The first thing you need to know when you read this review is I am NOT the type of gal who steps on a scale to check her weight. I rely on my clothes to do that for me. With that being said, I am an athletic female who has been married for 25 years and played 2 sports in college and continues to play in recreational basketball and softball leagues. I have a treadmill in my house, have run 5Ks, half marathons and full marathons, done Bikram yoga, taken cardio kickboxing, a couple of mud races and more. But in 2012 I was finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease (after 7 years of misdiagnoses) which explained many of the physical ailments I was encountering in my day to day life as well as not being able to work out of recent.
Before I started with EA Fit Club in September 2013 at the suggestion of a girlfriend, I could barely make it up past 6pm as a result of the Lyme. I was on medication, constant headaches, overall joint pain, brain fogginess and more. I was just coping day by day. Yet, even with all these physical ailments I thought I was in pretty good shape. Well, after my first workout I was sorely (no pun intended) mistaken! It was hard but, yet, I was hooked. I made sure to come back every day the first week and work through the muscle soreness. By the end of the week, I was feeling good. I was still on meds for Lyme but feeling more energetic. By the end of November, I was off the meds – the first time in a long time and now I had a new goal: I was going to keep up with all the “youngters” at boot camp.
Move the clock forward and it’s now 18 months later and I have NOT had a lyme flare up or needed medication. The variety of classes, mixture of cardio and strength combined with Eric’s “no quit” attitude have been the perfect recipe for me! I am doing wall handstands, carrying medicine balls up hills, burpees, box jumps, tire flips, plate pushes, rope climbs and more and I have never felt stronger both physically and mentally. And, my lyme specialist remains in awe. Less than 2 years ago we were talking about major life adjustments for me to cope with my Lyme – now he just shakes his head and says I’m his “lyme star.” As a matter of fact, I am signed up for my first Reebok Spartan obstacle race in April. Bring it on!
So, yes, the clothes are fitting much better; actually they are a little loose in the hips, waist and butt these days and the tone of my shoulders and arms is pretty cool, too! Thanks to Eric for making 50 the new 30 and, more importantly, thanks for giving “me” back to me. Can’t stop. Won’t stop."