We are delighted to share Barbara (Barb!) Spring’s Epic story. Barb is just barely coming up on her first year with us, and she came in with a big fitness background and exercised almost daily, but continued to get nagging injuries that would hold her back. Barb is a great example of the positive things that can occur when you have a specific program that is customized to your own unique ability level. Here is Barbs story!
Where were you before you joined and became a client of our gym? How were you feeling?
I had back pain, leg aches, shoulder pain and I felt like I was going down hill faster than I wanted to be for my age. I learned from the Epic team that I was doing a lot of things wrong that I shouldn’t have been doing.
What was your turning point that you decided to take action?
Actually it was when I retired because I felt like I had more time to devote to my health. I knew of Epic Fitness through a friend and I thought “Why not support a local business with a trainer I knew!”
Why had you not joined in the past?
I thought I was doing everything myself that was good for me. I was running, doing free weights, riding a bike but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted because I was wasn’t getting any stronger. I learned later that some the exercise things I was doing were wrong for me and my needs.
What happened when you joined? What surprised you?
That I had more endurance than I thought I would and that I was more coordinated than I thought I would be. And that I caught on as fast as I did even though I didn’t speak the gym language. Because all of the coaches are there all of the time so if you have a question there is always someone there watching you and you can ask. That made the biggest difference for me is that there is always someone watching, if you are doing something wrong they catch it right away. They correct it instead me of doing it wrong for weeks at a time.
What were some of the biggest changes you noticed during the first several months of your membership?
I noticed after the first month I was gaining more muscle. I see it in my arms. I feel like I have more strength when I am doing yard work, lifting grandchildren, and daily living I just feel stronger that I was before.
How do you feel now?
I feel like I want to continue because it is such a good program. It’s a very friendly gym, everyone is nice, no one is judgmental, everyone is just trying to improve their lives. The staff is wonderful! It is also great because “everyone knows your name” just like in the show “Cheers”. A very friendly, home like environment that I come to just about every day!