Hours of Operation
It was back in October when I came back from vacation that I was as my heaviest weight. I had high blood pressure and felt horrible about myself. I knew I had to change for the better and lose the weight. I have been a member of NRG 4 Life for many years, however, needed to get back to a regular workout schedule. I absolutely love the gym and working out along with the energy that I have when I’m done. Sarah and Terry and all the wonderful staff make it so much more pleasant to be there. In addition to recommitting to my workout schedule, I joined Weight Watchers in November. With the combination of eating a much healthier diet and my consistent workouts, I have released 32lbs. I’m now aiming for the last 20lbs.Lisa B.
My journey towards a healthier lifestyle started on December 27th 2017. Although I previously ran half marathons and enjoyed the benefits associated with healthy eating, I fell of track. I was looking after everyone else except myself. With years of shift work, caring for aging parents and an active social calendar my weight had crept up to 215 pounds. As a nurse, I knew my BMI was in the obese category on my 5”4 frame. I was becoming short of breath and was suffering from terrible heartburn. I was miserable! I knew it was only time before I would be on medication for diabetes, high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. I’ll be 50 in August and decided that enough was enough. We are given only one body and need to take care of it. It was an epiphany. Time to get serious! Now that I’m 40 lbs lighter, I know I have the tools and determination to trim down another 20 lbs. I thank the constant encouragement from my “NRG Family” for keeping me motivated to. The Amazing Race Members Motivation program is a great example of this.
I recommitted to working out more diligently and decided to start by introducing lean proteins, fresh fruit and vegetables into my diet. I avoid (bad) fats and stay away from food with little nutritional value. I have a real passion for food so spend time creating delicious recipes using herbs and spices. Being prepared is key! It’s so easy to grab food that has little value when not prepared. I spend a lot more time shopping and chopping! It’s worth it.
NRG 4 Life, Sarah and Terry have provided our community with the most incredible venue to help us achieve our goals. Terry’s warmth and smile, even at 5:30 a.m. make NRG a pleasant place to go. Sarah always has nutritional tips and enjoys sharing recipes. She is devoted to her clients and is certainly an inspiration to all. I must add that Sarah and Terry employed our daughter at NRG. She learned so much and enjoys the benefits of exercise and healthy diet due to their positive influence. I am forever grateful.
I thoroughly enjoy the spin classes that are offered throughout the day and evening. Each instructor offers a different style with various type of music I enjoy them all. Brenda, Marlene and Dean are so motivating! Neil and Taya, I can’t thank you enough for your support and motivation. My goal is to continue on this plan, attend more classes and enjoy the benefits associated with physical fitness and health!