Profession: Engineer/Project Manager/Consultant
I began working out at Fitness Together in order to get in shape for my wedding. My original thought was that I would use the personal training for only a few months prior to the wedding and then go back to working out on my own when I had time, but based on the results I had in a short period of time, I continued using the personal and group training. I’ve always had issues sticking with workout programs on my own for a number of reasons including not enjoying my work outs, a lack of motivation, difficulty finding time to work out, and a lack of results. All these reasons led to me making excuses to not work out and ultimately I would end up falling out of shape.
There were many reasons why Fitness Together worked for me. For one, the accountability of working out at scheduled times made me always find time to work out even when I didn’t completely feel like it. In addition, because the trainers had customized workouts planned that catered to my specific goals, I was getting much more out of my workouts as opposed to being lost in the gym. The trainers were flexible and understanding, which allowed me to always find a way to get in my workouts.
The trainers were very motivating and continued to challenge me as I progressed. When I started, I had a hard time even knowing how to breathe correctly while lifting weights. The trainers were very knowledgeable and always knew when to move onto more advanced exercises and we were regularly checking to track my level of fitness. The workouts were very different from what I was used to. Every workout, whether in group or personal training, involved grouping exercising together and mixed in different core training that was constantly putting me in different positions with different movements, so you were never doing the same things. The training progressed in different phases too which involved different numbers of repetitions and different amounts of resting. I never would have known all the challenging things that you can do with ladders, balls, tires, hammers, ropes, sliders, etc.!
Based on the fitness results, which included being stronger, having more energy, and performing better in sports like golf and softball, I consider using Fitness Together one of the best investments I could have made for myself. I got comments about how much better I looked from my wife and other people, and just felt better overall.*
Finally, being at Fitness Together is like joining a family. Everyone there from the staff to the other members knows you by name and is very supportive. While going through some changes in my personal life including changing jobs and starting a family, the trainers would continually check in with me and ask how I was doing. They were always available to answer questions about fitness and nutrition or anything else. There were even events outside of the training, including barbecues and stadium workouts on the weekends.