Marie celebrates her fitness journey holding a weight plate equivalent to the weight she lost: 45 pounds!

Marie shares her story:

My family and I have been members for about five years now and I’ve made some great friends from constantly going to the gym over the years.  About a year and a half ago my dear friend and gym buddy Christina said we should do the boot camp-style classes that personal trainer Marcus Haywood runs.


Like many people, after being stuck at home, I had put on some extra pounds and was ready to get back to it.  I thought I was in decent shape, but after that first class, something clicked and I just knew I had to keep this up.  Marcus met me right where I was in ability and pushed just enough.  Class by class I began to notice such a difference, not only in strength, but in balance, stability, and range of motion.


I thought I was working out fine by myself, but nothing, I mean NOTHING can compare to the specifically designed workouts that Marcus puts together.  He’s so knowledgeable and creative.  I am performing exercises and movements I never would have attempted before this class.


A year ago I decided to get really serious about losing weight and Marcus helped with meal-planning ideas, when to eat, making sure I’m getting protein.  I’ve lost 45 pounds and several inches with his classes and a healthier diet.


Our group has grown and it’s become a family, and we owe that to Marcus’ ability to design and implement such a great program. I find myself scheduling things after the class time because I don’t want to miss.  Marcus’ training classes have changed my life.  Losing weight was a bonus, but being stronger, more mobile, and healthier is what’s been the greatest reward.  I know that if I want to hike, ski, or jump waves with my kids, my body is ready and that’s so encouraging.  I could not have done this on my own. Marcus and the class crew are why I’m 45 pounds lighter, healthier and will keep it up.  I’m so grateful.