Leah C - Fat Loss, Strength & Competitor - November 2018 GTS Athlete of the Month

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November 2018
GTS Athlete of the Month
Leah C

This one has been LONG overdue. Join me in congratulating Leah C for earning the November 2018 GTS Athlete of the Month!

Like many former college athletes, Leah lost her way after college. For 10 years she explored different avenues of fitness trying to find a good fit. She tried half marathons, yoga, group classes to no avail. With multiple knee surgeries under her belt, she was in search of something that kept her in shape, offered a challenge while avoiding injury and made her feel like part of a team again.

Leah was referred over to GTS from a friend and she finally found the perfect fit. Leah is as coachable as they come, shows up, trains with focus and purpose, and her transformation has been incredible!

The result?

Over the last 4 years, Leah has found her team, a sport she can compete in again, looks great, feels great, dropped body fat, increased lean muscle, and got REALLY STRONG in the process!

All of Leah’s hard work finally paid off when she qualified and competed at the IPL World Powerlifting Championships in Las Vegas this past November! She represented GTS as she went up against some of the top female powerlifters in the world!

Leah’s strength accomplishments through the years!

Leah’s strength accomplishments through the years!

Her strength accomplishments aside, Leah has established herself as a team leader at GTS and her new found strength has resulted in a confidence that has carried over to all aspects of her life. She leads by example, brings a ton of energy to the gym each day and has become an inspiration to her teammates, friends, family and coworkers!

It’s with great honor to award her GTS Athlete of the Month! It’s been an amazing ride so far, and we have a lot to accomplish still… really looking forward to see what Leah accomplishes in the future!

Check out Leah’s story below!


Q&A with GTS Athlete Leah C

What was your background or story prior to GTS?

I was a Division 1 college athlete, but focused training on my sport and didn’t do much cross-training. I always went to the gym, but basically did the same routines day-in and day-out.

I (kinda) lifted, I tried to be a runner, and I even attempted to become a yogi… but I never saw any progress. Fast forward 10-years post college and few knee surgeries later, I needed to make a change in my fitness routine to see some change.

I started with GTS in August 2014 and the rest is history!

BEFORE - an aspiring runner…

BEFORE - an aspiring runner…

AFTER - enjoying her progress with her team

AFTER - enjoying her progress with her team

How long have you been training with GTS?

Almost 4 1/2 years

What attracted you to the GTS Coaching system and why did you stick around?

I love the support, the detailed coaching, and the fact that I don’t have to think about my weights/reps/training… I just need to show up and put in the work!

What were the most helpful habits or rituals you started implementing in your day to day life to move you closer to achieving your goals?

Always prioritize my training! Set up my work and general life schedule to include my training so I never have an excuse to miss a training session.

2015 CA State Championships.  259 lb deadlift, 606 lb total

2015 CA State Championships.
259 lb deadlift, 606 lb total

2018 IPL World Championships. 369 lb deadlift, 831 lb total!

2018 IPL World Championships.
369 lb deadlift, 831 lb total!

What was the most valuable lesson you learned during your time at GTS?

Always be coachable. The weights and reps and training log are set that way for a reason. Don’t try to over-train or under-train and you will hit your goals!

What has been your biggest accomplishment during your time at GTS?

Qualifying and competing at IPL Drug-Tested World Championships in 2018!

What advice would you like to pass on to your teammates or new athletes on the path to improving their overall health, nutrition, and performance?

Be coachable. Show up, do the work, and you WILL hit your goals.

Any other comments or thoughts you want to share?

I am beyond thankful for my GTS family. All the support, camaraderie, hard work and fun in the gym make it the best place to train!!

Leah benching 176 lbs - IPL World Championships

Leah benching 176 lbs - IPL World Championships

Coach Jason and Leah at IPL Worlds

Coach Jason and Leah at IPL Worlds


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