Tell us how training at FT has changed you:
Working out at Fitness Together has changed the way I approach exercise. Working with my trainer, Chris, keeps me focused on increasing results over time. Sometimes focusing on one exercise to build strength measured over a 6 week period. Other times focused on weight loss and increased endurance. Each goal is set at the beginning of week 1 and measured against results at the end of week 6. Then a new goal is set, the plan is re-evaluated, and the workout changes.
Why do you like Fitness Together?
I like that FT offers focused attention to specific goals without the distraction of crowds at a gym. No waiting for machines. Full attention from motivating trainers in a personalized and relaxed environment.
How did you discover Fitness Together?
I followed my trainer from a mass marketed gym to the customized fitness center that is Fitness Together/North End.
Tell us some of the results you have achieved:
Increased my bench press from 150lbs to 225 lbs in 6 weeks. Increased my back squat to 310lbs. More strength and definition in my chest, shoulders, back, and legs. Increased mobility and better posture.
Why do you like one-on-one training?
One-on-one training offers a greater depth of physical conditioning that is customized to my individual needs.
What is your favorite exercise?
Impossible to pick a single exercise. I like circuit training, which includes a series of several exercises repeated with little rest to simultaneously build mobility, strength and endurance. My FT trainer puts a full body weight training plan together that changes regularly, and works the same muscles differently with each session. That keeps me fit and challenged.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Shrimp with Coconut Rice
¼ cup brown rice 6-8 raw shrimp, peeled
¼ cup coconut milk 1 tablespoon soy sauce
¾ cup water 1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
Combine rice, coconut milk, and water in a saucepan. Stir, covered, bring to boil; then reduce heat to low and simmer 25-30 minutes until rice is tender. Separately, heat oil in a small skillet. Add shrimp. Saute for 3 minutes each side, then stir in soy sauce and honey and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Serve shrimp on rice. Garnish with scallion.
What is your favorite “cheat meal”?
One meal a week at a nice restaurant with a glass of wine and dessert.