Medical Condition: Type II diabetes, arthritis in shoulder
Prescription: Fitness Together personal training
50+ years of relatively sedentary life style was catching up. Health issues (Type II diabetes) arose in the past few years. I needed to work out for health, not for vanity. Since I have never felt comfortable in gyms, I never kept up with it.
How has FT helped you?
The FT atmosphere is small and very supportive. My trainer, Jen met me when I was very inactive - bad knee, poor endurance and balance, and we proceeded from there. She accommodates exercises for a few physical limitations I have (i.e. touchy knee, arthritis in a shoulder, etc…)…that said we don’t “skip” the exercises…we just are careful in how they are executed.
I have experienced NO lower back strain while exercising (a common problem I’d encounter in past tries to work out at a gym). My back feels strong and I feel my balance is improving. My trainer has me focus on form while exercising to avoid injury.
I have been a 3 day a week attendee for 8 months already with very few exceptions. Usually I would have long lost interest and have given up - but the one on one makes a difference. I find it amazing that we utilize as much of the equipment as we do. In a “normal” gym setting I would not even try to use some of the more intimidating exercise (i.e. flipping tires, heavy bag, sled, etc…). Now I do them regularly and feel comfortable doing so.