05/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
If you are anything like me, you are searching on Citysearch for health clubs/gyms/trainers because you are looking for results and you want the money you spend to get you those results. Well... I promise you- you just found it. I cannot imagine better trainers or getting better results- I really can't.
I signed up with Elite Fitness 6 months ago because I wanted something more than I knew I could do myself. 6 months ago, I was in a rut. I was overweight, exhausted all the time, out of shape and unhappy with how weak I felt. I was overwhelmed with the complications of extensive work travel, stress and raising 2 children as a single parent. There were more than enough excuses for why I didn't have the time for a place like Elite, why I didn't have the money, why I didn't have the energy... but the truth is that we only have one body and one life and it's really about figuring out how to prioritize what is important. Living a life sluggishly, feeling tired, depressed and weak is not a life. There can be no greater priority than your health- and feeling strong, sexy, athletic and powerful... there is nothing better that you can do for your life- for your family, your spouse, your job- than to prioritize your health. And at Elite Fitness, my priorities have been their priorities from Day 1... and all those things- feeling strong, sexy, athletic and powerful have come to me with Elite's help.
Elite Fitness is a personal training facility with only about 3-4 people working out at the same time. They have around 9 trainers- 2 of them being the owners. When I first started, I thought I would prefer certain trainers over others- but oddly, that has never been the case. You rotate through different trainers and rarely have the same one twice in a row. I love this- because I never get bored and I can honestly say that there isn't a SINGLE trainer at Elite that I don't love being trained by. The workouts are all tracked so all the trainers are aware of your progress, injuries, challenges, etc. The circuit training combinations keep my heart rate up, my interest level high and I get an incredible cardio and weight workout EVERY single time I go.
We all know those gyms that have standard personal trainers, carrying a clip board, looking uninterested and simply counting down reps as they move someone from machine to machine. I was not going to spend the money for that- for someone to babysit me as I barely broke a sweat. I wanted to get results, to be challenged, to learn new things and to have fun while doing it. The ironic part is that those standard, typical trainers' hourly rates are THE SAME as Elite Fitness... but there's a magnitude of difference in the results you will get with Elite.
And speaking of results- in 6 months, I have lost about 50-55 pounds of fat (25% of my original body weight!), gained 5-10 pounds of muscle and have lost quite a few inches and percentages of body fat all over- along with better cardio, a stronger core than I've ever had in my life, all over better muscle strength- and I no longer require coffee 2-3 times per day just to stay awake. I am a former college athlete so I already knew how to lift weights, how to eat well, how to work out to get results- but for me- there was a big difference between knowing what to do and doing it- and in actuality, I do things at Elite that I never tried before... never would have done without them. There are members old and young, top level athletes to those who have never worked out in their lives... whatever your situation- I am positive that if you are committed and you start with Elite, you will get the results that you want. Signing up with Elite is one of the best decisions I have made. There's a reason that Elite has won award after award for best trainers, best gym, best personal training, etc. so make the first move- you will never regret it.