gail received her accreditations from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Her other credentials include Nutrition Specialist, which she earned from the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists and a Mat Pilates certification from the Pilates Institute of America.

She also analyze several areas of one's life to see how they may affect eating habits and overall health.