For the past 3 years, Marge has shown up to every session with her trainer Beth wearing a smile on her face and full of laughter. She has improved her balance and gained muscle strength through her workouts at Hyatt Training weekly. Marge loves her two grandchildren dearly – she knows exercise is an important part of keeping up with and enjoying them.

Name: Marge Finch

Age: 74

Length of time with Hyatt Training and date when you started: I started working with Beth in the fall of 2015, three years ago.

Trainer: Beth Hoeck

What were your goals when you started?I wanted to lose weight and keep mobile as I age, in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

What are your goals today? I want to continue to build strength and increase mobility as I work on healing sciatic pain and dealing with arthritis.

What has been your biggest challenge? I have had to learn to keep moving in order to gain strength and increase mobility within my limits.

What have been your biggest areas of improvement? Balance, arm strength and determination to keep moving!

What is your favorite thing about Hyatt Training? The friendly and accepting attitude of staff and members. I have been at gyms where I felt very uncomfortable and didn’t want to be there because people seemed to look down on me. Hyatt Training is the polar opposite.

What is your favorite thing about your personal trainer? Beth is one in a million! She is very caring and takes an interest in her clients and knows what they can and cannot do. She thinks of ways to work a muscle that might be more successful for them. She is warm and caring and very knowledgeable.

What is your proudest achievement or biggest accomplishment since you began working with Hyatt Training: Walking in the door each time with an eagerness to work out and feeling happy to be there.

What have you learned: That there are many stretches and exercises that I never thought I could do that now feel natural. Progress!

What advice would you give to other people starting on their fitness journey? Make sure you are in a place where you feel comfortable and welcome.

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