BEST OF WEBSTER GROVES FITNESS 2016


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Torched Fitness Receives 2016 Best of Webster Groves Award

Webster Groves Award Program Honors the Achievement

WEBSTER GROVES September 15, 2016 -- Torched Fitness has been selected for the 2016 Best of Webster Groves Award in the Fitness category by the Webster Groves Award Program.

Each year, the Webster Groves Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Webster Groves area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Webster Groves Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Webster Groves Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Webster Groves Award Program

The Webster Groves Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Webster Groves area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Webster Groves Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Webster Groves Award Program

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Webster Groves Award Program
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Maren S. Weil

When I started working out, my goal was to tone up my body. Well, I got a lot more than that! Thanks to Jeremy, I know have a better understanding of how to take care of my body. After just two months of working out, I lost 17 1/4 inches all over my body. Then, I found out that my husband and I were pregnant!! I was so excited but I didn't want to stop working out. Jeremy then brushed up on his pregnancy training skills and called me in for a meeting. Together with my doctor, Jeremy set up a exercise plan for me. I was so impressed by how professional and genuinely concerned he was about my safety and the safety of my baby. With the help of Jeremy, so far I have had a easy and healthy pregnancy. I hope after the baby I will be able to come back so he can help me take off my "baby weight".

Colleen D



So before I signed up for Torched, I had stopped working out completely. I never really watched what I ate, but I had been a runner and trained for half marathons and would go to the gym to stay in shape up until I had to have surgery on my leg for a four compartment fasciotomy. I tried to get back into running after the surgery, but it just didn't feel the same so I just stopped doing any type of physical activity. It happened over time so I didn't realize at some point I became unhealthy, fat and out of shape. I had watched my sister get really great results through Torched and finally decided I needed to try something because I was the biggest I had ever been in my life, was feeling horrible, and knew I didn't look good. I was nervous because it was called "Bootcamp" and I didn't think I would be able to keep up and I was so used to running alone and working out at the gym alone and was nervous about being around typical "gym bodies" who were all in shape and looked down at those people out of shape.

I could not have been more wrong! I have found an amazingly supportive group of people at Torched who want to see you succeed as much as they want to succeed. On March 31st I had my very first weigh in at Torched and saw numbers that made me want to cry. Since then I worked out consistently and joined the six week challenge. As of my final weigh in on August 5th (just over 4 months) I have lost 27 pounds, lost 27 inches and went from a size 14 shorts to a size 8 and I'm not done yet. I feel so much better about myself, I feel stronger, more confident and I have gotten my desire back to get out and run and with 27 pounds less, running has become a whole lot easier!

From being at Torched, I have found that you can have a group of people who support your success and encourage you. I have also found that I love to support others success too! It is not about me competing against anyone, but being our own best versions. I've learned about better nutrition and that my diet is something I have control over. I learned to make different/better choices. I now eat a low carb, high protein diet and its not about eliminating carbs, but choosing when to eat them, how many and what kinds. Realizing I can't out run (literally) a bad diet was a big eye opener. But I don't have to restrict myself like most people do on a diet because I always have a cheat meal I can look forward to 🙂

I don't know if I would have had the success I've had if I was doing this for any reason other than myself! I'm young(ish), single and have a bucket list of things I want to accomplish that require more activity than sitting in my desk chair at work. I know I will enjoy life so much more and be able to do a lot more by being fit and feeling good. Plus, looking good doesn't hurt either! Also, being a smaller size makes shopping a little more tolerable! I still have a few goals I want to accomplish. I have 15 more pounds I'd like to lose and 5% more body fat. I would like to get back to running consistently and finish a sub 2 hour half marathon (something I haven't been close to since 2012).

Julie H.

I've only been coming to STL Torched Fitness for a little over a month, and already I've seen huge improvements in my fitness! My clothes are fitting much more loosely now, and I have so much energy. It's so neat to hear my family and friends tell me they can tell a big difference in my shape!I love how Jeremy has the class set up--- we get into stations and rotate activities, doing all kinds of challenging exercises. And since we get into small groups, I've met a lot of cool new people here. It's a really fun and encouraging environment.If you're looking to tone up and drop inches, you will love this class!

Scott S.

Everything about this program rocks! I'll be honest I was a groupon boot camp hopper, jumping from one boot camp or fitness class to the next as soon as the groupon or livingsocial ran out, and I actually had another one to go after this one, but I liked this one so much that I stayed and don't plan on ever going to that other one.It's at this really cool gymnastics center in Webster, so there are all kinds of fun toys like bars, rings, mats, trampolines, and even a foam pit! And Jeremy mixes it up all the time and makes use of all of them in the workouts.Speaking of Jeremy, I don't know of a more fun and knowledgeable trainer anywhere! He loves getting people going toward better fitness, and knows how to taylor to both beginners or more advanced people, or if you have a particular issue he will work with you on it and help you figure out a plan of action. He's been in the fitness business for a while and seems to really know what he's doing.Plus the people are all great and that makes it all the more fun.



I’d like to put in my two cents about Jeremy’s Torched Fitness Boot Camp. I’m 69 and was terrified of the exercises I would have to do. Could I survive? Well, the first few days weren’t easy but gradually I got better and better. Jeremy was kind to me but pushed me to do more and more. That’s really the only way you can get more physically fit. Would like to say that I notice when biking that I can get up hills a lot easier than before. In addition, my arms are a lot stronger. Balance is a big issue for seniors and I feel more confident in all situations. The classes are a lot of fun once you get acclimated and it’s a real confidence booster to feel yourself getting stronger. I’m amazed what I can do at my age. People should not stop exercising when they reach their 60’s. Fitness is forever. Jeremy tailors your exercises to what is doable and sane. In fact, I’m leaving town for a month or two and he has helped me put together a plan to keep up my fitness level so that I don’t go back to the way I was. I plan on returning when I get back.Jeremy is very knowledgeable about the human body and the correct way to do exercises. Without supervision you could be doing them wrong and hurting your body. Having him there keeps you doing it right.

Zach

I had talked about losing weight and getting back into shape for years. Every year was "the year" I was going to drop 20 pounds. Then on Christmas I found a Living Social certificate in my stocking for a six week total body challenge. Ok, so I wasn't exactly excited about it. The thought of getting up for a 5:30 a.m. "boot camp" didn't fill me with joy. And it was probably going to be filled with serious athletes who would scoff at my attempts to keep up. And weren't boot camps where they whip young men 20 years my junior into shape? How could I expect to make it through one of those?So I decided I would try it for one day. My wife had paid money for it after all, I could at least see what it was like. If it was as difficult as I thought then I wouldn't go back. I said that every weekday for about two weeks. After 3 months of it I had my wife join me. I've been going for almost seven months at this point.The classes are great (don't interpret great as easy). Jeremy does a good job of keeping the "veterans" working hard while not making it too overwhelming for the newbies. The people are friendly, and no one is just ripping through the exercises like it's no big deal. The exercises vary daily and Jeremy does a good job of not using any one exercise too often. You definitely aren't going to come into a class thinking you are going to do the "same ol' stuff" you did last time.

Laura

We had talked about getting back in shape and losing some weight for years. I literally had not worked out since before I was pregnant with our oldest back in 2006. On a whim I bought a Living Social deal for a six week Total Body Challenge and put it in my husband's Christmas stocking. Oh the look on his face! It was worth the cost just for that right there.He had several legitimate worries, so we had an agreement - just try it and if he didn't like it, he could stop. Six weeks later he didn't want to stop.In April he asked me to do a six week challenge as a birthday gift. Boy did we ever raise the bar on romantic gifts this year. After a few days my body was freaking out. I was sore. Everywhere. I gained a new appreciation for the expression "bone tired," and I was so hungry. Here is a painful gift of Torched Fitness, you learn where you are weak and then Jeremy diligently starts making your weaknesses into new strength. I learned that I was eating too little real food, relying on sugar and caffeine to get me through. I thought I was active "enough" and in shape "enough" from walks to the park and chasing around two young boys. But I couldn't even do a push-up. I could hardly hold myself in a plank position. A Russian-Twist - forget about it.From Day 1 of the six week challenge Jeremy was encouraging and upbeat. So long as you tried and did the exercises as long as you could he was your biggest cheerleader. The atmosphere in the classes is positive and challenging. I think that rather than breeding competition, we are building camaraderie and friendship. And at the end of my six week challenge I was stronger, I had more energy, I felt great and it has been completely worth it. If I can do this, so can you.



I was collegiate athlete and now spend my days helping people recover from their injuries as a healthcare professional. You would make the assumption that fitness would come easy to me. However it proved to be just the opposite. My days are often long and stress filled; worrying about my patients, the daily grind of healthcare and staying in front of the paperwork forming mountains around me. Needless to say…… I often put myself last. I kept telling myself tomorrow… tomorrow will be the day that I start doing something for me; I felt like a broken record…. Tomorrow…. No tomorrow…..Finally I did it; with some encouragement from a close friend I decided to check out STL Torched Fitness. From the very start I found it awesome that there was someone out there that was willing to get up long before the sun comes up to help others work towards their fitness goals. With a schedule like mine the 5:30 boot camp worked perfectly for both my husband and I. From day one I knew this was something that was going to be perfect for me. Jeremy is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to ALL areas of fitness. He took the time to address my personal needs and makes it feel like it is almost a personal training session each day. Every day is a new challenge; pushing myself further than I ever dreamed of going. I can now do exercises that I never dreamed I would be able to. Not to mention I am almost 15 pounds lighter and 2 sizes smaller. I would highly recommend Jeremy and STL Torched Fitness to anyone and everyone; no matter where your starting point is Jeremy will help you achieve your goals!!