I moved to Richmond 21 years ago and found my passion in the health club industry. Through these many years, I have worked as the front desk club opener, membership salesperson, assistant general manager, general manager and regional manager. When I moved from GM to RM, I missed seeing my members daily. As my job tended to focus on administrative duties and hitting sales numbers, my passion waned.
Only 18% of us belong to health clubs, and a much, much smaller percent of us use our memberships. Sadly, majority of members that consistently show up, rarely lose weight and sustain an improved level of fitness. How is it that with greater accessibility and better information, our obesity rate is climbing?
I graduated from Penn State in the early ‘90s. I received my B.S. in Nutrition right at the beginning of “fat is bad” and “no fat/low fat” products took over the aisles. I remember my professor, Dr. Dorothy Blair stating, “this will bite us in the ass.” No truer words have ever been spoken. Americans are fatter than ever.
I have been fighting my weight for over 40 years. It’s why I opted to major in nutrition, its why I do what I do now. For many of us, it’s a never-ending battle. Each Monday becomes significant. No matter how good we feel, the scale can amp us up or shut us down. We try each new exercise craze and trust that the next diet will be the one. We blame ourselves when the scale stays high. We claim to lack will power.
Jesse and I created Catalyst Fit to put the personal back into training, nutrition and support programming. We use cutting edge testing equipment and evidence based training methods. Using your unique numbers, we will discover your body’s true potential.
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