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Alexa R. and Diane P. by Twin Thompson

06 August, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Armed with a few goals, I started working with Diane Peterson and Alexa Rosenthal at Island Fitness last fall. My goals were - improve my health, lose about 30 pounds and increase my stamina (I am a musician and performances are demanding).

I began with a comprehensive personal Ortho-Kinetics assessment, which was included in my new gym membership. I was amazed at how thorough and detailed the process was. I learned a great deal about how my body works, and where my deficiencies were. Diane carefully crafted an exercise program that fit my schedule, worked on my deficiencies and supported my goals. Diane's training was clear and it was easy for me to do the exercises on the days that we were not working together.

At the same time, I had my first appointment with Alexa. She reviewed my eating habits and began to educate me about my body's nutritional needs. I learned that while I had already done some work to improve my eating habits, I had many misconceptions about food and its impact on my body. One of the most useful things that Alexa has taught me is taking ownership over my choices for what I consume.

Currently, I have lost nearly 30 pounds, taken more than 4 inches off my waist, improved my stamina significantly, and most of all I feel better. I have more energy, I'm sleeping better, and my self-confidence is up. I continue to work with Diane and Alexa. As my health improves, Diane adjusts my workout routine to hone in on other problem areas and to continue my weight loss. Alexa provides guidance, education and support of my nutritional choices to further improve my eating habits.
Island fitness as a facility has never failed me. They have excellent equipment that is well maintained and clean. Most important, their staff is always friendly and ready to help and serve with a smile. " ~ Twin Thompson

"I urge you not to give up." by Robin Hunt

29 August, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

I want to share my experience with those of you who may be facing physical limitations that affect the quality of your senior years. I am 69 years old, retired, and recently underwent total knee replacement surgery. My recovery from surgery has been complicated by arthritis and a rare late-life form of hereditary muscular dystrophy (FSHD). My surgeon (Dr. Larry Holland) and my physical therapist (Keith Heinzelman, BIPT) recommended that I overlap my physical therapy sessions with half-hour personal training sessions with Carol at Island Fitness. Pre-surgery, I had already been working with Carol on fitness in general, with a focus on strengthening my knee muscles to prepare for surgery.

The exercise discipline and body awareness I gained during personal training have greatly enhanced my commitment to and benefit from post-surgery therapy. Working with Carol is helping me rebuild overall body stamina, while Keith focuses on knee therapy and adaptations needed for daily life. Both of these skilled, caring, dedicated professionals take into account my neuro-muscular limitations to avoid harming muscle tissue while maintaining and gradually building strength.

I urge you not to give up, but rather to cherish what physical abilities you have and to work on optimizing your physical potential. I have discovered that Island Fitness is a welcoming supportive environment whether you are a jock or a person who uses a walker. If you are concerned about waning strength and vitality, come give it a try!

Gratefully, Robin Hunt