Category: Clients

October 2014 Member of the Month: Lisa Michelson

  Fitness has not always been a part of my life. When I embarked on a fitness path in the past I often found it frustrating and Member of the Month - Alaska - Oct14difficult to stick to a program. Many years ago as a young mother of two, I found that my commitment to fitness was diminishing. I always felt active as I kept up with the kids and advanced in my career, but in 2010 at 3000 feet above my home town of Palmer, I truly felt the weight of my unbalance lifestyle catching up with me. I had persevered through an emotionally and physically treacherous hike up Lazy Mountain. As I summited the not so lazy mountain I found a new perspective on my life. I was 44, the same age my mother was when she passed away, and I saw very clearly how my poor health was keeping me from enjoying life to the fullest. That day I made the decision to take control. I knew I wanted to change, I also knew I needed help to change. I found the support I was looking for through the personal training program at Body Renew. Training at Body Renew was different from other programs I had done before. I actually enjoyed what I was doing! I liked the challenge working with a trainer presented, and over time I found a social network at the gym. My journey through fitness is still not without its frustrations, however through hard work, a commitment to nutrition, and the support of my family, friends and my trainer, I am now seeing the results I have been looking for. Although I have not yet reached to my ultimate fitness goals, I truly feel amazing! Fitness was not always part of my past, but it will now always be a part of my future.

July 2014 Member of the Month: Lucia Orozco

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December 2013 I was heavier than I have ever been. Going out to eat at least 4 to 5 days a week after work, on the weekends and an occasional beer with no activity in my life was just slowing me down. Having two kids, working part time and being a full time college student, were just excuses to not get out and get fit. Alaska Club, Planet Fitness, and Body Renew tags all dangle side by side to my keys, but only one of those I do not regret paying monthly fees for, and it was for Body Renew. I was always a bit skeptical about signing up for yet another gym but there was just something about Body Renew that kept my curiosity going; results, testimonies and rock hard bodies. I told myself that enough was enough, and that there was no reason for how big I was getting. It wasn’t until my first 8 pounds shed that kept me motivated. Melanie pushed me harder than what I thought my limit was and I kept pushing harder and harder from that point on. She called me and texted me on the days that I did not want to go in. If I called in due to “soreness” or plain laziness, she would try to reschedule me that same day at a later time, or that same week so that I did not lose my session. Dedication, want, need, and results, was all that I needed to keep me going. Not to mention all of the awesome support I’ve received from the Body Renew staff. They kept me going too, by showing me their level of proudness; encouragement was a huge plus, especially coming from staff members. 41 pounds later, I am mentally and physically stronger and healthier. My success story will only continue to grow from this point on.

June 2014 Member of the Month: Shirlee Bulard

Member of the Month - Alaska - JuneI joined Body Renew in September 2013 and decided to sign up with a trainer after realizing I couldn’t maintain my fitness on my own. I set goals for myself and wanted to lose weight, gain muscle, strength, and learn how to eat clean. I had no idea how far I could actually push myself, nor did I ever think I would achieve doing things like squats, overhead squats, handstands, burpees or box jumps. 6 months ago I would have laughed if someone told me to do things like this, I never thought it was possible. While being trained by Jonathan, he has motivated me, and taught me invaluable things that I can take with me in my own fitness endeavors.

My husband and family couldn’t be happier with the way I look, and I am totally and extremely pleased with the experience and outcome that I’ve had at Body Renew and with Jonathan. I love doing High Intensity Exercise and my goals have extended higher this summer than ever. I plan on competing in a Bodybuilding Comp in Phoenix, Arizona and continuing to elevate my fitness level.

With the support and help of my family, friends, and trainer I’m in better shape now than I was in College. I am extremely happy and look forward to more hard training. Thank you.

May 2014 Member of the Month: Tony Boneta

Member of the Month - Alaska - MayAfter many years of being overweight and out of shape I decided to become healthier and more active in retirement. My wife and I joined body renew in November and opted to add trainers to our package. My trainer is Vicky Aguilar. I consider myself as being very lazy when It comes to physical fitness, but have told myself to be active for at least and hour 4-5 times per week. When I started with Vicky she put me on what she called “fat burn” exercise program in the yoga room, I thought she was trying to kill me! After 5-6 weeks I found that I was losing weight, my body measurements were decreasing, and I found myself able to sleep deeply and more restful throughout the night. We have added weight training into my workouts along with core and cardio. I have found significant increase in my core strength; I can now play hockey (goalie) 3-4 nights a week and not feel discomfort in my knees, and overall am now feeling healthier and stronger than I have in 15 years. Thank you Vicky! I am closing in on my initial weight goal of 190 pounds and have always wanted to run the bear paw 5k race with my wife, I am feeling confident that I can lose an additional 10 pounds by race day and achieve this with a few more sessions in the “yoga room” with Vicky.

April 2014 Member of the Month: Charly Masters

Member of the Month - Alaska - AprilCharly: What an amazing journey I’ve been on. I started out with a goal of wanting to lose weight to be healthy now and for later in life. It took me a year to do my Jump Start from when I got my membership and in that year, like all my life and every girl’s life, my weight yo-yo’d and I tried everything out there to try to lose weight. From that first meeting with one of the Body Renew trainers I knew that they really cared for and wanted to see their clients succeed. She paired me up with Wyatt and he’s been amazing! From our first session he’s pushed me physically and mentally. When I didn’t have the confidence in myself to do something he did. When I’ve wanted to give up, he coached me through it mentally to keep me going and finish strong. When I hit a plateau, he didn’t wait to see if I could get over it, he immediately recognized it and helped me jump start my metabolism and keep dropping the weight. Along with all this, he’s kept me accountable checking in weekly with how I’ve been eating. He had me write down what I ate and when. Then he took the extra time to look at it and critic it and tell me where I needed to make adjustments. I’ve had a ton of fun training with Wyatt and I look forward to my weekly sessions with him. He truly is a fantastic trainer as well as genuine person who cares about his clients.

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