Anyone around Mary Wells benefits from her presence. When you talk about someone with heart, you are talking about someone like Mary! She is always pushing herself and up for a challenge. She is such a joy to coach because she is dedicated to continuous progress – all with a smile. Exercise is a time that Mary can take just for herself, and I am so glad she is part of Hyatt Training.

Name: Mary Wells

Age: 72

Length of time with Hyatt Training and date when you started: I’ve been a member at the studio for two years now.

What were your goals when you started? My goals when I started were general fitness, strength building, and improved balance.

What are your goals today? More of the same – I’m feeling really good!

What has been your biggest challenge? Losing weight was my initial challenge. My physician said I was ‘pre-diabetic’. I had never had a regular exercise routine, although I have always been a fairly active person. Keeping to a regular schedule is a challenge.

What have been your biggest areas of improvement? My biggest areas of improvement have been significant weight loss through a combination of diet and exercise. I have gained strength in my entire body and my balance has improved.

What is your favorite thing about Hyatt Training? The ambiance is my favorite thing about Hyatt Training. I like the friendly calm atmosphere, the great variety of people who work and train there, the fact that there aren’t mirrors everywhere I look, and that there are no TVs. I also appreciate that it is clean and well organized.

What is your favorite thing about your personal trainer? Maya’s positive attitude, honesty, and consistency are my favorite things about her.

What is your proudest achievement or biggest accomplishment since you began working with Hyatt Training: My proudest achievement or biggest accomplishment since I began working with Hyatt Training is my consistency in working hard at and doing my program.

What have you learned: I have learned that I really enjoy working out on a regular basis with Maya and that I like being at Hyatt Training.

What advice would you give to other people starting on their fitness journey? I would advise other people starting on their fitness journey to work hard and consistently and to give themselves credit for achieving those goals. Fitness takes time and perseverance; be patient and keep at it.

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