The Set Back:

I am a mom, wife and teacher. In addition to my daily responsibilities, I am caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s. Needless to say, everyone took priority over me.

The Wake-up Call:

I found myself weighing more than I did with each of my pregnancies. I was very unhealthy and tired all the time. Not to mention, my blood pressure and cholesterol were way too high compared to the “norm”.

The Comeback:

Last September, my friend Jen Ciampi posted a picture about boot camp at Leverage Fitness Studio in Pittston. It was 2 days a week and I thought, I would give it a try.

The Workouts:

It was really tough in the beginning because I hadn’t done any exercise in quite some time. I belonged to other gyms in the past but never made it longer than a month. The trainers at LVG were so supportive and said just keep coming back. So I did, and eventually I even started trying more classes. I’ve done every boot camp since then! I now find myself at Leverage 4-5 times a week and I love it! I am healthier than I have been in years, I have lost pounds and inches and I am stronger, both physically and mentally, than I ever thought I could be.

The Shout Outs:

I’m very lucky to have supportive family and friends. I don’t know if I would have made it this long without Jen Ciampi and Vanessa Nee right along side me. And I definitely would have stopped long ago if not for the excellent trainers at Leverage Pittston. Jen, Jess, Danny and Dori make every class a challenge and somehow we still have fun doing it. I truly cannot thank them all enough for all their support and encouragement. I am also very grateful to Tim for creating a gym unlike any other, I cannot image my life without it. What a difference a year makes!