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.
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
"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."
"Each month, the weight kept falling off. After 100+ pounds lost in 1 year, I can’t say enough about CrossFit and the changes is has made in my life. I went from a XXXL size 22 to a M and size 10-12 in 1 year. I am no longer pre-diabetic, I don’t count calories and my metabolism actually burns now."
"I requested the help of Nick, MAC Personal Trainer, to help get me more flexible, stronger and to help me with my injuries. He’s helped me tremendously. I’m so much stronger, have learned so much, and I’m slowly becoming more confident."
"Working out isn’t a short term goal. It is a lifelong commitment. It takes time and there is no quick fix or magical pill. You just have to keep pushing yourself and set new goals. When you plateau, do something different and don’t quit. Keep it exciting, change it up, find what works for you! God gave you one body. Take care of it the best of your ability and it’ll take care of you."
MACtion Fitness Video - highlighting 6 variations of a push up. Think the push up is a standard simple move? You'll think twice after watching Nick's variations on the push up and add these to your next workout.
Marilou believes all of us can be helpful to someone else and that helpfulness will be paid back ten-fold! Marilou is 81 years old and still living a very full and active life.
"Join a class/program. Don’t knock it until you try it (I joined WOW (Women on Weights) and because of this class I now enjoy lifting weights! This program has also helped me with my fitness journey. I absolutely love Carol!)"
Looking for a bit more challenge in the water? This class is designed to be a step above the regular water class. It is a fast paced 30 minute shallow water workout that consists of a combination of Tabata, boot camp, and interval training moves. These aerobic exercises can be modified for all ages and abilities.
My best pieces of advice are:
1- If your goal is fat loss, ensure that strength training is the primary focus of your exercise routine. A common misconception (especially among women) is that you need to do more cardio to burn more calories, which will translate to fat loss. The truth is, the positive metabolic effect of added muscle will trump the temporary calorie burn from cardio EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
My fitness journey began about 3 years ago, when I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time. I had tried everything on the planet to lose weight.
Susan’s words of advice: I believe that working out and eating healthy is a lifestyle. Once you get into a routine, if you eat right and exercise you will feel great and never want to live any other way!
Susan joined MAC over 15 years ago and consistently comes to MAC 2-3 days a week. She loves the Spinning, Boot Camp and Tabata classes. She feels that they really give her a great overall workout and she always feels great afterwards.
What led you to join MAC’s Dangerous Curves Program?
I saw a MAC Facebook post for the Dangerous Curves group training program. I knew I needed to make a life change and this class seemed to call to me. I messaged the trainer, Jen and she told me a little about the program. I tried to talk myself out of joining because I didn’t think I could do it. I told my family about this opportunity, and they said DO IT!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Julie Scott and I’m 56 yrs. old. I am a wife, mother of four adult children, and grandmother of two. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, grades K-12. I’m also a registered nurse and spent most of my employed years in Labor and Delivery. Our family has lived in the Loveland/Milford area for 22 years with our 4 children graduating from Milford H.S. I’ve taught our church’s Seminary/bible study class for our high school students for the past 4 years. In my youth, I participated in several sports and I continue to enjoy biking, snow and water skiing, hiking, tennis and snorkeling.
I am an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner with my Doctorate Degree and tri-certifications in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care. I work at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. When not at work, I spend time biking, gardening, and hanging out with my two cats, Sassy and Stash.
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.
Personal Training Director, Carol C., leads a small group training session, Women on Weights, every 6 weeks.
Small Group Training (SGT) is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends. There are some very good reasons why SGT is becoming so popular. Here are 10 reasons why it is so appealing and the benefits that SGT can offer:
After sustaining a rare and complex spinal cord injury in August 2013, I had a barrage of 12 doctors in 6 states having a field day with my case. They offered little hope for recovery, few options for pain control and surgical options that were high risk for paralysis.