How a Chicago Gym Helped One Woman Lose Over 100 Pounds

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Most people don’t realize it, but a good Chicago gym is fully equipped with knowledgeable staff members who can guide people with illnesses and medical conditions in their weight management efforts. One woman lost over 100 pounds and managed her lupus at Chi-Town Boot Camps. Get more information about how you can get started for as little as $1

Typically, people associate their primary care physician with their #1 resource for health and wellness. Unfortunately, primary physicians are so consumed with writing prescriptions for acute care needs that they don’t spend nearly enough time on preventative maintenance, disease management or obesity-related issues. That was the case with Wanda Wasserman when she first walked into a Chi-Town Boot Camps Chicago gym.

She had previously been diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disorder affecting the skin, joints, kidneys, brain and organs. Symptoms include fatigue, heart arrhythmias, swelling, joint pain, discomfort and headaches, which make it difficult to exercise. She then was diagnosed with diverticulitis, which are infected pouches in the colon resulting from an extremely low-fiber diet. It was then that Wanda really realized that she needed to make a drastic move.

“When I saw the promotional ad for a Chicago personal trainer and boot camp, I was hesitant, but more scared about taking such a huge step,” she admitted. “But I made the call and it has truly changed my life. In fact, it is the best decision I have made, to date.” She goes on to explain that her joint and muscle pain has decreased dramatically and even her doctor has noticed!

In just under a year, Wanda went from a size 22 to a size 6 and lost 101 pounds! When asked what she liked best about the boot camp program at her Chicago gym, she describes the “fun, yet challenging atmosphere” created by the trainers, her plethora of “wonderful new friends” that she now considers “family,” and (of course) the revolutionary results that she sees every day when she looks into the mirror. “The best part of my day is when I am training at Chi-Town Boot Camps,” she adds.

“There are no gimmicks at our Chicago gym,” Owner Craig Kastning assures people. “Everything we do here is based on sound data. We advocate realistic eating plans that include lean protein, complex carbs, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy. We teach people how to work through their cravings, measure out proper portions, and fuel their muscle recovery after each workout. Our workout program is the same type used by athletic coaches and celebrity trainers. We know what works!”

The weight management boot camp program is the most popular offering at the Chicago gym. Program participants get started by signing up for a $1 consultation with a personal trainer at At the initial meeting, they discuss their goals, medical history and eating habits. They leave with a schedule of boot camp classes, a start weight / measurement / fitness level chart, and a monthly step-by-step meal plan that is tailored to the individual. They meet three days a week for an hour at a time to work on interval training, resistance training, cardio and core strengthening.

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