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.

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.