“In 2012 I was overweight and had been out of shape for ten years when I had to have two hip surgeries and the weight came off leaving me a skinny mess at the age of 70. By January 2015 I finally took charge of myself and got a personal trainer at Women’s World Fitness Center. I was there twice a week with Kerri, no excuses, until the last week of November when I slipped on ice in the Eastern High Sierras landing on my left ischium (sit bone) fracturing my pelvis. After nearly three painful months in a hospital, I returned to my home and to Kerri at Women’s World three times a week with no plan of quitting. As I write this in May of 2016, I can walk unaided, sometimes a little wonky, but otherwise I appear as if nothing happened, but it has been a difficult time.
Doctors can only do so much for us and then we must take over. Had I not made the effort to strengthen and tone my body all last year, certainly today I would be telling a different story still needing a cane, if not a walker. I am not ready for that, not if I can help it. Now more than ever it is vitally important that I maintain in charge of myself.”