It was time for a change.
Susan Mutz, a Flower Mound mother of two, started thinking about her health as she marked another birthday last November. Weighing in at well over 200 pounds, she decided to take her health seriously after her dad passed away at the age of 58.
“I made up my mind I wasn’t going to weigh this much by my next birthday,” Susan said in a recent interview. “Plus, I thought it would be fun to shock my family when we visit them in New Jersey this summer!”
A friend suggested she find a personal trainer, and as she searched the Internet, Chani Overstreet’s name kept popping up.
“I went to meet Chani, and immediately she put me at ease,” remembers Susan. “Everyone at Strada Fitness was very friendly and encouraging, and I didn’t feel intimidated or self-conscious at all, even though I hadn’t exercised in 20 years!”
Chani introduced Susan to Jonathon Pirpich, one of Strada’s professional trainers. His background includes a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and specific expertise in nutritional counseling.
“Jonathan is awesome, so supportive,” said Susan. “He started me off slowly, keeping tabs on my heart rate and gradually easing me into the exercises.”
Along with the one-on-one coaching she received at Strada three times per week, Susan followed a healthy eating regimen prescribed by Jonathon. She began eating small, protein-rich meals every three hours, plus plenty of water. Jonathan showed her how to make delicious protein shakes, and recommended tasty protein bars for some of her snacks.
“I’ve tried Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, you name it,” said Susan. “Nothing has worked like the program I’m on with Strada.”
Ninety days after that fateful birthday, Susan has lost a whopping 40 pounds and 22 inches. Her cholesterol has dropped from dangerously high levels to normal, and her triglycerides are now under control.
And she’s not done yet.
“I still have a ways to go before I reach my goals, but Strada has already changed my life so much,” said Susan. “The weight is falling off me like butter, I have so much more energy, and I just feel so happy.”
“Susan is a super lady and I’m really enjoying watching the positive transformation going on in her life,” says Jonathon. “She has such a wonderful aura about her now that radiates out to those around her. She’s obviously feeling good about herself, and it shows!”
Susan is continuing to work out at Strada every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On her off days, she goes to the Wellington Athletic Center for cardio exercise on the treadmills and elliptical machines.
Susan couldn’t resist one last comment about Strada: “It’s the best place I’ve ever been to. I’ll go there forever,” she says with a wide grin.
For more information about Strada Fitness & Wellness Center, including a free session with one of the studio’s certified personal trainers, call 972.330.4300, or visit www.StradaFitness.com.