I have lost a total of 35 lbs and have toned since beginning training and feel better mentally and physically than I ever have. I am currently a member of the Dangerous Curves Fitness group training that Jen directs and love it!
I have several chronic medical conditions (I am 59 years old): diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, frequent waking to name some. I started out doing the oxygen therapy at MAC three times a week. The results have been incredible—and quickly. I started having more energy (I’ve had chronic fatigue issues for probably 30+ years). Nothing has ever seemed to help like this.
In October of 2017 I was tired of being overweight and depressed. Nothing fit right, I hated the way I looked. I felt like my prime had passed. I decided to take control. I joined MAC...and it changed my life.
I read an article which indicated you lose about a percent of muscle mass annually after age 35. So I joined a small gym in the Toledo area about 6 years ago and was surprised how little I could lift … not that I could ever lift much of anything! So before going the Silver Sneakers route, I thought I would try some of the other classes. They were tough but the instructors and classmates were very encouraging (as they are at the MAC!).
Like many people, I believed this would always be the case, however when I hit my forties I discovered I was wrong. In my youth I had acquired some bad habits, smoking, poor diet etc... These bad habits caught up with me. I was getting the "love handles" and if I tried to exercise, it was difficult because I couldn't breathe due to my smoking.