It wasn't the toll from lugging a heavy tool box to work that finally sent Ray Clark to the gym. It was something more profound. He lost his wife of 67 years. Now at 102, Ray Clark is proving that it's never too late to find fitness!
Emily Jackson set a goal of getting healthy. Weighing more than 300 pounds and suffering from a variety of weight-related health problems, she joined Sport&Health and lost 107 pounds and can swim over a mile now!
If your New Year's resolution is to get in shape, we have proof you can achieve it! Steve Hayes and Angelica Talan visit NBC's Washington studio to tell her motivating story. Angelica speaks about her significant weight loss and her post-partum depression and the desire to take control of her own life!
At 52 years of age and a bum knee, Christy Morales figured it was time to get herself going! "Being a non-gym person, I didn't know what to do with the equipment", but what made her excited was Sport&Health has knowledgeable trainers who can help her get through each of her workouts!
In January, I began my weight loss journey at Sport&Health, weighing 209 pounds and wearing a too-tight size 18 pants. Over time, my workouts became my "me" time and I actually began to enjoy it. I ate clean, practiced portion control and drank lots of water. In addition to lifting weights, I did cardio workouts and got plenty of sleep.
Sport&Health member and Marine, Carlos Evans was deployed in Iraq three times and then in Afghanistan until he was wounded in combat in 2010, resulting in the loss of both legs and his left hand.
At the age of 57, carrying 166 pounds, and at the pleading of my family, I joined Sport&Health. I hadn't exercised in almost 25 years, reflected in both my body's appearance as well as my selfesteem. I had barely passed a stress test, and size 16 was getting pretty tight. Knowing how worried my family was about my health, I decided to get serious.
After I left the Biggest Loser Ranch, I worked with two trainers before I started working with Lee at Sport&Health. I can say, hands down, Lee is the best! Not only is he punctuational and professional but he is also personable.
Since hurting my shoulder, I was unable to engage in any of my favorite exercise activities, including outdoor cycling, weight lifting. Doctors told me surgery was not an option and physical therapy offered no long term solution. That's when I began working with my personal trainer, Marvin, and the results have been fabulous!
I've been playing sports all my life and I'm always looking for new exercises and ways to improve my game. I'd heard about Pilates, so I tried it, and fell in love with it. I think the biggest thing you notice is what areas you're weak in, how to stretch better, open up your spine and control your core.
I have been overweight as long as I can remember. Even in elementary school, I recall weighing 130 pounds in the 6th grade. Diets came and went and were always successful for as long as I stuck to them.
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was in shock. I couldn't believe it. Everything started to move in slow motion, and I couldn't hear anything more. Then I said to myself that losing this battle was simply not an option. I could beat it!
All my life, I have struggled with my weight and eating habits. Since becoming amember of Sport&Health in April of last year, I have been able to drop my weightfrom 300 pounds to 180. I have also reduced my A1C from 11.0 to 5.4 and have beenable to stop taking all of the medicines I once took on a daily basis for diabetes,high blood pressure and cholesterol.
33-year-old Ashburn resident Melissa Spurrier was so out of shape she would get exhausted walking from her car up to her office. Today, she is working out along side firefighters squatting 150 lbs, the amount of weight that she has lost.
On my 62nd birthday, I looked and felt like a beached whale. My shoulders hurt sobadly, I could not paddle and I didn't have the strength to stand up on the surfboardanymore. Facing having to give up surfing altogether, I made a New Year's resolution to get help and began working with a personal trainer. It was not easy - but it was fun.
I have never been a thin person but was able to maintain a size 12/14 for the most part. I started gaining more weight 10 years ago when I entered menopause and gained 7-8 lbs each year until I reached my highest weight of 225 pounds and a size 1X.