Goal(s): Weight loss, Feeling better
Dietitian: Lauren Teague, MHS, RD, LDN, CDE
Trainer: Shawn Smathers, NASM CPT/ CES
At the FC: Strength Training, Cybex Arc Trainer, Rower, Stepper, HIIT & Circuit Training
Don’t let the small stature or soft-spoken demeanor fool you - Trudy Johnson is a walking, talking reminder that dynamite comes in small packages. Trudy has excelled with her weight loss campaign, now having lost OVER 50 POUNDS, the majority of which has come off since February 2021. Trudy’s original LONG TERM GOAL of reaching a bodyweight of 140 pounds is now only a matter of a few final pounds away. She has had the happy problem of having to completely replace her wardrobe, as she has gone from a 3X in size down to a Small in tops, and is now down to a size-12 in jeans.
Trudy has employed a two-pronged approach utilizing guidance from both, HRMC’s Nutrition Counseling Services, and the Fitness Center’s Personal Training program. Her exercise regimen has steadily progressed to the point where she now trains vigorously five days per week, incorporating multiple training methods and intensity techniques.
In addition to the effects of her weight loss on her energy day-to-day, Trudy reports diminished lower back pain, improved blood panels, and much greater stamina with chores and workouts.
Jenny Van Winkle
Goal: Weight loss, Strength & Stamina
Trainer: Lisa Cook, AFAA CPT
At the FC: Weight training, Functional training, Variety
Jenny Van Winkle has always worked out as a way of life. She joined HRH&FC as a member in 2017, and began a partnership with personal trainer Lisa Cook around the same time, in order to stay motivated and on course. Four years later, that partnership still remains intact today; Jenny has lost a total of 25 pounds, and has increased both strength and endurance. She and Lisa train together at least three days per week, with Lisa employing her diverse range of talents in order to keep the workouts fresh and challenging. The diligence Jenny has shown while working with Lisa serves as a working model of consistency in the pursuit of long-term fitness goals.
Goals: Weight Loss, Reduce back pain, Enhance golf game
Trainer: Savanna Altizer, MS, CSCS
At the FC: Walking track and weight training
Following the quarantine of 2020, Hal felt himself lacking momentum and motivation toward his fitness goals. He began working with Savanna in order to re-ignite forward progress. In a few short months, Hal now finds himself 20 pounds lighter, stronger top-to-bottom, and able to walk five miles or more every day with ease. He reports a drastic reduction in chronic back pain, without the feeling of it ‘tightening up’ during physical activity such as playing golf.
Savanna describes Hal as “an extremely consistent and enthusiastic client.”
Donna Glee Williams
Goals: Weight Loss, Improving Strength
Trainer: Shawn Smathers, NASM CPT/CES
At the FC: Strength & Circuit Training, Swimming, True Elliptical
Through consistent exercise and nutritional planning, Donna Glee has lost 40 lbs. Her BMI has dropped from obese range to a score of 26, thus minimizing numerous risk factors associated with higher BMI. She has overcome chronic knee and shoulder conditions along the way, and now reports diminished arthritic and joint pain. Perhaps her greatest strides of all come in her heightened functionality; where her workouts once consisted of lower-level strengthening and correctives, she now routinely performs more advanced exercises, including walking lunges, kettlebell swings, bear crawls, and circuits.
Outside of the gym, Donna Glee is (literally) going further and climbing higher. An avid outdoorswoman and hiker, she reports that her gym successes have expanded her capabilities to include more challenging trails and terrain. Many of her recent excursions would have been off limits in previous years, due to lack of conditioning or threat of injury. She now is able to take pride in her accomplishments as one of the more conditioned and capable individuals within her hiking group.