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Fitness Together® Client Review Murphey Coy*

Murphey Coy

Murphy's Law is a saying that states, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." This is ironic enough because I am also named Murphey, and a decent part of life fits this quote too perfectly.

I was in the best shape of my life in high school. I had a goal: play college lacrosse. I had met my goal and was in preparation to continue playing lacrosse at Virginia Military Institute. That was until I collapsed on the field during my team's last game. A few days later, I was diagnosed with a serious heart condition that led to a heart transplant two years later.

Fitness had always been a major part of my life, but once I got sick, exercise and strenuous activities became impossible to do. I was able to maintain my weight for quite some time, but as I became more sedentary my weight and physical condition got away from me. I wanted to get back into shape, but I felt so overwhelmed. I did not even know where to begin.

My mom was running errands around Auburn, and she stumbled upon Fitness Together, and when I got home she treaded lightly around the subject (she was afraid to offend me) to see if I would be interested. I was. I called that day and set up an appointment for the following day. The next morning I went in and met Vanessa, Will, and Kris. I really liked the atmosphere, the philosophy, and the butt-kicking I got from the assessment they put me through. I confirmed what I already knew: I am out of shape and need a change. Having forgotten how great it felt to get an intense work out in and to feel sore was a memory that has delightfully returned to me and I look forward to each of my sessions.

I have been working out at Fitness Together 3 days a week for several months now, and am so glad that I am. The improvements that I have made in the past few months I still cannot believe, and they are not just limited to my fitness. Sure, I have lost weight, gained muscle, and have more energy; but I also have better concentration at work, more motivation, and an overall better mood. I just wish that I had done it sooner.

If I could offer any advice to someone looking to get healthier it would be to not be afraid to ask for help. Being a guy and having a lot of personal pride, this is something that does not come easily for me. My stubbornness is part of why I took so long to get the help that Fitness Together offers clients to improve their fitness, but hopefully, this stubbornness will also be the reason I do not give it up. I have made a lot of progress and reached many of the original goals I set when I started; however, I have readjusted and added new goals that I plan to reach with the help of Fitness Together.