Member Spotlight: Steven Rioux


Newport News Weight Gym Joe

We believe our members are the heartbeat of our great community and provide amazing inspiration to others overcoming their own challenges.

MEET STEVEN:

1. When and Why did you first start coming to Coastal Strength & Fitness?

I got to a point in my life that I lost control of what I was eating and started getting lazy with any type of physical activity. After the holidays in 2018, I weighed in at 197 lbs. I joined Coastal in January 2019. I joined because I needed a change. I was tired of doing the same old workout routine and I needed to lose the extra pounds I gained

2. What fitness activities/sports were you doing before you joined Coastal?

Maybe three or four times a month I would do a 30-minute jog or walk. Some months I wouldn’t workout at all except for my Navy PT test every 6 months.

3. What results have you seen since you joined Coastal Strength & Fitness?

The biggest result is that I lost 42lbs. I went from a 40-inch waist to a 31-inch waist. I’m also a lot stronger. I started doing deadlifts at 150lbs and am now doing 290 lbs. I started doing incline dumbbell presses at 30lbs and now doing 65lbs.

4. What do you like most about Coastal Strength & Fitness?

I love the fact of having a personal trainer that shows how to do every exercise and tells you when you are maybe doing it wrong or motivates you to go harder.

I love having someone that gives nutrition advice that works.

What I love the most is the camaraderie. Coastal is not just a gym it is a family.

5. What is your favorite Coastal training day of the week and why?

Friday’s full-body workout and Saturday Smackdown!

Lightning Round Questions:

1. What is your Spirit animal?

Horse

2. If you were a Superhero, what would your super power be?

Super Strength.

3. What is your favorite treat meal?

Ice Cream.

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