"My dream was to be accepted and attend the United States Naval Academy. I started by preparing for SAT's which I took a whole year solely to focus on and to keep raising my score. During this time I was quite sedentary, and despite having played basketball or ran track in my earlier years, I was not in physical shape prepared for the USNA Physical Fitness Entrance Assessment nor for the Academy's General Physical Requirements. I felt weak, I felt slow, and was also embarrassed. I also lacked the guidance and discipline at the time. What I needed was both physical and mental training and that's what I got. Brian's training changed me in a lot of ways and gave me a new found confidence. I learned the importance of strength training, dynamic movements targeting multiple muscle groups, developed internal motivation and the ability to mentally push and propel myself further. The results were phenomenal. I not only looked and felt better, but successfully passed my Physical Entrance Exam and was set up for success later during Plebe Summer(7 week rigorous physical and mental training prior to the Naval Academy's Academic Year) and for the next four years at the Naval Academy. During Plebe Summer I specifically recall a moment when at the very end of an obstacle course we had to finish by climbing up a 30ft rope. I was with a group of 50 men and women broken up into 5 teams. In order to have called the obstacle course complete, all members of the team had to climb up to the top of the rope at the end of the course. Between the teams, not every male and definitely no other females were able to climb to the top of the rope after exerting themselves on the course. But I managed to, and remember shining that day, leading my team to the finish line. I held my head high and was proud. I was and still am truly thankful for the training I have received from Brian. Without it, I probably would have been the weakest link during Plebe Summer and definitely wouldn't have been able to mentally engage and drive myself to working harder and surpassing my previous limits. I have experienced lasting effects and never did shy away from entering a gym or using equipment surrounded by only men and mostly meatheads. I never once felt out of place or was worried that I wouldn't know what I was doing. I felt comfortable and focused on my routine and my performance alone. I didn't care who else was around me or who was watching me. This gained me the respect of my fellow peers and set me up for a healthy lifestyle for the following years. I utilized the exercises, skills and techniques that I was taught, and have been applying it ever since in my own training, thus giving me a sense of independence and self reliance. Brian helped me focus and achieve my full physical potential. Without his guidance I may have fallen short of achieving my goals and the military fitness requirements at the Academy. His tutelage and expertise gave me the knowledge and structure that set me up for a transformational change in the way that I viewed fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Moving forward if I were to give any piece of advise, I'd say to never give up. Keep faith and keep pushing to be a better version of yourself from the day prior. There will be times where you don't feel like it, you may feel lazy or lethargic, or unmotivated. That's okay, just 'fake it until you make it.' It all becomes second nature eventually after enough practice."