IF delivers the life-changing experience — I am pain free. My back doesn’t hurt, my shoulders don’t hurt, my right leg doesn’t hurt, and I can sit cross legged…I have more energy, and I am better equipped to manage the strains and stressed of daily life. There’s always more to achieve, but I’m confident in my strength and my fitness. It’s night and day from where I was a year ago.
I was physically active and fit throughout my 20s and 30s. I hiked, ran, cycled, played squash, and cross country skied. The demands of work and family, along with a slowing metabolism, took their toll in my 40s. I spent less time outdoors and more time at my desk, in the car, and on the couch. By the winter of 2016-17, I felt out of shape, uncomfortable in my clothes, and I was in pain. My back hurt constantly. I couldn’t sit cross-legged because of the tightness in my back and hips. I was at a client meeting one day when I saw a sign advertising another personal trainer in Concord. I thought about walking in directly from my client meeting and saying “help me.” Thankfully, I did my research, and realized that IF would be a better place for me to train. I said “help me” to John & Jim, and it was the best decision I’ve made in years.
I am pain free. My back doesn’t hurt, my shoulders don’t hurt, my right leg doesn’t hurt, and I can sit cross legged. I sprained my ankle badly in the early summer and with John’s help, I didn’t miss a single workout because of it. The ankle is stronger now than it was before I sprained it. I’ve taken up mountain climbing again, with my energetic 13-year-old, and with my brother, an Ironman triathlete. I am strong. I ran three miles on Christmas Day. During the arctic cold of the Christmas week, I did a four-mile hike on the trails at Oak Hill in East Concord, and was comfortable doing it. I have more energy, and I am better equipped to manage the strains and stressed of daily life. There’s always more to achieve, but I’m confident in my strength and my fitness. It’s night and day from where I was a year ago.
I feel challenged and supported, never judged or criticized. I love the positive attitude and atmosphere at IF. I look forward to coming in. If I miss a workout, I don’t panic. I know John, Jim, and the rest of the IF crew have my back. My strength training workouts are thoughtful and personalized to move me closer to my fitness goals without injury. After years of trying to design my own fitness program, and failing to meet my goals, all I do now is put myself in the capable hands of John and the IF trainers.
There are countless magazines and articles that bombard us with the message that a regular fitness and exercise program can change our lives. Who doesn’t want to be stronger, fitter, have more energy, sleep better, manage stress better, and control weight? But most of us don’t have that experience, even when we try. Our self-designed exercise program is ill-suited to our fitness goals. We start a program and stop when it becomes boring, or too difficult. We injure ourselves, or we don’t get the results we hope to achieve.
IF delivers the life-changing experience. You will be stronger, fitter, have more energy, sleep better, manage stress, and control your weight, with IF in your corner. And you’ll have some fun getting there. How could you possibly be on the fence?
– Tracey Cote
“What I like most about my program here at IF is the personal approach and understanding of how my medical conditions limit me and require adjustments. The trainers are all professional and push me to achieve attainable results.”
“We feel stronger, more energetic, and proud of the changes we’ve made. Tony and I are so appreciative of the team at IF for motivating us to improve our health and for putting a program in place that we know we can keep up for a very long time.”
Tony & Catherine
“I fully recommend IF and their programs because it works! It challenges you and it makes you feel part of IF. It’s a wonderful team. They motivate you, they are a powerful example, and they have great recommendations for your nutrition.”
“Thanks to IF, I now have a whole new wardrobe without going shopping. I can wear anything in my closet and everything is actually loose or too big. To sum up my experience thus far: 21 pounds lost, 13 inches gone!! They listen to me and that’s how I have achieved the results I have.”
“The staff has made me feel comfortable and welcome...I have worked hard since the middle of January and have lost a lot of weight, and gained a lot of strength. At first I couldn’t do a single push-up. Now I can do three sets of ten. That is a huge step for me. I look forward to seeing what the rest of the year will bring.”
“With the combination of my weight and blood pressure where it is, I said ‘That’s it! I need a change in my life!’ [After working with IF]...I am down 26 lbs, nearly 2 inches in my waist, and 1.5 inches in my hips. I have grown physically as well as mentally towards a better me.”