Move Like Maggie…
I wanted to share with you a story about an Amazing woman named Maggie.
All it takes sometimes, is realizing you are not living the life that you have always wanted, needed, and deserved.
Here is her story:
“In July I met one of my friends for lunch. I hadn’t seen her in a while and I complimented on how good she looked. She just looked toned and more slender. She told me that she joined a gym called Applied Fitness and she loved it. She told me the classes were great and that the results were amazing. About a month later, I was at the Williamsville Farmers Market and I passed Applied Fitness table. the guys were passing out cards so I took one and stuck it in my pocket thinking ” oh, that’s where my friend goes”.
“My cholesterol levels were always borderline and my doctor did tell me that I should lose weight but never really pushed it. I was always told that for women my age to lose weight, we had to work 3xs as hard just to lose one pound. So I always used age as an excuse as to why I couldn’t lose weight. I was a member of other gym’s, I took Zumba and Kickboxing classes but I got easily bored. I tried to mix it up with the treadmill but that was torture. Boredom was my biggest challenge. I’ve tried weight watchers and was successful but it was short term, and not sustainable. I easily gained the weight back and more. I forced myself to go to the gym but never really got anything out of it.
“One day on the way home from the regular gym, my friend and I made a video of ourselves singing to a song on the radio. When we played back the video, I was disgusted at the way I looked! I called my friend the next day and told her that I was thinking about joining Applied Fitness. She invited me to the free class that they have Thursday night, the following week. I was so excited. The day we were supposed to go, she had to cancel, but I decided that I would go regardless. And I haven’t looked back since. I called the next day, and signed up for the six week challenge and am so happy that I did.
“As part of the 6 week challenge, I worked out 5 days a week and lost over 17 pounds. I changed my diet, incorporated The Lean Body Nutrition Plan and ate protein and vegetables. I was so happy with my results that I decided to sign up for full membership, continuing after the 6 week challenge. Since the challenge ended, I continued with 5 days a week and eating right. I’ve lost another 10 pounds and and hoping to lose another 20.
“Losing the weight has been great but more importantly, I have seen a change in my fitness level. I remember when I first started that I could not even do a squat thrust, mountain climber or hold a high plank! I could barely run a few steps to the fence and was always the last one back (but there were always my fellow Fit Family encouraging and helping me along the way). Now, I can’t say that I’m great at all these, but I’m much, much better. I’ve gotten stronger as well as leaner and most importantly, more confident.
“And what keeps me going back — well other that the visible results, the most important thing is that I never get bored! I love that each class is different and I never know what I’ll be doing from one class to the next. I love the trainers (sometimes it’s a love/hate relationship)! They push me to do things that they know I’m capable of that I may not know myself! I sweat more than I’ve ever sweat in my life and feel great after each class.
“I love the family atmosphere and the support that I get from not only the trainers but my fellow campers! I also love that members are recognized for their accomplishments and how everyone shares in everyone’s success.
“I would encourage anyone who either wants to lose weight or just get in shape to give Applied Fitness a try. They won’t be disappointed! Working out and eating right have become a lifestyle. Thank you Applied Fitness!!”
Maggie Poitevien Gershonovitz