When did you start training at Pro Fitness?
I began team training with Doug and my inspirational partner, Chris Jacobson. I have also worked with Cindy who has been so resourceful and supportive.
Why did you decide to begin working with a trainer?
I always wanted to work with an educated trainer to help me with my fitness goals. It was simply a matter of a good fit for me. Doug is perfect. I needed better balance in my life. Fitness intermingled with work and family.
The accountability that Doug holds me to is what I need. This also applies to my partner and great friend, Chris, who I team train with at Pro Fitness.
What were your initial goals?
Educate myself on living a healthier lifestyle through having an educated trainer.
Get stronger, primarily from waist up. Being an avid runner, I had not focused on my core strength or upper body strength.
Work on improving my form with different exercises and making sure I am performing them correctly and not doing more harm to other parts of my body.
Develop a routine with my exercise and fitness that would help me reach my goals and fit in with my busy life.
How have the changes you’ve made impacted your lifestyle?
I have changed my diet and eating habits. I have learned how impactful small changes can be, trying to not overwhelm myself with large expectations or goals in order to be successful. I am far more aware of healthier and cleaner eating choices. I do still cheat, but not as much.
I have learned how important it is to be active in all respects of our health, emotionally and physically.
I use the knowledge that I have gained from Doug and other trainers regularly in my job as a family nurse practitioner. Much of my education to my patients surrounds living a healthy lifestyle with eating and physical activity. Emphasizing to my patients the importance of a healthy lifestyle in order to better their health conditions or prevent medical conditions, such as anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, etc. My patients hear how much I live this life and I believe that will inspire them.
Going forward, what are your new goals?
Continue to follow directives, education, and goals that are set by Doug and myself. Continue to work on my form with my training, whether it’s running, biking, strength training, or core strength activities.
Keep myself accountable to my fitness and health and the importance of this in order to lead a well-balanced lifestyle. Continue to educate my patients on the importance of a healthy lifestyle for longevity.
Any extra thoughts you would like to add?
It’s hard to put into words just how thankful I am for the experience I have had with Pro Fitness. I have met so many wonderful people during my short time at Pro Fitness.
I continue to me amazed at the knowledge that Doug has to share and love learning from him.
The positive energy from members, staff, and trainers is incredibly refreshing. I would spend every day there if my life allowed me to. Bottom line, I always look forward to getting to the gym and seeing everyone and all the hard work that each of you put forward.