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When we started at Individual Fitness last fall, we were starting to feel the effects of our age. I’d been working full-time and going to school full-time for three full years, and my busy and sedentary lifestyle was starting to catch up with me. Eric has a horrible family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, and bad cholesterol. And SURPRISE! Our son had just informed us that we were about to have our first grandchild. It was time to start thinking about getting and staying healthier if we wanted to be around to play with our grandchildren.
We both thought it might be nice to lose a few pounds and improve our cardiovascular health. Eric wanted to lower his blood pressure, and I wanted to learn how to eat real food in a healthy manner.
Fast forward eleven months to today, and we’re both feeling more confident in the way we look. I even retired most pairs of my longer “old lady shorts” this summer in favor of shorter, more stylish versions. Eric’s catching himself admiring his arms in windows and mirrors that he walks by. We’ve reduced fat, built muscle, and improved our cardiovascular health.
Early on, I noticed that shoveling our decks was suddenly easier. I went from thinking I had no interest in running to running my first 5k. In our assessment tonight, Eric discovered he’d lost nearly 20 pounds and reduced his body fat percentage from 24% to 18.2%! I’ve increased the number of pushups I can do from a measly 9 to an impressive 25.
Making a commitment to be at Individual Fitness twice a week for training has made all the difference. We thought we were in decent shape a year ago, but now we truly know we are!
Thank you, Jim and John, for building a program that works. Thank you, Mike, for keeping us on our toes by catering workouts that hold our interest and keep us challenged. We can’t wait to see what else the future holds for us!
– Kim and Eric Brewster