"There's a group of us out there who have had weight loss surgery who are athletes now. I never felt comfortable saying that," said Smith. But her coach at SBR Coaching in Verona has called her that for a long time."I've never worked with anybody quite like Aimee. She started her journey by losing the weight and not knowing quite what to do only that she thought she was going to die and she needed to do something," said the coach.