Sweat Transformation: Nicole & Emily

" Before I started Sweat Training, throughout my high school & college years, for almost a decade I was a gymnastics coach at The Largest Kids Sports Center in the nation. I was a Head Coach there, and almost 20 years ago Nicole & Emily were gymnasts on my team. Now, they are staff at Sweat Training transforming their daily lifestyles, and leading clients in achieving their goals with the same plan. Gymnasts are built & trained for speed, power, beauty, discipline, mental toughness, and winning at the top level as a team & as individuals. I couldn't be more happy for & proud of them as women. "

 - Danielle Korb

Growing up I was always fit and active. I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years with an intense training schedule that kept me in top shape with Danielle as my coach in my earlier years. When I had to quit gymnastics, I kept up an athletic lifestyle by playing tennis and water polo for my high school team.

College is where my athletic lifestyle slowly started going downhill. I stopped working out, stopped playing sports, and started eating so unhealthy. I hated going to the rec center at my school because it was always so crowded, the workout classes were always super full and there was no one to keep me accountable for my workouts. I wasn’t confident in myself and had no motivation. It was really difficult for me to go from being so active to lacking the confidence to get in to the gym.

One summer while I was home from college for break, my mom told me to try out my old gymnastics coach’s gym, so I came in and tried Danielle’s boot camp class. I LOVED it. Danielle and the trainers were so welcoming and motivating. The class size was perfect because it gave me the feeling of being back on a team with a personal attention of a coach helping me out with form and pushing me. The classes were always changing and always challenging. I loved it so much that when Danielle offered me a job, I was ecstatic. I was more confident in myself, and was able to help motivate others. I was able to work as a boot camp instructor while I was home for winter break and got in better shape, but when I went back to school it became hard to keep up with my workouts being an hour away at Miami University.

After I graduated college, I turned it all around. I graduated in May and started working for Danielle again a couple months later. I was doing boot camp classes a couple times a week, was trained/certified as a personal trainer, and started eating healthier. I had regained a lot of my confidence working under Danielle, but I wasn’t seeing as much improvement in my body as I wanted.

January was when things started really coming together for me. I started doing Group Training 2x a week and then boot camp 3-4 times a week along with cutting out foods that I didn’t even know weren’t good for me, like hummus. Within 2 months of doing this schedule consistently and being on a healthier eating plan, I have gotten so much stronger, gone down a pant size, and lost 15 pounds. Danielle has given me the confidence to sign up for my first Spartan Race!

Working here at Sweat with my sister has not only helped us get back on track to a healthier lifestyle and regain the confidence we lost during college, but it has also helped us grow closer together. Our mom is working out with Danielle as well and it has brought us all closer together as a fit team.  We also get to help Sweat Clients get to their goals on the same plan that we use to get to our fitness goals.

When I was little, I was always busy doing something with sports.  I was on a competitive swim team starting at the age of five, I played soccer being coached by my dad, and I was a gymnast.  Once I reached the competitive level of gymnastics, that’s where I focused my sport and training under Danielle. It taught me so much about time management, drive, but also the determination and motivation it takes to stay up to par with my competitors.  After gymnastics I found my passion of singing and performing.  Though I kept an athletic lifestyle playing a little bit of tennis, most of my time was centered on training my voice and dance keeping me in shape but also pursuing my passion.  I also trained with Danielle throughout high school a little bit at her first gym.

Starting college, I decided to stray away from musical theatre and performing.   I couldn’t remember a time when I wasn’t singing and decided to take a break from it all and focus on my education. This is where I started to fall off the bandwagon.  I stopped taking care of myself, I barely made it to the gym, I ate poorly and I slowly continued to lack more and more confidence.  Every summer I came home during the college years, I came to Danielle’s bootcamps, especially when Nicole started working at Sweat Training while she finished her degree. I absolutely loved it.  The classes were always changing and challenging, I felt like I had the attention I needed from the trainer but I had buddies to workout with, and I just loved the feeling of being on a winning team again. I was never able to find something like it at school. I hated the oversized classes, the overcrowded rec center, and it just wasn’t fun like it was at Sweat. It all just lacked a personal accountability that I needed in order to continue to improve.

Moving back home after I graduated and starting to work at Sweat Training is probably the best thing that could have happened to me. Once I started working on a regular basis and got into a groove of the bootcamp teaching schedule I have made so much progress in my physical self, especially within the past two months.  I started eating healthy, working out three to four times a week, and I started training/certified as a personal trainer.  I was on a winning team again and I was investing in myself especially over these past two months.  So far I have lost over 25 pounds, I’ve dropped down two dress sizes, I can’t wait to see how much more progress I can make leading up to this summer.

Sweat training not only helped me learn how to invest in myself, take care of my body, and lead an active lifestyle.  But it also helped bring my family closer together.  My mom and sister both train here, my sister and I are as close as we’ve ever been, and we all get work out together, improving as a team.  

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Bryan Devendorf, Drummer The National

"Workouts with Danielle are incredibly challenging and seriously fun -- just the right thing to rehab my back and prepare for the intense activity of playing live drums."
 -Bryan Devendorf, The National 

"It's been great to get Bryan ready for his 2 year Global Tour, and to continue doing so throughout the tour."
 -Danielle Korb

Sweat Transformation: Lindsey

5 months ago I was staring “40” in the face and ready to try and reclaim my old self back after having three kids. I love to run and after having my first daughter and even my second, running was enough for me to feel okay with my body shape. After the third baby, coupled with age, running no longer did much for my overall body shape. I needed to mix up my routine a bit. I knew I wanted to incorporate weights along with cardio. Since running can be done with a kid or 2 in tow, I also knew I needed to come up with a little over an hour a day, to complete a workout, where I was kid free.

At first, I tried some classes at big gyms and shoved my crying kid in a dirty kid’s club while I jumped around in a crowded room with tons of ladies. I quickly figured out that that was not the answer. Not only was I stressed about leaving my baby while he was clearly unhappy, I wasn’t getting anything out of the large classes. I would leave each class feeling more defeated than when I entered. I needed one on one instruction by a qualified trainer who could tell me exactly what to do to achieve results.
After looking at Danielle’s website and reading reviews, Sweat Training sounded exactly like what I was looking for. My first visit I took and boot camp class. I was amazed at how much I could sweat in such a short amount of time! I was still looking for a longer, more intense workout so I tried the group training. It was perfect! I made a commitment to come in at 6:00 a.m., while my family was still sleeping and start my day off right.

 I feel like I have a personal trainer even when there are up to 3 additional people in the gym with me. After each class, I am out of breath, challenged and my body feels like it has really accomplished something. Most importantly, I feel like I am making the most of the hour that I have to myself, and not wasting one second of it!

I continue to take 3 group training classes a week and try to mix in some boot camps as well. Danielle has given me a lot of attention and is extremely patient and works really hard with me. She’s gotten me to a point where I am more comfortable with trading my “mom” t-shirts out for cute workout gear! Overall, I am a happier person, have more patience with my kids and husband and feel healthier because I am doing something that is not only great now, but will have a lasting effect!

Rian's Boot Camp Transformation Story

Throughout my early adult years, staying in shape was never an issue due to participating in collegiate soccer. It's easy to stay strong and toned when you are working out twice a day, and have games on the weekends.

Following college, a big move and new career took priority over my health, and it was difficult to get back in shape after a five year pause in consistent training. It's easy to lose focus and not see how your body is affected when you're so used to seeing yourself every day. I think my first rude awakening was seeing a picture and hardly recognizing myself. I knew I had to make some lifestyle changes, and it was going to be a tough road ahead. 

When moving back to Cincinnati, I tried a bunch of different workouts with my friends or by myself, and all of it was just ok. Nothing really motivated me or got me excited for a workout. In summer 2016, one of my friends introduced me to Sweat, and I immediately saw connections between their training and the training I had done for soccer my entire life. The class size was perfect, and I felt like I was getting the same level of attention as I was with my college trainers. Danielle and the trainers are great motivators, and they seriously know their stuff.

I started another new job that summer, and wasn't coming as consistently as I planned. This past winter, I started the 12 month unlimited plan, and began training 5-6 days a week starting in February. My trainers continuously encouraged me to keep coming back more than just a couple days a week, and I am so glad that they did. I am so much stronger than I was four months ago. It's pretty crazy to think how incredible of a workout this is for just 30 minutes a day.

Aside from the fact that I've lost 12 lbs. in the past 3-4 months, I feel stronger, happier, and more confident than I've felt in a while. I am getting tons of compliments from my friends and family, and it's a great feeling. I'm to the point now where I look forward to working out every morning at Sweat, and I'm excited about what's to come! 

Lauren's Athletic Lifestyle Transformation

I've always thought of myself as a healthy, fairly fit person. While my body wasn't where it used to be in my early 20s I had convinced myself it was "good enough" for many years. I had been active and felt that my body looked as good as it could.

In October 2015 I had my first baby and my body image tanked. My workouts at the big gym weren't cutting it, and I wasn't making time for them regularly which didn't help. I had plateaued in the years leading up to having my son, and I knew I really needed a change after having him. I was ready.

I ran into a friend I've known for years and couldn't believe how fit she was. Her legs were slim and toned and her tummy was perfectly flat. Needless to say... I. Wanted. That! She told me about Sweat Training, and it was a no-brainer I had to give it a try. Coming from larger group classes, I knew I wanted the personal attention I can get from a small group. I loved the idea of training sessions every hour in the morning so I could choose what works for my job and coordinating with my sitter. 

Danielle pushes me out of my comfort zone each session. I continue to run faster and lift more than I think I can. I am surprised by my own athleticism, and I don't think I've ever said that in my life. I love the reward of seeing my body transform due to my own work and SWEAT. 

Being a working mom, the flexibility is key too. Not only can I workout when I want, but I often will just shower and get ready for work at the gym. It's a 'me time' ritual I enjoy very much. 

Most of all, I am so excited to find a workout that gets the results I truly want. I started with Danielle three months post pregnancy and am already happy with my progress after just four months of training. I set out to get my pre-pregnancy weight and I am pleasantly surprised to be below that already. The maternity clothes are long gone for now and I'm happily on the market for some form- fitting shirts and skinnier jeans. YAY. 

My husband joined Sweat with me as well which I highly recommend for couples. The structured workouts have made us both stronger, healthier and better rounded as a family. We're improving together, and trust me, the extra energy is needed to keep up with our little guy. 

Group Personal Training 2x per week, Boot Camp 1x per week