"I feel good. I feel fit. I feel strong. I sleep better.
Irwin & Martha are terrific to train. They are always focused, willing to try their best, and have such a great attitude towards exercise and staying healthy. Irwin has even learned how to jump rope - I’m not sure he thought it would be possible! We love having Irwin & Martha as part of our training program because they are the example.
It has been a pleasure to see Irwin and Martha progress. We have focused so much on perfecting form and really learning how the entire body is important for each exercise they perform. It takes an incredible amount of focus, patience, and discipline to train in this way. Martha & Irwin have earned all of their accomplishments by doing just that.
I have been taking and enjoying group exercise classes for many years including classic aerobics, step aerobics, weight training, combat, stationary bike, yoga…you name a class and I have probably done it. When I heard that Mike had opened his own gym and was offering Boot Camp classes I was intrigued; a class I hadn’t done yet! After e-mailing for more information I was eager to give it a try. It sounded like fun and I wondered if I could move to a higher level of fitness at my age. I also wanted to learn what “functional training” was and what it could do for me.
I was surprised to learn that I wasn’t working to my potential in my other classes - nobody’s fault, that’s just the way it was. At Wilcox, a warm up before class really warms you up. Breathless after the warm up? Yup. That was different but it made sense once I realized I worked harder, smarter and better after a full warm up that includes stretching, core strength moves and heart pounding aerobic work.
I have committed to three workouts a week. My husband, Irwin and I have one personal training session a week (together) that is tailored just for our needs and goals. We started this partly because we wanted to be extra sure we were doing all of the exercises correctly to get the most out of our workouts and do them safely. We alternate between Boot Camp and Group Personal Training for the other two workouts.
Inspired by the gym’s mission to encourage people to focus on being fit, eating well, and believing in themselves, I not only committed to the gym, I also made a personal goal to improve my eating habits. My goals were: watch portion size, eat more vegetables, healthful and higher protein snacks, no grazing, and wine with dinner on weekends only.
A Better Quality of Life
I am amazed at what I have achieved in two years at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness. I have lost 12 pounds. I have better cardiovascular fitness and I am stronger. How do I know this? Every move I make —- getting up out of a chair, bringing in bags of groceries, walking up a hill, digging up a plant in my garden —- is easier than it was 2 years ago. I feel good. I feel fit. I feel strong. I sleep better. I am more relaxed and happy. I have more energy.
Training Sessions & The Trainers
I like that every workout is different. I like that we do moves that I haven’t done since I was a kid. That is fun! I like that we work with our own body weight, not equipment like treadmills or bikes. I like the challenge of learning a new exercise and how to do it correctly for the most benefit. I like being pushed to reach my potential. I like that I don’t have to worry about whether I am taking someone’s “spot” on the exercise floor or taking the “wrong” bike that belongs to someone else. I like that the trainers are consistent in how they teach the moves.
"Most of all I like the approach to teaching and coaching and their focus on all of us. They are so encouraging, positive and helpful. I think that is a big reason why everyone appears to enjoy being at Wilcox gym."