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Changing my mind, changed my life.
To say that losing weight is difficult is an understatement; especially in this dollar menu society that we live in. The weight loss process, even with all the rewards, can be a roller-coaster ride of emotions that will require you to take a self-inventory.
In 2007, I weighed in at 500 pounds; 275 pounds more than my current weight of 225. After my father’s untimely death in 2005 due to cancer, my battle with obesity skyrocketed to another level. I gained over 200 pounds in a matter of months. Unfit and unhappy with my life, I decided to make a change. I made a commitment to myself to fight my depression and food addiction. This was the only way to save my life from a slow suicide.
To reach any fitness goal, your biggest battle will never be on the gym floor or with a trainer, it is in YOUR MIND. Ten years later and 275 pounds lighter, I have reached and maintained my milestone weight of 225 pounds. My weight loss journey has not been easy and I still battle with my food addiction on a daily basis, even as fitness specialist. Knowing how far I have come on this journey serves as constant motivation for me to keep striving for greatness and to inspire others to do the same.
As a fitness coach, I desire to use my skills and story to help others who struggle with the same issues of self-image and obesity. It has always been a deep-seeded belief of mine, that if you have been blessed with a platform it is your responsibility to give a voice to those who may not have one; and since I have been inspired by the world, it's now time to let the world be inspired by me.
- Coach Vinson Smith
t r a i n i n g s e r v i c e s
Whether you are preparing for a wedding, 10 year class reunion, prefer working out in a group, or in need of nutritional guidance I am here to help you get started. My goal is to provide the most personable experience, for every client, regardless of the workout. My unique training approach and attention to detail has laid the foundation for my training style and success. I strive for 100% client participation and satisfaction in helping you to achieve your fitness goals.
DISCLAIMER: The health, fitness and nutritional information on this website is designed for educational and resource purposes only. This information is not a substitute for, nor a replacement of, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should consult with a physician or other health-care professional.
Please consult your physician or other health care professional before starting my or any other fitness or nutrition programs to determine if they are right for your needs. Do not start a fitness and/or nutrition program if your physician or health care provider advises against it.
Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional as a result of information you have obtained from this website.
Vinson Smith is a Certified Personal Trainer. He is not a certified nutritionist nor a registered dietitian.
The results, if any, from exercise and/or nutrition programs may vary from person-to- person. Further, engaging in any exercise, fitness or nutrition program involves risks of injury. If you choose to follow any of my fitness programs or nutrition recommendations, you acknowledge this and agree not to hold Vinson Smith, or any other persons associated with VS2 FITNESS responsible for any injuries or damages you may incur. I disclaim all liability for loss, injury or damages in conjunction with any content provided on my blog and in my programs and your use thereof and I do not accept responsibility for the conduct or representations of any companies, products or websites discussed or recommended on my website. The use of any information provided on this website is solely at your own risk.
You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
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Vinson and I started working out by default in December of 2012, because my personal trainer took a position at another location. We shared a connection from the start and Vince has been able to push me to accomplish things I never knew my body could do. I don’t feel like money is the reason Vinson has this gift of transformation but he genuinely wants you to be the best version of yourself. I totaled my car in 2014 and took a break from my fitness. Life happened and caused distance but Vinson still answered my questions, even though I was no longer his client. I tried other trainers, at other gyms, but no one compared. So we reconnected in 2016 and we started the transformation over again. Right now, I’m in the best shape of my adult life. I owe the majority of that thanks to Vinson Smith!
- Ykengia A.
saying about VS2 FITNESS!
If you have ever thought about it and were too scared to start, do it now! Vinson is the perfect person to make you feel more comfortable. When I started, I didn't even know how to use the "quick start" feature on a tread mill but Vinson took his time with me and made sure I was comfortable with our workout routines. Now, I feel comfortable (and actually look forward to) walking into the gym and using a variety of machines and weights. Vinson doesn't have to hold my hand anymore but he's always close by in case I need him.
Also, I've always hated working out with skinny people or those who were always in great shape. I find it hard to take advice from someone who learned fitness from a book. You know, a football coach isn't great because he reads a lot about football. A football coach is great because he played for a winning team or maybe even because he played for a losing team. And, he's great because he lives for football. Vinson is the winning-est fitness coach there is because he's lived through obesity and he made the change to get into shape. I'd rather take advice from someone who's winning his war even though he's lost a few battles along the way. I'd rather take advice from someone that has a clear passion about fitness because he's witnessed how it can change a life. I'd rather take advice from someone like Vinson. Vinson has gone through the struggle and won. He's learned it AND earned it, he's been there AND done that, he's believed it AND achieved it, and he's fought the battle AND is still winning it!
- Kristi P.
At the beginning of 2017, I started down 90 pounds from my weight of 503 and I am currently 363 closing in on a 150-pound weight loss by the end of the year. My weight loss journey started by completing the fitness assessment with Vinson. In sitting down with Vinson, realizing that we started around the same weight, made his weight loss story and the incredible hurdles he overcame an inspiration and made me believe my target weight goal to be attainable.
The biggest challenge I've overcome was the mental aspect. . It is an everyday fight to try and make healthy choices at mealtime - it's really hard to eat a salad when you love steaks and burgers. However, once I got my mind right, the rest just fell into place. When the pounds begin to drop off, I never looked back.
My new lifestyle of health and fitness has given me the ability to play with my daughter and to live a longer life so that I have more time to spend with her. The advice I would give to people interested in working with Vinson is: if it is possible you should go for it. No matter how many trainers I met with or spoke to only Vinson actually had the life experience. To me, there is no schooling or training that can replace life experience. Not ony will Vinson help you lose weight but he can provide the proper resources for you to succeed and maintain your weightloss goals. He has been a huge inspiration for me and is one of the reasons I continue my journey today.
- Chris K.