55 years old, Marco Island, FL

My blood pressure was high for the first time in my life. I couldn’t believe it when my doctor told me I needed to go on blood pressure medication. While that may not seem drastic to some, for me it was a kick in the butt that I needed to do something to change my health and my stress level. I began exercising at the YMCA, taking classes everyday before work. I couldn’t believe how hard it was at first, I knew then I was truly out of shape. With your encouragement and checking in with me I kept at it and am so glad I did. My blood pressure came down on its own – without medication. I have lost 2 dress sizes and made new friends at the gym. I look forward to going and am so excited about how I look and feel. Having you to help keep me focused and hold me to my intentions was one of the huge reasons I kept at it, even though sometimes I felt like quitting. I can’t thank you enough for being a great partner.