9. Body by Design Studios
- 22 years in business
- 15 hires on Thumbtack
"By my 55th birthday, my lifestyle had begun to take its toll on my body and my health. As an administrator for the federal government, I was traveling frequently, eating too much hotel food and not getting any exercise.
I felt and looked at least 10 years older than I was and I knew it was time to do something. I joined a gym but felt out of place every time I went in. I tried one of the gyms trainers, a muscle head who just made me feel
dumb and old. I moved to one of the popular womens fitness chains thinking this would be better it wasnt. At least at the gym they had real equipment, but the womens gym had mostly rubber bands and balls. Like women cant handle real workouts! Over a year later, all I had done was waste my money and my time. I tried a well known national diet too, but I didnt find much success there either. I went to the meetings and weigh-ins religiously but my results were inconsistent. I kept buying their food and stepping on their scales, but in nearly two years never maintained a weight loss of more than a few pounds.
By the time I turned 56, I was worse off than when I had started. I had almost given up until I heard about Joe and Body by Design. The moment I stepped into the studio I knew things would be different. Joe listened to my story and designed a program especially for me. He helped me set goals which at the time I honestly thought were impossible and when we reached those he helped me set more! Three months after my 57th birthday, I won my first fitness competition! Me, a grandmother! I never aspired to do anything more than lose a few pounds! My workouts with Joe have transformed my body and my life.