I feel stronger. My energy level has improved. Mentally, I feel more confident and my spirit is lighter.
“I’m a 52-year-old lady who has been on a health and weight loss journey for the past 2.5 years. In August of 2022 my daughter asked me to be her fitness pal for one training session. She had encouraged me to join her but I felt I was too fat and out of shape. I thought, “Are you kidding me? You want me to lift weights?” What a joke.
I have a history of bilateral knee replacement with some limited mobility issues. I also have arthritis in my wrists and have had rotator cuff issues. Needless to say, hesitation and fear doesn’t begin to describe my reluctance to go. I had seen her body transformation and how great she felt. So, with much hand holding she talked me into a session with her personal trainer at PowerStrength and it went way better than I had ever expected.
The Coach was professional and an expert in his knowledge with all my limitations. He was patient with explaining and demonstrating the techniques with every exercise. He made me feel so comfortable. At the end of our first session, I felt like I did it! This is possible!
I still had a lot of anxiety about going to a group session with other people because I have never felt comfortable in a gym setting. I don’t want to be judged and frankly I have no idea what I’m doing. However, after working with the PowerStrength Coaches, I decided to sign up for a one-month trial membership. The first few weeks were hard because I had activated muscles I hadn’t used in years. Then slowly the soreness started to dissipate and I started to feel better and better. I feel stronger. My energy level has improved. Mentally, I feel more confident and my spirit is lighter.
I started to look forward to my work out sessions. Six months later I have a whole new outlook. I have lost 20 pounds. My mobility has improved. I go 3 days a week to the small group session and one day a week to personal training. I do it like it’s my job! It’s now a part of life.
I never in a million years thought I would enjoy going to a gym. But this isn’t a gym. This is a community with no judgment with people just like me trying to improve themselves. The coaches are the best people ever. They are so kind, encouraging and supportive. They have become my friends. I will forever be grateful to the staff for making me believe in me.” – Mimi V.