Quotes from happy members

Published: January 11th, 2012

Category: Testimonials, Uncategorized

“I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the new fitness center.  The people and equipment are outstanding.  Traye has been a tremendous help in working out a rigorous regimen that won’t affect my bum shoulder.  And the surroundings are so pleasant and usable. I actually look forward to my workouts. Nice job!!!” -SLJ


“It’s so convenient.  The equipment is excellent, and the facilities are top notch!  The staff has been so helpful.  They worked out a schedule just for me, and I saw results immediately.  Having access to that kind of equipment at such a reasonable price makes working out, dare I say, fun!” – Richard Bedner, RN, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital


“After recovering from multiple surgeries a few years ago, I was finally ready to get back to regular workouts at the gym. The UF Health Medical Fitness program fell into my lap last fall with the opening of the new facility in the 13th Street Garage. Five months of 3-5 times a week hour long workouts geared exactly to what I can and cannot do have improved my conditioning, my weight control , strength and flexibility, especially for my golf game. Mike and the staff really know how hard to push- or not- and really have helped me get the results I was looking for.” – Frank A. Catalanotto, DMD, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science


The medical fitness program is a great resource no matter what your level of fitness is! Everyone on the staff is very knowledgeable and will work with you to help establish and achieve training goals. Working out there 2 -3 times per week helped me to reduce injuries, get stronger and take my training to the next level. The time I spent there was much more effective than gym time by myself. I would recommend it to anyone.” – Meghan


“I have been a member of Fitness Express for 6.5 years and I strongly believe that my decision to join this program was one of the most important decisions I have made in my life. Exercise is now a priority in my life and I attend the 6 a.m. Fitness Express class every day along with my husband. The result of my dedication to this program has been nothing short of astounding. When I started the program I could not do a single sit up. Today, I am 50 lbs lighter and I am competing in triathlons and enjoying the benefits of being fit. My husband and I now travel worldwide to participate in cycling tours – just one of the wonderful changes in our lives that I believe was made possible in part by our dedication to the Fitness Express Program. I would be remiss not to mention the wonderful people who are members of our class, who have all made extraordinary progress toward reaching their fitness goals, and the wonderful fitness trainers who have always provided support and encouragement.” – Sue Semple-Rowland, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute


“As a UF Health employee who works only a block away from the new fitness center, I have been very happy with my membership. The location is extremely convenient and helps me fit in workouts as part of a busy schedule, so there are no excuses for me not to exercise. The trainers are extremely well-informed, friendly and encouraging. I am a medical fitness member and I enjoy the personal attention and accountability, which helps me stay on track with my fitness goals. I’ve found the prices also competitive with the other Gainesville gyms I’ve used in the past. I recently signed up for additional personal training for only $25 per session! The environment is welcoming and non-intimidating. Thanks, UF Health!”


“I’m very pleased with the Fitness express program – since starting the program I’ve become fitter and feel healthier.  Every staff member I’ve interacted with has been courteous and professional, while at the same time pushing me and other members to do our best in participating in the activities and keeping on task.” – Margaret O. James, Ph.D. Professor, Medical Chemistry


Fitness Express is a wonderful benefit.  I have been a member for seven years and appreciate it more every year.  It is great to be able to work-out right at my place of employment.  I know it would be much more difficult if I had to travel to another location before or after work.  Fitness Express provides a good balance of cardio, strength and core exercises.  The program has a lot of variety so it is never boring.  The trainers are great and provide individual attention when needed.  It is the perfect answer to helping me stay fit and active.” – Pam Rollins, MM, RHIA

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