When I first came to Omega at the beginning of this year I wasn’t really sure what to expect. After years of essentially “donating” money to pretty much every fitness gym, class and activity you can think of, I wasn’t sure how Omega might be different for me.
I had made several attempts to find other fitness related activities to incorporate into my routine to help augment my running and accelerate my weight loss and so far I had only succeeded in aggravating old injuries and plateauing in my weight loss journey. I felt somewhat let down by my body and had lost confidence in how to get back on track.
Upon my first visit to Omega in January, I felt instantly at ease. I realized that medically supervised personal training was exactly what I needed on several levels. I wanted to get to the next level of fitness and I clearly needed guidance to get there safely. I also needed that extra push to help me focus on areas I actively avoided (hello CORE!).
I began to get excited about a customized plan and it only took one workout to really feel like this was something I could commit to regularly. I have worked with personal trainers at other facilities before and have never felt as strongly as I do about Matt. I enjoy every workout and have complete trust in his knowledge and abilities. I also know that he makes an extreme effort to make sure I am working hard but not putting myself at risk for further injury.
Then I started training for the Yonge Street 10k, and within weeks I was struggling with tendinopathy in my knee. I was beyond disappointed. But thanks to Thien and Lisa in the clinic, for their physio and chiro care, I didn’t have to stop training for the run, and my workouts were instantly tailored to help repair my knee without missing a beat.
I was apprehensive about the race and I actually considered not doing it at all, but I didn’t want to let anyone down. I felt like I had a team of people working with me to get to this point and we were all invested now (this must be how professional athletes feel!!).
The race was, to date, the easiest 10k I have ever run. It was a complete breeze and I couldn’t have been happier. Even the recovery was a non-event.
That same week another amazing thing happened. I was dressing for work and put a pair of dress pants on. They promptly fell right off after I did them up. I was shocked. Even with my previous weight loss this never really happened. Although, the scale has only moved slowly these last few months those core classes must be paying off because my waist has shrunk a considerable amount.
To say that Omega has exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. Not only are the personalities and the energy enough to keep me coming back again and again but the approach, skills and expertise are more than I could have ever hoped for. I am living proof that your approach works and I can’t tell you how grateful I am.
To the whole Omega team, I would like to extend a whole-hearted THANK YOU. Please keep doing what you are doing because it is DEFINITELY working!!!!