I just wanted to say that Premier has never had such a strong Pilates and Yoga program!!! The classes and instructors are great, at least the ones I attend during the day time. I haven't done the Thursday yoga yet with the current instructor, but I will try it tomorrow. I just wanted to pass that along and thank you for all you do!
I've been a member at Premier for almost one year and wanted to send you an email and tell you how much I enjoy the fitness classes at the club. I regularly do Body Attack, Body Pump, Boot Camp, CX Worx and Spinning. Jessica, Shelley, Jim, Beth, Ellie, Teresa are all great and their expertise and enthusiasm has really helped me regain my fitness level.
In 2013, I was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer with average survival of 18 months to four years. I had chemo and a stem cell transplant at The James. I lost a lot of weight but gained a lot of fluid in my abdomen. My abdomen measured 43 inches at one point. I was in The James for three weeks and had to go to rehab for 10 days. When I left The James in May 2013, I could only walk 35 feet and stand for about 45 seconds. Before I got sick, I could keep up with folks 20 years younger than me in exercise classes and ride my bike 200 miles over a weekend.
I worked out at home and tried to go to fitness classes at the Dublin Rec Center but the schedule and available classes made it hard for me to consistently work out. So, I decided to join Premier last December. Shelley Meyer had led a spin class at Premier as a fundraiser for my Pelotonia ride and everyone was so nice so I decided Premier was the place for me.
I've been trying to make it to at least three classes per week for the last year and it has made a huge difference. I was so much stronger during my Pelotonia training rides this year, able to keep up with folks who had left me in the dust before. And i can keep up with some of the stronger participants in the classes I attend. Thursday, I went to my regular follow-up with my oncologist and she commented on my abs saying my stomach is flatter than hers. That's saying something since she's in great shape and knows how bad my abdomen was.
Your team of instructors has helped me get from here to here