PJ's Story

PJ's Success Story

PJ's Success Story

I grew up playing sports since about 5 or 6 years old. I bowled competitively and played softball and basketball for the majority of my childhood. I guess I’ve always been “fit” or at least semi in shape up until high school. I was diagnosed with asthma in the 9th grade and gained weight as a result of the medications prescribed. Regardless of the weight gain, I still management to remain a high school athlete. As a freshman in college, however, I soon found myself slipping into depression after losing an immediate family member. My freshman 15 turned into a freshman 40.

I struggled with weight throughout undergrad and in graduate school due to poor nutrition, the stress of school, and other unforeseen circumstances. My heaviest weight was 204 lbs and after a while I found myself comfortable with that size. My “ah hah” moment was when I went to donate blood and I was not allow to donate because my blood pressure was too high. I knew something had to change immediately. I ended up seeing a nutritionist on campus once a week and began working out in the gym and walking. I moved to Texas and continued to take small steps to shed the pounds and I was soon introduced to Piranha Fitness Studio in February of 2013.

Initially, Power Training intimidated me. I saw “Olympic weightlifting” and I was afraid everyone else would be “fitter” than I was. I weighed 195 lbs at the time and in my head I thought the workouts would be too hard for me. Regardless, my friend signed me up for the intro classes and I promised him I would at least show up and do my best. After my intro classes, there was something that just felt good about Piranha and I accepted the challenge to improve myself. At that moment, I decided to make an investment in myself that I feel was one of the best decisions I have made since I moved here. Since joining the Piranha Family, my life has completely changed.

I stepped outside of my comfort zone, pushed myself to and beyond my physical and emotional limits, and I have formed relationships that extend beyond the doors (or sidewalks) of Piranha. The trainers have pushed me when I wanted to give up, protected me from injury, and also provided an outlet for me to become my best self. I have lost over 20 inches all around (4 inches on my waist alone) and roughly 30 lbs since I started Power Training. I’ve lost more than inches and weight, I’ve lost self-doubt, mediocrity, anxiety and excuses. Now I eat better, I am faster, stronger and overall, healthier than I was before I started this journey. Once I changed my mind and my lifestyle, then I was able to change my body. I will continue to improve myself by showing up and doing my best, rep by rep at Piranha Fitness.

Sign Up For Membership Today Are You Ready to Get in Shape?

Choose the workout that fits your definition of fun.

Sign Up

Contact Us Today!

How to Reach Us 979.596.5633 315 College Ave
College Station, TX 77840 Map & Directions [+]
Get In Touch!
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please select an option.
  • Please enter a message.