“I was always healthy. I did everything you’re supposed to do for your bone health.” But the one component that Patti’s workout routine lacked was strength training. Patti, 51, told us that six years ago she was diagnosed with osteopenia. She had repeated low bone density scans, but “now after only one and a half years, the power of the ForeverStrong program has reversed that!” In addition to her already healthy and active lifestyle, it was the consistent and proper strength training that helped Patti get her DEXA scans back to normal.
“At first I didn’t know how to approach the ForeverStrong program, and I found it intimidating. I had a fear of failure, not liking it, not being good at it and most importantly, not connecting with the people,” Patti admitted. She had been looking for a place to feel comfortable and safe while working out and said, “it took a while, but I found that place in Fulton at ForeverStrong Health & Fitness.”
“I feel very safe physically and emotionally here at the ForeverStrong studio. There is no negativity here — any negativity you try to bring to the studio will be squashed within five feet from the door! It is a great environment. The encouragement I’ve received to progress, and to be more confident in doing more than I ever thought I could is incredible,” said Patti.
Kelly Scott, owner and creator of the ForeverStrong Personalized Fitness System, has witnessed Patti’s remarkable growth over the years, “Patti now has all the confidence in the world.”
We asked Patti to choose a favorite part of her workouts…Her answer? “The people!”
“The clients are awesome and the trainers have become very dear friends of mine. I enjoy doing my workouts, but I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t like the people,” Patti explained. “The people make you want to come. You can swing weights anywhere but when you do it with great people you are going to work a lot harder!” Little does Patti know, her motivation and high spirits are what inspires everyone else in our studio. “Patti is like the energizer bunny,” Kelly claimed.
“The goals here are limitless. For every goal you reach there is something you can take beyond it.” Upon starting her training, Patti set a goal to become strong enough to pass the fitness standards required to become a ForeverStrong Kettlebell Instructor. Patti passed with flying colors by completing 100 snatches in five minutes with a 25-pound kettlebell! Patti also earned her HardStyle Kettlebell Instructor Certification (HKC).
Currently, Patti has a physical goal to do multiple chin-ups in a row. Another goal for Patti, set by Kelly, is to have Patti eventually push a 35-pound kettlebell over her head! Kelly has been constantly impressed with Patti’s positive attitude, improving health and her commitment that she is confident Patti will achieve these goals.
Commitment and dedication doesn’t stop at strength training. Patti said, “You can work as hard as you want, but if you don’t take care of your body with nutrition, then you will not get the long lasting effects of your training. I am embracing the whole body wellness concept even more now since the ForeverStrong program focuses on both the strength and nutrition components.”
“I really should drink more water though,” Patti laughed. Our instructors will be sure to help Patti with that!
As a certified ForeverStrong and HKC instructor, Patti is certainly a solid demonstration of hard work and strength.
“My quality of life has improved significantly,” said Patti. Reversed osteopenia, stronger bones, stronger muscles, better eating habits and continuous weight increases in her workouts — Patti breeds the success of a ForeverStrong student.
“I truly believe I would still have osteopenia because as long as I looked prior to finding the ForeverStrong program, I could not find a program for strength training that worked for me. This program has added the strength component to my health that I lacked. I have also learned about nutrition on another level and incorporate that in my daily life.”
Congratulations Patti, you are ForeverStrong! We can’t wait until you’re doing 10 chin-ups and pressing MORE than 35 pounds overhead.
If you’re like Patti, the ForeverStrong program may just be for you. Find out today by scheduling a complimentary fitness consultation!