Monday, March 9, 2009

Pair Of Woodbury Women Getting Fit With Assist From Local Business

“Pam Ihns and Lori Sorensen are already big winners. Now with the help of a local fitness program, they are attempting to be big losers. The Woodbury-area women were chosen by Fitness Together out of a pool of applicants to enroll in a free six-month fitness program with the local business. Fitness Together began promoting its ‘Biggest Loser/Transformation Competition’ program late last summer during Woodbury Days. Contestants had to write an essay about why they believed they would be the best candidate for the six-month program and a personal statement on why they felt the fitness transformation would change their lives. The business, which opened its Woodbury location two years ago, offers personal training for clients in a one-on-one setting. The health and fitness business operates a personalized suite at its Eagle Creek Lane location. Clients work with a team of three trainers who help assess their overall fitness and design a plan for reaching their goals, said Fitness Together Woodbury general manager Rachel Knight. ‘We pride ourselves on being completely different than the gym and the health club in that everything here is individualized and in a one-on-one setting,’ said Knight, a 2003 Woodbury High School graduate, who earned her kinesiology degree from the University of Minnesota. ‘It’s really neat, because, some days you just don’t want to come in, but then you do and, you start to see results,” said Sorenson, a recently divorced mother of three children active in hockey. ‘I’m hoping to see some good weight loss at some point, but I am noticing the tone in my arms, a sense of better posture, and just a new confidence.’ Sorenson said her recent divorce and a job loss have been stressful events. She hopes healthier eating and an exercise routine will bring some balance to her life. ‘I was getting heavy to the point, where I was snacking all the time, and just felt like I had no time for anything,’ Sorensen said. ‘This is giving me a chance to change that attitude.’”§ion=news

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