Today I’m excited to share a testimonial from one of our Fit and Fabulous clients!
Sue is a great example of the type of client we work with in our Fit and Fabulous over 50 private group (and small group) training programs. Her mind is sharp but her body has let her down over the past decade. Less than a year ago she had her knee replaced, which gave her a new lease on life, but her other knee also needed a replacement.
Lucky for us, Sue randomly found my Fit Moms for Life book online and bought it. She read through it in one day and was excited to put what she read into action! She quickly discovered that our Transformation Centers were only 10 minutes from where she lived in Madison. Sue immediately contacted us, met with me and joined our Fit and Fabulous training group.
Sue only had about 7 weeks to strengthen up before her second knee replacement surgery. We pushed her as safely and quickly as possible to build her strength, increase her flexibility, and burn some fat to take the weight off her joints.
Sue recently had the surgery done and sent the following email to the three trainers at the Transformation Center that worked with her before her surgery.
Hi Liz. ….
My doctor could tell I worked out because I was so strong. Also…I was shocked when I went in for surgery, they brought in the anesthesiologist and he was getting ready to put in my IV….out of the blue he says…”Sue your arms are beautiful for a 64 year old lady. Most I see are all flab.” I looked at him & said “You have made my day!” He then said “We can tell that you’ve been working out because of how your lower legs look”. They had to give me a nerve block in my right leg by my thighs. He said this area is usually very very flabby for most women …
I wanted you to pass my email on to Michelle & Dustin to show them that all of our hard work is paying off.
My range of motion was 54 in the hospital & today I was able to get 74….so that is progress.
This week sitting in a chair & lying down I’ve been using my 9 lb weights & my new 10 lb weighted medicine ball.
MY doctor said…”Sue you are motivated to get fit……not many of my patients are. I have to tell them to lose weight before I will even do the surgery”.
I know this is long…but I thought all of you would be interested in what my doctors said….& especially about my arms. It certainly made me want to keep moving!
Thank you for sharing your experience, Sue! Your dedication and hard work before surgery and during your recovery is inspiring and demonstrates the importance of strength and fitness at all ages!