Jill has inspired me to lose 75 lbs and 5 sizes!

Submitted by: Jill Ackiron-Moses

Barbara's Success Story

I am writing this letter to let you know how much I appreciate the efforts of one of your staff members, Jill Ackiron Moses. Jill is the main reason I actually go to the gym and it is because of her that I have become a healthier, more active person.

Back in October 2009, I was very depressed and feeling down about myself because of my weight. I had been crying to both my husband and my friend about how bad I felt about myself. My friend told me to stop crying and to come to the gym as her guest.

When I walked into Synergy that first day, I was obviously obese and I wasn’t able to keep up on the elliptical machine for more than 5 minutes. I was in tears. I don’t even want to tell you how much I weighed at the time because I am still embarrassed. My friend suggested that I join the gym and try personal training. Reluctantly, I accepted the personal training plan suggested by staff member, Steve, and waited for Jill to call.

I have to say that I wasn’t really motivated at first, but Jill’s bubbly attitude was conveyed even over the telephone. I started training with her and found that I wanted to try harder and harder each time. She adapted my routine to fit my needs and helped me recognize my strengths and weaknesses. She always followed up with me and kept me interested. She even convinced me to attend her Zumba class. I had never taken any type of class before and I am quite awkward to say the least. But with Jill’s help, I now am a regular attendee and enjoy Zumba whenever I can.

I am proud to say that Jill has inspired me to lose 75lbs and 5 sizes at this point. Each time I feel down or want to stop, she inspires me with encouraging words and compliments in and out of class. I don’t know what it is, but her patience and positive attitude make exercise enjoyable and this comes out during her classes. I even got my 13 year daughter to join Synergy and come to Jill’s classes with me. She has asked for personal training sessions, only with Jill, as a Christmas gift!

Thank you for having Jill at Synergy. She is truly a gem!

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