Teri M:

My journey to lose weight began in July, 2013 after a routine visit with my doctor. Up until that day, their office didn't have a scale that went up to my weight, but on that morning I realized they had gotten a new scale. I weighed in that day at 367 pounds. I cannot begin to tell you all of the feelings I experienced when I saw that figure, but I can tell you that was the first moment that changed my life.

Fast forward 2 1/2 years to February, 2016. By counting calories, I was able to lose 135 pounds. But then I hit a serious weight loss plateau. I still wasn't doing any form of exercise and to be honest, I didn't want to. My friend Amy invited me to one of her training sessions at Fitness 4 U. I'll never forget her trainer, Tom Battaglia, looking at me and saying "Are you nervous?". I felt so nervous & so self-conscious that I was almost sick to my stomach. But he & Amy both put me completely at ease, and they both showed me I could do this. That was the second moment that changed my life. That one hour training session was such a catalyst for me.

Amy Breeze, the friend who invited me, is also a trainer at Fitness 4 U. She became my personal trainer & I've never looked back. With Fitness 4 U's program & Amy's guidance, I have lost an additional 15 pounds and 13 inches so far. But what I've gained can't be measured. My health has improved remarkably. My cholesterol and sugar levels have decreased drastically. I'm so much stronger & agile now. I can move around now with ease. My knees and my ankles don't hurt anymore. I don't take naps any longer because my energy level has increased so much! I'm happy. I'm confident. I can remember at one of my first workouts, Amy had help me get up from the floor. But that's no longer the case.

Every day I find I can do things I never could before. I never imagined I would find an exercise program that I not only love, but that I honestly hate to miss a day of!! I'm completely comfortable at Fitness 4 U because NO ONE looked at me because of my size & said "you can't do this". They all told me YOU CAN DO THIS & I've never looked back. I'm not where I want to be yet, and that is my motivation to keep going. And I know with the help and guidance of the incredible individuals at Fitness 4 U, it's only a matter of time before I get there. Teri M.

— Teri M.

Kristy B:

1. Before finding us, what was your struggle?  What were your biggest frustrations?


Before finding Fitness-4-U, my biggest struggle was losing weight and keeping it off.  I had been successful with losing weight on my own over the years, but then I would always gain it back.   This time, as I was trying to lose weight once again, I was having no success.  I tried off and on for about a year to lose weight, and was frustrated with trying to do it on my own.


2.  How did your struggle and frustrations affect your life?  What did you feel like before you made your transformation?


The struggle and frustration of trying and seeing no success with my weight loss was weighing on me, and I knew I needed to try something different.  Before my experience with Fitness-4-U, I would often feel tired and frustrated, unsure what I needed to do to see the results that I wanted for myself.


3.  How did our program help you?


The program at Fitness-4-U is fantastic!  I really feel like my sessions are designed to fit my specific needs.  The workouts are different each time, so I never get bored.  My trainer pushes me without causing frustration.  The environment is very positive, and I look forward to my appointments.  I've also been learning ways to cook and design meals that are specific to my personal needs and goals.  


4.  How is life different for you now?


I have had success since starting at Fitness-4-U that I had not been able to attain on my own.  I have lost weight, as well as gained strength.  I've also started to cook more, and feel that I have a better understanding of what my body needs for fuel that will also help me reach my goals.  I was nervous at first to contact Fitness-4-U because I had never done anything like this before.  I am so extremely happy I made that call because I have definitely seen positive results!

— Kristy B

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James K:

I want to take a minute to say THANK YOU to Tom and the staff at Fitness 4 U. I first met Tom over 5 years ago, but I was only able to train with him for a few months before life got in the way and I was unable to continue. A couple of years ago, after losing some weight on my own, I decided it was time to give personal training a shot to help me get past the plateau and lose the last bit of weight. I went back to Tom because I knew his training style was a good fit for me.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for what I have gained since then. My body fat has decreased significantly while my lean muscle mass has increased. The aching joints are all but gone. I've been able to stop taking medication for high blood pressure. The overall health benefits have been amazing!!!

Thank you doesn't seem adequate considering everything I've gained.  I'm healthier and in better shape in my forties than I was in my thirties.  THANK YOU!!!

— James K

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