This site has been established to detail my experience with Marc Holder, certified personal trainer in Dorchester, MA. I first met Marc when he became a personal trainer at the Dorchester YMCA. He was very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. He teaches a number of classes there – Torch, which is a super intense cardio workout, Sculpt and Tone which uses light weights to create body definition, and Body Explosion which is a circuit of at least 15 exercises that participants engage in for 30 seconds before moving on to the next station. I started off by taking Marc’s sculpt and tone class. When I started, I struggled!!! I couldn’t even hold planks for the requested time. I was drenched in sweat and was just exhausted during and especially after the class!!! Over time, and with Marc’s encouragement, my stamina improved and I got stronger and more defined. Sculpt and Tone is on Monday evenings, however, one Monday I had plans on Monday evening, but I was available on Monday morning, which is when Torch is taught. (It’s also taught on Wednesdays. Both days at 10:15am) I asked Marc if I could switch one class for the other. He said I could. I’m not gonna lie….I was more than anxious when I got my equipment (step, mat, weights). I’d heard how hard this class was, and the regulars were “the beautiful people” of the Y. Somehow I didn’t feel like I belonged there. It wasn’t as bad as I’d thought it would be, but it definitely lives up to his name. That was in April 2014. 7 months later, I’m 4 dress sizes smaller. I still attend Torch twice a week. I also attend Sculpt & Tone for good measure. These classes are a part of my YMCA membership.
However, Marc is also a personal trainer of private clients, of which I am proud to say I am one. In addition to the 5 hours I spend with him at the Y, he trains me and 2 of my girlfriends on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. As of this writing, he charges $75/week which is an amazing deal. That $75 covers all the training that you can get from him for a week!!!! He is very flexible and accommodating. In addition to the 2 hours in his studio, I sneak in an additional 2 hours at the Y!!! So for $75 a week, I get 4 hours of hands on personal trainer from one of the best certified personal trainers in Boston, MA. If you’re interested in meeting with Marc to begin your own quest for physical fitness, contact him at www.fever4thefitness.com. You definitely won’t regret it!!!
So this blog will chronicle my several hours of training with Marc. From the YMCA classes to my private training sessions. I’ll try to include photos so you can get a sense of the progression of our time together. I think this will be especially helpful for me as winter is fast approaching and with the end of daylight savings time, I’ve found that I’ve become more sedentary while consuming lots of comfort foods…..mac & cheese, pizza, fried chicken, etc. Not to mention the feasts that I’m looking forward to for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So this blog will become my journal to keep me aware of my intake vs. my outtake.
Welcome to my journey!!!