When my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I knew that I had to take my own health more seriously for our three children. I wanted to be around to see them graduate, get married and to hold my grandchildren. I weighed over 200lbs before finding Snap Fitness. I've never been an athletic person. Remember that girl in high school gym class who ran into walls and got hit in the face with the basketball a lot? That was me! Even though I’m a klutz, I mastered the equipment and weights. The staff was very helpful. The trainer was great and I loved the convenience of being able to go to the gym anytime. It wasn’t easy, but every time I felt like giving up, I would think about what Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh: “You are stronger than you seem.” I had a mental picture in my head of Winnie the Pooh lifting weights. That mantra was true in the gym and dealing with taking care of and saying good-bye to my husband. I lost over 75lbs in seven months. I went from a size 20 to a size six weighing 132lbs! Exercise helps not only with my physical well-being but my emotional health as well. Things have not been easy, but I am so grateful I made this life change. Thank you, Snap Fitness!
After college, marriage, four kids and starting my business, I found myself too busy to workout. I was also off track as far as healthy eating goes; it was too easy to eat and socialize as a part of my job. After seeing some pictures from a vacation about a year ago, I decided it was time for a change. I went from 230 lbs. and 30% body fat to 165 lbs. and 10% body fat through a combination of cardiovascular condition and weight lifting at Snap Fitness. As part of the process, I was able to work with Snap Fitness trainer who not only helped me to lose weight and build muscle but also developed a meal plan to help get my diet aligned with my goals.
My job shuffles me around to a variety of cities both in my state and out of state. No matter where I am, there's always a Snap nearby and no excuse to not get a workout in, no matter the location or time of day. Snap’s facilities always have open equipment, which allows me to accomplish the workout that I was planning. I also like that they have a variety of equipment so that when one exercise wasn’t working, I am able to try something else.
I now feel great, have more energy for my family, and most importantly have a healthy sustainable lifestyle. At a recent two day physical at the Mayo Clinic, I passed with flying colors. The general practitioner observed that based on my results, I had a calculated risk of cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years of 0% - something he had never seen before! Without Snap, I could never have made the transformation I did.