Patient Stories

I am a 48-year-old woman who has struggled my whole adult life with my weight and body-image issues. With the new year, I decided to get up, dust myself off and focus on ME and my personal health this year. Since my 4-week personal training sessions at Ortho Virginia, I have learned so much about ME. Thanks to Anthony's expertise and dedication to me and my goals, I have learned SOOO much about nutrition, body mechanics, and he has given me a lot of tools to help me reach these goals. With his very thorough initial evaluation, he designed a program tailored to my needs. With every exercise that he showed me, he demonstrated it to me and watched me perform these exercises to ensure proper form and prevent me from getting injured. He stood by me, encouraged me, and cheered for me as I made weekly progress and gained strength and endurance. He was able to get me to do some things that I NEVER thought this ole gal could do!! He encouraged me to invest in myself by incorporating an app on my phone to track my fitness, caloric intake, and daily progress. I also bought a Fitbit and have found it so much fun to actually be able to see my daily efforts. I joined the YMCA and I have made going to the gym a part of my daily routine. Sadly, I suffer from plantar fasciitis and found that I was having alot of pain on the treadmill, doing ZUMBA (which is so much fun) and walking long distances. After speaking with Anthony about this, he showed me how to use the exercise bike to get just as good of a workout and not be in pain! My attitude and my self-image has improved significantly and I have Anthony and his Assistant, Cedric, to thank for their wealth of knowledge, their dedication to ME and my needs, and their pushing me to help me be a better ME. I have lost over 30lbs and I am feeling better than I have ever felt in my life. "Nothing tastes as good as Looking good feels".....Cindy