By: LCF Staff
Sharla Steen is proud of how far she has come since joining Loyola Center for Fitness. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and needed exercise to improve cardiac function.
“I would get tired easily and my heart was only working at 10%,” said Sharla.
Sharla joined Loyola Center for Fitness after having gastric sleeve surgery in 2017, and she hasn’t looked back. She lost 80 lbs. due to exercise and has been able to keep it off.
Still, Sharla had another challenge in 2018 when she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
“I’m in pain everyday all day. My pain on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 20 but coming to the gym has gotten my pain down to 5-7 most days,” said Sharla.
She decided to start personal training to help her manage her medical conditions and she is learning a lot.
“I decided to get a personal trainer, and Alesha has helped me and is teaching so many things about my body and how to use different muscles. I wouldn’t trade coming here for nothing. It helps me stay mentally fit as well. I love it here”
Interested in membership or personal training at Loyola Center for Fitness? Please call (708) 327-2348 or visit the Member Services desk.
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