VCF Athletics offers classes seven days a week for every age range and skill level. From “Burn” (think bootcamp style), to both Olympic (“Weightlifting”) and power lifting (“Iron Pile”), “Gymnastics,” “Endurance,” “Recover,” and Pilates, our coaches will help you get the most out of your workouts in our welcoming and accommodating small group setting.

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Starting Weight/ Body Fat/ Measurements

September 03, 2017

Weight: 170.00

Current Weight/ Body Fat/ Measurements

July 20, 2019

Weight: 150.00

Sanam T


Started VCF September of 2017.

What are some challenges you faced throughout your transformation and how did you overcome them?

I faced multiple challenges throughout my fitness journey, and as my journey continued new challenges came up for me. Initially when I first started, I had a very hard time learning how to do the many different types of movements and lifts in a safe way. All I wanted to do was stick more weight on my barbell without taking into consideration that I was not lifting correctly.

Another issue for me was nutrition. I come from a culture where overeating happens often, and we are encouraged to eat a lot. I was also used to eating out 4-5x a week. As a full time college student and a part-time legal assistant I made poor choices with the things I ate because of how convenient it was.


What did you learn?

When it came to lifting, I had to learn to slow down, make sure I moved through every position correctly before moving on. Once I learned this, I was able to excel very quickly and lift more, and move faster because of it.

When it came to nutrition, I had to learn how to make better choices in the foods I ate and also eat small portions. With the help of coaches and my fellow athletes I learned that I don’t need to cut out all the foods I love, but instead have them in moderation while increasing the foods that made me feel good and train better.


Advice for future challengers?

You may be out of your comfort zone both mentally and physically, but know that things will become easier if you continue to come. You get exactly what you put in, nothing more nothing less. We are here to motivate you through this new chapter of your life. Remember, we were all there at one time or not. Feel free to come ask me questions or just say hi!


What’s next for you?

As a first-year law student I’m looking forward to learning more in school and at VCF Athletics! Everyday is a new adventure at the box, a place to relieve stress and to be around friends who turn into family

Omar B


Started VCF June 2018

What are some challenges you faced throughout the your transformation and how did you overcome them?

My biggest challenge was eating healthy and giving up the junk food and sugary drinks. Little by little I did. It was hard, but worth it.


Advice for future challengers?

My advice to new challengers is to commit, believe  and don’t focus on what the person next to you is doing we all have different obstacles and abilities but what you do just keep moving and don’t give up on your goals.

What’s next for you?

The next step for me is to keep on learning more movements and break personal records.

Starting Weight/ Body Fat/ Measurements

Starting Weight: 276.7

49 inch waist

19 inch neck

Current Weight/ Body Fat/ Measurements

Current Weight: 210lbs

38 inch waist

15 inch neck

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