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Elena

Several years ago I knew that it was time to make some serious changes in my life. For years I disrespected my body and myself by seeking unhealthy ways to cope during difficult times. I knew that I was going to have a family someday and I wanted to ensure that we would be set on the best path forward.   I started by going to a generic personal trainer, I lost a few pounds but was not enthusiastic about the process. Wanting to see more results, I added extra workouts by joining the classes that Kjay was offering during lunches at my work. Meeting KJay was a huge turning point for me. His style of inspiration, motivation and insane workouts was exactly what I needed to figure out what was holding me back and get a glimpse of all that I could do. I have moved all my workouts to SCE Fitness because not only are the workouts fun and effective, the community of people is incredible.   One of the best things that happened was that I signed up for a Spartan Sprint without actually knowing what it entailed. Terrified, I increased my workouts to prepare. In a short span of time I was seeing huge changes and doing things I would have never thought I could do, like monkey bars and enjoying running.   Recently I joined the SCE food program, it was a huge wakeup call to see what healthy portions look like compared to what I had been consuming prior. I participated for several months as I put together my own plan and recipes, which I have begun to try out. I match the serving sizes from the plan, carry snacks and realized how yucky processed meat is!   I have lost over 50 pounds and increased my lean body mass, but the best benefits have been the simple ones. I can breathe better and I can move easier. I have started doing a lot more of the things I love like being in nature and camping. This July I turn 30 years old and I am entering the new decade more fit and healthy than I have ever been. I am looking forward to working harder, digging deeper and uncovering new possibilities. All I have to do is show up and put in the effort.


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Hal

Hi, I’m Hal. I joined SCE in Jan of 2018. I was greatly overweight and needed a major change. I grew up as a fat kid. Always picked last for the team. I always shied away from group/team settings and spent most of my time keeping to myself. In Dec of 2017 I weighed 260#. I was happy within my life, but I was not happy within myself. I worked out on my own but never lost weight. My nutrition was horrible, my motivation was minimal. One day I found an ad for a 6 week challenge at SCE. I met with Kjay to discuss my goals and expectations. Fast forward 9 months and I have lost 50#. I can do things I never thought I could do. I can do: Monkey bars! Rings! Pullups! Rope Climbs! So many things that I could not do in Jan. I can run 20+ miles in a single outing! I am now a more outgoing person because of Kjay. Without the awesome family at SCE, I would not be where I am today. I am excited for my future with SCE and the goals I want to acheive in 2019 and the years to follow.

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Mindy

The beginning of January marked my “New Life Transformation” …at least that’s what I started calling it in my mind!! I basically ate my way through Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2018! I love baking cookies, and that Holiday Season was no different than all the others-125 dozen cookies made for family, friends and of course me!!! 

By the time January 1 st , 2019 hit, I was 30 pounds heavier than what I really wanted. I didn’t really feel on top of the world. I knew I needed to change, but where to start, and how to begin? This wasn’t my first rodeo in losing weight-I had tried many different programs and lost weight, gained it back and lost it again. But this time, something was different…I made a commitment to myself to do something for me and only me. I realized that I needed a new way of eating and exercising for life, not for just a few days or months.

So, my journey began. I researched SCE Fitness after seeing an ad on Facebook. They were beginning a new 6-week challenge in a few weeks. I called the gym, and made an appointment with the owner, KJay Davis. After spending an hour with KJay to discuss my goals, I made a commitment to myself-nothing would stop me from working out or following the food plan that KJay taught in addition to the customized work-out sessions during the first 6 weeks. I was so excited after our initial meeting about the opportunity to really change my body and achieve results.

Reality hit the morning of January 14 th , 2019. Class started at 6:30am sharp, with a 10-minute warmup which all made sense. And then it started….learning how to warm up properly so I didn’t get hurt and how to stretch the right way by rolling out muscles that I was convinced had atrophied beyond help-it was agony. I learned how do lunges-but not without falling from one side to other because my balance was not good. I learned how to do a pushup from your knees because doing it from my toes would not allow me to get off the matt! I learned all about burpees and I am convinced that they were developed for prisoners of war. I realized that I didn’t care how it looked to anyone else when I did the ape, bear crawl, inchworm and the crab. It was a miracle just living through all of this! I turned my body in different shapes that I never knew my body could move in, and yet, I continued to go back-3 times a week, committed, focused and believing in myself and the fantastic trainers that were there to support me. And the weight started coming off, and I started to see parts of my body that were getting firmer- how was this possible? I felt better which reinforced my commitment to continue. I watched
those individuals that had been going to SCE (much longer than I had) hang from rings and go from one end of the gym to the other without touching the floor. I was in awe, and I loved seeing the unique personalities of each individual there-all with different body shapes and styles, but all with the same commitment to change, grow and embrace what they chose to work on. I was a convert!!!!

I have grown in 4 months from not knowing how I drove home the first day of the challenge (my body was in shock) to loving every minute of pushing myself for myself! I continue to receive coaching from KJay on personalizing my food plan and exercise regime. My husband has embraced the whole foods/plant-based life, and he too has lost weight. I just turned 65, have lost 32 pounds, over 15 inches, and feel fantastic. I am achieving and exceeding my initial goals, am strong and I love the environment that KJay and his trainers provide. SCE Fitness has been a blessing to me. It is a privilege to be part of a greater whole that provides caring, compassion and discipline to the members. All you need to do is plan, commit and then do it. Just breath, put one foot in front of the other, and it will happen!

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Carlos

Hello friends, colleagues and future members. My name is Carlos. One of the best decisions I have made has been starting the 6 Weeks Challenge with KJay. Before joining the 6 Week challenge I had gained considerable weight due to being inactive through the years.  Because of my weight gain, this had resulted in not feeling good, and even getting high blood pressure. When I met with KJay, the first thing he did was interview me to ask me what my goals were for the 6 Week Challenge. He also gave me a personalized diet. As soon as I started, my life had changed 180 degrees. In the first 2 weeks I could see changes in myself, experienced weight loss, felt great, but above all eliminated my high blood pressure. At the end of the 6 weeks I completed my personal goals. The difference can be seen in my ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos. I recommend SCE Fitness because it will change your life and help you move towards achieving your health goals that you could not elsewhere. I want to thank KJay for his professionalism, love, and care that he has had for me in helping me to achieve my goals.

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Dava

My name is Dava, I am 40 years old and have four beautiful children and an amazing husband. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Growing up, my father was a huge fitness buff and my mother the furthest thing from it, but weight was always a topic (issue). “How much do you weigh? What size are you wearing these days?” were common questions in my family and if the number was too high the response was defeating in one’s self confidence about themselves. It was so common I had really never thought much about it, in my 40 years of life. Then one day K.Jay asked me how I was feeling about my progress and my response after 6-7 weeks into this journey was “K.Jay, my progress is sub optimal, I probably have only lost 3-5 pounds.” This of course was followed up by a frowny face on my part and in turn K.Jay calling me a pessimist. In all of my life that was the last thing I would have called myself or thought anyone would call me. I am the positive person, the person cheering on their family and friends, my glass is half full not half empty. I walked away from K.Jay that day because he rendered me speechless, and I thought about what he called me and what that meant to me. After much self-reflection K.Jay was right I was being pessimistic about myself, my weight, my progress, my inability to keep up with the exercises my peers where doing. I vowed to myself that day, that I would embrace each win big or small because at least I was there, at least I was doing something about it, and best of all I had my husband and K.Jay pushing me to be the best version of myself that I could be and have yet to be. My journey is not done, I have goals and plans. I have only had one weigh in with K.Jay but I know I am down in my weight and in my inches and I feel a million times better about myself (most days). How I measure my success is by the progress I make each day, each week, and each month. I let go of the yearning for instant results and am embracing the progress I achieve (this was huge for me because we all want to be skinny and in shape right now or yesterday). When I first started with K.Jay on January 1, 2018 I could not run around half the block, let alone the whole block. I could not do 3 push-ups in a row, there was no way I could do lunges down and back. And I was supposed to do what with a bucket of gravel?! And my derrière was not climbing any ropes (that looked crazy and super scary). I cried in frustration at my self-proclaimed failures. But here we are 5 months later and though I am not the best runner I can run at least half a mile without stopping (you have no idea how big this was for me), I can knock the pushups out of the park, lunges all day, up to 4x that gravel bucket carry (yes I have to stop) and that rope, I was able to climb almost to the top for the first time this week. I am blessed to have amazing gym mates and a community of like- minded individuals who, like me, are OPTIMISTIC!

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Greg

When I started with KJay in Feb 2015, I weighed 199.9 and had 24% body fat. Fifteen months later I weigh 179 lbs., have a body fat of 15.53% and have lost 16.5 inches overall. My initial goal was to get ready for the STP (Seattle to Portland) bike ride. This is a 2 day 100 mile per day ride that I wanted to do for 20 years and it was 5 short months away. My motto was "failure is not an option!" I nailed it! Rather I should say Kjay helped me nail it! I felt great and exceeded my expectations on an event I wouldn't have trained very well for by myself. After the STP I continued my 1 on 1 training with KJay and joined the group workout sessions. This is great for encouragement; accountability (it helps that my wife is in the class also) and exciting to see the others in the group achieve their goals and successes. One year ago I couldn't run one mile without stopping. Today I can do up to 14 miles. So far I have completed Bloomsday and the Spartan BEAST (check out the Spartan website, this is not your "lets run through mud" race). I am training to do the STP again, and run the remaining two Spartan races to get my "Trifecta". At some point a marathon is in my future. The benefits of K.jay’s training is physical and mental improvements as well. When you learn to bust through the wall in training, that translates into busting through the mental wall at work on hard issues as well. Stress will always be a part of one's job to a degree, , but the physical training has helped my level of stress drop significantly and increased my attitude to tackle the difficulties at work. One also learns better time management. Physical training takes time; you learn what is important to spend your time on and what to give up (TV). Anything worthwhile in life takes time and money. The investment one pays today in dollars for training will pay dividends later in better health and wellness. KJay is an outstanding professional who is not only concerned about one's training and achievements, but the person as a whole. Not only will he help in you with fitness, but with nutrition, sleeping habits and goal setting as well. I highly recommend KJay and implore (encourage) you to call him TODAY! For a consultation.

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Kerrie

For several years I have gained weight and I was making bad decisions with my eating habits. I was at the heaviest I have ever been. My back ached, my hips ached I knew that I needed to make a change in my life before things got worse. I have been with with SCE Fitness for 3 months now and I have lost about 20lbs and I feel great! I have joined alot of gyms over the years and I would quit because I would get frustrated when I wouldn't see any results as I have at SCE Fitness. Kjay is great, he really knows what he is doing and he really cares about your success. I really enjoy the workouts!

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Kim

My Fitness journey began with a Groupon ...yes a Groupon. A friend of mine knows someone who has a gym and suggested that I try his Groupon out. It turned out to be the same gym that my nephew and his wife have been going to for awhile. I had seen the changes in them (Greg and Rhonda) and wanted to do something about my fitness. I have always played sports in high school and had a tennis scholarship in college. I have always run, biked, skied, swam etc, but something was missing. I have always loved to eat...who doesn’t? But I knew eating the way I was wasn’t good. I told Kjay that I would try this out and probably quit after the Groupon ran out because I thought I would learn what to do then do it on my own....WRONG...almost 3 years later I’m still going and I absolutely love it! Kjay is so knowledgeable. He is a great source to be tapped. Everything from nutrition to fitness to motivation...he’s got it. At first it was very difficult doing the exercises. I must admit, I thought it would be fairly easy because I thought I was in “good” shape. That first day sure put me in my place. I could barely breathe. But I stuck with it and gradually improved and accomplished a lot of things I thought I couldn’t do. After a year I finally was able to climb a rope. I was determined to do it. I have lost about 25 pounds and 20% body fat and have gained lean muscle mass. I thought I wouldn’t do a Spartan Race but I’ve done 5 now and I’m getting ready to do the Beast to complete the Trifecta at the age of 60! Don’t think you’re too old to start your fitness journey...you aren’t. Who knows what else lies ahead in my fitness journey. Hopefully I’ll still be going for years to come even if I’m in a walker...well maybe not then but who knows? I tell people looking for a gym to try SCE. You couldn’t ask for a better place to be with a great group of people who will lift you up when you’re down and praise you with your accomplishments.

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Rosalba

My name is Rosalba. My goal was to reduce my stomach fat and gain muscle mass. It looked impossible to gain good lean body tissue, because usually you look for a gym to lose weight. To lose weight I got into the KJ gym with a pain in my knee and my back. I thought this would stop me from doing my exercises the right way. Meeting KJ has been one of the biggest blessings I have received in my life. When I told KJ about my goals, he told me with assurance that we would work hard to reach our goals. He gave me a food plan that he designed just for me. Today I continue on my food plan and I can do things now that I never believed I could do. I always say that whatever I wanted to do, I can do. He helped me believe in myself, taking all the lies out of my head. I started believing I could and doing what I thought was impossible. My knee and back pain disappeared. I feel strong, healthy, and positive. Today I weigh 128 pounds and I need 2 more to reach my weight. I’m amazed by how KJ works. He concentrates on my goals as if it were his. He pushes me forward and is very positive. He never takes “I can’t” as an answer. His attitude is very empowering and professional. He has an excellent work team, I see in KJ’s ministry like a rescue from life, not only physical but emotionally and mentally. I recommend KJ 100%. If you put yourself in his hands, you will not only find the goal but much more than you can imagine.

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Tim

I am Tim. My fitness journey started a few years ago. I had never been in very good shape. Even in the Navy I was just barely fit enough to make it through the physical fitness tests. When I got out of the Navy I completely stopped working out and gained a lot of weight. When we moved to Spokane in 2010, we started realizing that this area was much more active and healthier than the Midwest. In 2012 Niki and I decided we needed to make some changes to be healthier and happier. We started eating better and as we lost weight, we started moving more. In 2016 I had lost about 60 pounds and I was starting to get more serious about my fitness. I was able to do some things that I never thought I would ever be able to do. I felt like I was spinning my wheels at the regular gym I was going to. I was tired of machines and treadmills. I needed something that would challenge me physically and mentally. That’s when I found SCE Fitness. I immediately knew I found the right place and the right people to help me grow and reach my goals. Since then I have attempted many different obstacles, some successfully and some not. But that’s the point. Try something because you can’t do it, yet. Then keep trying until it’s easy, then find something new. Everyone at SCE is extremely helpful and encouraging. There are many inspirational people here with struggles and battles of their own. I am honored to work along side them. I now believe that with the SCE family behind me I can and will achieve any fitness goal I lay out before me.

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Tina

Meeting KJay in May of 2016 was exactly what I needed for my health and emotional well-being. For so many years, my weight loss successes were temporary because I was out to “lose weight.” Once the weight was lost, so were the behaviors that got me there. Before long, my weight would creep back up and I would be at even a higher weight. My weight peaked in May of 2015. At 5’ 2”, I was carrying 220 pounds. Besides having low energy, I was constantly sick. I developed serious asthma and was embarrassed by my snoring. I resolved to make a life-style change, but once again, found myself in the “lose weight” mindset. It wasn’t until my husband’s co-worker introduced us to KJay, that I found what I yearned for. I’ve been impressed by KJay’s genuine care and concern for our well-being. He is personable, approachable, humble, creative and fun. He knows when to push us and when to be gentle with us. He knows how to fix our problems and how to lovingly hold us accountable. He was even willing to receive hundreds of texts from me recording my daily food intake. His feedback and accountability is what helped me experience my breakthrough in my weight loss. I’m now down almost 40 pounds. My body fat percentage has dropped from 56% to 35%. My resting heart rate has dropped from 82 to 62. My snoring is gone and so is my asthma! Before, I could barely run a mile. Now, I can run Bloomsday without walking! I’ve completed a couple of Sprint Triathlons and look forward to improving my performance. KJay’s guidance has helped prevent physical injury and his nutritional expertise has brought the health, healing and peace I was missing. It’s hard to have peace when you know you’re not doing the right thing. Even though I wanted to do the right thing, I didn’t always know how. Thanks KJay for inspiring Joe and I to come and find the physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness. If you are looking for a life-style change, SCE is the place to be! You’ll find an excellent trainer, a caring community and intense workouts! It is here that I’ve found physical health and emotional healing.

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Rebekah

It all started in college. The stress levels were at an ultimate high. I did not deal with the stress in a healthy way. I turned to eating for comfort and didn't see the inside of the gym for a couple of years. It's amazing how you come up with excuses not to be healthy.  Once I graduated and got my first job, my habits did become much better! For one, I found myself walking/running all day during a shirt at the hospital. I started going to the gym after work and my sleep was better. Then I went to a night shift position and my sleep/wake cycle became out of whack. I tried to work out as much as possible but I felt like a zombie 24/7. After a year of discomfort and a horrible case of insomnia, I moved into a part-time evening shift position. I decided my health and happiness was more important than anything else and went back to the gym. This is where Kjay comes in. I wasn't losing the weight as fast as I wanted and had hit a wall. I didn't know what I was doing wrong: elliptical and a few weight machines, right? Oh it is so much more than that!! I was referred to Kjay through a very good friend. After telling her about my troubles in the gym, she told me she knew the best personal trainer EVER. When I met Kjay, he had such an uplifting and approachable manner about him, I instantly felt like I could accomplish anything. Not only does he work one-on-one with you (until you're completely comfortable enough to join the classes), but provides education on eating and nutrition. Most important, he focuses on the emotional aspect of losing weight. Encouraging and compassionate, Kjay will listen to you and give you the most encouraging words to keep you trucking on your fitness journey. I've been with him for a year now and I can honestly say that I haven't been in this good of shape since high school. Words cannot describe how simply awesome Kjay is, and how much happier I am with my health and overall well-being. I'm getting married soon and feel pretty confident getting into that wedding dress, thanks Kjay!

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Dave

I've been in shape and out of shape most of my life. This was a point in life where I did not work out and ate and drank everything.  Basically, out of control. I joined the SCE Fitness program in late January 2015. Due to my travel for work, sometimes I would miss a few weeks every month. K.Jay would give me workouts to do in the hotel, which really helped me to stay focused. K.Jay taught me how to exercise the right way, to burn fat and build lean muscle. During these exercises he would push me to my limits and beyond. It was this push that I needed to get back on track physically. K.Jay's workouts have made me stronger and more fit than I have been in a very long time. I could have achieved better results with a more strict meal plan, but, the workouts alone keep me on track, and progressing in the right direction. I have more results I would like to achieve, but these first year results don't lie. I just wanted to thank you K.Jay for getting me back into shape.

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Alex

My New Year's resolution was to get in shape for bike season. I decided to invest in myself and try out KJay's 6 week challenge at SCE Fitness. I was skeptical at first, but after a couple of weeks I started to see improvements. My mobility/flexibility was improving, I was able to do the group exercises with more ease than at the start, and I was already loosing weight. While working out at SCE, KJay even helped me work on an old tennis elbow injury. Over the 6 weeks I lost a net of 20 pounds! I lost 24 pounds of fat and gained 4 pounds of lean muscle. I couldn't have been happier with my results. I have continued to practice the dietary tips I learned from KJay and have continued working out and am now net weight down 30 pounds from the start of the 6 week challenge! I want to thank KJay and everyone at SCE Fitness for pushing and motivating me to be better every day. This truly has changed my life for the better and if I could go back I would do the 6 week challenge again.

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