In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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“I used to have a very active job and I worked out regularly with weights to maintain the level of strength I needed for my job. About eight years ago, I took a less physical job, and stopped working out regularly. At first, I didn’t notice any changes, but all the while my body was gradually weakening. I began to have more pain, I gained weight, and I noticed I couldn’t do things I used to do easily. When I reached the point that climbing the stairs in my house was wearing me out, I knew it was time for a change.
Weight training has helped get me back on the right track. It wasn’t easy to get started; but the AWC trainers were patient and made me feel like I really could lift that dumbbell one more time, and sure enough, I did manage one more rep. I am stronger now and have fewer daily aches and pains, I have lost some pounds, and I feel mentally sharper. I can easily climb the stairs to my sister’s third floor apartment. I started yoga classes and my flexibility is returning. Now, I am focusing on adding more cardio work to my life. I want to be able to catch my grandson when we play chase!
It’s easy to think that you don’t have time for exercise, or that you get enough exercise in your daily life, and for some people that may be true. But for me, regular exercise is a requirement for a happy, healthy life.” -Lynn G.
“I have worked out with personal trainers at various stages of my life. I have to say that working with the fitness team at AWC has been extremely helpful. They have taught me to exercise smarter, and sometimes less is more – which was a huge AHA for me. Also love the small group sessions. The trainers truly give first class service – and I get the results!! Thanks!” -Susie G.