Now, there have been seasons where I was merely a member # at a big gym such as Planet Fitness, while at Travelers World in San Antonio, and there were also months at Wells Beach Resort in Maine where I performed only body-weight exercises with little or no equipment. I always run, and of course we bike and kayak and golf. I have taught yoga, spin, and circuit training in Sarasota, Florida at Sun-N-Fun and I even found a small gym in Torrey, Utah, where we worked out at 6800 feet while Workamping at Thousand Lakes RV Park. I also never travel without at least two workouts prepared for me by my trainer, Rob Vitiello, from Muscle World Gym in New Jersey. I consider myself very lucky thus far, but I really hit the jackpot while working this summer at Indigo Bluffs in Empire, Michigan. I found my niche at Glen Arbor Fitness – a.k.a. Total Results Training – and I have never felt more in shape!
Located in an old brick school house, the gym offers a myriad of classes ranging from cardio/strength training to TRX suspension training; from boxing and HIIT to yoga; and, from open gym to personal training. The staff includes two dynamic personal trainers/instructors, an accomplished yoga instructor and a nutritionist.
For the entire summer, I usually took three cardio/strength classes a week along with two TRX classes. Liz Tondreau was most often my instructor and she is a success story herself! She began her personal fitness journey in 2009, and with the help of trainer/gym owner Stacy Jago, she has lost close to 150 pounds and is now a certified personal trainer! What an inspiration and I must say, I have yet to see her in anything but an awesome mood – even at 7 am!! Her guidance and encouragement have been a gift and I am now able to do things in the gym I never thought I could! In her instructor mode, is she a tiger? Yes! Can she be a bear? Of course! But I love it and I will forever hear her in my mind as she always let us know when our strength/cardio station or our TRX exercise was almost over by sharing – loudly I might add – 3…2…1! There were never such sweet words!
Liz and Stacy make make a wonderful pair, personally and professionally, and if you are ever traveling near Glen Arbor, Michigan, Glen Arbor Fitness is a stop not to be missed! I thank them both for a wonderfully fit summer!