The Butterfly

Submitted by: Kenneth Clarke

Michele's Success Story

I came to Fitness Together Silver Spring in May of 2008, one month prior to having gastric bypass surgery. Having made the decision to have weight loss surgery I wanted to develop a habit of exercise to ensure that I would have the best possible results from the procedure. At my first appointment you talked with me about developing a network of support to get me through the difficult days ahead of me on my journey. The staff of Fitness Together has become the most important members of my support team. My appointments have been the #1 factor in helping me to lose 117 pounds total and reaching my goal weight within 9 months of my surgery. With your help I have improved my life tremendously. I no longer have high blood pressure, have avoided diabetes and my level of chronic pain from arthritis has been reduced to nearly nonexistent. I am much stronger both physically and mentally than ever before in my life. My workouts are never the same and challenge my thinking about what I am physically capable of. Every time I think I can't do something you and your staff has positively encouraged me to overcome the limitations I set for myself. Words can't express the gratitude I feel for what you have done for me and what you have shown me that I can do for myself.

I am looking forward to continuing my sessions and much success with the FT team !

Before

Michele Before

After

Michele After