Our friends inspire fitness at all levels and all ages. They have a few commonalities besides working with our training team. Each has a level of commitment to his and herself – invests in their quality of life. We can’t do it for them, but we can partner with them to guide them in their journey. So, let me tell you about my friends and we’ll let them motivate you!
Weight loss, strength gains, happier lifestyles and smiling faces prove it’s never too late and you’re never too old to inspire fitness! People start for so many reasons but what keeps them going is always personal.
Meet Mr. Terry – our dear friend of 16 years! Terry will soon be 80 years old and has been working with personal trainers in Harrisburg, PA since 2006. He began his journey to lose weight, succeeding in losing over 100 pounds and has his weight managed every since. Being educated on his health needs, he avoids salt at all costs, under the loving eye of his wife, Barb, but is still able to enjoy great meals without deprivation.
You may be slightly intimidated by his vocabulary (the man’s a walking dictionary) but you’ll be very impressed by his physical abilities. Age is just a number when it comes to his fitness program because he has years of a fitness lifestyle under his belt. Terry is the honorary client mayor of our Harrisburg location so you can expect a greeting and a little razzing. He has a love/hate relationship with the prowler sled and he often jokingly (we think) threatens to smack his trainer when he’s loading the sled with weight.
I’m off my medication. My grandkids don’t wear me out as quickly anymore!”
Let us now introduce Harry and Laverne! You can call them a power-couple, 73 years old and crushing it! They joined to work with a personal trainer to get their health under better control and their perspective is one we want others to adopt. It’s never too late to make improvements to your health but there is certainly no reason to push it off, especially after seeing the kind of results they’re getting. They work at the Hanover, PA location and are sweet (notice Harry’s shirt!) examples of how to progress fitness.
“Either we continue to have illnesses and go to the doctors or we get into an exercise program,” they’ve shared . They came in for the initial consultation expressing that their energy had faded away and they were ready to take control of their health. Laverne was halfway to her 20 pound weight loss goal is just about 3 months and Harry’s 25 pound loss had him back to his younger-years weight. Proud grandparents. Business owners. Power couple proving that life gets better when you tend to your health.
Our friends are proof that focus, consistent commitment, and support can change lives at any stage or age.
“I can maintain my independence.”
“The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel more than a 50 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 1.9 million in 2030 from 1.2 million in 2017” (1).
Bob was a client just a few years ago who is no longer with us but greatly missed. He shared his favorite response to the question he was often asked, “why spend money on a trainer at 80 years old?!” He’d look ’em square in the eye and tell them that his monthly investment in personal training was way cheaper than even 1 day in assisted living. Besides just not having to pay for assisted living, people strength train to maintain their physical independence. It’s about quality of life.
“It is part of who I am now.” “I feel so much better about myself when I’m fit.”
Our bud, Peter, lives a whole new and happier lifestyle since he focused on his health and fitness. Check out his testimony of weight loss, lifestyle change, and looking forward to a healthy future. We thank you for your service are proud to call you part of the fam’!