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Althea has been working patiently with me for almost a year now. She has helped me to see that exercise can actually be part of my life and for me that is an amazing thing. I am a plus size woman with several health issues and it has truly been a challenge but Althea creates wonderful challenging work outs and always has a big smile and positive words of encouragement... She has helped me to find the competitive person in myself and inspires me to try harder and to keep going, especially when I am flagging, because this getting fit journey is truly a challenge.. and I wouldn't want any one else in my corner. She is wonderful ! She helps me to see the things I might be able to do... things I never would have thought possible and given me new things to dream of achieving !
This gym is the biggest rip off in the history of fitness. The minute you walk into this "gym" which is freezing cold, horribly decorated, sporting only very old machines. Overpriced, over rated and tacky. Many other places where you get better for less
Before Zak came along, I was a lazy fat slob. I had no motivation to do anything. We started off slowly, and before I knew it, I was looking forward to working out! Soon, we had altered my diet and started a workout routine that was pushing me forwards.
Getting motivation is hard by yourself, and Zak does a great job of assisting you.
Thanks Zak, you definitely have my recommendation!
Rob Foster and his staff are extremely informative and helpful. They really put a lot of effort into every client and I am happy to say that they helped me reach goals that I hadn't been able to reach on my own for nearly 20 years!
I called Homefit not knowing what to expect and wasn't sure if personal training was for me. Andi talked to me in depth asking questions about what I personally wanted, my goals, injuries and such. Once she had an idea of what I was looking for she set me up with a trainer who came to my house for free. We went further in depth on exaclty what my goals were, time restraints, lifestyle. I felt really comfortable with the plan that was laid out for me based on my personal goals. Not once did I feel any sales pressure. My trainer really understood how to motivate me. Homefit's trainers are all highly educated and love what they do! Now I am able to keep up with my kids and I look and feel great! Everyone notices the results! I don't think I have ever felt this good.
*Wasn't told to come early to fill out paperwork * Offered 80 mins for $99 * Paperwork took 10 mins * Didn't have time to do full 80 mins * Still wanted $99 * Conceded to the 60 min for $90 ($94 total)
* Great pressure and communication * Good advice later * Completely unable to relax due to: - Talking outside the room - Constant inconsiderate levels of bass-heavy music coming from the other room. * RMT did not work on area of foot with corns (others do). * Very over priced.
Would not recommend the 35 Cold Water Location. Not sure about the Davenport Location.
So one day you wake up and you are 30. You do the crazy jump out of the plane stunt, all hyped up celebrated the “over the hill” leap with enthusiasm and big smiles … WHAT OVER THE HILL?” ….
Ya … then another day you wake up and you are:
- 31 ½,
- 140 pounds,
- constantly tired with lack of energy,
- this hurts & that cracks,
- your ass has grown out of nowhere (not the boobs, just the ass and maybe the thighs too),
- love handles that a cliff hanger would safely hang on are poofing (read rising) over your belt in the pants you no longer fit into (or no longer can even button up) – think pillsbury.
WTF!!! How did this happen? .. and .. WHEN!
I guess somewhere in between the bagels in the morning and the bottle of wine with cheese & crackers for dinner. Ok .. and popcorn afterwards – I confess, I am a popcorn junkee, and it always starts with the “well I deserve” and I always fall for it.
Luckily I woke up one day and had this epiphany: Lutz, Lutz .. If you don’t do anything about this now, it will definitely be over for you after you turn 40. And that is true, I have seen this happen and I can’t be the one that this happens to .. mostly if I plan to have family. I have to be somewhere in the close vicinity of what should we call it … MILF!
And that was it .. picking up the rolodex, I need to get back to shape ASAP. But no drastic solutions, no dieting, something I can manage and keep up with forever. I need to start eating what my body needs but my mind agrees with. I am looking for permanent and overall harmonious lifestyle that reflects my high but reasonable standards. Wow, I totally psyched myself up.
Brad? HI!!! How are you!! .. good good .. you? Great but could be better, listen, I need help. I need to loose 8 pounds in 3 weeks, what do you think, mission impossible? Well .. hmm .. not really, but you have to do exactly what I say and stick to it. Ok deal (crunching my teeth).
So I signed up for 12 pilates lessons (at striation6) to start – 3 times a week. Just to see if the 8 pounds will melt away.
First day comes and I am getting excited. I really thought I would be dreading it but I am really hyped up. I guess I knew if I don’t do it now, it will never happen. So I did it. I showed up to my first class. WOOHOO, the worst part is over – or so I thought (the second worst one was waking up on Saturday for early morning class – 10am – totally unheard of for me)
I met Jessica, an amazing instructor, who’s attitude and knowledge of your body abilities & limits is quite surprising. Nothing slips her sight. No cheating gets unnoticed and uncorrected. Repetition of movements till you get it right. The personal approach in the early stage of learning of the exercise is crucial and I really understand the benefit of smaller group exercise and personal supervision of every movement you make. You can work out like a madman and never get results – only because you are not aware you are not doing it right = efficiently.
But that is not my case because I already see some small results. I gained awareness of my posture and how my body moves, and the ability to correct it more effortlessly. My swimming technique has improved a bit only because of proper breathing technique and use of abdominal muscles that I didn’t know I had, resulting in extra 5 laps accomplished.
I only had 2 classes by now but I am hooked. I feel really good and my whole body is already more relaxed and fluid. And I didn’t know that it wasn’t relaxed or tense. I also have scoliosis and work with computers all day long and plus some so proper posture is a must. I also noticed change in my mental wellbeing. Feeling good inside gives you and immediate dose of positive outlook. And that is also very important in this hectic always so busy lifestyle. You never know, maybe I stop being such a bitch sometimes ;-)
I can’t wait to see, what other changes are going to keep happening and I will definitely let you know about it, my report on the results will be up on weekly basis. Lets all hope its gonna be impressive!
PS: some before & after photos may come too, just not sure yet if i wanna admit to ath 140 pounds visually!
- after almost 2 weeks, lost 4 pounds and 2 inches off of my waist
- week 3: lost another 1.5 pounds, didn't measure the inches but i have a bad feeling it didn't decrease
- another 4 days later - gained 2 pound back lol WTF (water retention? ;-)