Training just for health is reason enough for anyone to be working out. Heart health, stamina, blood pressure, metabolic rate all improve not to mention general well being.
When I moved to Roswell almost seven years ago, I was driven to find a replacement for the Curves that I left behind in Pennsylvania. In addition to keeping me fit, I had many friends there that made going to work-out more enjoyable. I bounced between a few different places until I found SFX.
I have always been thin with the exception of a 60 pound weight gain during pregnancy. I watch what I eat and cut back on the calories whenever I have gained 5 to 10 pounds. So, what happened that changed my life in June of 2012? I read an article about being â€œskinny unhealthyâ€ or â€œskinny fatâ€. As I read it, something clicked in my brain. They were talking about me. I was thin and I was not healthy. The next day I received an Amazon Local promotional deal for SFX and I decided to take them up on it.
When Julian asked me to tell my story I donâ€™t think he realized what he was getting himself into. To understand where I am now, one has to understand how I got here. In 1992 I was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease called Avascular Necrosis. Before this I was in great shape, but little did I know how debilitating my life would become. I had my first operation in October of â€™92, this would be one of 11 on my left leg and it would take me almost 2 Â½ years, physical therapy 5 days a week for almost 3-4 hours a day to learn to walk again.
Why Startâ€”Will Rogers, the great humorist, once said, â€œHalf our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through trying to save.â€ In 2008 I had just retired from Georgia State University after 34 years as a college professor and administrator, and I knew that in addition to volunteering in my daughterâ€™s first grade classroom a couple of days a week, I wanted to begin an exercise program.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE TESTIMONIALS
When my son entered the dreaded adolescent years he realized his sports performance was impeded by his unexpected growth and lack of coordination.He set goals for himself to improve on the lacrosse field. At the top of his list were speed and agility. Being that I am a certified middle school teacher in addition to a parent I realize the teen years are full of unexpected change.
It wasn’t until February of 2015, a little over a year after she started with you Lauren’s training paid off. The first week of Lacrosse season, the team had a time trial. Normally, Lauren would run in the middle of the pack. This year was different for Lauren. She said with a big smile after the race, she said “everything Julian taught me I remembered while I was running. I was just doing it and it worked!”