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Fitness Together® Client Review Jenna Whitney*

A little over a year ago, I was part of a 30-person 'boot camp' program... I was struggling to keep up with the group, wasn't paying attention to form, and ended up with a torn ACL. Eight months and an extra 15 pounds later, a friend told me about Fitness Together in Severna Park. I was at the point where I was scared to exercise or run, afraid that I might cause further injury. I was overweight and depressed, which left me without the energy for my kids and demanding job. I didn't know where to start or how to get the nerve up to try and get back into a fitness routine. I gave Jim Cleveland a call at FT and the journey began.

In a one-on-one training environment, with a certified trainer, I knew that the exercises I was doing were safe and that my trainer was paying close attention to my form to prevent injury. I learned how to run for weight loss on the days that I wasn't in the gym, using my heart rate as a guide to burn fat. From Nutrition Together, I learned that my lack of eating throughout the day and nighttime binges in the evening had my metabolism out of whack.

In the six months since starting with FT, I've not only lost 10 pounds, 10 inches, and went from 24.7 to 17.5% body fat, but I've also trained for and completed a marathon. I work with Jim to set new goals every few months, and I know he's there to help me achieve them every time. Right now, I'm focused in losing a bit more weight in hopes of improving my run time for another marathon. Last year at this time, I would never have thought that this would be possible...