We are back again with another long-term client interview, this time showcasing one of Coach Chanel's longer standing clients, Sherri.
Chanel and Sherri have been working together since the beginning of 2021 and are coming up on their 2-year coaching "anniversary" and as you'll read, have accomplished so much together.
First off, how’d you find the Audacious Athletes team and your coach?
I discovered my coach Chanel through Legion Supplements. When I first started going to the gym, I needed a plan to get me started. I found a plan and started my journey solo. I am not even sure how I discovered Legion, but I like their products. Legion sent a list of sponsored athletes that were going to be at the Arnold Expo. I think it was the year Covid reared its ugly head and the event was cancelled. Chanel was one of the athletes on the list. I checked out a few other athletes as well, but for some reason, Chanel stuck out to me. I started following her on Instagram. I probably followed her for about a year and through her last year competing. I really liked her message, she seemed genuine, and she knows her shit. I decided to reach out for coaching and 2 years later I can say it was one of the best decisions I made for myself.
What prompted you to seek out coaching initially?
I had been thinking about competing in bodybuilding for several years. It had always been in the back of my mind. I really did not know how to go about meeting this goal and if it was achievable. Coach Chanel said "absolutely it is attainable!"
Since being a client, what goals have you been able to accomplish?
I have learned so much about nutrition, the importance of hydration and sleep. I discovered you can change the shape of your physique. I learned what my body is capable of even at my age. I am 57 and competed in 4 shows this year for the first time. I received three first place, one third, and 4th at Nationals. I can't wait to do it again next year!
What do you enjoy most about your relationship with your coach?
I love what I have learned from Chanel. She holds you accountable for the goals you set for yourself, but she also shows grace when life gets in the way. She is supporting and she really cares. On a fun note, we share the same birthday exactly 20 years apart.
If someone was on the fence about becoming an Audacious Athlete client, what advice or guidance would you give them?
I would tell them that they will not get a cookie cutter plan. They will get a plan to achieve their specific goals and that there is a team of coaches to support their journey. I would encourage them to reach out and that there is no committment to the consult call.
Check out the overall progress that has been made over the last 2 years working with Coach Chanel. Sherri came to Chanel wanting to see what she could accomplish on the bodybuilding stage. After over a year of working hard to create the shape that would be needed to be competitive, Sherri dove in to her first competition April 2021.
The photos here on the right are from her 2nd NPC show where she won her class and qualified for her first national show. She's proof that there's no age limit on a goal. She pursued the stage at age 57 and while that was her primary goal, you read above that she's gained and learned so much more than just a trophy from her time working with Chanel.
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