I was one of the first clients to join the gym in Spring 2013. It had been a couple decades, since the last time I had membership at a fitness center.I really liked the idea of having a facility like this in Bay Village, because I could get into the gym, do my work out, and get home quickly. My objective was to lose weight. For my first year, I lost more in inches than I lost weight. In my opinion, these results were not very dramatic. As my 50th birthday was just a few months away, I decided in August 2014 that I really needed to get serious about fitness. I had gained about 50-60 pounds, since college. My new goal was to lose that weight and regain the general fitness and strength that I had 30 years ago. To achieve this lofty goal, my plan was to increase my work outs from 2-3 per week to 5-6 per week. I also increased the length of my work outs from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. In addition, I came to the realization that I really needed to make changes to my diet. I started counting and tracking calories and worked on portion control. However, the biggest change was eating salads for lunch (instead of eating at restaurants). After making these changes, the pounds and inches started dropping off. I could see noticeable changes each week.
My trainer, Noah Rayne, has been the best coach and motivator, and he has helped and pushed me tremendously each step of the way. I have now lost approximately 50 pounds and about 9 inches from my waist. More importantly, I am now in great physical shape. At 50 years old, I feel better and stronger than I did, when I was 40! This whole experience has given me new confidence to push myself physically. For example, I recently completed in my first Spartan race. Out of approximately 20 competitors in my age bracket, I finished 2nd! I discovered that I really enjoyed obstacle racing, so I am planning on competing in the Warrior Dash and future Spartan races. I am looking forward to continue working with Noah, because I know he is going to continue to push me and encourage me.
Before – 40 years old | 210 lbs |32% body fat After – 50 years old| 155 lbs | 16.5% body fat