Jim and Carole Barkley

 

Jim and Carole at the Ohio State Fair 2013 (The Before Picture)

 

Carole Barkley

Profession / Company:  Retired R.N. & Health Educator, currently a Docent at the Columbus Zoo

Time at Good Bodies:  Since 2010

Favorite Exercise:  Anything that will help me improve myself

Least Favorite Exercise:  Anything requiring balance

What has been your biggest obstacle to success?  Getting myself into the habit of regular visits each week-have signed up for Pilates and yoga classes to help ensure my regular attendance and increasing my scope of health benefits.*

What has personal training, allowed you to do?  Body toning, improved overall strength, cardiovascular improvement, weight loss, better eating habits.*

What do you like best about Good Bodies?  Friendly smaller gym, many helpful programs to choose from, staff provides wonderful support and encouragement.

Favorite phrase you use with your trainer:  "But you know how uncoordinated I am..." (my excuse)

Jim Barkley: 

Profession / Company:  Retired; currently a Docent at the Columbus Zoo

Favorite Exercise:  Walking

Least Favorite Exercise:  Hip Hinge (deadlifts) with weights

What has personal training, allowed you to do?  More energy, stamina, and no back pain on a recent trip at many different hotels.  I do not remember the last time I had no back pain traveling.  I've also lost 45 lbs. after being told by my physician I could not (beacuse of very low testosterone levels).*

What has been your biggest obstacle to success?  Weight gain.  I have been consistent eating within my caloric range and using my fitbit, keeping track of my daily activity.

What do you like best about Good Bodies?  They know what they are doing!  Great support and encouragement without being judgmental.

Favorite phrase you use with your trainer:  "Greg, you are tough with hard things for me to do!"

"My biggest obstacle to success has been believing it's not possible. I have found through hard work and proper training it is possible! Even an older body can get stronger. I am now setting my personal bar higher than I thought possible. 
  " -- Pam D.