Mark's Success Story
I began working out in January of this year at Fitness Together, which was the first time I have participated in a structured work-out program. I was rather nervous about starting, but my increasing weight was causing so many negatives in my life that I was at my wit’s end.
Being seriously overweight for the past 8 years, I had resigned myself to the fact that this was just the way I was going to be. The personal trainers here helped me to change my mindset and made me realize that I am, indeed, an athletic man, with great stamina, good discipline and very, very active.
When I started, I had no energy, dangerously high blood pressure, poor cardiovascular health and virtually no flexibility. But it was amazing how quickly that changed. I found after the first month that my health had changed dramatically. My doctor even removed me from my high blood pressure medication. Those quick results and the superb coaching from the fantastic trainers have encouraged me to push a little harder each week.
I have enjoyed the personal trainers here so much and found them a constant source of support, motivation, encouragement and know-how. Having had some experience with personal trainers at the larger “chain” gyms, I always believed that it was all about selling training for them with no real dedication to their clients. The opposite is true at Fitness Together – these people really care about their clients and I’m so happy to now be able to call them friends, as well as mentors and professionals.
Last week I completed my first 5K run and was shocked that I did it, much less finished it. I was never one to set any type of personal goals or really take much of an interest in physical exercise. Today, I can’t get enough of it and I’m so looking forward to continuing to achieve my goals, becoming healthier and happier and achieving a brand new, improved quality of life for myself.
With athlete level cardio fitness, and 45 pounds of weight loss so far, I think I’m well on my way and am looking forward to continuing my personal training and try more new activities. If you can’t find the motivation to start, don’t worry about it...just do it! Bring your body and your mind will quickly follow.