In the beginning, I had created so many limitations for myself due to having gone through a major car accident. I had the mentality of “I can’t do it”. The famous lines that Gbenga has to encourage is”start where you are” and “You have ENOUGH!”. Gbenga helped transition me to my new self. He helped me build a foundation that I thought was impossible. He got me pushing through the limitations that I had put on for myself. Every day was a challenge however Gbenga knew just how much to push. During that time, I was overcoming the barriers without even realizing it. Gbenga helped with my nutrition as well which enhanced my workouts. The results started to show at a different pace. Gbenga is direct and serious when it comes to your health and fitness which is definitely needed. Adding prayer before the workouts brought a closer connection to God as I needed to maintain my body for God’s Glory. I gained focus, and clarity and my spirituality grew with every gym session I did with Gbenga. Gbenga definitely made a difference in my life through Faith-Love-Fitness. I’m blessed with the journey I’ve had and still have with Gbenga every single day.”
“I’m blessed with the journey I’ve had and still have with Gbenga every single day.”
“Thank you Built by Faith Love Fitness for changing my life and my body”
After switching to working from home in 2020 I noticed my activity level lacking and my clothes fitting a little tighter. I decided to sign up for a workout program with Gbenga and I can’t express how happy I am with that decision. From the first session, Gbenga was supportive, and encouraging but firm and I have noticed so many changes from my first session until now. I am more confident in my body and stronger and my husband has noticed my energy and happiness level have improved. Gbenga has adjusted my workouts to fit my specific needs and health restrictions which you can’t find in a typical online workout. We start every session with a conversation and a prayer and he will check in with me throughout the week with motivational texts to make sure we stay on track. Thank you Built by Faith Love Fitness for changing my life and my body.
Testimonials are not something that I usually write. However, the positive experience and benefits I have received since working with Gbenga are something that I feel should be shared with others. It’s too good to keep to myself.
Two years ago, before I met Gbenga, I would wake up with so much pain and stiffness in my body that I could barely get out of bed. My knee was in so much pain that it was not possible to sit for long periods of time, including through my business meetings. It was at the point that if I didn’t get up every so often or walk enough during the day I ended up limping.
The pain and stiffness, as debilitating as it was, only made up a part of what I was experiencing. The emotional impact of how I was feeling, in a way, was more difficult. I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror, I didn’t like myself or who I was. At the same time, I was angry and frustrated with myself for feeling that way. It was a time when I felt unlovable and lost. Here I was, a person extremely successful and accomplished in her work life, completely stuck in her personal life. I felt unable to take the next step in my life, I just couldn’t.
Thankfully, a friend introduced me to the gym and, in particular, to Gbenga. This is where my step forward began. Gbenga not only trains the physical and nutritional but the emotional as well. He coaches the body, the mind, and the spirit since it is all connected. He is the whole package!
“Gbenga provides an extensive amount knowledge, a team approach to your health journey, accountability and immense understanding and respect. “
Gbenga began my training from where I was at physically and mentally, without unrealistic expectations. He simply built on the abilities I had at the time and moved forward from there. His programs are tailored to the individual and not a cookie-cutter program expected to fit everyone. You are not just a number, he truly cares about the human being you are and it translates into everything he does.
So, where am I now? I have lost approximately 105 pounds and I feel strong in myself. I jump out of bed in the morning without pain, sit for hours and no longer limp. My workouts are an integral part of my life. When I step into the gym, it’s like a meditation, time to myself. I have also incorporated other activities into my life such as snowshoeing and hiking. I have muscles that I didn’t know I could have. My outlook on life is back and more positive. Looks were never the goal, mobility was my goal. Strength. The ability to move about in my everyday life: play with the kids, shovel, and move around the house. I have accomplished all of this and more.
I have realized that it isn’t about comparing yourself to others but about being the best version of yourself. Gbenga provides an extensive amount knowledge, a team approach to your health journey, accountability and immense understanding and respect. Gbenga has become a household name for my family. All of my kids have now trained with him too. He really believes that if you feel better, you can share your gifts with others. Hopefully, this testimonial can help someone else take a step forward to becoming the best version of themselves.
I have had the pleasure of working with Gbenga for 6 months. In that time, I have experienced incredible growth and progress in my fitness journey, thanks to Gbenga’s expertise, guidance, and motivation.
Gbenga is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about fitness, and that enthusiasm is infectious. Gbenga takes the time to understand your goals, your limitations, and your preferences, and designs a personalized program that is tailored to your needs.
What sets Gbenga apart is his ability to push you beyond your limits in a way that is safe and effective. Gbenga challenges you to work harder than you ever thought possible, while also providing the support and encouragement you need to succeed.
Thanks to Gbenga, I have achieved goals that I never thought were possible. I am stronger, fitter, and more confident than ever before. I cannot recommend Gbenga highly enough – if you are looking for a trainer who is dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate about helping you achieve your fitness goals, look no further than Gbenga.
“I have experienced incredible growth and progress in my fitness journey”
“Give Gbenga a call if you want to make changes that will last. He can help you reach your personal training goals for a healthy body and wellness.”
Life requires movement
In a culture where dieting and exercise appear to be ubiquitous, it can be overwhelming to discern how to achieve the much desired media images of what constitutes the ‘right’ body size. When I started training with Gbenga, I was initially focused on weight loss, and perceived exercise as the means toward that goal. I no longer use the scale as the tool to measure my health and wellness, but rather my ability to move my body and engage in the activities I enjoy. Because of training, I have been able to enjoy biking over 20k and to play with my grandchildren without becoming fatigued or limited in activities. Training with Gbenga has allowed me to recover lost physical strength and flexibility. I have learned that the goal is really to have a healthy body, which means being able to move freely, eat nutritious foods, and protect my physical and mental health through regular exercise. Gbenga has supported me in achieving and maintaining this goal. He designs exercises that are challenging but attainable, and always has just the right amount of enthusiasm and support to motivate his clients toward challenging themselves. There are many individuals marketing themselves on social media promising fast results, but when it comes to our bodies and health, we need to focus on adopting healthy lifestyles that allow us to live our lives to the fullest. If recovering health and wellness was fast and easy, everyone would be able to do it and we would see the collapse of the dieting industry. If you are ready for change that will give lasting results, give Gbenga a call, he can support you in your personal training goals to achieve a healthy body and wellness.
Colleen Hesch, MSW, RSW