How One East Cobb Couple Overcame Together & Helped Thousands Achieve Health
By Ashley Poptodorov, Owner, A+A Wellness
It seems like only yesterday that I embarked on my own journey to getting healthy. I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I walked into a local store and I stepped on a scale that gave you a choice of your weight or your horoscope for .25¢.
I chose my weight. That moment will forever be frozen in my memory. It spit back a staggering 208 pounds. I left the store that day without shopping. I sat in my parked car and cried my eyes out for at-least 30 minutes. It was on this very day that I vowed to make a change. I did not know where to begin or
what to do but I started simply by putting one foot in front of the other. I tried my best to clean up my diet, I began to run more miles than I care to remember and I began to cut out people that were toxic to me. Part of this meant leaving my ex who was extremely abusive.
Not too long after this, I was blessed to meet Alex who is now my husband. While I was moving in the right direction, it wasn’t until Alex that I was able to really learn about what true health was. Alex was always into fitness and nutrition and was eager to help. He designed my first meal plan, created my workout plan, challenged me in the gym (he actually bought my first barbell ever and showed me how to weight train) and worked with me until my body began to morph. He took me grocery shopping, educated me and encouraged me. On days that I felt like I couldn’t do it, he was there to remind me that
I could. When I felt like throwing in the towel, Alex was right there reminding me why I should stick with it.
My body changed, (I lost 80 pounds!!) and my self-esteem began improving. It was during this time that
my own passion for helping others was birthed! It was a beautiful sunny day and I came bouncing
out of the gym with Alex after a great cardio session. The sun was shining and I was FULL of energy! I look at Alex and said “We need to start a business helping others, just like you helped me!” 10 years later and we are still going strong.
Today, A+A Wellness offers the VERY thing that I myself, needed over a decade ago. We support,
encourage and guide others towards health. We have over 25 years of combined experience and Alex is currently in school to obtain his N.D. Degree. He is as passionate about nutrition as I am about helping others feel better. I do not think anything is more powerful however, than my own personal journey of trials to triumph. Nothing trumps personal experience. When clients say to me “It’s tough” or “I am struggling”, this girl gets it. I remember and I will never forget. I want others to achieve the lasting success that I have and to know that it is possible.
Alex and I have been blessed to help thousands over the years through the various programs offered by A+A Wellness. Programs such as one to one personal training, small group training, Custom nutritional plans and our fantastic web based fitness & nutritional program. We make living and learning the healthy lifestyle fun and this is why I believe people keep coming back.
Alex and I go the extra mile for our team because we know and remember all too well the amount of support and encouragement I needed on my journey. We pride ourselves on offering you EVERY component to success. Alex creates meal plans that are customized to the individual. We take our clients on educational shopping trips and teach them lessons in labels. We offer text support and look up menus to make suggestions so our team is successful when dining out with their families. We offer the support and motivation daily to keep people focused and on track, even if it’s just a simple text throughout the day, accountability is everything.
If you are in a place today where you need guidance and support, have a personal goal you want to reach or just want to learn more about nutrition, contact A+A Wellness. We offer a free consultation and would love to meet with you. Our heart is to help our community and families truly get healthier and with all of the information out there, it helps having a team like us who can help you put all of the pieces together.
Our Motto is: Live Life, Love Life, Be Healthy. Life is just too short to do anything but. A+A Wellness • www.AandAWellness • 770-905-7400
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