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.
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!).
If you see me at MAC, I always have a smile on my face. Thankful for this awesome gym, the staff, and all the members! Remember: don’t allow yourself to make the same mistake as me and believe that you can’t. Because, you can!
"It’s one thing to admit to yourself that you’ve gained weight but seeing it.... that’s a whole other story. I just decided that I needed a huge (pun intended) change in my life."
- Increase Strength - Increase Endurance - Fat Loss - Increase Muscle Density - Increase Bone Density -Improve Balance - Tone - Improve Heart Function - Increase Vo2 Max - Rehab and Recovery
"The doctors and the nurses were convinced that if I was not in as good shape as I was, I would not have survived any of it. All of the weight training with machines and class workouts really paid off in the most amazing way."
"Kathy, MAC Group Exercise Director, was very helpful in telling me about the classes and the gym. In fact, Kathy's Monday night class was the first class I attended -- which was great! I continued to come to classes and got to know the instructors and other members in class."
Have you heard of PiYo or PoundFit? Both are new Group Exercise classes offered at MAC. For days and times, check out the schedule here - Group Exercise Schedule
Also, for the month of March, Monday & Wednesday, 10:30am Spinning Classes are FREE for all MAC members. Come take a ride with us!
A few of our MAC members reached their goal of finishing in the top five in the female relay at the Flying Pig this morning! Congrats to Jayne and Kelsey Gaffney and Brittany Gehringer.
What led you to join MAC?
I first started working out at home with 5lbs weights and an online video. I made a deal with myself that I would sign up for a gym membership after I lost 50 pounds. MAC provides childcare, which was necessary for me with three small kids to have the opportunity to workout in the evenings.
Many people see the popular fitness brand “CrossFit” nowadays, and wonder what it’s all about. A quick search for the term “CrossFit” will turn up a variety of information, ranging from YouTube workouts featuring grunting, training individuals cranking out seemingly impossible numbers of repetitions with seemingly (and indeed, actually) often dangerous form.