I started training with Bennie two years ago to address my joint pain and work on conditioning. Since then I've significantly reduced my pain and improved conditioning with the benefit of improving my physique too, having lost 35lbs so far. The classes are challenging and focused, no two classes the same, while maintaining an encouraging atmosphere where all feel welcome. I feel much better physically and about myself and couldn't have done it without CTE. My fiancée is also very pleased with the results! Thank you!
Professor & Engineer
I am so fortunate to have found Daphne! I was 6 weeks postpartum when I started working out with Daphne, and she has helped me to not only lose the pregnancy weight, but to become stronger and healthier than I have ever been. Most importantly, she has helped me to develop a mindset that looks forward to coming to the gym, and to seek out new physical challenges. Every day is a new game, not the same old boring routine of machines and weights. She always keeps me guessing, and engaged in the workout. I always look forward to seeing what progress we are going to continue to make, and in the past 2 years that I have been with her, it never gets old.
I have a condition called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. CMT causes muscle weakness and atrophy, some loss of sensation in the feet, lower legs, hands and forearms. Hip sockets can be malformed, as was my case. I needed a hip replacement by the age of 16 and finally had it done when I was 27. Due to loss of mobility and generally poor eating habits I gradually packed on the pounds. I was unaware what was happening until one day I looked in the mirror and realized I was OBESE! I decided I would lose weight and get in shape, both of which would help with the CMT, so I joined a gym. I worked out on my own for about three months. I thought I was doing great but in reality I was lost. I began watching Bennie and Daphne with their clients and that's when it hit me "I need to be doing what they are doing". I began working with Bennie asap.
When they opened their own gym I went with them and would never go back! I began seeing my weight drop almost immediately. Bennie gave me pointers on diet; he and Daphne worked with me and gave me exercises I never thought I could do. I have lost approximately 56lbs so far. My hips, legs, arms, back, etc., are stronger than they have been in a long time and I feel great! I owe every bit of my fitness success to Bennie, Daphne, and everyone else that is part of the Cross-Training Elite family. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much CTE!
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