This article is dedicated to one of our amazing clients here at Foothills Acceleration and Sports Training’s South Chandler location, Mary Beth Burke. Her hard work, dedication and drive for success are truly astounding.
Her results over the past two years of training:
- Down 22% Body Fat
- Down 38 pounds
- Lost 5 dress sizes
In January of 2015, Mary Beth had completed a series of nine major hip operations over a span of 35 years and had just finished physical therapy for a total hip replacement. To continue her recovery, the team at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy suggested she work with Travis at FAST.
Mary Beth recalled, “I hadn’t stepped foot in anything that even remotely resembled a gym for over 30 years. I knew I needed more work but, being grounded in reality, was sure that Travis would more than likely kill me.” While she had visions of militant trainers that would make her throw up, she said she had a great deal of respect and trust in the team at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy and made that first phone call.
Mary Beth started training at FAST on January 4th, 2015 scared to death but reminding herself that she only had to stick it out a few times a week for a month. Travis turned out to be kind and gentle, taking his time to listen to her concerns and creating an exercise plan just for her. Her next visit, she recalls, she was handed off to Chris, who was “not so gentle….”
This January 4th, 2017 marks Mary Beth’s 2-year anniversary at FAST. She continues to work with Chris five days a week, saying, “I block this time Monday-Friday and aggressively protect it, I can’t imagine not working out as part of my daily routine.” She has come to trust Chris and respect his knowledge and experience as a personal trainer. She appreciates that he never pushes her to the extent that he breaks her down or hurts her, and he pays attention and has a vested interest in her progress. “My workouts are never boring and we work on muscles I didn’t know I had.” She continues, “Today I am stronger than I’ve ever been. I feel healthy and full of energy and my hip can support 300 lb. glute bridges and 200 lb. dead lifts, something I would not have accomplished without Chris’ guidance and support.”
During her time at FAST, she has enjoyed watching the trainers work with clients of all ages. “They are simply amazing and two of the nicest men you will ever meet. Travis, Chris and I have come a long way together and I’m blessed to have found them.”
We’re very thankful for Mary Beth and are proud of her accomplishments through training with us at the FAST South Chandler location. We’re eager to witness as her fitness and health journey continue.