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Individual Fitness Testimonial
My wife Mary joined IF prior to me joining to improve her physique, health, and successfully train for a half-marathon without injury. Her results were very impressive. At that time, I have been working out on my own including completing several half-marathons and a single full marathon. Although I was able to accomplish these goals I was still not achieving the physique I wanted and began to experience injury including IT Band issues and lower back issues. A few weeks before my family and I were heading to Disney World to participate in the Dark Side Running Challenge, I strained my lower back. I could not stand up straight or lay down comfortably. I thought there was no way I could run. I went to a physical therapy for evaluation and treatment. I learned that my core was practically nonexistent despite all my training and exercise. I knew it was time to engage in a fitness and health routine to prevent this from happening. Given my wife’s success, I joined IF and successfully completed the Disney race.
Since joining IF I have gotten much stronger and faster, completing several half-marathons and the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C. with a new P.R. I have more energy and feel and look better than I did in my 20s.
I work out with Jim at 6AM before work. The routines are never “routine.” They are really engaging, personalized, and challenging. I feel like I getter a better workout in those 30 minutes than I had in 1hour long workouts in the past.
I would tell any prospective client the hardest part about this process was taking the step in joining. Once a member of IF your goals become your trainer’s goals. The staff is so friendly and supportive. The atmosphere at the gym is very welcoming and not judgmental in any way.