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I was one of those people that never wanted to join or go to a gym. Then I learned I needed a knee replacement. My neighbor is a physician and he suggested that I strengthen my knee muscles. So, I reluctantly joined a gym: Benicia Fitness. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made. Joy, the owner, worked with me and suggested exercises and a routine to improve my leg strength. Because of my exercising, my recovery was quick and more than I'd hoped for - totally successful. It turned out I needed both knees replaced and the second knee was as successful as the first. Because of Benicia Fitness and Joy, I am able to do everything I could do before the surgeries and more. I play golf, walk the streets of Benicia and San Francisco, and, of course, I look forward to going to the gym every day.
10 years ago, I had just lost both my parents after caring for them for many years and I was very down. My friend, Gail, suggested I join her gym, Benicia Fitness, and start training with Joy. My whole life changed! Joy introduced me to a fellow new member, Toni Haughey, who became my workout buddy and friend. We still train with Joy twice a week! I also take spin cycle classes two to three times a week and I have recently starting doing a Restorative Yoga class, which I love. My weight has gone from 207lb when I joined to 124lb today! I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years after I joined the gym and I strongly believe that continuing to workout these past years has made a significant difference to the progression of the disease.
I never ever would have guessed that I could become a gym rat! The gym has been a lifeline to me on many occasions. I have also made some wonderful friends here and it really is my home away from home!