LifeStories

LifeStart exists to engage and motivate the corporate workforce. We've been helping people transform their lives for over 25 years. We'd love to hear how LifeStart's staff and program offerings have helped you achieve lasting change. If you have a story to tell, click here!
Heather
"I wasn’t seeing the desired results at first until I decided to buckle down and quit drinking in 2015. Now I’m seeing great results, I’ve lost 20 pounds and toned up."
I have been training twice a week with Dane Halle at Lifestart Cleveland since 2014. I wasn’t seeing the desired results at first until I decided to buckle down and quit drinking in 2015. Now I’m seeing great results, I’ve lost 20 pounds and toned up. I have increased energy, strength, endurance and motivation. I went from working out only twice a week to six days a week. The MyZone Heart Rate Belt was a great addition to my exercise regimen in 2016. The belt challenges me and holds me accountable if I’m not putting in enough effort.

When I started training, I could barely do sit ups or burpees and struggled using eight pound weights. Now sit ups and burpees are easy and I am using fifteen, twenty and twenty-five pound weights. Every training session is different and we have never done the same routine twice. Dane is an excellent trainer and very good at what he does. I’m grateful that I found him. He has helped me transform my body, health, mind and self-esteem.

When I’m having a bad day and negative energy tries to take over, I’ve found that a training session alleviates the stress and anger and gets me focused again. There are so many benefits to exercise, it is not just a physical transformation, it is also a mental transformation.

I’m strong, I feel great and I love life again. Anyone who is just starting a fitness program, understand that losing weight, getting strong and seeing results IS possible. You have to be dedicated, motivated and push through even on your bad days because your bad days are when you need it the most!

Dane Halle, thank you so much for the guidance, support and friendship that has helped transform me into the person I am today. You’re the BEST!
David
"I'm within a couple of pounds of reaching my goal weight which is where I was 25 years ago! "
After years of travel sports with my kids I had become the heaviest I have ever been in my life. Once my kids were out of the house in college I decided to get a little healthier. I joined the Fitlosophy class at our onsite gym before ever becoming a member. I met with our LifeStart trainer and dietitian for the consult.

The trainer worked with me to fit the exercises in the class to my abilities and kept me motivated. Our dietitian helped me plan my meals to what I like not a diet.

I saw great results in the few weeks of the class and joined the onsite gym. I meet with our LifeStart staff regularly and they have done an awesome job of helping me stay on track to meet my goals and with my workouts.

I'm within a couple of pounds of reaching my goal weight which is where I was 25 years ago! I have participated in several 5K runs and have jogged my lifetime best of 7 miles!

The LifeStart staff has been unbelievably supportive and helpful in my journey back to better health and fitness.
Judy
I'm in the best physical (and mental) shape I have ever been -- much stronger, more muscular, and much happier.
When I was younger, I used to always think of myself as someone who was in good shape. As I got older and got married and started a family, I noticed that I was struggling with my weight. I would try to exercise and diet, but with no success.

Over the years, my weight would go up and down. Two years ago, I had ballooned to the highest weight since I had my youngest child 18 years ago.

That all changed when we moved to our new building in August 2015 with its on-site fitness center. I began working with a personal trainer, Cara. She has challenged me every time I workout to push myself to the limits and beyond. Changing my workouts so that my body responded and changed along with them.

The changes to my physical (and mental) wellbeing have been incredible to say the least. I'm in the best physical shape I have ever been -- much stronger, more muscular, and much happier. I now know that with the proper tools and knowledge you can achieve anything. I have lost a total of 30 pounds and am down to 16.7% body fat.

Thanks to Cara and the entire LifeStart fitness center for helping me make this happen.