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  • PT in the D April Spotlight: Clients in the Community

    Our clients are continuing to do great things in and around Detroit. Each month this year we will be highlighting a new client. Melanca is a role model in every sense of the word, and we're lucky to have her here working in Detroit. While usually running between various responsibilities both personally and professionally, carving out the time to exercise has been a high priority these past few years. Here is a bit more about what she is doing in and around Detroit! "I’m the President and CEO of Hudson-Webber Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improving quality of life in Detroit. The foundation invests in organizations and initiatives that advance shared prosperity ....

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  • PT in the D March Client Spotlight: Clients in the Community

    Our clients are continuing to do great things in and around Detroit. Each month this year we will be highlighting a new client. Christine is a high energy, hardworking, mom of 2 that gets as much out of each day that she can. Finding a way to squeeze in a few workouts and focus on healthy habits has not come easy. With a strong dedication to make it a permanent lifestyle change, Christine has stayed consistent these past 12 months! Here is a bit about her story... "In late 2020 I went through multiple health and personal challenges. After finishing cancer treatment and getting the all clear from my physicians about a year ago - I was ready to start taking better care ....

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  • PT in the D February Client Spotlight: Clients in the Community

    Our clients are doing great things in and around Detroit, and each month we will be highlighting a new person to let others know what great people we have as a part of the PT in the D community. Since I met him around 2010–prior to the launch of PT in the D–Dierk has had an intense interest in health and fitness, as well as a powerful drive to advance community initiatives and generate social change. When he's not breaking a sweat at PT in the D, he's serving as president and CEO of Connect Detroit. The nonprofit serves as a community intermediatory, standing ready to support grassroots and nonprofit organizations through fund development, project management, ....

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  • PT in the D January Client Spotlight: Clients in the Community

    PT in the D January Client Spotlight: Clients in the Community

    Our clients are doing great things in and around Detroit, and each month we will be highlighting a new person to let others know what great people we have as a part of the PT in the D community. Rheanne has been a supporter of fitness, getting involved in the community, and all things Detroit since Day 1 when I met her in 2008. When she's not putting in some sweat equity at PT in the D, she's running (literally) in every direction at the Boll Family YMCA to keep the doors open and the programs alive that can enhance and support many families' lives throughout the Detroit area. Here is a bit more about her story... " About 16 years ago, I decided that I needed to join a ....

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  • PT in the D December Client Spotlight

    Doing your best each day, even when some days you may not feel your best, can definitely separate those who find success and those who struggle. Not many people would have the resolve to show up when their joints are telling them to stay home! Kathi has been able to work through the ups and downs that are often times out of her control and stay consistent. Here is a bit about her story... "I have been workingout in group sessions at PT in the D sinceit opened 8 year ago. Due to rheumatoid arthritis, I could no longer run and needed something to keep me active. Strength training on my own made me nervous, but so did some of the personal trainers I had witnessed over the years at the ....

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  • PT in the D November Spotlight

    Dedication to family and career may be 1 and 1A for Melissa as it should be, but she's proven for many years that doesn't mean health and fitness needs to be left far behind. Not many people pack more into a busy day and still show up week after week trying to put as much effort as possible into each workout. We continued to be impressed with, and appreciative of her continued dedication. Here is a small piece about her journey... I started working out with Robert at PT in the D almost eight years ago. Throughout the years, Robert has adjusted my workout routines to keep them fresh, efficient, and relevant to whatever was happening in my life and with my healthneeds. When I ....

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  • PT in the D October Client Spotlight

    PT in the D October Client Spotlight

    Rami was just getting started with us when the pandemic threw everyone a curveball. We are excited to see how he has been able to stay committed to exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle, all while working through tough conditions in the medical field during unprecedented times. Here is a bit about is story... "Working out has always been a way for me to deal with everyday stress. During the pandemic and working in healthcare as a resident, it became quite pertinent. It hasn’t been easy to squeeze in time to come workout when your schedule keeps changing to working 12-hour nights five or six days a week, but somehow I was still able to make it to PT in the D before or after ....

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  • PT in the D September Client Spotlight

    PT in the D September Client Spotlight

    Julie continues to impress us with her never quit attitude and smile even when there have been some bumps in the road along the way. The pandemic has impacted all of us in very different ways. When you are a people person like Julie, being home day after day can certainly have its drawbacks. Through all that, there is no doubt her desire and commitmentto staying on top of her workouts doesn't go unnoticed. Here are some of her words.... "When the pandemic hit, I was alreadyworking at home but would travel for work - and my workouts at PT in the D. So being completely quarantined at home - I knew keeping up with my workouts was going to be key to maintaining under the stresses and ....

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  • PT in the D August Client Spotlight

    PT in the D August Client Spotlight

    Joe and Rob lead the way when it comes to staying consistent and making their workouts a priority. They have been a mainstay around PT in the D for quite some time, and we hope they continue to feel challenged while enjoying the journey through their ups and downs. Here is a bit from them about their last 16 months.... " During the pandemic, almosteverything happened (stillhappening) on video chat—including working out. When the gyms closed, Robertimmediately offered opportunities to keep up an exerciseroutine and evensupplied some workout equipment to makethe transition online as smooth aspossible. We noticed thatwe worked so much harder than we would have ....

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  • PT in the D July Client Spotlight

    PT in the D July Client Spotlight

    No other type of work was turned upside down quite as much as the education sector when the pandemic first hit. Through all that, Jeremy has remained steady with his training and worked through the ups and downs of the work struggles and finding time for fitness at home. Here is a bit more of his story..... "I started training with PT in the D in January 2018 and have continued training two to three times a week even through the pandemic. Each workout challenges me to improve, while Robert and Sean coach me to ensure my form and technique are correct. When I joined PT in the D I was struggling to find a healthy balance between work and life while making time to work out and ....

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