Transcend Fitness Monthly Member Spotlight: Jean Tanner
What Jess Coates has to say about Jean: “Jean and I started working together because she was looking for some help to alleviate some lower back issues and she wanted someone to help keep her accountable. She has a great attitude, works hard and is dedicated to her workouts! We have been training together for quite some time now and I look forward to our discussions along with reaching fitness goals. We train so she can avoid the doctor and be able to keep up with the grandkids!”
How long have you been a member at Transcend Fitness?
I joined Transcend Fitness in January of 2012, and it is the only New Years resolution I have kept for more than a month. Seven years later my husband, Bill, and I average an early morning visit to the gym four days a week. One of the reasons I joined was because of my back pain and my doctor told me to exercise more. Transcend is close to our home and the exercise and strength training have helped to improve my health. After a couple of years working out on my own I realized that I wasn’t pushing myself enough. That’s when I made the decision to book some personal training sessions with Jess and haven’t given those up.
What do you like most about Transcend?
Jess is a great motivator and knows her stuff! She has helped me tremendously and keeps me on track. I still struggle with my love of food, but my workouts and Jess’ watchful eyes help keep me on the right track. Another benefit of my membership is the atmosphere at the gym, initially I was intimidated by the machines and equipment but the staff is friendly and helpful. Other members are welcoming and pleasant creating a great environment.
What is a typical day like for you outside of the gym?
I work full-time in an office, so five days a week I sit at a desk most of the day, which makes my time at Transcend very important. Weekends are typically busy with family, grand-kids and household chores.
Do you have any tips for anyone just starting out with a work out routine?
For anyone who wants to start a new workout routine, my thought is just start and keep doing it!
On behalf of the whole staff, we’re grateful to have you as a member of Transcend Fitness Club, Jean! See you at the gym!