FiTrain August Member Of The Month: Devra Leonard

Aug 1, 2020


My journey started in June of 2018. After my divorce I told myself it was time to focus on myself. I spent the first year reconnecting with family & friends. I started to look into nutrition. I tried the keto diet. I had a little weight loss but still would fall back into the old habits. February 2019 I bought my own home. I did a total remodel of my bathroom. In the process I had hurt my shoulder. Before that point I was very inactive along with a desk job.

Fast forward to September, 2019. A few friends joined Fitrain and had great results. I needed structure and guidance so I decided to give the 1 on 1 personal training a try at Fitrain. LaDonna has been a godsend. She has been an amazing trainer. She was very understanding with my needs. She worked on strengthening my shoulder, gave me nutritional advise. I thought all I had to do was start exercising and the weight would fall off. I did see change in my clothes and a little weight loss but not what I wanted.

January 3, 2020 Pedram introduced the Little Black Dress 6 Week Challenge. This changed my life for the better!!!! With a structured meal plan and the help of a great trainer I was able to lose 18 pounds and 10” overall. After the final weigh in I sat in my vehicle and cried. I was so proud of myself. I couldn’t stop there. I am now addicted to my overall health and fitness. Since I started with Fitrain I have lost almost 40 lbs, started healthy eating, working out 3 days a week and walking daily on an average of 3 miles a day.

My proudest accomplishment since I have joined Fitrain is that because of what I have done I have motivated family and friends to start heathy eating, exercising and working on their weight loss. Recently my daughter started her weight loss journey she is down 11 pounds, my 4 year old granddaughter loves to workout with me when I visit her, my older brother joined me on hikes while on vacation even suggesting times to go. Another was my niece. She said I motivated her to start her journey. She is now down 18 lbs. Nothing does my heart good than knowing I had a part of someone else’s journey into being healthier and happier.
Thank you so much Pedram and LaDonna!! I couldn’t have done it without you both. Everyone at Fitrain have been an amazing support team. I have truly met some amazing new friends.