I want to start thanking my Soul family for all the support they have given me throughout these two years.

I’ve been part of Soul for two years now. When I walked in, I was happy to make the change of gyms. Soul made me feel welcomed and greeted me with open arms. I have grown so much in this gym the support that I get every time I work out the coaches, always helping me improve my techniques. I got my first muscle-up during the Wodapalooza qualifiers, and the energy that I received and the happiness that I felt was incredible. My goal when I join Soul was to qualify for Wodapalooza, and that goal was achieved last year with the support of Soul and the coaches. I wouldn’t be here today without them.

Five months ago, I wasn’t eating as much as I should. I would only eat once or twice a day, thinking that was “Good.” Five months ago, I was 207 pounds and not moving as I’m moving now. I went ahead and joined Team Soul Nutrition. From the start, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I never thought I would be weighing my food; nor would I see myself eating more than once a day. I started learning little by little with Coach D. She helped and motivated me every day to try to eat more and healthier. At first, I was losing a lot of weight, of course, but then I got stuck on a certain weight. Coach D helped me stayed motivated and focused on continuing doing what I’m doing and be patient with the process. I managed to drop to 184 lbs. As I got lighter, I felt myself moving better and faster. I know I still got more weight to lose, but with the help out Team Soul Nutrition, I know I will lose all the weight I need to lose and get to my goal!

-Luis Valle