“I have been a PFRX member for a little less than a year and that year has changed my life. Before talking about the changes to my life I’d like to discuss the facility itself. I do a mixture of lifting and cardio. I do the vast majority of my lifting on the eGym machines. I find the way the software changes the lifting method every six workouts along with strength test keeps me continually improving and getting stronger. I haven’t noticed any plateaus that are common when strength training. You can also change your workout goal and the eGym machines will automatically change the lifting methods. The cardio machines work the same way, with period fitness tests, that adjust the cardio workout intensity levels based on your workout goal and test results. All of this is really like having a “lite” trainer keeping your progress moving forward. I’ve not used the personal training services at PFRX but from what I’ve seen they are really great, attentive, trainers. However, if you are self-motivated you may find the software in the eGym and cardio machines are all the training services you need.
In addition to the great equipment the rest of the gym is top notch as well. The spin cycles with either live or virtual (Les Mills) instructors provide a great cardio workout. The staff keeps all the machines and bathrooms clean. The free weights magically stay well organized and they keep the bathrooms well stocked with soap, shampoo, etc. Finally, if anything breaks, they always get it fixed in very short order.
All the great equipment, cleanliness, etc. have eliminated all my excuses to not workout the last year. I have used the eGym, cardio machines, the spin classes and tweaks to my diet to make some very positive changes to my life. At my first in-body weigh-in when I joined in early April, 2019 I weighed in at 250.6 and (gasp) 89.2 (35.6%) pounds of body fat. In late February, 2020 I weighed in at 208.1 with 44.7 (21.5%) body fat. I’ve gone from size 40 blue jeans to 34 and from XXL t-shirts to L. I have gone from the doctor telling me I’m just below the threshold for blood pressure medication and nearly pre-diabetic to having blood pressure and blood sugar measurements well within the healthy range.
I have far more energy and confidence than before. It’s been like a fountain of youth. Finally, the weight loss has given me a new confidence on what I can achieve physically. At 57 that’s quite an achievement. I now have a goal to get me weight under 200 pounds; a place where it hasn’t been since college. I have registered and begun training for a triathlon, which is something that would have never thought myself capable of even trying when I first walked into the door at PFRX. As I train for the triathlon I’m doing more exercise outside of the gym but PFRX will remain an important part of my training for the long term. I don’t think I’ve been in this good of shape since I walked off the football field for the last time my senior year of high school nearly 40 years ago. PFRX (and better eating) haven’t just helped me get healthier it has had a positive influence on my life. It’s been a great year.”
“I’ve got a secret to tell you. I’ve spent the last 4 years working all around New Orleans. But I’ve selfishly kept my gym a secret. Prime Fitness RX. There I said it. It’s just too great not to share! PFRX offers the best all around gym experience I’ve ever had!”