Nicole Ruttig

August 30th, 2011 by

What an amazing journey this has been for me! I will say that without a solid program there is no way I would have stayed as positive as I am, nor would I have achieved the results I have.

I started training with Erik on Jan 17th, 2011 at a weight of 132. My measurements were waist 29, hips 39.75, thighs 20.75, chest 34, arms 11.5, navel 32, Calves 13.75 and it has been a life changing process and incredible journey. After my one month with Erik I had awesome results. I was down in weight to 128.5 and had lost 11 inches. I did a biweekly just before my first competition and am blown away by the results! After being on Erik’s program for only 14.5 weeks my new measurements were weight 115.5 waist 24.75, hips 32.5 thighs 18, chest 30.75, arms 10, navel 26.5, calves 13 a total of over 29inches and 17 lbs!

When I have heard some of the horror stories regarding diet and exercise I am all too thankful and grateful to have a trainer/coach with Erik’s background. Not one day have I not enjoyed the training or diet. As this was the first time I have done an online training program, I have found it easy to follow. I am not the type of person who needs someone there to push me or drive me when I am at the gym. I push myself every day I am working out and I stay 100% compliant to my diet. As we all know, “Results are not guaranteed; they’re earned.” Going into my first show I have earned my results and after competing at my first competition I won 2nd in my short division and 3rd in Masters at Novice and at the second competition which was Provincials I won 2nd in Short and 3rd in Masters. I earned a spot to compete at Nationals. Wow what a crazy 5 months this has been.

I have stayed so positive during the whole process and focused. I give all the credit to my program and coach for such a positive experience. I would not be where I am today without having the guidance I was given by Erik. For anyone looking to compete or just wanting to get on the right track, you have come to the right place. When going to the gym it is so important to work in an effective manner. We can all go and do a work out however it is far more beneficial to work smarter not longer. In all the weeks I have been working with Erik, I did not do countless hours of crazy cardio and achieved success. I also was able to eat a variety of foods that kept my feeling of being denied not there.

Thank you Erik for your passion and amazing way you coach/train! I feel so grateful and blessed to have found the greatest way to train, the Lean Bodies Consulting way! Hugs to you Erik.

– Nicole Ruttig, Yorkton, SK