» AVAC® Member Story: Stacy Beckly
Struggling with life's challenges? Don't be afraid to reach out for support -- you're not alone.
Open heart surgery, young children, a miscarriage, 30 pound wright gain, new career, and more. Each one of these on its own is a life challenge. But when combined, these elements can be the making of a disaster. Find out more about Stacy's challenges and find out which programs and support helped her succeed here.
» Lydia's AbsoluteFIT Journey
Lydia M. has been an AbsoluteFIT Participant for several months and has chronicled her journey on our AVAC Life Blog. Read Them Here.
» AbsoluteFIT & Personal Training Success Stories:
"John was the catalyst who enabled me to realize my health goals."
"I was overweight and pre-diabetic for 20 years when I finally decided to seek help. My goal was to lose 75 pounds, but I didn't know where to start -- I was afraid I would injure myself and fail. I signed up for a personal training session with John Kensit, who introduced me to AVAC's equipment, proper stretching techniques, metabolic conditioning and an overall workout strategy. Since the start, I have lost 75 pounds, am no longer pre-diabetic, and have lowered my LDL's to a safe range."
"Marcy is exceptionally motivating and encouraging!"
"After my serious car accident that required 2 1/2 years of therapy, my goal was to transition from physical therapy to independent strength exercises. Marcy worked slowly with me an gradually helped me build my strength. She listened to my needs and made modifications accordingly. I can see the results in my toned figure, lost inches, and overall weight loss. I am so grateful to be working with Marcy!"
-Claire Smith, Member (pictured, right)
"I highly recommend Jackie as a trainer. She knows her stuff!"
"Jackie continually keeps my workout fresh with different routines that focus on my problem areas. She has taught me how to make consistent improvements, proper positioning, and how to exercise most effectively for strength, tone and stamina. She pushes me just the right amount to keep me moving forward!"
-Liz Cabral, Member
Ashley's Positive Attitude is Contagious!
"Ashley is the most important member of my health team. Working with her, I've become increasingly flexible & pain-free, achieved my primary goal of "move-move-move," and have lost weight and inches! I always feel incredibly AWESOME after our workouts. This is my new lifestyle, and I love my journey!"
-Inez Dominguez, Member (pictured, right)
"I was so happy to discover Jackie Vail's Guided Strength and Movement class at AVAC®! ... I love the social aspect of working out with others, I get expert training from Jackie, and I have fun during class. Plus... it's affordable!”
-Nancy Williams, Member
Avid AVAC® tennis player, Ray Madronio had one main fitness goal: Win at least 65% of his matches. After training with AVAC 's John Kensit, Ray states, “My time and effort with John has clearly paid off! I started this year at 3-0 whereas last year I was at 0-3 in the same league. It's been an amazing feeling to know that I am fit and can count on my fitness as my foundation during a tennis match and simply focus on strategy and execution to get to a win.”
-Ray Madronio, Member
“At my highest weight of 294 pounds, I didn't even like to hear the word burpee, much less actually do one! Personal training with Marcy individually and in her REV IT UP class has changed all of that.”
-Peggy Thrall | Rev It Up Participant
“My client Peggy is now living her life to the fullest— ticking off bucket list items that were once impossible!”
-Marcy Poindexter, AVAC® Personal Trainer
"Marie Diercks is a nice person and an excellent instructor! She motivates me to do exercises correctly, and l like how she explains things. With the exercises she shows me, I feel that my body has changed for the better.
From her class “Absolute Butts and Guts,” I feel that my glutes are more defined. I love AbsoluteFIT classes at AVAC®, and would recommend them to everybody!"
-Doris Bielik, Member
"I am so grateful for what the Bikini Bod Squad class has done for me. 16 weeks in and I feel stronger than I ever have before and my body is capable of doing things I never thought I would have had the strength to do. Shannon [Larsen] is wonderful and she makes every class fun. Can't wait for the next session to start!"
-Jess, Bikini Bod Squad Participant
"Thank you to the AVAC® Team, and especially John Kensit. Upon starting my workouts with John I weighed in 250+ pounds. With John’s knowledge, experience and training regimen, I now weigh 219 pounds! It was a challenge, but so worth it. And I feel GREAT!
Thank you John, and thank you AVAC®. Keep up the good work!!"
-Alex Oceguera, "MetCon" Metabolic Conditioning Participant
"I am a jogger and had been slowing down considerably. My philosophy has been "use it or lose it," and from what I could tell, I was "losing it."... I love, love, love the flexibility of the [AbsoluteFIT] classes and times... I have always been intimidated in classes where everyone is so much more fit than me. Not with AbsoluteFIT!... Among other things, my balance has improved tremendously as well as my upper body strength."
"Meet Barb" AbsoluteFIT Member
"After about 8 weeks with Marcy Poindexter's plan, I had lost 20 pounds. I was half-way towards my original goal. I continued on, and three months later I had lost almost 50 pounds! I'd effectively smashed my goal in less than 6 months due to Marcy's regimen!"
-Alex Pamboris, Member
“We cannot say enough great things about our trainer, Jackie Vail. We have been working with Jackie for about 10 months and have enjoyed our training sessions with her every time! Working with a couple is not an easy task. Jackie manages to meet our personal needs and expectations seamlessly. She takes into consideration our physical, mental, and age-related needs. Jackie trains not only our body but our mind. She varies the equipment we use and utilizes our own body weight. She pairs us for fun activities and we always laugh together. Jackie makes training enjoyable and we leave each session feeling healthier and more knowledgeable..."
-Randy & Bitsey Stark, Members
“I started personal training sessions with Ashley this summer, and for the first time in a very long time I was motivated to workout. I look forward to my training sessions, Ashley always knows just how much to challenge, encourage, and push me. As I started making progress I found myself wanting more and added in Ashley's AbsoluteFit classes. I love them and I am hooked!..."
-Gretchen McGarry (AbsoluteFIT Participant)
"The results in just 12 plus weeks have been not only noticeable to others, but most importantly to myself in my overall flexibility, range of motion and let’s not forget...strength. Thank you AVAC® for offering such a wonderful program, where desire is created by your great staff... To feel and look great."
-Jennifer Turk, AbsoluteFIT Participant
-Cliff and Mary Reese, AbsoluteFIT Participants
"My first AbsoluteFIT class was HARD, I’m not going to lie. My weak legs trembled as I attempted to walk down the stairs after class and I had to sit down before taking a shower, worried about the possibility of passing out. I didn't know how I was going to keep this up. But class after class and to my surprise, it got easier and I became stronger. All the core exercises during the classes strengthened my back and each trainer gave me modifications as I needed them. I even began craving exercise on my off days (shocker) and felt like my day was incomplete if I didn't get some sort of exercise in. ...About a month ago, I stepped into a “non plus size” shop just to see if I could fit in their pants and to my surprise, I did. It had been 7 years since I could fit into regular size pants and I was out of my mind excited. I now take pictures with pride knowing that when I look back on them in the years to come, I will be happy and proud of the person I have become. Big thanks to Oceana and the AbsoluteFIT team!"