By: Delnor Staff
Tom was a regular member of the Delnor Health & Fitness Center for many years, but the pandemic forced him to take a break. When he returned, he was feeling defeated and overwhelmed. But thanks to his new trainer, Melissa, Tom is now stronger, more confident, and healthier than ever before. Read Tom’s story in his own words below:
My name is Tom. I began coming to the Delnor fitness center many years ago. One of my first trainers, in fact, was Joanne, who now is the Center Director. I was a regular and was happily pushing and pulling the weight sled around the gym, lifting, and plugging away on the Adaptive Motion Trainer.
Then, Covid hit. During the lockdown, I got pretty overwhelmed as I think a lot of us did. I gained back most of the weight I’d lost. I felt defeated. About 4 weeks ago, I was finally able to return to the Fitness Center. I was very happy to get back, just to be able to use the facilities and feel my confidence returning.
Things started to turn around with personal training.
It was when I met my new trainer, Melissa, that things really started turning around for me. I was very concerned that I would injure myself, trying to work back to my previous activity levels too fast. Melissa has worked with me to level set my expectations, and she’s created a roadmap forward that takes into account my previous injuries and chronic conditions. She is always ready with enthusiasm, humor and encouragement-along with another set of lunges.
Tom is stronger and 15 pounds lighter.
It’s working. Much faster than I expected, I’m getting stronger, more supportive, and the weight is melting away. I’ve lost 15 lbs. so far. And, perhaps more importantly, I feel better than I have in years. So, thanks to everyone who keeps the center running, and especially Melissa, for all the help.
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If you’re looking for a fitness center that can help you achieve your goals, no matter what your starting point is, Delnor Health & Fitness Center is the place for you. We offer a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of every individual, from our state-of-the-art fitness equipment to our team of experienced and certified personal trainers. For more information, please call 630.938.9000 or visit the Member Services Desk.
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