I met Jason Hodge at a gym in 2006. My husband, who was training for triathlons, gave me one on one with a trainer as a gift. At that time, I was the coordinator of my high school reunion and we were preparing for our 30th class reunion. I had just lost about 15 pounds and I was ready to firm up and shed the last 10 pounds. I wanted to look my best when I reunited with my old friends. I instantly felt at ease with Jason who was not at all pushy nor was he intimidating. Jason was very kind, patient and firm in a caring way. I admired him for the time he took to explain and educate me. The first thing he did after an evaluation was to encourage me to set goals. At the time, my goal was short term and he said that was okay, for now, but in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle I should set more long term and defined goals. I remember him telling me over and over that today is a new day when I felt bad for not eating right that week or was about to give up because I was not seeing dramatic results quickly.  Jason tailored a program to improve my posture and strengthen my core and I found that not only inches dropped but my stress level too. With a stronger body and better posture I noticed I had more energy and felt better about myself. I reached my weight loss goal and was not embarrassed at my reunion. I now understand what Jason meant by setting long term or lifelong goals. Thank you, Jason; you are a wonderful caring man who taught me balance is the core of so many important parts of my life.