Fitness TogetherWinnetka
546B Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL   60093
p. (847) 441-6399


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Personal Training Success Stories

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Dave Segal

Dave Segal - Winnetka - Client since 2/28/2008

Why did you seek out personal training?

– I was overweight and out of shape.  I was turning 50 and didn’t want to be dealing with the weight loss in my 70’s.  It was time to take on the challenge so I could enjoy life.


Why did you choose FT?

– I had tried other fitness clubs before and tried the personal training.  I didn’t like large setting and felt lost in the club, left to my own devices.  A friend from Wisconsin told me about FT.  I looked around in my area and found the studio. After my initial meeting with Amanda, and meeting Brianna – I knew this was the place for me. 


How did it compare to the other things you’ve tried?  What do you enjoy most?

– I really enjoy the private setting.  My trainer was always in a great mood and ready for my session.  Though she had a full schedule of clients, she made me feel like I was her only one.  It felt more like a workout buddy; a friend rather than a trainer. 


What was the hardest thing to change and how did you overcome this?

– Diet was the hardest to tackle.  I used the Vitabot system for a while, until my life became really busy.  It helped me to understand the food I was putting into my body.  I realized how hard I had to work to lose the weight, and eating the bad stuff became less acceptable.


After 6 months, what have you accomplished?  How has this impacted your life?

– Lost 40 lbs.  Back pain is better; blood pressure is lower – from 140/90 to 120/80.  Cholesterol is better - from 220 to 170.  More energy makes my job easier.  As a landscaper, having more energy is important when you are working hard outside all day long.  If I had the same client load last year as this year in the shape I used to be in – I would have had a heart attack a long time ago!  My doctor is very pleased.


Did Fitness Together meet or exceed your expectations?

– Exceed – My workouts are never boring.  I actually enjoy coming here.  It’s my "me" time.  No cell phone, no worries, no one can bother me.  I get 1 hour a day to escape the world and focus on me.  The staff makes me feel welcome and important. 


What advice would you give to a new client?

 – Be honest about where you are and what you want.  There can be no secrets between you and your trainer.  When I came here, I let everything go.  I gave myself over to FT and said, “This is what I want to do, you do what you will with me.”  And it worked. 


Would you suggest our services to others?

– Yes, and already have. 



Jessie Solomon

Jessie Solomon - Glencoe - Client since March 2008

Did you try other health clubs or fitness programs?

- I tried curves for five years.  It was great for a while but I felt like I needed more. 

Why did you choose Fitness Together?

- A very compelling mailing caught my interest as well as a convenient location, but most importantly it was the private one on one setting.

What was the hardest habit to break?

- Diet was the hardest thing to change.  I love the computer nutrition program.  It has really opened my eyes, not just to calorie count but to total nutrition.

What do you enjoy the most about Fitness Together?

- My trainer is wonderful.  I love how he continually changes up the routine so I never get bored.  All the staff is so supportive and friendly.

Before joining Fitness Together, what were your biggest health and fitness concerns?

- For me, it was weight loss, toning, and a bad shoulder.  I was also  concerned about my core strength.  I had major surgery to remove cancer from my colon, and it left my core weak.  When I came here I couldn’t lift my feet off the ground, now I can do 20 leg raises.

After three  months, what have you accomplished?

- I have lost 22 lbs.  My balance is better and I have better stamina.  I feel so healthy, relaxed,  and full of life. 

What advice would you give to a new client?

- Do it!  Do the whole program.




Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper - Winnetka, Client since February 2008

What made you decide to seek out personal training?

- I had tried personal training before, but did not feel that I was  being pushed enough.  The results weren’t there at the other places.

What else have you tried? 

 - I tried health clubs and personal training.  The workouts were all the same at the other clubs and the programs were too basic; they didn’t fit my needs. 

Why did you choose Fitness Together?

- I received the letter in the mail and decided to give it a try.  Plus, my back and knees were starting to give me problems. 

What was the hardest habit to break?

- Portion control!  Managing my diet has been the most challenging.

What do you enjoy the most about Fitness Together?

- I like that each workout is different.  I like to come to Fitness Together for guided weight training and I do cardio on my own. 

Before joining Fitness Together, what were your biggest health and fitness concerns?

- Bad knees and back.  High cholesterol and genetic high blood pressure.

After seven months, what have you accomplished?

- I have lost 38 pounds since the first day starting. My core, back, and knees are all stronger.

Has Fitness Together met your expectations?

- Yes, it has!

What advice would you give to a new client

- It’s not just about what the trainers do.  It’s a piece in the big puzzle.  The client must adjust their diet and lifestyle to see the results.


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