Client Testimonial: Online Competition Prep Package
Aimee M. – San Francisco, CA
“My absolute favorite part of working with SHAUNNA.MARIE was the faith she had in me to achieve my goals. SHAUNNA.MARIE taught me to always love and believe in myself and that in order to reach your goals, you have to keep a positive mind.”
Describe your experience working with SHAUNNA.MARIE.
A little over a year ago, I fell in love with lifting weights. I had just gotten my first gym membership and I knew I wanted to completely transform my body. I did what I could with the knowledge I had. I learned a lot about nutrition and weight lifting just by self teaching, but without proper guidance, by the time summer came to an end, I felt like I was at a standstill. That was when I started to look into bikini competitions. I was very hesitant at first for a few reasons. The first reason was that I was afraid of what friends and family would think about this decision. My biggest fear though? I was afraid of failing. And then I met SHAUNNA.MARIE! SHAUNNA.MARIE contacted me through Twitter when she saw I was looking for a coach. We started emailing back and forth and she answered any and every question I had about competition prep, plans she offered, and her philosophy on nutrition (which happens to be very similar to mine). After weeks of searching for a coach, within the first few emails exchanged, I had no doubt in my mind that I had found mine! SHAUNNA.MARIE took me through competition prep step by step and made sure she covered all the bases. After sending my initial client questionnaire back to her, I received my meal plan and training plan (tailored to my needs) and a thorough supplement guide that she went over in full detail. Then the fun began!
SHAUNNA.MARIE and I had weekly check-ins in which I would send her progress photos and she would adjust my program based on progress. But what makes her such an awesome coach is that she would make sure to point out any improvements and progress that she saw. There’s nothing scarier as a first time competitor than worrying if you’re on schedule. Having SHAUNNA.MARIE reassure me each week was so beneficial to my peace of mind! In addition, SHAUNNA.MARIE also helped me pick my suit, shoes and jewelry. We also perfected my posing routine every week over Skype. As my show date drew closer, SHAUNNA.MARIE and I exchanged emails a lot more frequently.. sometimes when I needed to just vent some frustration or ask her a random question that popped into my head. Before I knew it, my coach had become more than just a coach. She had become a friend I could count on through this crazy journey!
What is your favorite part about working with SHAUNNA.MARIE?
My absolute favorite part of working with SHAUNNA.MARIE was the faith she had in me to achieve my goals. She really helped me shape my mind to be more positive and self loving. She would go above and beyond, adjusting her busy schedule to talk on Skype with me or go over something I needed explained again. What I thought was truly amazing was that SHAUNNA.MARIE made sure she was at my show! I purposely chose a show closer to her, in hopes that she would be able to make it and she did! She was at my hotel bright and early with post competition treats in hand that she made herself! (Side note: go make her Protein Almond Butter Cups RIGHT NOW!) We spent the morning going over my routine and she helped me with suit adjustments and making sure my tan was PERFECT. I can’t even begin to explain how much it meant to me to have her cheering me on from the crowd screaming Number 55 so loudly that she completely lost her voice!! While I was backstage I was constantly getting texts from her reminding me how proud she was of me, and to remember to smile and OWN the stage!
How has being a client of SHAUNNA.MARIE impacted your life?
Becoming a bikini competitor and having SHAUNNA.MARIE as a coach has changed my life in so many ways. Not only is my body stronger, but my mind is too. SHAUNNA.MARIE taught me to always love and believe in myself and that in order to reach your goals, you have to keep a positive mind. Now that I have entered my offseason, I am still in contact with SHAUNNA.MARIE quite frequently, and we have already picked another competition. I begin official prep with her again in July and I cannot wait! People keep asking me if I’ll be sticking with my coach or have any interest in finding a new one.. and to be honest, choosing SHAUNNA.MARIE again doesn’t even get a second thought! She makes it easy to choose her again and again!