Starting Weight: 195 lbs.
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Location: New Ipswich, NH
Susan spent much of her adult life frequenting a local health club. She loved strength training and would often end up doing laps in the pool after workouts. Her routine was disrupted after becoming unemployed. Although she tried other gyms over the years, this once avid exerciser ultimately stopped taking care of herself, became inactive, and gained over 55 pounds.
After a gentle nudge from a personal trainer, Susan dove right in, and by working out several times a week and avoiding night-time snacking, she got her body back!
She lost 45 lbs in 10 months and shows no sign of slowing down. Susans fitness plan is set up to ensure long term success without risk of injury. Her nutrition plan is flexible and sustainable and she has learned to regularly check in with her hungry levels and appetite in order to control cravings and portion sizes. What makes Susans progress stand out is her daily commitment to taking back her health. Her discipline is evident in her reestablished 3x per week gym routine under the guidance of Primal Conditioning.
In Her Own Words...
1. Tell me about where you were physically and emotionally with your health before deciding to join?
I was so overweight that my ankles and knees hurt walking up and down stairs and I was easily out of breath. I was disgusted with myself for letting myself go, i.e., gaining so much weight. I always felt sluggish and was prone to colds/respiratory discomfort.
2. What kind of results have you seen since starting your program at Primal Conditioning?
I initially lost 50 lbs. (though I’ve put back around 10), so clothes fit better (and are a smaller size). I walk up and down stairs at least half a dozen times daily without experiencing knee and ankle pain and don’t get nearly as winded. I seem to have more energy (even when I don’t get enough sleep and am tired). I also believe my overall health has improved (not so many colds).
3. How would you describe your experience here at Primal Conditioning?
I would describe my experience as great. The exercises are varied from one time to the next so I don’t get bored. The exercises build on each other with subtle, and not so subtle, changes. I feel listened to, encouraged (not chastised, even when I deserve it), and challenged. I like that sometimes I get to work out with others and sometimes I get to work out alone. Either way, I always feel I get the attention I need.
4. What would you say to someone else who was considering joining, or “on the fence” about joining our programs here at Primal Conditioning?
I have said, and will continue to say, that it is a great place. There are many options to choose from (i.e., private or group workouts; combination in-person and online programs; number of days per week, etc.). Even though the exercises may be basically the same, their performance is customized for your ability. It is relatively reasonably priced. You also get good nutritional advice. You are rewarded for loyalty and results.
5. Any additional thoughts you’d like to include?
I am in my 4th year with Stephanie and would follow her anywhere. She works well with people of all ages and doesn’t treat us older folks as if we might break and can’t do certain things (while taking into account any limitations).
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