Testimonials ~ Sherri Irving
I started training with Sherri in August 2012 and it was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. I initially wanted to start training with a trainer to learn how to exercise and eat properly to my goals. I have always been very active in the gym but felt I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted on my own. I always thought I had to do an insane amount of cardio to keep in shape and did not know how to properly weight lift, how to increase my weights and when to effectively use cardio. Sherri taught me proper form and how to change things up and have fun in the gym but still see results and obtain my goals. After training with her for a few months I decided I want to compete in a fitness competition, bikini category. I am generally a pretty shy person in large crowds and wanted to step out of my comfort zone. We worked together very closely as she strategically did all of my meals plans and even include exercises until I felt comfortable doing it on my own. We had weekly check-in’s together and measurements. She answered all of my questions in a really timely manner (and trust me there were MANY) and even was available at times where I would randomly ask her questions through texts and late night phone calls.
She was very professional and all her meal plans extremely well laid out, organized and broken down where I was able to understand everything we were doing and why we were doing it. With every question I had she was very knowledgeable in her answers. On top of being knowledgeable and educated, she really does have a passion and love for what she does and it shows through her amazing character. She is an awesome motivator and has become more than just a coach, she has become a great friend. I have competed in 4 fitness competitions thus far and have placed in top 5 in some competitions and have not placed in others (where at times was an emotional rollercoaster). However, through each competition I have seen gains made and my body has changed so much from that first check in photo and I have grown from that shy girl. She always kept my health in mind and has never jeopardized that, which I am thankful for since I had heard so many horror stories from others regarding trainers (always do research on who you are working with). She has been one of my number one fans and support systems throughout it all. She has taught me that it is not all about placing but rather seeing how far you come. I have become a strong and confident women with her help. I have never felt more beautiful and more confident in my body than I do to this day. It has been more than 2 years of working closing with Sherri and she has taught me more than she even knows. If you are looking more than just a quick fix but rather a lifestyle change, Sherri is your girl! She will give you the tools and help educate you in obtaining your goals! She is the most wonderful person and I have felt so lucky to be able to work closely with her. Soon you will realize that you feel lucky you chose her too!:) Here are some pictures from my competitions from 2012-2014. You’ll never regret a work out with her!
I would like to introduce miss powerhouse, Kelly Leustek. She is the new Team Training Athlete of the Week. Kelly is the athlete that doesn’t get shak’in up easily by her surroundings. She is very focused and knows her goals clear and simple! She will tell you how it is (which makes my job much easier) and never makes excuses. She is always there to help a new athlete and give her advice. She has become a great friend! Thanks Kelly, for being so awesome!
Occupation: Sr. Purchasing Specialist for AT&T Corporate. I have the luxury of working full-time from home. Competitions: I have competed in 6 competitions. MN North Star in October 2010. I placed 2nd in Figure Open and 4th in Masters 35+. Mr/Ms Natural MN in May 2011. I placed 2nd in Figure Novice, 6th place in Figure Masters and last place in Figure Open.
MN State in June 2012. I placed 5th in Figure Open and 5th is Figure Masters 40+. Upper Midwest, March 2013- 1st place in Masters 40+ and 3rd place in Figure Open MN Gopher State, April 2013- 1st place in Figure Open, 4th place in Figure Masters 40+ MN Iron Viking, May 2013- 1st place in Masters 40+, 2nd place in Masters 35+ and 2nd place in Figure Open
Trainer/Prep Coach: I train with the amazing Sherri Irving. I have made great gains and kicked butt in my last three competitions with Sherri as my trainer. I truly enjoy training with her. We have lots of laughs, good conversation, she pushes me further than I ever thought I could do, and she is always there when I need help with my food.
have been a member of the Team Training family since January 2014. I have always been an active person, but I wanted to be stronger, more lean. That is when I became interested in becoming a fitness bikini competitor. With the help of my amazing trainer Sherri Irving, I was able to accomplish my goals. I highly recommend Sherri as a trainer. She is very easy going and approachable with all my fitness and nutrition needs. She is professional and knowledgeable about this sport. I trusted her instincts and followed her advice in her plans for my upcoming shows, even when I had doubts about my performance. Last season, I accomplished and exceeded my fitness goals. Hard work, dedication, and discipline are key in excelling in this sport. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my goals without the help of Sherri! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me this next season!