March 2015 Member of the Month: Stephen Phillimore

After 7 years of working from home, sitting in front of a computer 8 to 12 hours per day and watching myself get more and more out of shape, I decided that I needed to do something about it.  Oh yeah, over that period of time we had talked about going to the gym and even purchased home gym equipment that soon became something to hang your coat on when you came in from the garage.  We toured a gym or 2 trying to decide if that would work for us or not.   In October 2013 I joined Body Renew in Eagle River.  Initially it was so there were no more excuses and I would make the time to get out of the house, go to the gym and workout.  I also decided that if I was going to do this I needed someone to get me going, give me some direction, and motivate me.  I signed up for a personal trainer.   Chris has been exactly what I needed to get me going and keep me moving forward.   Initially I had a goal of losing 20-25 pounds and just getting in better  physical shape but wasn’t real sure if it was going to work out.  Chris has provided the encouragement and support I needed to keep going and take control of my life and personal fitness again.  Not only does he provide the physical training and the exercises I need, but he also provides suggestions on improving my overall diet and my overall health.  Under Chris’s guidance I did the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and was able to push through my plateau and reach my weight loss goal.   After 10 months I have exceeded my initial goal for weight loss, completely changed my outlook on nutrition and overall feel better than I have in years.

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