I never cared much for exercising. I liked to walk and had always had a vague notion that I might like running, but I never really tried. Instead, my idea of trying to get in shape was to simply not eat as much and that works for the first few pounds. The weight would always come back and it steadily increased until I was over 190lbs.

I was at a crossroads in my life and I needed to DO something. I didn’t feel or look good. It seemed like a completely spur of the moment decision the day I walked into Everybodys Fitness Center. I had never joined a gym before and I wasn’t sure I would like it. But there was something about the people at EFC that made me feel comfortable right away.

After my first 1-on-1 session with a fitness coach, I was discouraged by how little I was able to do. I couldn’t run for more than 30 seconds, 5lb weights were heavy and how I hated jumping! I was determined to get better and I slowly did. Each day I saw little improvements. I could run a little longer or do a few more reps with the 5lb weights, then I was able to do heavier weights. As I got stronger,I noticed I was losing weight too.

Today, I feel much stronger, physically and mentally than I did when I started at EFC. The variety of classes, training programs and equipment are important, but equally important is the support of the wonderful staff and coaches. Their support has helped me stay motivated enough to lose over 50lbs. I even ran my first 5k last summer and two more since. Thanks so much EFC.

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