Naomi Pruitt has been a member of the TLAC family since September 2013.
I was always very active when I was younger. However, I stopped running in my early to mid 20s due to severe knee pain. I did not understand anything about muscle imbalances or joint instability back then so I just thought my knees were shot and I sadly hung up my running shoes. After the birth if my 3rd son, Jesse, I had some health and hormonal issues. I gained a lot of weight and for the first time in my life, I was fat. I was sluggish, tired and embarrassed. My lowest point was when my middle son, Josiah, asked me to play football with him. I was trying to run away from him to score a touchdown, and he was faster than me. I could not run. I could not breathe. What was worse, I was too tired and too out of shape to play with him. Games I once enjoyed now seemed torturous.
My youngest son, Jesse, started preschool 2 years ago this September. I was finally alone for a few hours after many years of having my little guys around me 24-7. I decided to leave my car at Starbucks and walk on the People Trail. I ended up walking to TLAC. TLAC just has a feeling about it, an energy. Being there made me happy! I felt that itch to work up a sweat again! I was very excited about all of the free classes offered and I signed up right then and there.
I had a meeting scheduled with a trainer when I joined so when that meeting came around, I asked about ACTIVE U training sessions. I started taking two classes per day 5-6 days per week and have continued with that regimen for the past 2 years. I also found that I enjoyed spinning, something I had tried in the past but could not continue with due to severe lower back pain. Once my core stability improved with the ACTIVE U training classes, I was able to enjoy spinning and so many other activities that used to really kill my back. After about 6 months of training, I was even able to start running again! Back pain, knee pain, fatigue and lack of motivation are no longer an issue today. I feel great and I can once again beat my boys in a race! I am a formidable football opponent once again and I am even running marathons! My life is much happier today than it was before I joined TLAC, so much richer. I love all of the trainers and members at this club and I plan on being a member for a very long time!
TLAC is a wonderful place, a magical place, where everyone is accepted; a place where dreams are born and also come true. I am a different woman today than the shy, insecure and unhappy woman who walked into the club 2 years ago! Gaining control of my health and my body has given me confidence to take control of my life! Being at TLAC…it just makes my day happy!
*Disclaimer: Success stories represent individual testimonials and not typical results. Tipton Lakes Athletic Club does not guarantee results, which can vary from individual to individual.