Thank you for visiting our testimonials page.This is where you can read about some of our members whose dreams have come true!
We hope seeing these success stories will help to motivate you to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals! All the images below are genuine and have not been altered or retouched.
|Name:||Beth Bridges||Weight Loss:|
After a very stressful year and several serious illnesses, I made the decision to try to get my health back. I made an appointment with Dani at Lady of America to visit the gym. I had visited several other gyms and they were either too crowded or I just didn't get a good feel about them. Well, I must say, that was not the case at LOA. The club is small, rarely crowded and the staff is awesome! There is always someone available to answer questions or help you with any problems you are having. I joined in June 2011, and with the help of a changed diet and three to four workouts a week, I have lost 20 lbs. I recently purchased a pair of jeans three sizes smaller! I still have work to do, but I am so encouraged by my progress. Believe me, if I can do this you can too! Thank you Dani, Lisa and Arlene!
|Name:||Dennille Ferguson||Weight Loss:||91|
My name is Dennille Ferguson and I began a weight loss journey last summer. My journey is not over, I still have more to lose but I am confident that I will do it with the help at Lady of America. I have been a member since last September. I began at the Arlington location but used my membership at both facilities - thanks for that, by the way. Now I mostly come to the Mansfield location. I was doing some weight training and cardio dvds but I was looking for more. That is when I discovered your facility. I wanted to burn more calories but at 288.5 pounds I was not looking to jiggle in front of big crowds. I tried LOA. I started with a Bodypump class and then turbo kickboxing. While I could not do all the moves (and quite frankly thought some of the moves were insanely difficult), I just kept moving and modified the moves. I began to really love it. Then I saw Zumba on the schedule and thought I would try that. I fell in love with that too. I have tried so many classes (for such a small price) - cycling, 20/20/20, half and half, Bodyvive, step, yoga, etc. While all were good, by far my love is for turbo kickboxing and Zumba. Your mix of instructors is great. All are different so each class has it's own flare. Recently I have began your ActivTrax program. This I like as well because it is like a virtual personal trainer. This is the first time I have used a gym membership so much. And by that I mean I have gone more than once. The clientele and the staff are so supportive of everyone's efforts. I look forward to my workouts. And now, I can do all of those moves that I thought so insanely difficult in turbo kickboxing. It is a total rush! You are probably thinking, what are your results like? Well let me give you some numbers. This has been accomplished through counting calories and lots of exercise. In just over a year I lost 91 pounds. The classes I have been taking have helped with more than pounds. In the past 7 months alone, I have lost almost 40 inches over my body. Specifically, I have lost 6.5 inches in my chest, 10.5 inches in my waist, 8 inches in my hips and 4.5 inches on each thigh. My body fat also dropped 10%. Just this week I am starting to see muscle lines where my abs should be. Maybe in a few more months I will see the abs buried under the fat. If anyone is wanting to lose weight, look better and more importantly, feel better, LOA is the place to help. It will make you love exercise!! I am attaching a document with some photos. I need some better after photos, but you will get the idea. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and keeping such a quality facility with fantastic employees! Sincerely, Dennille Ferguson
|Name:||Kelly Trapp||Weight Loss:||40|
Hi my name is Kelly Trapp. I have been with LOA since April 20111. When I joined I started out with the biggest loser challenge. It has been an amazing journey so far! I have now lost close to 40 lbs and I am sure its now more than 14 1/2 inches that i have lost all over! AMAZING!! I feel like a new person! The biggest loser challenge kicked it off for me. When I first got to LOA a trainer took my measurements and sat down with me and gave me some tools to start my journey. It was hard to look at where I was when I began, but it was necessary for me to see physically where I was. I learned a lot during this challenge. Logging my food every day taught me to pay more attention to things. I learned to eat better meals and to actually measure my food. Weighing myself and reporting that to someone else every week became an incentive. I started looking forward to the end of the month to be measured again. I wanted to see what the difference was. I will tell you LOA is an amazing gym. The variety of classes that are available is great. I have learned so much. I also have to say that every single staff member is so positive and ready to help at any time. I have been to other gym's, and I have never gotten the amount of service that I get here at LOA. Also, I have to say, I have lost more weight than this before, but not looked and felt this good. I feel the reason it is different is because i have been given the right tools. I have changed in so many ways. I am so much more self confident and now I do not hide, I shine. Thanks LOA and dot.fit Kelly Trapp
|Name:||Kim Sanborne||Weight Loss:||34lbs|
I've been a member of Lady of America since the doors first opened! In the first 3 years of my membership, I think I checked-in about 10 times; then, in November of 2004, after a Hawaiian family vacation, I saw the pictures... and I was devastated. I was huge, tipping the scales at around 200 pounds (I'm 5'5")! It took me until Spring of 2005 to decide to make some changes. A good friend joined Lady of America with me when I renewed my membership. Having someone to work out with was a blessing, especially at the early stages when we were sore, tired, and neither of us wanted to work out. We kept each other going. In 3 months, I lost 5 pounds, and while any downward movement of the scale was an improvement, I had a long way to go. I was disappointed with my weight loss and the friend I was working out with took a job and was unable to workout with me. It seemed as though I had some compelling reasons to quit. I've always struggled with my weight, but when I was younger, it came off -- and stayed off -- easily. I always thought I didn't look bad for someone my age with two kids. The scale and my body were telling a different story. The reality was that I couldn't carry a basket of laundry up the stairs without being completely winded. It was difficult to bend over to tie my shoes, and I was buying clothing sizes I NEVER thought that I would wear. In July, I decided that I needed some help. I started personal training with Denise. It was a turning point for me. Mainly, some things changed in my head. I realized that I was more disciplined then I thought I could ever be. Now, I work out 5 days a week. I also keep a food journal, which has helped me to maintain my focus. It's so easy to take that last bite of mac and cheese out of the kid's bowls or eat a couple of M&Ms or a handful of chips. But it all adds up. Writing down what goes in your mouth in a day is eye-opening. That's not to say that I don't have cravings; but, I also don't deny myself things that I really want. If I want a glass of wine or a few bites of dessert, I have them. Now, I'm just much more conscious of portion size. In 4 months I've lost 30 pounds -- my goal is 50. If you see me in the gym, I will be a sweaty mess! I know that I can't come to the gym and breathe the air to reach my goal. The hours I spend at Lady of America is the best thing that I can offer myself and my family. I'm teaching my children to make good choices about food and to live a healthy lifestyle, which involves being active. Also, one last perk: I get to shop for lots of smaller-sized clothes! Age: 38 Weight Loss: 34lbs. Inches Lost: 27in. Percentage Body Fat Lost: 5% Kim Sanborne Aug 2005 Kim Sanborne Dec 2005