Client of the Month: Greta Nagel
Jan 8, 2018
Q: How long have you been with Fitness Together, and how often are you working out both inside and outside of the studio?
I have been with Fitness Together since March, 2017. I work out 3 times a week at the studio, and my New Years resolution is to start doing cardio and stretching routines on my own outside the studio on my off days.
Q: What are the results you've seen so far?
Though I initially came to the studio because I wanted to lose weight, I’ve found that the most satisfying results so far have little to do with weight. I have lost weight (close to 10 pounds!), but more importantly I am stronger, and my body composition is changing. I have more lean muscle than before and I can do exercises that I could never do a year ago! I also have developed a can-do attitude when it comes to working out. When Erin shows me a new exercise, rather than saying “I don’t think I can do that!” I always say, “That looks hard, but okay, let’s try it!”
Q: What can you attribute mostly to your success so far? What hurdles did you have to get over in order to succeed?
I’ve always had a hard time getting motivated to exercise on my own. Before, I felt embarrassed going to the gym because I couldn’t do the exercises I saw the people around me doing. I never considered myself an athlete. All of that changed when I found Fitness Together!
I’ve been successful at Fitness Together because I genuinely love going. My trainer, Erin, always has a smile on her face, and a fun story to tell. Before I know it, the workout is over and I had a great time. She always challenges me just enough, and modifies my workouts to meet my goals. Now, I can confidently say that I love working out, and it never, ever feels like a chore! Without the support of FT I would never have felt inspired to start exercising on my own, outside of the studio. But, here I am!
Q: What are some of your goals with FT moving forward?
I would like to continue losing weight and gaining lean muscle. I also have a long-term goal of learning to do a pull-up!
Q: Anything else you would like to share with others looking to hit their goals?
I was always frustrated by not being able to do something perfect the first time. This kept me back from exercising at all! If you’re anything like me, I would say start small. Set small, easily attainable goals for yourself and just keep building on them! This will give you the self-confidence and motivation to continue. Just remember, anything is better than nothing at all!