When you came to Soma Fitness what was your fitness goal?

My fitness goal was to start competing in Bikini Competitions and become a stronger, healthier and more fit me. I really wanted to learn how to eat properly instead of starving myself.


What is your profession? How did you manage daily life with the program? Izumibeforeafter

I am a Project Manager for Verizon Wireless. I basically upgrade Verizon’s Network in the SoCal region as far as real estate and equipment is concerned. I work in Irvine, CA and am up at 4:30 AM daily. I manage daily life with the program by prepping my meals ahead of time on Sundays and making time for the gym after work. I also train in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu so I stay very active even though I have a very sedentary work life.


What was your athletic/fitness background before Soma?

Before Soma I was working out 2 times a week as well as taking dance classes. I would not have said I was athletic at all back then.

What was most surprising about working with Soma? Or if you worked with another trainer in the past how was working with Summer different?

What was most surprising was the results I saw on a weekly basis. What was different with Summer as opposed to other trainers is that I received nutrition guidance as well. I realized that while I thought I was eating healthy… I really was not!

izumiphotoshootWhat was the most challenging part of working with Soma?izumiswimsuit

In the beginning of the program what was most difficult was cutting away things that I was used to eating. Also remembering to take my supplements and disciplining myself to do meal preps. In time I got the hang of it and now what was once difficult has become second nature.


What advice would you give to anyone thinking about doing a program or competing in a fitness competition?

This isn’t for the weak at heart or mind. It takes a lot of self-discipline and hard work. Summer can lead you to water but she can’t make you drink. Stay focused and keep your goals in your mind. When it gets tough remember that you are a rock star and unstoppable. Always remember when you think you can’t…. you can and you will!