Teresa Miller has lost 30 pounds since she started at Pursuit Fitness and Performance (PFP) last April. People have certainly noticed, and she’s even had to buy a new wardrobe, but the weight loss is not what Teresa is most proud of. “It’s not just about bulking up or losing weight,” Teresa says. “It’s about balance and better posture. It’s about functional exercise.”
Functional exercise is what originally drew Teresa to PFP. Her mother had recently passed away, and Teresa was understandably affected by seeing her live the last years of her
life in a wheelchair. She knew she wanted something different for her own golden years. “I decided I needed to start doing something to take care of myself and my mobility,” Teresa says. She saw an ad for PFP on Facebook and decided to give it a try. “I tried it out and liked what I saw,” she says. “Everything just kind of fell into place.”
Teresa signed up for 30 days of personal training and saw results right away. She loved that the personal training plans were specifically developed for what she was interested in
improving. When she first started at PFP, Teresa felt that she had a very weak core, so her trainers developed plans to increase her core strength. “They just ask you where you want to improve, and they incorporate that into your workouts,” Teresa says. “They ask us at the end of each session what we want to improve on next and incorporate all of that together.”
Immediately, Teresa felt stronger and like she had better balance and more energy. “No more creaky knees,” she says. But she really started to see herself improve when she
incorporated PFP’s Five Week Fit Foundation (5WFF) into her routine. The 5WFF offered Teresa an eating plan that worked for her busy lifestyle. “The first 30 days of the program I lost 10 pounds!” Teresa says. “Eating healthy is a challenge, but (5WFF) kept me motivated and (the trainers) are great at answering questions. Once I saw results I decided I was definitely going to stick to it.”
Now, 30 pounds down and getting stronger every day, Teresa credits much of her success to PFP’s trainers who have guided her through the process. “They’re always trying to
push me a little harder,” Teresa says. “They’re very motivating and they really care about you and want you to succeed. I’ve never found that before. At most gyms, the trainers are just there to earn their paycheck, but not at PFP.”
Over seven months into her PFP journey, Teresa has fully incorporated her workouts and healthy eating habits into her weekly routine. Though she’s seen incredible results, she’s
not ready to sit back and rest on her laurels. “My goal is to stay healthy and active so that I can be there for my grandkids,” Teresa says. “I can’t say enough good things (about the program.) It works. If you listen to the trainers and do what they ask you to do you will succeed.”
GET TO KNOW TERESA:
Favorite exercise: Slam balls and kettle bell swings
Least favorite exercise: I don’t really have a least favorite!
Family: My fiancée and I have known each other for 11 years and I have two sons—one is 33
and the other is 35 and they both live in St. Louis. My oldest son has a daughter who is 1.5 years
old. It’s great having a granddaughter after having two sons!
Career: I’ve had the same job for 33 years as an associate agent at an insurance company
Favorite workout music: Anything upbeat. I like classic rock and The Beatles or even some of
the new Taylor Swift stuff. Anything upbeat and motivating.
Go to healthy meal: A Mexican casserole that I can just throw in the oven
Current Goals: To retire and win the lottery (And stay healthy and active, of course!)