It’s my birthday! Today I turn 60!! Two years ago on my birthday (and 6 months into my new membership at One on One) I pondered being 58 and what that might mean in regards to my health.  My arm was still in  a sling from having my rotator cuff repaired and my fitness gains were pretty slow.  I figured I needed a long-term goal, and decided that by the time I turned 60 I wanted to be in the best shape… EVER! When Sam became my trainer I shared that goal with her.  Now, here I am – at 60… in the best shape of my life! I am stronger and more fit than any other time in my life.  I can my toes (don’t laugh), run 3 miles, do floor push-ups, and negative chins!

Along the way, Sam has trained, challenged, educated, challenged, listened, challenged, and laughed with me to help me get to this point.  she listens to my complaints (smiling the entire time) and helps me get through the low spots.  She celebrates every success with me.  Most importantly, she believes in me- and that makes me believe in myself.

In addition to Sam, I feel loved and encouraged by all of you!  You greet me by name and with a smile as soon as I walk in the door.  You acknowledge my hard work, are quick to answer my questions, and help me with equipment I cannot reach (playlists and Garmin watches too!)  I always leave here BETTER than when I walked in!!

To say my time here has been life changing is not an exaggeration in the slightest.  Thank you for all you have done to help me get to this goal!

Here’s to another decade! (And one un-assisted chin-up)