By Melissa Reyes, Member of the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
After having my second child, a friend gave me a gift certificate for a six month membership at the Fowler Y. At the time, I had no idea that this was going to be my road to an overall transformation.
I made an appointment to meet with a health coach, through a program included in membership, called the Coach Approach. Being that I had never worked out in a gym before, this calmed the intimidation of using the workout machines, and to learn a fitness routine where I would get maximum benefit, without injuring myself.
I met with Wellness Coach Melinda. She was very professional and attentive. She listened to the goals I desired and designed a workout fit to achieve these goals. A great benefit to the Coach Approach is the feeling of being held accountable for your results. It's having your very own coach!
I was prepared to not see results at least for a few months, but I was wrong. Just six weeks later, my stomach is almost flat. I am faster, stronger, and have more energy than I have had in a long time. Not only do I see the physical results, but I feel better emotionally and mentally. And for the very first time, I have a sense of an overall wellbeing.
I never could have imagined that someone such as myself could fall in love with fitness. I am happier with my body at the age of thirty, after having two children, than I ever was in my twenties!
I want to thank my friends, who are also members of Fowler Y, for such a phenomenal gift. And I want to thank the Y for creating such wonderful programs, and offering a magnificent environment, including the friendly staff.
Last but certainly not least, I want to thank my wellness coach Melinda, for listening and showing concern for my health. Providing a clear path for me to achieve success.