Ignite the fire to change your life... my Fitness Concepts Journey

By: Danielle Fagnant

One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain.
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Fitness Concepts not only changed my life, it saved my life. At the end of 2008 I was diagnosed with diabetes and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and my doctor wanted me to seriously consider weight loss surgery. On January 28, 2009 my 5 foot tall, 236 pound body stepped into Fitness Concepts scared to death, but ready for change. I was immediately welcomed by friendly faces and quickly found myself a part of an amazing community. With the help of the Biggest Loser program, group fitness classes and the personal trainers a to Fitness Concepts, I not only lost over 50 pounds but more importantly was able to come off of all medications associated with the diabetes and PCOS. Fitness Concepts isn't just a gym, it's a community. That may sound cliche, however it is the truest statement possible. I would not be where I am today without the help and encouragement from everyone from the front desk staff, to the group fitness instructors and personal trainers. When I say that my life completely changed, I mean that I am truly not the same person that walked into the club 9 years ago. I went from a complete couch potato, working at a computer all day, playing games on a computer all night while eating an entire large pizza on my own, to being an active and healthy mom to an energetic 4 year old. I workout 5-6 days per week and have found such a passion in exercise that I'm now a group fitness instructor. I want to be able to bring the motivation and inspiration to members like other instructors and trainers brought to me. When you join Fitness Concepts, you truly become a part of a family. Everyone cares about you, gets excited to see you; they will share excitement about your success and stand by your side to help you get through any difficult times. Fitness and lifestyle change is a constant journey and everyone at Fitness Concepts is there with you every step of the way.