Many people struggle with their weight on a daily basis, and this struggle does not only affect physical health, but mental health too. I am one of these people. The rate at which my weight has fluctuated throughout the years yielded a damaging influence on my mental health. I began to feel like I was not good enough, unworthy of enjoying myself in public, and in constant comparison with others that were fit, to say the least. I did not understand why it was so difficult for me to make a lifestyle change that would benefit my health in every way. When I did lose weight, I did not understand why it was difficult for me to keep on track, and why I gained all the weight back. It didn’t matter what I did, which diet fad I followed, how often I frequented the gym, I lost interest and gave up every time. I felt like a failure in every way when it came to weight loss. My weight affected every aspect of my life, because it affected my mental state every single day. I had become so self-conscious, that I was hesitant to go to the gym because I felt like people were judging me based on my body; I even ate less in front of others so that they wouldn’t judge that either. I didn’t know what else to do to help myself, until I was introduced to Xanadu and its team.
Everything about Xanadu is enticing; the atmosphere, the trainers, the staff, the members, etc. I have never felt more comfortable, and more willing to go to the gym. I crave it. Walking into Xanadu isn’t like walking into any normal gym, or health club. It is like walking into a large communal home; a family. I have never felt judged by anyone at Xanadu. Everyone is respectful, and polite, and helpful to one another. I knew that this is somewhere I wanted to frequent as often as possible. I am currently undergoing one-on-one training with Trainer Jennifer St-Pierre. Andrew Judson, Director of Personal Training, encouraged me to try personal training, and paired me with Jen. I will be forever thankful for his thoughtfulness and encouragement which pushed me to strive for what it is I’ve always wanted to achieve in my health. There are no words that can fully encompass how remarkable of a trainer Jen is to me. Her expertise, philosophy, and personality are what is sought after in a personal trainer. Her training methods are not just shared during the scheduled hour at the health club. Jen checks in with me on my unscheduled days, on my sick days, and on holidays. She forms a personal relationship with you, to better understand you as a person, so that she can better help you achieve your goals. Training with Jen is beyond repetitions and sets; she makes it enjoyable, educational, and fun. Without Jen, I would have fallen back into my old habits of giving up. She has given me something to look forward to every week, and the accountability of showing up to train. I look at it like this: if she can wake up and get herself together to help me, then I too can wake up and get myself together to help myself.
Along with training, Jen emphasizes the importance of nutrition. She is regularly checking in on my nutrition, and giving me ideas as to how can I make some of my own recipes more nutritious. Recently, a lot of my meals are derived from the Xanadu Private Nutritional App by Andrew and Kathy Judson. This app is nothing short of what an individual needs to succeed in the nutrition element of a healthy lifestyle change. Delicious recipes, calorie count, as well as alternatives are provided on this app to aid and ease in the nutritional success of the user. The meal plans are catered to individual needs, and are presented to the user in phases. Another section of the app shows your progress by measurements, as well as pictures. It is encouraging to see the transformations as well as the progress you’re making throughout your journey. The support on this app is phenomenal. Check-ins, reminders, e-mails with even more delicious recipes, as well as helpful and encouraging tips about nutrition and weight loss.
Xanadu, and its team members as a whole, have outdone themselves by creating an environment in which many, young and old, love to visit. I would like to thank Jen, Andrew, Kathy, and everyone at Xanadu for helping make this lifestyle change for me one that is full of support, encouragement, and comfort. The only thing that is more rewarding than getting compliments from other people regarding your weight loss, is feeling your progress both physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have never felt better in my life. Thank you Xanadu.
Xanadu health club is with out a doubt the best gym facility I have ever worked out in. With the vast variety of clean equipment and amazing staff, there is no other place I could possibly compare it too. There are a number of group fitness classes with qualified personal trainers, as well as so many other pieces of equipment to do what ever you’d like; indoor & outdoor. I would recommend this health club to anyone looking to get started into fitness, or anyone looking for a great change.
Xanadu is my #1 recommendation when someone asks about a training facility, it is exactly that! You have fantastic options for strength training, mobility training, weekly challenges and more! With the option of joining group classes, it covers every category. It is the cleanest facility I have been too in the Windsor Essex county. The staff and trainers are welcoming and the facility is very clean. Their shake bar is rocking too! It will forever be my number 1 choice for stress relief.
Just started personal training with Colin today. Colin is very informative, patient, helpful, and most importantly a great guy that is helping me get back into shape. Can’t wait for the next session.
As a frequent traveller through the city of Windsor, I was excited to be introduced to Xanadu through a great buddy of mine. When I met with the management to discuss my situation, they were very understanding, caring, and did everything they could to ensure that when I was in town, I would always be welcomed with open arms. Xanadu has a clean friendly environment and the staff are super accommodating. They have everything you need, for me that is free weights, kettlebells, TRX, and lots of space! Finish the morning with a steam, shower, and a shake, and I feel great to take on the day!
I absolutely love coming to Xanadu. I have been a member for about 3 years and have no complaints. Out of any gym I have tried out before, this is the one and only gym I feel motivated to take care of myself. The staff genuinely go out of their way to make me smile as soon as I walk through the doors. The club doesn’t have the old musky gym smell and is super clean. The equipment is reliable, easy to use, and is overall an encouraging environment.
Xanadu is clean, professional, and the perfect environment for all my training needs. The Steam Room and Sauna are fantastic and the showers are always fresh.
When I first made up my mind to get back in shape and set some goals, I really didn’t know where to begin. Then it was all made easy, by meeting with my new Personal Trainer. He walked me through step by step, and here I am 30 pounds lighter, eating right, and feeling great!
Jen St. Pierre has been my personal trainer for almost a year. The first 8 months of my training was sporadic due to my responsibilities to an elderly mother and grandchildren. She was always compassionate and understanding when I did attend. After making a personal decision to find balance in my life, both physically and emotionally, she welcomed me with open arms and we started in earnest on a training regimen. Regardless of my back and hip pain, fatigue, and life issues, Jen was consistently patient and encouraging. Due to a major increase in my energy and passion for fitness, I am now seeing gratifying results. I feel much better, stronger, and more energetic. I love coming to the gym, and have made my workouts a priority. Thanks to Jen, I have learned that you are never too old to get results.
When I walked into Xanadu Health Club, I knew right away this was the place for me. Everyone is very friendly and supportive.
I tried to lose the weight I had gained over the last couple of years without success, so I soon got a personal trainer to help me lose the weight I so desperately wanted to shed. Now I am now only two pounds away from that goal…and I am feeling great!
Thank you Xanadu…I love being a member of your health club – it’s a great place to be.
I have been using a personal trainer on a regular basis for eightteen months and have found it to be instrumental in helping me achieve a much higher level of phyical fitness. In addition to teaching proper technique and form, the trainer adds the critical element of accountability, helping me become much more motivated and focused on achieving my goals.
As a busy professional with a hectic schedule, I have noticed a significant decrease in stress and an increase in my overall energy level. I highly recommend incorporating personal training into one’s overall workout regimen.
Having a great personal trainer and training as a group with a workout partner are double the motivation we need to get to the gym regularly; especially in the nice weather. Seeing progress for both of us is encouraging, and makes it all worthwhile. If we can do it a 50 ++ anyone can!
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