NXTLVL Client Feature, Lathan Bolin - NLP Fitness

NXTLVL Client Feature, Lathan Bolin

November 23, 2016

NXTLVL Client Feature, Lathan Bolin

NXTLVL has amazing clients, all around the world! We want to take the time to feature a few clients that define NEXT LEVEL. Our team of clients, coaches and trainers come from all walks of life, with various goals, needs and aspirations. We are not just bodybuilders, not even close. We are regular folks that want to be healthy, be challenged and be part of a fitness family we can be proud of. Below, please learn a bit about NXTLVL rockstart client, Lathan Bolin. Lathan is an elite remote coaching with Alan Dyck. Lathan is 23 years old, and lives in Fort Worth, TX. He works in Automotive Sales by day, and lives in the gym by night.
  1. Tell me how you first got involved in with fitness? Alan followed me on Instagram and I followed him back. I started seeing his posts and all the progress he had in his own personal fitness journey and I wanted to have that for myself so I contacted him through Instagram for online coaching.
  2. Why did you seek out a personal trainer? I have always had a passion for fitness. I've always been in the gym and did powerlifting but I wanted to learn how to really sculpt my body and really develop the art that bodybuilding is. We all think we know how everything is done, but the truth is, having someone motivate you and lead you on a path to success is so beneficial. Just think, even the pro's have trainers.
  3. What was your first impression of NXTLVL? I thought it was so awesome how Alan was such a good guy and easy to contact. You can tell he's genuine in all he does for people who are involved with him and that speaks volumes. Especially some like me who is at the bottom of the map from him location wise.
  4. What's your first memory of going to the gym? My first memory is funny actually. It was in 7th grade during athletics. I was 4'9 and weighed 95lbs(Scrawny as hell) I was the smallest guy and wasn't very strong. It awoke my spirit and I knew I'd become the strongest in my school, and I did!
  5. What has surprised you most about working with Alan as your coach? How involved he is. He truly cares to see people do great things. He could easily just try to throw out some generic training plans and feed me what I wanna hear but he checks in constantly to make sure I am staying on track. Makes me want to do so much better knowing that I have someone pushing me.
  6. What do you find most challenging about personal training? Staying consistent and learning to trust the process. Also learning that diet is key. Once I figured that out, my progress has been significant.
  7. What's the best thing to happen since you started working out? The best thing that has happened is seeing how much more progress I have been able to make.
  8. If you could change one thing about your journey this far, what would it be? I would've started it much sooner!
  9. What do you wish other people knew about you? Just how genuine of a person I am. I want to help as many others as I can who are in to fitness and to help them reach their goals just like I'm trying to do mine!
  10. Why are you with NXTLVL as opposed to another facility in town? Because I trust Alan and the journey that he has helped lead me on. It's easy to trust someone when you see how successful they are themselves.
  11. What would you say are some of your strongest beliefs about fitness? Diet and consistency are what make everything achievable.
  12. What's your personal fitness philosophy? I would say that if you trust the process and do things right (eat clean, lift the right amount of weight, do lifts with proper form) you will reap every benefit there is to offer.
  13. When your friends/family find out that you work with a trainer, what do they say or ask? Why do you do that? How much is it? Have you made any progress with them?
  14. What might someone be surprised to know about you? I'm a huge movie buff. I can quote movies for days! Haha.
  15. What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting a coach? Do it, but make sure that the person is someone that you can trust. Someone who knows the process and has been there and actually done it.
  16. What do you think will change about your fitness destination over the next five years? I may try to do a competition and have more of a on and off season.
  17. If you weren't working out, what would you be doing instead, or what would your life be like? My life wouldn't be the same at all. Lifting weights and working out is my escape. When I'm in the gym I have no worries in the world. All I'm focused on when I'm there is trying to make myself better. I would not be who I am on a daily basis if I didn't have it to escape to.
  18. How would your coach at NXTLVL describe you? Hopefully he would see me as a motivated person. I've never been the most confident person and this whole process has taught me to be that way. I can't say exactly how he would describe me, but hopefully in a way that he knows that I bust my butt to try and become a better me.
  19. Tell us your proudest fitness achievement.  At 17 years old I was the first kid in my weight class of 160lbs to reach the 1,000lbs club. What that is, is when your bench press, power clean, and squat maxes all equal out to or exceed 1,000lbs. One of my proudest achievements fitness wise.



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