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I decided to join IF after looking at several other gyms in the area. I wanted a trainer to develop workouts designed with my goals in mind. I also wanted the ability to schedule a workout time that fit my schedule, not a once-a-day class time that didn’t accommodate my life.
I had a sports-related injury to my leg about a year before joining IF. I had lost all strength in my quad, which meant my leg would give out on me during certain activities. Although I had gone through physical therapy and stayed active, my right leg was noticeably weaker than my left. I addressed this injury with John at the beginning of our sessions and he created a routine that isolated the right leg, forcing it to work alone and get stronger. I feel so much more confident in my leg strength now that I hardly notice a difference between the two legs.
I think I have worked out with each of the trainers in Concord at least once, but John and Marcus are my main trainers. Every one of the trainers is knowledgeable in their field. They are also great with demonstrating new exercises, then correcting me when my form is slipping. This lets me know they are watching me and trying to make sure I get the most out of my workout. I like how they will say “that looked easy, let’s add more weight”. I know it’s going to be more work, but I feel accomplished when I’m done. I also like how they have gently pushed me to up my cardio game. When I started at IF I did very little consistent cardio, and now I try to get in 3-4 days a week, either at the gym or walking/running around my neighborhood.
If you are on the fence about joining, I would say come in and try it. I think you will like the individualized attention and the commitment that the trainers give to your fitness journey. I think it appeals to the gym newbie as well as the more seasoned athlete. Whatever you are looking for, IF has it.