My life has changed in just 6 Months! Thanks to Fitness Together!
My journey with Fitness Together started with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Not long before I was diagnosed I had completed a Physical Fitness assessment at my physicians office performed by Mark Carrier of Fitness Together Norfolk. As I expected, I did not perform very well on the assessment.
I was 49 y.o. and weighing in at nearly 300 lbs. I was leading a completely sedentary lifestyle. I had terrible eating habits dominated by fast food and a complete lack of portion control. My list of medical problems included high cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea requiring sleeping with a CPAP machine, and arthritic knees. The Type 2 Diabetes was the last straw.
I contacted Mark at Fitness Together and told him I was ready to sign up. That was in March of 2013. Now nearly 6 months later Fitness Together has changed my life forever. I cannot say enough about my experience there.
At my first visit they completed an even more in depth fitness assessment with me, discussed my goals, and paired me with a personal trainer who designed a program of strength and cardio training to meet my goals. They also provided me with basic nutritional information to help me establish a healthy change in my eating habits. Having purchased my training sessions in advance added additional motivation.
The staff is always friendly and welcoming. They have demonstrated excellent flexibility with scheduling. Water and towels are provided for every workout and the facilities are always clean and well organized. My trainer, Kai Rossbach, has been outstanding. He is a wealth of knowledge and provides just the right amount and kind of motivation. He challenges me and pushes me to stretch my limits. He is always ready to modify my workout when my aching knees don't want to cooperate. I have now lost 70 lbs in the 6 months* that I have been at Fitness Together and I am within 20 lbs of reaching my goal weight.
I have reversed the Type 2 Diabetes and do not require any medication for it.* Additionally I have been able to stop taking my cholesterol medication and my sleep apnea has dramatically improved.* I have not had to use my asthma inhaler one time since I began exercising.* I am deeply indebted to Mark, Marti, and their staff, especially to Kai, for all of their efforts on my behalf. I am changed forever. My outlook on diet and exercise will never be the same. I am a convert and so much of the credit belongs to Fitness Together. Thank you guys so much!!