Bette P. – Campbell, CA
Approaching 60 years old and after working 40 years at a desk I knew I needed to get in better shape, but was reluctant to go to a gym as I’d had some bad experiences.
I initially made an appointment with Lisa Richardson (recommended by my doctor) who is also a Registered Dietitian. We discussed my diet and lifestyle and made an appointment for me to come in for a session. I’ve been going to the Fitness Clinic three times a week ever since. Lisa is kind of a stealth coach. While I’m walking on the treadmill she’s telling stories or talking sports or movies or TV shows or books and next thing I know the 40 minutes are up. Same with the exercise part, over the last 1.5 years she has gradually increased the weight or number of reps without me really noticing. I am very happy with the results, especially that I’m actually still going to the gym!
I’m working with Karl Malmsheimer as well (Lisa Monday & Friday, Karl on Wednesdays) and his knowledge of just how your body works is extensive. Karl has a lot of interests and I enjoy working with him and our philosophical discussions.
The Fitness Clinic is not a big facility but there are plenty of treadmills, exercise bikes, other fitness machines, weights and various exercise stuff, all in good condition. Everything is always clean and neat, it’s never too crowded, there’s plenty of parking, and everyone is very friendly and welcoming.