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Carrie P.

{Member}East Providence, RI

Trax Transformations

My Story: Weighing 423lbs, taking 4 shots of insulin each day and after two congestive heart failures, Carrie came to the realization if she didn’t make some drastic changes she will surely die!  Having smoked 3 packs of cigarettes each day, she found it difficult to exercise. 

When asked how she lost over 180lbs pounds and how she took the first step to changing to a healthier lifestyle, Carrie replied, “At first I started by vacuuming the house for a few minutes and then sat down.  I got back up and continued each time until I finished.  I could only walk 3 minutes at a time before being exhausted.”  Carrie then stated she started to change her eating habits. “I went to a few different gyms and felt like people were watching me and made me feel self-conscious.  I heard about Healthtrax.  I took two buses to get to East Providence from Fall River and tried it out.  I liked it.  I felt welcomed, people were friendly and the trainers and staff were knowledgeable and supportive.”  She met Trax Trainer Amanda and other trainers who encouraged and supported her.  She started working with Amanda one time a week and progressed to 2 times a week.

When asked why she continues to travel three hours round trip by bus to work out she replied, “Some days I felt like I wanted to give up.  In my mind, I knew I would literally die if I didn’t keep making progress.  If I don’t do what I have to do, I will be back at 423 lbs and I don’t want to be like that again.”

When asked what advice she would give to anyone who may be considering working with a Personal Trainer to reach their fitness goals, Carrie says, “I don’t put a price on my health.  Sickness is more expensive than health!”  She went on further to say, “You get better direction and where you want to be more efficiently and effectively in a shorter period of time.”

Stop by Healthtrax in East Providence and cheer on Carrie as she continues to work toward her health and fitness goals.  She is an inspiration to us all and is in the center almost every day with a huge smile enjoying living an active and healthy life!