Fitness is a Lifestyle

Over the last several issues we at Memphis Sport Magazine have brought you several exercises to get in or keep yourself in shape over this summer. However, exercise alone is not enough as Cecelia Hines, better known as Cece, reminded me today. One of Power Life Fitness’s oldest customers, Cece is a mother of three children, ages eight, six, and four. She holds down two jobs. However, looking at Cece, most would find that unbelievable.

“Having kids is no excuse (for not being in shape),” she reminded me. Something most people do not fully acknowledge, but the trainers at Power Life Fitness preach, is that “fitness is a lifestyle.”

Sure, individuals with children are busy. Their days are more or less consumed with pleasing their children. Whether that be helping with homework, getting someone to practice or an event, or making dinner, mothers and fathers spend a majority of their time doing something for their children. That’s wonderful, truly it is. I hope that someday I am that selfless to do such acts.

However, like Cece reminded me, this is no excuse to neglect one’s health. It is for this reason that Power Life Fitness had made it possible for people of all different backgrounds to come and work out. Cece, for example, is available as early as five in the morning, Monday through Friday, for a one hour lesson. At 6 am, she goes to her second job, at which point she returns the gym by four and offers lessons until seven in the evening. She can also be found at Power Life Fitness on Saturdays from 8 am until 5 pm.

If you’re an individual who cannot afford private lessons, Power Life Fitness has you covered. Every day of the week there is a different, and more importantly, affordable group program. Beginners need not fear, as Cece noted that nearly every class has someone new in it. With the exception of the beginner Ab Lab group lessons that begin at 7 pm on Wednesday, each class starts promptly at six in the evening and last for 60 minutes. This allows parents to take time for themselves, and more importantly, their health, before returning to their families.

Each day brings a different class to tone and tighten the participant’s body. Monday is Tighten Up; Tuesday works the legs with Pump it Up!; Wednesday is a double dip of abs with Ultimate Ab Lab at six and Beginning Ab Lab at seven; Thursday is an early, though not easy, end to the weak with Boot Camp which will work the entire body. If you’re aching for more, come in Saturday at 10 am for Fight Club Kickboxing.

Probably the best part about these classes is their value. For $35 a month, you can attend any two classes as many times as you desire. I’d recommend taking Power Life Fitness’s better offer, which is $45 a month and permits you to go to every class without limit. Civil servant? Get a special rate! These individuals can attend every class as many times as desired for only $25 a month. And remember how Cece said that diet was more important than spending time in the gym? Power Life Fitness will help you get into the shape you’ve always wanted in only 15 weeks. For $150, Power Life Fitness will put together a meal plan for you which allows your trainer to know everything you eat.

If you want a truly life altering experience that will improve your health, come in to Power Life Fitness. Their trainers know that their job does not begin and end with your time with them. Affordable plans allow you to come in and get into the best shape of your life. Contact Cece at

By Andy Skrzat, Photo by Bradley Kolodzaike.

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