I started working out at NPPT March 11, 2009.
I work out to be as healthy as I can be. It does help with personal appearence, as well as personal esteem. I enjoy watching the young kids trying to keep up with me!
My current regime is to workout once a week with a trainer, twice a week on the curcuit, and two to three times a week I ride a road bike at an average speed of 15 mph, and a minimum of 20 miles per outing.
I have lost a total of 24 pounds, my belt has come down two to three notches. My strength has improved by a minimum of 40%! I had hit a plateau with my weight lost, and joined The Accountables, and broke thru my barrier by 6 pounds the first week.
I like to work out, it is one thing I am good at. Truly, I am motivated by my father’s health, or lack thereof. I watched my dad suffer through 3 heart attacks before he was 40, and he eventually died as a result of a heart attack when he was 64. He was buried on my birthday. I was just starting to appreciate him, and I want to make sure I live long enough so my children appreciate me and can tell me about it !!!!!!
As a member of NPPT I feel a part of a community. Like minds motivated by similar desires. The trainers have got to be the best in Atlanta, as well as the complete staff. The trainers actually review your file and are familiar with your goals, talk about motivating.
Long term, I want to keep fit and injury free.
Although exercise may be the key to the “fit” machine, it is nutrition that will keep you healthy.
If you are just starting to exercise (I have exercised off and on for 45 years) it is a gradual process, and do not become discouraged, and DO NOT give up. If you are reading this, and you are considering joining NPPT, then join this club. The exercise regime designed by this group of people is cutting edge, changes regularly, and will always be just enough to challenge you, without injuring you.
Great Job Chuck!