Could $1 really change your life? David Tudor is living proof that it could. In just two years, Tudor lost 150 pounds and, last year alone, he competed in 15 Highland Game events and 3 power-lifting meets. Tudor is now a certified personal trainer and managing a gym. Rusty Newton is another example. Once overly tired and overweight, Newton recently lost nearly 100 pounds- and he’s now loving life, facing each and every day with abundant energy and motivation.
What do they all have in common? They each took a courageous first step and sought help from a supportive local gym where they learned how to take control of their lives.
“Taking that first step is the hardest part,” said David Tudor, manager and personal trainer of the Anytime Fitness gym in Great Bend. “After that, it gets a whole lot easier. The key to making big changes is recognizing and appreciating little victories. Dozens of members of our gym have dramatically improved the quality of their lives- one day at a time. Getting started can be scary. But, with the right type of coaching and support, anything is possible.”
To help new members get started on the right track, Anytime Fitness is offering a “Join for $1” special deal, Jan. 2 - 31. Additionally, every new member will receive a free fitness consultation.
Barb Thoren is another great example of someone who gradually made big changes and is much happier and healthier than she used to be,” said Tudor. “I got into running at the urging of my daughter and sister. I am and was slow. I started training with David Tudor and with each passing half marathon I did, my time decreased by 4 minutes each time. I told him that I would like to get into body building. David came up with a diet for me and we increased our workouts each week. I ended up losing 30 pounds in just a few months and could tell my body was toning. April 2014, I made the decision to stop my Metformin that I was taking for type II diabetes. My diabetes is now in control with exercise and
diet. I ran my first marathon in April 2014 at the age of 50. As of now, I have competed in two bodybuilding competitions. I have been the oldest woman, at the age of 51, of all the contestants at each competition. I continue to train with David at Anytime Fitness and I don’t see that ever stopping. I am proud of what I have achieved and I know I couldn’t have done it without his guidance and support.”
One dollar bill at a time, all of the money collected during Anytime Fitness “Join for $1” campaign will be donated to The Prairie Godmothers Funds. The Prairie Godmother Funds grants to improve the health and well-being of Barton County women by addressing critical needs not met by other community resources. Existing members of the club will also have the opportunity to contribute. “Helping others, whether it is in fitness, or anyone in a time of need is vital to this community. Our campaign is changing lives $1 at a time. Being a mother of two daughters I know how hard it is to take care of yourself as well as your children. Sometimes we all need a little help. I am happy to give back when I can. This community is very fortunate to have this organization,” said Misty Nachtigal, owner of Anytime Fitness gym in Great Bend.
“Life is a journey,” said Nachtigal. “Where you go and what you do is up to you. But, if you’d like to get started on a new path, our gym is a great place to get started. A year from now, you’ll be glad you did.”