“For the past 15 years, I’ve been making excuses and saying “one day I’ll get back in the shape.” I decided to invest in myself by working with a trainer at The Alaska Club. I was making awesome progress when the pandemic hit. I spent a couple of months trying to figure out how I could continue my training and stay healthy for my kids while my husband was deployed.
One day, Hannah gave me a call from the West Club to see if I would be interested in doing some virtual personal training over Zoom. I wasn’t sure how the virtual sessions would work, but my concerns quickly faded when I realized I could still progress, even from home. Hannah continued to push me and formulate workouts just for me. She is able to correct my form and encourage me just as if I were in the gym with her.
I have gained so much strength in these few months, and I can tell a huge difference in my everyday activities and with my agility. My 13-year old talks about how much muscle I have now, and I just hope that I can inspire her to dedicate time and effort to her own fitness as she grows. My confidence and health is worth it, and I’m so glad I can work with Hannah!”
Amanda – Age 43
“Thank you to the Alaska Club for providing a safe and clean facility and multiple options for exercising. You are the beacon of stability, positivity, and health at this difficult time.”
Olga – Age 62
“I was excited when the club reopened. I feel very safe here! It really feels like the club took their time and spent the money to make it a safe place to come back to, and I have no doubt they that extra mile to keep members safe.”
John – Age 33
“I have always dreamed of having a personal trainer and the day came to just sign up and do it, and I’m so excited I did! I use to play college tennis, but haven’t played for 21 years. Recently, I got back into tennis - which is also a great cardio workout. I never had any issues with motivating myself for cardio workouts, but I’ve always struggled with gathering up motivation to weight train, despite working at a fitness club in my early twenties. Now, I look forward to my PT sessions with Hannah. I actually enjoy them more than doing my cardio workouts, including tennis, and everyone knows I love tennis!
I am about to turn 50, and figured I wouldn’t be able to see lots of results except for maybe getting a bit stronger, which would then reflect in my tennis game. I am so thrilled at the progress I have made in toning and building muscle in such a short time - I really can’t believe it. The more workouts I do, the leaner and more muscular I look. It is incredibly fun to see the progress and hard work payoff as results. My trainer pushes me, and sometimes I feel like I can’t do something, but then she proves I can. Hannah is the best trainer ever, and I look forward to every workout. I can’t wait to find out what this almost 50 year old is capable of…”
April – Age 49
“I would say to members who haven’t come back yet that they don’t need to be afraid, because this place is very clean and they shouldn’t hesitate to come back. I’m a senior citizen and I feel very safe and comfortable here. It’s important to work out during this time to keep my mind and body in a good space.”
Connie – Age 69
“A few years ago: It was a day like every other. My husband and I made dinner, watched some TV, walked the dog, and went to bed. A week or so later I woke up and had no idea where I was. I hurt everywhere and could barely move my legs. As it turns out, I had severe spinal stenosis and was in the hospital. I have no memory of how I got there (I later learned) and once I got the story my first thought was "I hope I was nice to everyone.” Once discharged, it was on to Cognitive Therapy and Physical Therapy. Progress was slow but I had to do it. I spoke to my Physical Therapist (Brooke) and asked her about exercises that I could do at the gym. I got a trainer and went to work! Now I am doing great! I am done with both physical and cognitive therapies. I was doing well and decided to stick with my training at The Alaska Club. Yvonne and I get together a couple times a week and it's great! Strength, endurance, and weight loss. It's hard but fun - and worth it. Most importantly, this is a lifestyle change, not just a band-aid. I learn more every session. Thank you Alaska Club & thank you Yvonne.”
Kimberly – Age 49
The Alaska Club thanks all our members who have shared their stories. We all hope to make a difference in someones life. To learn more about all the opportunities at The Alaska Club, visit us at: thealaskaclub.com.