Member Spotlight: Shelly Mumm

2017 held two big “events” for me: My 50th birthday and my husband, Dan, and I became empty nesters.  Dan has always been very disciplined at exercising every night with equipment we have in our basement, but I, on the other hand, not so much. I knew I needed to move more (I sit all day for work and all of my hobbies are sedentary ones), get healthy, and lose some weight as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia all run in my family.  Also, with our boys both leaving for college we were looking for activities we could do together.  Joining Razor has helped me accomplish both of those goals.

After talking to one of our neighbors, we toured and joined Razor.  I was matched with Lauren Gedemer as my trainer for my Kickstart appointment. I immediately was impressed by the gym and by Lauren. She took a complete medical history and we talked about my personal goals. I find going to a gym and exercising in front of others to be a bit intimidating and feel very self-conscious, but everyone at Razor has been so friendly and seems to genuinely care about their members that I no longer have this problem. I felt I needed the extra instruction and signed on for some personal training appointments. Lauren is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and supportive. I love the time I spend with her!  I have become stronger and fitter than I have ever been or could have ever imagined I would become.  Dan is always very supportive of me and together we started going to Group Power 3 times a week, yoga once a week, and also began checking out equipment available, along with the pool. For the first time in my life, I have stuck to an exercise program and have come to enjoy my time in the gym.  I have been a member since April 2017 and have kept up the pace pretty consistently with the most recent addition of a Wednesday workout by joining the group exercise program called Lose it For the Holidays.

The benefits I have gotten from the exercise and gym membership have been incredible. I have a lot more energy and overall just feel so much healthier than I ever have. I have had such a difficult time in the past losing weight, but have now lost almost 30 pounds since April, along with lots of inches and body fat. I just had my lipid panel repeated last month and everything: cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides are “normal” for the first time in my life. I have made permanent lifestyle changes and am enjoying both the activities and the results. It is a very difficult change to make (adding regular exercise) and does help when you start seeing positive results.  I am not yet to my goal weight, but I feel like I will get there for the first time in my life due to the support of my family, friends, and my new friends at Razor!

“Shelly is in the best shape of her life and continues to amaze me at the progress she’s making,” says Lauren. “She is exactly the type of client that makes me love my job every day – she’s put in so much hard work and she is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle.”

I am a prime example of the old saying: “if I did it, anyone can do it.” I went from excuse ridden couch potato to fit and healthy!