Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Success Stories from the LIFE Center

Everyone has different reasons for swapping cake for carrots, television for exercise. For Louise Windon, the reason was pretty cut and dry. “I couldn’t breathe and I didn’t feel well. I quit smoking in March of 2008 after 40 years and joined the LIFE Center a few months later in May.”

Complete Change in Lifestyle
She’s glad she did. Louise says, “I come five days a week at about 6 a.m., start on the elliptical, the treadmill or with stretching. Then I take an early morning class with Sara Freeman. Sara is great. She mixes it up. We do Pilates, yoga, weight training, core training, plus stretching and relaxation.”

What has been the result of all this activity? “I feel great,” says Louise. “I have lots more energy — and I know I’m easier to get along with. I have more endurance, and, mentally, I feel much better.”

Stephanie Paugh, who works as an administrative assistant, had a different motivation. In her 40s and leading a hectic lifestyle with two kids, Stephanie found that she was unhappy with her weight. A diminutive 4 feet, 11 inches, she was a size 12. Her goal was to lose several sizes and get down to a size 6.

Stephanie started going to the LIFE Center two to three times a week, but the weight was slow to come off. When she upped her frequency to four to five times a week and started evaluating her food choices, “The weight started to move. I was so inspired by the LIFE Center employees, especially cycling instructors Amy [Moore] and Laurie [O’Conner], that it became my second home. I lost 33 pounds. After a year, I am now down to a size 2. I have changed what I eat, and I am not going back!”
Try out the LIFE Center and see if it's for you. Call 540-316-2640 to arrange for your free week.

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