Member Stories: Joe Fraunfelder "Active, but not fit"


Joe Fraunfelder

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience:

In recent years, while remaining active (tennis & golf), I had allowed my general fitness to deteriorate and had added some extra pounds. By late 2011 through diet awareness, I lost most of the extra weight but was still not doing anything about fitness. In December of that year, I began to experience some lower back issues and in late December experienced some debilitating pain.

My doctors were able to treat the nerve inflammation causing the pain but told me that I needed to strengthen my core to prevent a recurrence. This need brought me to Elite Sports Clubs Personal Trainer Grace Selwitschka and I started on a core strengthening regimen during the winter/spring of 2012.

After three months of her guidance, I was able to return to tennis and golf and the rest is history.

Today I continue to visit the club three days a week for 30 minutes each of aerobics, weight training and stretching; and enjoy better fitness than in many years. I’ll always appreciate Grace’s gentle nudging during that first three months which has instilled a good work ethic in me and kept my back issues at bay.

Share your own “elite” story; whether it be of weight loss, conquering that first race, improving your tennis rating, accomplishing a goal, or some other unique aspect of your life that makes you ELITE! No story is too small, we are proud of ALL of our members! A person of few words? Check us out on Twitter @MyEliteStory too!

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