GROWING UP I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED FOOD. NOT AN OVERLY ACTIVE CHILD, I WOULD MIMIC MY STAY-AT-HOME DAD’S EATING HABITS. CHOCOLATE COVERED GRANOLA BARS WERE A STAPLE IN OUR CUPBOARDS. I ALSO BECAME A CONSTANT “MUNCHER” AND WOULD WATCH TV AND SNACK ON CANDIES, COOKIES AND CRACKERS AND THOSE HABITS HAVE STAYED WITH ME. DURING THE YEARS I WOULD EXERCISE ON AND OFF, SOMETIMES HIRING A PERSONAL TRAINER BUT WOULD NEVER FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE NUTRITION ASPECT OF THE WEIGHT LOSS. OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS I PUT ON 30LBS MAKING ME DEPRESSED. I FOUND MYSELF EATING EXCESSIVELY AS A COPING MECHANISM WHICH, OF COURSE, MADE IT WORSE. I RECENTLY TRAVELLED THROUGH INDIA AND DISCOVERED THE INDIAN PEOPLE TO BE VERY FRIENDLY AND VERY HONEST. THEIR FRANK AND BRUTALLY HONEST COMMENTS REGARDING MY SIZE MADE ME REALIZE: “NOT ONLY DID I THINK I WAS OVERWEIGHT, OTHER PEOPLE DID TOO!” IT WAS THIS REALIZATION THAT FINALLY HIT HOME AND I KNEW I WANTED TO CHANGE MY LIFESTYLE IMMEDIATELY. UPON ARRIVING HOME I ENTERED A 12 WEEK BODY TRANSFORMATION CONTEST WITH A GRAND PRIZE OF $25,000. WHEN I WAS LOOKING INTO PURCHASING PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS I KNEW I WANTED TO TRAIN WITH PAULA. WITH ALL OF HER PERSONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE, AND YEARS OF HERSELF COMPETING PROFESSIONALLY, I KNEW SHE WOULD HELP ME REACH MY GOALS. I ENDED UP PURCHASING 52 SESSIONS. OVER THE COURSE OF THE 3 MONTHS, MY STRENGTH, ENDURANCE AND ATTITUDE IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY. HAVING TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR MY ACTIONS, TO SOMEONE LIKE PAULA, MADE YOU WANT TO WORK EVEN HARDER. EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE TIMES WHEN MY BODY ACHED AND I FELT PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED, PAULA WAS THERE TO PUSH ME THROUGH IT. WE DID WEEKLY BODY PHOTOS AND MEASUREMENTS, MAKING SURE I WAS KEEPING ON TRACK. ONE THING I ENJOY ABOUT PAULA’S TRAINING STRATEGIES IS THAT THE WORKOUTS ARE NEVER THE SAME, MY BODY CONSTANTLY FEELS CHALLENGED. PUTTING IN ALL THIS HARD WORK I KNEW IT WOULD PAY OFF IN THE END AND IT DID. I TOOK 1ST PLACE, TAKING HOME $25,000!!!!!!OVER THE 3 MONTHS I LOST 25LBS, 11% BODY FAT, AND GAINED 5LBS MUSCLE. WHEN I FIRST STARTED I WAS A SIZE 14 AND NOW I AM A SIZE 8 AND LOVING IT!!!IT WAS SUCH AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE. I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MYSELF AND WHAT I CAN ACHIEVE WHEN I HAVE DISCIPLINE, MOTIVATION AND A GREAT TRAINER WHO IS THERE TO SUPPORT ME. WITH MY NEWFOUND CONFIDENCE AND PAULA’S ENCOURAGEMENT I HAVE DECIDED TO ENTER THE PROVINCIAL FIGURE COMPETITION. I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE – NOT ONLY HAVE I TRANSFORMED MY BODY BUT I HAVE GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE TO CONTINUE WITH THIS LIFESTYLE.

Shannon

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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY BLUEPRINT MUSCLE FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO GET INTO SHAPE OR FOR ANYONE JUST WANTING TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL QUALITY OF THEIR LIFE. PAULA IS A GREAT MOTIVATOR AND LISTENER AND IS AN INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGABLE AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINER WHO HAS A TRUE PASSION FOR HER WORK AND REALLY KNOWS HOW TO CHANGE YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ACHIEVE AND LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. SHE IS ALWAYS WELL PREPARED AND KEEPS THINGS FUN AND INTERESTING WITH NO TRAINING SESSION EVER BEING EXACTLY THE SAME. PAULA IS A VERY KIND AND CARING PERSON WHO NEVER HESITATES GOING THAT EXTRA MILE FOR HER CLIENTS TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR INDIVIDUAL FITNESS GOALS WHILE PROVIDING JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF MOTIVATION TO PUSH YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE TO GO BEYOND WHAT YOU THINK YOU CAN DO AND ACHIEVE. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGE SHE OFFERS ME WITH EACH SESSION AND WITHOUT HESITATION WILL CONTINUE MY TRAINING WITH PAULA AS THE RESULTS I HAVE ACHIEVED HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY REWARDING.

Alli

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‘VE EXERCISED ALL OF MY ADULT LIFE, BUT IT’S NEVER BEEN AS FUN OR AS REWARDING AS THE LAST YEAR WITH PAULA. ALTHOUGH I’VE HAD JOINT ISSUES FOR MANY YEARS, PAULA HAS BEEN ABLE TO WORK AROUND THEM WITH WELL ROUNDED EXERCISE ROUTINES. THE WORKOUTS ARE EXTREMELY CHALLENGING, YET I’VE NEVER INJURED MYSELF. I’VE GOT FRIENDS COMMENTING ON HOW GREAT MY SHOULDERS AND ARMS LOOK AND THAT’S BECAUSE I FINALLY HAVE SCULPTED BICEPS AT AGE 57, THANKS TO PAULA

Lana

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