“The comeback is always STRONGER than the setback”
Christine Yoder knows first hand how true this statement is! Coming back from a setback is HARD, but We Can Do Hard Things!
Christine competed in her first OCB show in the Spring of 2018 under Aubrey’s coaching and LOVED the experience. A couple surgeries, a year of rotator cuff rehabilitation, and a diagnosis of arthritis in knees and hips lead to not being able to compete in 2019 and weight gain that she was not happy with. She wanted to change that and at the beginning of this year she entered into the 2020 Spring OCB competition. She knew that signing up for the show and Aubrey’s program would give her the motivation needed to make these changes. Bonus- her good friend and neighbor Jackie signed up for the program and competition as well. “I had the extra incentive and accountability of having a training buddy.”
Christine feels the accountability and positive coaching and feedback is crucial for her success so she began the Aubrey Worek 13 Week Showdown program in January. She trained with a nutrition and exercise program tailored for her by Aubrey- A mix of fasted cardio, strength training, focus on Abs, stretching, and Yoga. She also incorporated Isagenix products in with her nutrition. She tries to attend two or more classes a week at FitnessEnvi -at first in the studio and after the shutdown she continued with FE virtually. In addition to the nutrition and exercise, she begins each day with gratitude, meditation, and visualization- elements she deems key to her achievements.
Even with the show being postponed and then changed to virtual, her goals remained steadfast- to be better than she was before and be in great shape for boating season. She was however disappointed not for herself but for her fellow FE friends Jackie and Julie who were doing their first show. She wanted them to have the same great live experience and make friends and connections like she did with her first show. “I felt like a sparkly queen (I love sparkles)!” She is grateful though that they all got to showcase their hard work and dedication virtually and both Jackie and her are planning on doing the Spring 2021 show!
I first Started My nutritional Journey in January of 2018 With Aubrey. I decided to participated in her online program. Aubrey seemed to have a different approach that really inspired me to take the challenge and try a totally new approach. Aubrey had a nutritional talk at her studio where she spoke about blood-type eating and microbiome. That really interested me . It was more about your health and feeling your best. So the Journey began, a friend and I jumped on the journey. Aubrey met with us discussed what foods were good for our blood types and had tons of suggestions on what to prepare and try. She gave us a workout program that is super unique and not boring always a challenge but can be modified. Her online program has made me accountable with my food choices, my measurements and my weight and weekly check-ins. I am a busy Salon owner, Diet and exercise are not new to me I have been exercising my whole life 5-7 days a week trying to reach that perfect weight and size.
I could never understand why I couldn’t shrink down. When Aubrey showed me that I should be eating 5 meals a day I realized I was not eating enough each day and overeating on others. I have found a balance now. Aubrey has taught me tricks to meal preps, and awesome recipes. I also made a vision board that made me accountable every day I would make a commitment to myself for a better lifestyle all around. The difference between Aubrey’s program and others is that it can be a life changing experience if you listen to her advice. The inner strength that happened during these two years priceless. The thing I enjoy are spending time with my family, exercise, yoga, cooking healthy meals . I am blessed with a great husband and three beautiful young adult children. I am the youngest of 8 children. My favorite Quote is “Let Go and Let God’. I Would like to share that this journey with Aubrey has made me physically and emotionally stronger.
I am blessed and thankful to have her guidance in my life.
Aubrey has fitness competition preparation down to a science. She took me from flab to fab with a customized meal and workout plan and kept me accountable with regular check-ins and posing sessions. At 46, I was just looking to step outside of my comfort zone with my first bikini competition, but Aubrey got me into the best shape of my life in a safe and healthy manner, and I look forward to doing more in the future with her assistance. I never thought I could stand on a stage in a tiny bikini with everyone looking at me, but Aubrey gave me the confidence to shine.
After two years taking classes at Aubrey’s studio, I developed confidence in my ability to achieve any goal I set my mind on. I decided to compete in the Fitness & Bikini Routine category, for my very first time. Aubrey guided me every step of the way from workouts, diet, and posing, to choreography, make-up, and hair. With her coaching program, I placed fourth in fitness and third in bikini! One thing that I love about Aubrey, is that is does not believe in “diets”, she believes in lifestyle changes. From the beginning of my training to hitting the stage, I released nearly 15 pounds and have been able to maintain a majority of my loss with the post-show nutrition plan she provided me. I can’t wait to see what great things I can accomplish next with the help of Aubrey!
Aubrey Worek-DeStephen has been an amazing and awesome posing instructor. Her knowledge and experience come from years of cultivating a successful career in the field of competitive fitness. Aubrey’s constructive feedback and support has helped me to improve my stage presence and I highly recommend this multi-faceted, talented and phenomenal coach. If you are looking to be classy and sassy on the stage and bring out the best you, Aubrey will help take you there!
I love what Aubrey has done for me personally. Through her variety of training programs and specific and easy to do nutrition plans, I’ve gained more respect for myself, more confidence in my capabilities, physical strength that I wouldn’t have developed on my own in a gym, friendships, and all within a comfortable atmosphere. My mind and body is much improved since incorporating Aubrey’s techniques into my life. All of which are reasons I keep coming back for more!
In May of 2015, I entered my first fitness competition, and thanks to Aubrey I had all the information and training needed for the big day – right down to my hair and makeup. Along with a great workout plan and wonderfully choreographed fitness routine, Aubrey provided me with all the tools necessary to be successful. And at the age of 48, I placed in both the fitness and classic bikini division!
Aubrey’s dedication to anything she is pursuing is unprecedented and untouched by others. She is a go-getter who doesn’t let any set backs or “no’s” stop her from pushing towards her greater goals. Each “no” along the way has led her to a different direction on her path to her ultimate goal. Her belief in others and ability to connect with individuals to help them grow their business, change their lives or become healthy and fit is amazing. Her relationships and connection with people is special. Whether you are looking to work with Aubrey from a business stand point, coach or entrepreneur, there is no one out there that can match her dedication, passion, knowledge and industry know-how.
Shortly into my first one-on-one posing session with Aubrey, in preparation for my first bikini competition, I quickly realized that my walk and stage presence was going to be the biggest challenge to overcome during my prep..even over nutrition! Hardly considered a girly girl, the transfer from Nikes to heels was surly going to be a wobbly one. Aubrey made me feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment I walked through her studio doors and strapped on my high heels for the first time. Although I felt as though all hope for myself was lost, Aubrey’s coaching earned me the necessary confidence and sass needed to strut in a teeny bikini on stage. Eventually, she helped me to simply let go and embody somebody that was so out of character for myself, that on the day of my competition I felt like all of the glitz and glamour of show day was second nature. I’ve come to realize her coaching not only helped me to shine on stage, but I find myself walking with more confidence and better posture during everyday life. I am beyond thankful for my time with Aubrey, I couldn’t have achieved my goals without her time and effort. I look forward to working with her more in the future.
When I met Aubrey, I had started my journey to being healthy but still felt lost and not fully motivated. I was going through the motions and had some results but, not the kind of results I wanted. Aubrey changed my whole life. She taught me how to really be healthy, inside and out. She even encouraged me to do a competition and helped me every step of the way. I’m proud to say that this mother of two and full time nurse just placed 2nd in her first fitness competition!!!!!! Aubrey is such a huge part of that and I am so grateful for her!!!!!
Aubrey has helped me achieve my fitness goals of successfully competing in the figure division of bodybuilding. In the 18 months I have worked with Aubrey, I have obtained notable gains in muscle mass & definition as well as significant improvements in my posing technique; earning 1st places finishes in my last 2 figure shows. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to Aubrey’s perfect combination of individualized exercise programs, posing sessions, and nutritional advice. Aubrey’s professionalism, extensive knowledge of fitness & nutrition, and enthusiastic commitment to her work provides the perfect scenario for success and sets a foundation for a healthier lifestyle.
Whatever your fitness goals are, Aubrey can help you meet your goals!