Hours of Operation
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!
I have been a part of the NRG 4 Life family since it was in Terry and Sarah’s home studio many years ago. My journey with them began at a low point in my life so as a gift to myself I signed up for personal training with Sarah. Training led to a boost in my energy levels, my strength and most importantly my self esteem which ultimately gave me the courage to sign up for 3-5 classes a week. If only I had known earlier how important these classes would become, the friendships that I would make, the camaraderie among people just like myself. I was not alone in my struggle to gain better health!!
Over the years as my strength and endurance improved I still struggled with my weight until I had one of those “AH HA” moments brought on by the sudden illness and eventual passing of my Father last year. I realized that most of his health problems could have been eliminated entirely by making healthier nutritional choices. I made those changes along with my continued exercise and support at NRG I’m happy to say that I look and feel better than I have in years. Every day has its challenges but I have the tools to overcome them now. My journey is not over but is oh so much more enjoyable!!! Thanks NRG !!!!😊Laurie S.
I’ve never been the thinnest guy but as I got older, had some injuries, a busy life and sedentary work that became a bit of an excuse for letting my weight creep up…… I was definitely noticing changes in my health, the way my body felt and what I could do; and I wasn’t happy. I knew that I needed to make a change…….One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to come to NRG 4 Life and get set up with a trainer…… Three months in and in the best shape of my adult life, I am still motivated and encouraged…….Michael B.