My entire life I’ve struggled with my weight. My pant size was always fluctuating yearly, sometimes significantly and sometimes not. March of 2013 was my breaking point when I finally decided to make a change. I weighed in at my absolute heaviest – 183 pounds and a pant size of 14. I was a mess.
I found Fitness Together Melrose on accident. I had recently moved to the area and often passed by the studio. My husband and I decided to inquire on what services were offered. After an initial meeting and “test drive” we decided to join. It was the best decision I have ever made.
Fitness Together taught me how to hold myself accountable and take responsibility. So often I would join a gym and simply say, “I’ll go tomorrow.” That wasn’t part of the plan with FT. I had to be on time, put in the work, and follow through. The trainers were always watching me and pushing me. On top of that they made me accountable; making sure I was coming to my scheduled 1:1 and group sessions or simply to remind me not to give up. I couldn’t let them down and in turn, I couldn’t let myself down.
Fitness Together also taught me about family. Teddy and Jesse became just that for me. No matter what day of the week, or the time of day, I could always be guaranteed that one of them would be able to encourage and support me when I needed it. Not only would they give me diet advice and help me with my workouts, but we’d talk about everything and anything outside of FT, too. I never felt like I was being “trained” by someone – I always felt like I was simply working out with my buds. They are, without a doubt, lifelong friends.
Fitness Together has helped me achieve my goals. I not only lost 30 lbs. in about 6 months*, but I also ran my first 5K. That was HUGE! I have muscles and confidence. I no longer take medication for acid reflux and my back and shoulder pain is nearly gone. My shoulders are straight and aligned. Reclaiming my health is the most successful I have ever been with anything. I feel good every single day. That’s not to say it’s easy, because every day is a struggle, but now I have the tools and the motivation to make it work.
I am forever grateful to Fitness Together Melrose, specifically Teddy & Jesse. Without their expertise and fun, supportive personalities, I really don’t think I would have ever made it this far. Now – off to hit the treadmill!