Member of the month Dylan Whitlock joined Therapyplus Fitness after graduating Sardis High School because he wanted to lose weight and get in better. He more recently began to dedicate his time and energy to his health and wellness. Since joining, Dylan has lost 40 pounds and now weighs 190.
“The members that come to the gym and the friendly staff are the reasons I continue to work out at Therapyplus,” Dylan explained.
His workouts are split with different muscle groups for different days. On Mondays he works chest and triceps, on Tuesdays he works back and biceps, on Wednesday he concentrates on shoulders, Thursdays are for working legs and Fridays he works biceps, triceps and forearms. He also fits in cardio three days per week.
Dylan is a student at Snead State who works part-time at Weather’s Hardware. He enjoys dirt track racing when he’s not working out or spending time with friends.
His advice for others, “Organize a plan and just stick to it. It seems really simple but that’s what it takes.”
Member of the month Bonnie Aguirre Jones joined Therapyplus Fitness because she’d had surgery and was in physical therapy. “I enjoyed the people so much that when therapy ended, I joined the water aerobics class,” Bonnie explained. After building up strength and endurance, she attempted the bike and other machines, becoming the most consistent and committed to exercise in the last year.
Having lung disease, having extra weight on her frame came with medical problems. After opting for gastric sleeve surgery, she returned to a routine she enjoys that includes water aerobics, her own water routine, the bike and working out on 9-10 machines. “I spend anywhere from 1 ½ – 3 ½ hours three five times a week here and I love it!”
Since January of 2012, she has lost 160 pounds with a BMI loss from 54 to 31 and a present blood pressure level of 115/70.
She praises the staff by saying, “Latonya in physical therapy has helped me feel like myself and been a good friend. Josh and Elizabeth are great and help me anytime they can. Ann, our leader in water aerobics has been my mentor and friend along with all the wonderful ladies in class.”
Bonnie calls Grant home since 1991 and is a student at JSU in child development.