W. Leighton Haynes
I Got My "Swerve" Back!
30 March 2012
I’m pleased to write this note on behalf of the wonderful team of professionals at Fitness Together in Georgetown, Washington, DC -- Owner, Matt McKinnis; Manager, Anson Paul; and Fitness Consultant, Jill Hansen.
At 51 years old, I’ve enjoyed vigorous physical activity all my life – including basketball, football, baseball, running track and the occasional bar-room brawl! However, I recently began to suffer chronic knee pain due to joint problems that date back to my early teenage years. The pain was severe enough that even walking and climbing stairs became a hassle.
I decided to enlist the crew at Fitness Together to help me reclaim my “swerve!” They worked with me to create a customized training regimen designed to alleviate the knee pain so I could resume full-intensity workouts and an active lifestyle.
I especially appreciate the dedicated efforts of my primary training consultant,
Jill Hansen. Jill led me through a six-week full-body conditioning program that produced impressive results:
- Eliminated the pain and stiffness in my knees
- Lost 5 lbs. of body fat and 2 inches on my waist
- Noticeably increased my muscular strength, flexibility and endurance
- Elevated my mood, mental clarity and overall sense of vitality
As a full-time graduate student with a full-time job and variable work schedule, I recognize that mental and physical fitness is essential to my quality of life. I’m grateful to Jill and her colleagues for their expert guidance in improving my health and well-being. After thoroughly researching my condition, they developed a training program that targeted my specific fitness goals and complemented my busy schedule. Jill planned and carefully supervised all of my workouts; and was consistently knowledgeable, concerned, energetic, enthusiastic, and devoted to my success. She not only showed me how to execute an optimal full-body workout with correct form, but also researched and identified a therapeutic knee sleeve that has upgraded my entire fitness routine.
In summary, I highly recommend the Fitness Together experience for anyone who is committed to elevating their lifestyle through better health and fitness. Many thanks to Anson, Jill and Matt for your advice, encouragement and friendship!
Sincere best wishes,
W. Leighton Haynes