ChrystineWilliams-Booth

April 28, 2015

boothI stumbled upon Advantage Personal training by taking a wrong turn. Little did I know that it would be the best turn I would ever make for myself. I was 48 with two knee replacements and just didn’t know how to work out anymore without hurting for days. I was always active and played sports my whole life, but after my first knee replacement, exercise just was too painful, or I was too tired.

We had a son the year before my first replacement and I was determined that I would be active and healthy for him. Thanks to Paul, I have achieved so many goals with my body that I was told I would never do again. Squats, lunges, resistance and weight training, side-to-side exercises and jumping were thought to be things of the past. Never mind that I have always been told that I had to live with the size of my thighs and that cellulite won’t go away without surgery!!! Let’s just say all those myths are completely wrong if you are willing to put in the time and effort into yourself with a trainer that knows what he is doing and is making sure you’re always doing the exercises right, constantly asking what I feel, where I feel it or if it hurts. Paul took me through baby steps to amazingly challenging workouts. Two years later I am stronger, healthier, and more confident than I have been in years. It still amazes me that when I see someone that I have not seen in awhile that his or her first comment is: “Wow you look great, you lost so much weight.”  In reality, I have only lost 10 lbs in two years but I am wearing clothes that I have had in my closet for years that were two sizes too small. Thank you Paul and the amazing staff at Advantage for being a team that cares about all of us that walks through your doors, not just your personal clients! Working out 5 days a week was something I never dreamed I would love and do again. I am a client for life!