Fitness Training Success Stories

How Fit am I?

“I’m wearing my skinny jeans after three babies in six years fit!” 

“The pre-natal personal fitness training was great! Each trimester had exercises specifically designed to keep me and the baby safe, yet they were challenging and fun.It helped me de-stress and gain a moderate amount of weight during each pregnancy. The nutritional guidance was great, too. Low back pain and overall discomfort were minimized with strength and flexibility training. Once the doctor cleared me for exercise after each birth, and I began to train again, I was back to my pre-baby weight and condition in about 3 months each time. Three happy, healthy children and their mom in size 4 Marc Jacob jeans. Now that’s Renaissance Fit!”

– Sandi in Colts Neck.

How Fit am I?
“I’m over 70 and able to play on the floor with 14 Grandchildren fit!” 

“Keeping up with the kids and sharing their world from a child’s-eye view is half the fun. Not being exhausted or getting hurt is the other half. Heck, I am also a substitute teacher in a grandchild’s pre-school and they have trouble keeping up with me. I feel better now than when I was in my 50s; I’m a lot stronger, too. At first, I was apprehensive about personal training. I’m a wife, mother and a grandma, not a movie star or football player. Would it be too hard? What about my health and medical issues? My trainer is great! All exercises are challenging yet safe and appropriate for my age and abilities. The balance training has given me the confidence to walk a lot and eliminated my fear of falling and breaking a hip. I’m over 70, but I don’t feel or act my age. Now that’s Renaissance Fit!”

– Gretchen in West Long Branch

How Fit am I?
“I’m in my mid-50s and able to ski a dozen black diamond trails in a day fit!”

“I wanted to turbocharge my energy level and feel like when I was younger. In college I was athletic, but life takes over and you find yourself with a middle-age body. This was not acceptable. Personal training has helped me to look great and feel terrific. A demanding career, business travel and lots of restaurant dining can take a toll on one’s body. The strength training and cardio have helped to reshape my body. The plyometric training has helped with skiing and motorcycle riding and given me the stamina to tough out a long day at work. I enjoy the challenge of completing a tough new routine. The benefits of personal training extend far beyond the sessions because engaging a trainer is like having a good angel resting on your shoulder, countering the forces conspiring against living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Sure, eating right and exercise is hard work, but if 60 is the new 40, I’m really only 35.
Now that’s Renaissance Fit!”

– Tony in Colts Neck

How Fit am I?
“I’m walking tall and pain-free fit!”

“I was always great with my cardio. In college I rode my bike across Europe. I shied away from lifting weights as it was something only athletes did.  As I entered my 60s, I realized my posture was not good…the results of too many years seated at a computer.  Walking my dog, yard work and bowling did not provide the level of fitness I now required.

Here is where Renaissance Fitness comes in: My Certified Personal Trainer Tarryn is terrific. She knows just how much to push me. Push-ups, bench dips, abs on the Swiss ball, squats, lunges, 1-arm rows, low back extensions, biceps curls: everything we do is safe but very challenging. My posture has improved dramatically and after all these years, I have REAL muscles that have gotten noticed. I am surely more fit than most men my age. Just as important, my sciatic nerve pain is under control.
Now that’s Renaissance Fit!”

– John in Little Silver

How Fit am I?
“I’m 30 pounds lighter and have lowered my cholesterol and blood pressure fit!”

“On my fiftieth birthday, I realized I needed to turn my life around. My daughter was going to have a baby…which would make me a grandmother!  With high cholesterol, high blood pressure, low energy level and overweight, I knew I needed the help of a certified personal trainer. After an extensive fitness evaluation, Trainer Joe matched me up with Laura.  She was like an angel sent from fitness heaven… we really hit it off.

A self described “steel-fist-in-a-velvet glove” style of trainer is exactly what I needed.  One year after beginning the quest to improve my life, I have lost 30 pounds, and my cholesterol and blood pressure are both back in the normal range. All achieved without the use of medication! My energy level is great! During a recent vacation to Boston, I had to slow my pace down so that people half my age could keep up. How fit am I? I’m enjoying the rest of my life fit! Now that’s Renaissance Fit!”

– Karen in Red Bank

How Fit am I?
“I am back to game-shape fit – again!”

“I’m a big guy. In school I played football. Now in my 40s, I commute to New York, work hard, travel a lot and dine out frequently. Time and weight and surgeries have not been kind to my knees. My posture began to suffer. I like to ski, but it was becoming increasingly difficult, as was playing basketball with my teenage sons.

I started training in March 2007 and in February 2008 I was skiing seven to ten runs a day out west. My weight is down and my strength and stamina are up.  Standing straight and tall is natural. Training is hard work, but the results are worth it. I’m in much better shape to be the quarterback of my world as I can handle whatever blitzes life throws at me. Now that’s Renaissance Fit!”

– Ed in Rumson

How Fit am I?
“I’m mid-40s, have four children, one dog and last year I entered my first mini triathlon fit!” “

“As I entered my mid-40s, it became increasingly challenging to keep fit.  Running was just not enough to stay slim and strong. I have four children…all active in sports.  I wanted more for myself and my family. When I first met Joe, he was training a friend of mine; I knew Renaissance could improve my figure and fitness. After an extensive evaluation of my fitness level and health, Joe designed a comprehensive program to strengthen my core, tone my muscles and improve my nutrition. I love the fact he comes and trains me in my home…with four kids, a dog, housework and a lot on my plate, I could never take the time to travel to and from a health club.

I really don’t like lifting weights, but the results are amazing. After a lot of hard work, I can now do 50 guy-style pushups and a dozen chin ups. More importantly my arms, legs and shoulders look toned and buff. Clothes fit better! My energy level is off the Richter scale. Personal training is challenging yet fun. The results are worth it! How Fit am I? I’m triathalon fit!”

– Kaye in Rumson

How Fit am I?
“I’m a boomer, physically challenged, fabulous and Renaissance fit!”

“They say 60 is the new 40. If that’s so, then I just hit the Big Four-O: I’m a boomer, fit and fabulous. Having a visual impairment, I am no longer able to drive, so having my Renaissance Trainer Frank come to my house for training is more than just a convenience. He knows just how far to challenge me so that I get the balance, strength, flexibility and cardio I need in order to live a confident and independent life. It’s nice that Frank is a Boomer, too. He understands the aches and pains I live with. I’m not fond of working out but Frank makes it fun, plus I enjoy the results, especially being stronger. How fit am I? I’m balanced, strong, flexible, and independent fit!”

– Karin in Little Silver