07/15/2014
It's Transformation Tuesday on Fitness Edge Radio, sponsored by LaSalon Bianca and Massage Envy Spa, and we have yet another success story from Team Charlene over in Victor, training out of IronWorx Gym. Lindsay Thompson is our featured transformer this week and here’s how she accomplished her goals.In her 20’s Lindsay had lost 60 pounds on her own, but admittedly, she had a challenge maintaining her weight, yo-yoing along the way. In August of 2013, Lindsay met her current boyfriend, and as will happen, they settled into that ’comfort’ zone of undisciplined eating...
06/24/2014
Fitness Edge Radio Transformation Tuesday time!Each week we shine a spotlight a person who has or is completing a successful fitness transformation on our page as well as on our website at www.fitnessedgeradio.com. This feature is made possible in part by our sponsors, LaSalon Bianca and Massage Envy Spa so shout out to them and go support their business if you are the least bit inspired by these weekly stories!This week...do you know someone who was just BORN big? As long as you've known them, they have been large. Have you ever wondered how it is, many of these people seem jolly (a...
06/10/2014
My name is Kimberly Monnet, I am married to Nova and have two beautiful daughters, Kayla born September 2006 and Kara, born July 2009.  My journey into fitness began with a car accident driving home one night after work in December of 2011.   Another car cut me off on the expressway, I slammed on the breaks and almost spun off a bridge. The windows to the family van all were smashed completely out, my airbags were deployed and my van was totaled.  Fortunately, I was able to walk away from the accident without serious injuries, only bruises and scrapes.  I vividly...
05/27/2014
Just a few weeks ago, at my very own Downtown Fitness Club, we completed an 8 week Body Transformation Challenge. It is a TOUGH 8 weeks, where I challenge participants to focus on eating a healthy diet (which I design) and following a 6 day per week workout regimen and document the process with photos, weigh-ins and measurements.I'm happy and proud to reveal one of the winners of that Body Transformation Challenge that ended May 3rd...and without any further adieu...this 'old guy' did all of us 'old guys' proud with his results in the 8 week challenge.Consistency, Tenacity...
05/20/2014
Since adding this feature to Fitness Edge, our followers have been motivated by stories of people who have beaten long odds, conquered personal demons and endured ridicule to achieve successful fitness transformations. You enjoy reading them, I enjoy telling them.But, the reality with getting, and then staying, in shape is that sometimes, the story is not that dramatic. What about people who don't have these challenges to overcome? Their goals and achievements are also noteworthy. In fact, finding motivation to face the monotony of another workout or another chicken breast can be harder...
05/13/2014
Today we feature our very own Downtown Fitness Club member, Michelle Schaefer. Here is her story:Born a healthy, happy baby, Michelle Schaefer’s health took a turn for the worse before she even left the hospital…a missed diagnosis of her condition led to the loss 90% of her intestines and the medication Michelle was placed on, eventually caused her deafness. The prognosis for little Michelle wasn’t good…the doctors didn't think would be able to gain weight or even live very long. Despite the long odds, Michelle recovered, even prospered as a very active child....
05/06/2014
"The past four years have been a struggle with restrictive eating, weight, body image and confidence. In 2010 I suffered from Anorexia Athletica which is an obsession with obtaining minimum calories and maximum exercise. I was 106 pounds, taking in about 850 calories a day, and terrified of 90% of foods. I was running as a form of punishment for eating the foods that I enjoyed and often skipped meals entirely. I lost my muscles, my curves, and began losing hours of sleep because I could not fall asleep on an empty stomach. Food was an obsession that dictated my entire life and not once...
04/01/2014
For anyone who is familiar with Esther Kwong's spinning classes at the RAC, it's probably hard to imagine anyone as energetic, encouraging and enthusiastic about fitness as her. But it hasn't always been that way.The beneficiary of good genetics, or so it seemed, Esther didn't have to work hard to stay 'in shape' in her 20's. Everything changed when Esther became pregnant and gave birth to her son in 2003. Those genetics that had served her so well, turned against her as she struggled with her post pregnancy weight, complicated by high blood pressure and...
03/18/2014
Many of us have never been here, but there are still many who have. This is dedicated to those just starting out."When I was my heaviest I felt like I was worthless. I did need to get my hair done (I was scared I would brake the chair.) Go to the Doctor's (they would have to weigh me.) Go to amusement park (I could not fit on the rides, and I did not want to get into a bathing suit.) Go shopping (so I could see my real size).It was so sad."It was 2010 and Jojo Conte Butler signed up at Weight Watchers, where she lost 75 pounds. It was a start. In November 2012, after 15 pounds...
03/11/2014
Have you ever had a friend convince you to try a group exercise class, despite your protests that you have two left feet? Then you finally show up...and are horrible!?  Danny Maffia did. It was 2008 at RIT and Danny's instructor and Wellness Director at the college, Michelle Pecor Schrouder, who was also a Turbokick instructor, convinced him to try her class. In Danny's words, he stood in the back of the room "embarrassed and ashamed at how uncoordinated he was." He was a glutton for punishment though and returned! He soon met Natalie Cain Christman and Christine Dwyer...

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