My name is Paul Turner and I am a 48 year old man. In July of 2011, I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Type-2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and complications from CHF. As a result of the complications, I was unable to stand, walk or do any exercise for a period of just greater than 3 months. During this time, I experienced extreme weight loss as well as the deterioration of my muscle mass.
Once I had recovered from the CHF complications in January 2012. I decided to join a local gym in order to regain my strength and get / keep myself in good physical condition. This is where I was introduced to using a professional trainer to help me establish and reach my goals.
I began to train with Javes Lewis that January. He immediately made an assessment as to what constraints I may have and any areas that I wanted to specifically develop. I told Javes about my medical history and the medications that I was taking (I was taking a beta blocker and therefore needed to be mindful of my pulse level). Javes have a complete understanding of my limitations but was also able to design a workout routine for me to follow both during the training sessions and on my own time.
During my time with Javes, I was amazed at the progress we had made. I was able to gradually rebuild my muscles, regain my sense of balance, maintain my weight while reducing my body fat percentage and get a real in-depth understanding of the types and proper forms of exercise that I needed to continue to develop.
Now, nearly 13 months since I first Met Javes, I have accomplished the following:
Working with a professional trainer like Javes Lewis has helped me to change my life style. The achievements are noticeable both physically and mentally. Today, I am probably in the best shape that I have been in since I was a teenager