Trax Transformations

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Read some of our amazing Members & Staff Testimonials & Success Stories.

Get Inspired and Find Your TRAXMotivation.

We are so proud of of our Healthtrax members for every step and every milestone reached, no matter how big or small.  They work hard inside and outside the gym, and we are thrilled to share their victories!

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Hilda Stevens {Member}
Raleigh, North Carolina

Healthtrax has helped me make a transition from my working life to my retirement life.  I was very busy running a successful insurance agency for 30 years, being a primary provider for my family, maintaining 4 properties, and raising my grandson. 

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Melissa Giardino {Member}
East Greenwich, Rhode Island

The group fitness program at Healthtrax East Greenwich has changed my life. The very first time I set foot into the group exercise studio as a member I was welcomed with open arms.

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Geetha Blagopal {Member}
Raleigh, North Carolina 

I lost my beautiful and brilliant 24 year old daughter Priya to suicide in January 2016. She fought depression for almost 10 years. Her younger sister also suffers from anxiety and depression.

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Richard Enos {Member}
Warwick, Rhode Island

My experiencve is that for the most major life changes there's a light switch moment. It's the moment when a light is turned on that highlights the need for change...change that is needed but often overlooked until that moment in time when you realize it's not only needed, but required.

 
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Marilyn Folcik {Member}
Bristol, Connecticut

I came to Healthtrax almost one year ago because I retired and was getting too sedentary and gaining weight. I figured if I became involved in a program then I would be more apt to stick with it and it would get me out of the house. During my initial tour of the facility, I was impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the facility.

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Tess King {Member}
Raleigh, NC

When I first started many exercises were difficult because of my knee but after 4 months I was back to competitive tennis. I had a setback due to a bone spur but once medically cleared to come back I started working with Sandra again and feel stronger than I have in years. I also worked with a nutritionist that has aided me in my weight loss along the way.

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Carolyn Vanacore {Member}
North Haven, Connecticut

Carolyn originally enrolled as a member at the North Haven location in 2009 – at the age of 79!  And what a special member she is!  She grew up in a time when women did not have as many opportunities to participate in athletic activities. 

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Amy Hawkins {Member}
Raleigh, North Carolina

Healthtrax made me feel very comfortable as soon as I stepped thru the door. Everyone is very nice and respectful. I have made a lot of new friends throughout my 2-year weight loss journey at Healthtrax.

 
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Jameshia Blue {Member}
Raleigh, NC

February 2018, Jameshia took control of her weight by joining The Physicians Referred Exercise Program (P.R.E.P.) at Healthtrax in Raleigh.

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Stacey Modaress-Razavi {Member}
Raleigh, NC

I've always been overweight as a kid and I became medically obese in my 40s once I had my two wonderful kiddos. Dieting and Weight Watchers never worked for me, because as soon as I lost the weight, it would come right back with a few of it's friends. I tried a few gyms in the past, but unfortunately, it felt like everyone there was dressed like they were looking for a date. Sooooo, not me.

Betty Shedd {Member}
Hanover, Massachussets

I've been working with Luke McLean since September and so pleased with the results Luke and I have achieved in that time. I originally signed up for only 24 sessions but re-upped for an additional 24 as I am feeling felt stronger, more confident in myself and much healthier and I want this feeling to continue. I have to admit that prior to working with Luke I was not 'into' the gym and working out at all. I nice walk on the beach was my favorite type of workout.  

Lisa Shelanskas {Member}
Enfield, Connecticut

Let me start with, I had never been to a gym in my life, I hated gym class in school, and I am not athletic.  I just knew, to regain the strength I had lost due to getting older, combined with 2 foot surgeries and 2 knee surgeries in 5 years, I had to do something.  My golden carrot to actually step in a gym, was a planned trip of a life time, rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon for 9 days in June 2017.  I equally knew this trip had side hikes up canyon walls, that I was not physically able to do, and I didn't want to miss. 


 

Steven Katz {Member}
Garden City, New York

I do not often post on Facebook, but I wanted to relay the great experience that I have had since joining Healthtrax in Garden City, NY in November, 2017. The equipment in the gym is well-varied and maintained in excellent condition. Both the gym and locker room are immaculately clean. The staff has been very courteous. In particular, I'd like to thank one of the trainers, Elliott, for his encouragement and advice on the gym floor.

Tony Mazzarella{Member}
Hanover, Massachussets

I’ve been a member of Healthtrax in Hanover, MA for a few years and I signed up to train with Nikki Ferreira back in October of 2017.  The experience has been life changing and I felt compelled to provide this feedback.  I have always been somewhat active but I had no idea what to expect as I’ve never had private sessions.  I didn’t even know where to start but in our first meeting/interview Nikki made me extremely comfortable and took the time to understand what I was looking to accomplish. 

Becca Baker {Member & Staff}
East Greenwich, Rhode Island

When I first started coming to the gym I was not only new to the area but I also had two small children who had begun attending a local pre-school and I decided to use my newly found time to the benefit of my health. I started putting around with a few weights and burying myself in the movie room (which I love), until finally I had gotten up the nerve to try a class.

Alisa Becker {Member} & Nico Ritirato {Staff}
Garden City, New York

I've been meaning to email you regarding Nico Ritirato for quite sometime. I joined Healthtrax in September, and after some consideration, decided to try Personal Training. Since Nico was the trainer with whom I had my initial consultation, I felt I should give him a try, as well. Fast forward 6 months. Nico has truly transformed me.


 
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Erin Maratta {Staff}
Enfield, Connecticut

Erin has changed my outlook on working out forever. In the past, I only did cardio exercise.  She has taught me specific weight training routines and body weight training, along with a more effective cardio routine.  The knowledge I have gained and the results from these routines have astonished me. The confidence, how I stand , the strength,how my body has changed.  Being fit and healthy feels Great! I have Erin to thank for all of this, best decision to do personal training with her!

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Ellen Thum {Member}
Raleigh, NC

When I first started many exercises were difficult because of my knee but after 4 months I was back to competitive tennis. I had a setback due to a bone spur but once medically cleared to come back I started working with Sandra again and feel stronger than I have in years. I also worked with a nutritionist that has aided me in my weight loss along the way.

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Athan Hantzopoulos {Member}
Warwick, Rhode Island

I have always struggled with being overweight throughout my life. After my mother passed away in 2013 from cancer, I started eating “comfort food” to deal with the loss and I gained a lot of weight and my physical appearance drastically changed. I realized that I needed to start and lose weight after looking myself in the mirror one day and realizing how much I had let myself go. I didn’t like to take pictures of myself with friends and family because I was embarrassed about the way that I looked.

 

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Diane Cewe {Member}
North Haven, Connecticut

I initially was reluctant joining the gym because of how I looked.  I was very self conscious of my weight, how I looked and the shape I was in.  The medical practice I work for moved next door to Heakthtrax and several of the management staff came to our building and spoke to us about the benefits of joining the gym.  I was very impressed by them and thought I would give the gym a try.  When I first visited the gym, the staff was absolutely amazing. 


Silvestro Manente Jr. {Staff}
Bristol, Connecticut

Silvestro Manente Jr, or “Sly” as he is known, or even “Papa Bear” by some of his peers, did not come to Healthtrax by a conventional road.   For starter he is a retire military man serving 20 years with the U.S. Navy Seabees, there he has spent two tours in the middle east, and earned several Navy and Marine Corp Achievement medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation.   He retired in 2013 and attended Post university.  There he received a bachelor’s degree in management and legal studies.  After School Sly earned certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine for personal training, and Golf Fitness Specialist, and a level 1 certification from Training For Warriors.  Sly was also a lifelong martial artist, studying Kung Fu, Karate, and Brazilian Jiujitsu. Sly now is a power athlete competing in Highland Games around New England.

 
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Laura Fredrickson {Member}
Newington, Connecticut

Today I had the pleasure of meeting one of our members Laura Fredrickson for a check in on her progress at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness. She started her journey with Craig McCabe showing her the facility and making her feel comfortable. After signing up, she meet with Antonio L. Garcia for her Healthy Start Assessment and Inbody570 scan. Antonio L. Garcia went over realistic goals and explain how we can help as a center. I meet with Laura today to rerun the Inbody570 scan and check her progress. As I sat down and talk to Laura I was very impressed with her journey and progress. We patiently waited to see the results of the inbody570 and we both we so excited with the info!!! Laura dropped 54.4 pounds, and 45 pounds of fat. Laura dropped her body fat % by 12.5 %. Her visceral level fat dropped 11 points, from a 20 to a 9!!! Laura dropped 7 pounds of muscle which is to be expected when you dropped that much weight. She can definitely fine tune and get that back. I just wanted to show this process of how things can work when you work the process and have people who are routing for you. We here at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness are very proud of Laura and wish her nothing but continue success!!! - Matt Wrobel, Newington
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Bill Speri {Member}
Raleigh, NC

I have been a long-time member of Healthtrax and I have been training with Sandra Holland for a year and a half. I had a stroke a couple of years ago and had been in rehabilitation. My goals while with a physical therapist was to strengthen my left side and improve my balance and gait.

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Tammy Overton{Member}
Raleigh, NC

I have lost 35 pounds and 3 sizes while gaining strength and energy. I attend Group Fitness Classes with Karen Blazeff, Becca Marino, Allison Dehner, Catherine Woodard and work with a personal trainer; Michael Peterson.

Penny Patuszak{Member}
Newington, Connecticut

The pic on the left is last year and the pic on the right was this month. Penny came to me Aug of 2017 wanting to be challenged.

 

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Healthrax In The News

Horace Wildes {Member}
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Dartmouth man works out at the gym on his 100th birthday

DARTMOUTH — The secret to a long life is to keep moving says Horace Wildes. And he speaks with authority on the subject as we caught up with him at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness on Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth. He was working out today, May 18, on his birthday. Oh yeah, he turns 100 years old today. Wildes has long since retired from his days of being a dairy farmer in Little Compton, but he hasn’t retired from day to day activities. He lives in Dartmouth these days; still drives, cuts the grass, does the laundry and keeps house, and tends to several antique cars he owns.

Check out the video we shot of him at his workout.


Mass Appeal - West Springfield TV Station 22 News WWLP

January 2018 Mass Appeal - West Springfield TV Station 22 News WWLP featuring Marina Lebo and Personal Trainer, Jennifer Seymour.  This segment discusses how we at Healthtrax can help make and keep New Year’s resolutions to get in shape and features our Tribe Team Training program and MYZONE. Marina touches on our amenities. Great job team!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

 


The Healthtrax P.R.E.P Program is a 60-Day Physician Referred Exercise Program that introduces patients to exercise in a non-intimidating and supportive environment. 

SilverSneakers Raleigh, NC staff member Gerri Young and some of our other staff and members in this video