In Their Words
Penny, I think it was fate that you offered & I purchased the daily deal(s) for my kids and me. It’s been 10+ years since I did anything fitness-related, and boy does it feel good to get back to it. More importantly, I had been neglecting my health; had it not been for these circumstances, I may not have had a wake-up call about my BP until it was too late. Can you imagine if I, a single mother of two kids dependent solely on me, suffered a stroke or worse because I’d been ignoring my health? How careless I’ve been! Anyway, I feel better and thank you for your program and encouragement!
Thanks again… it’s been really (hard and) fun!
I was always the type of person that was highly committed to my family and career. However, when it came to fitness I always told myself “I’m too busy or I was bored and unclear of a plan when I went to the gym.” My mentality completely changed when I found SHIFT last year. Shift is the vehicle that has profoundly changed my overall health and my mindset on fitness and life. Penny provides an environment that is friendly, safe and positive. She has challenged me to conquer things that I never thought possible. I have set goals and achieved them, made new friends who share the same goals and encourage one another, and most importantly I made a committment and stuck to it! My energy level, strength and stamina have increased significantly in a short 6 month period. This has awarded me a new sense of accomplishment, confidence and pride. In fact, I am tackling endurance competitions to challenge myself even further this year. I love the fact that there is always a trainer and always a plan. A new WOD daily keeps it fresh and exciting and I look forward to coming in for the next challenge. Thank you Penny for your continued encouragement, support and friendship.
I’ve been training at Shift since it opened. Why do I continue to come back? Because the workouts challenge me in ways no other gym ever has. I’ve been working out all my life in one form or another, and the results I have seen while at Shift are far superior than any other facility I’ve been to. I receive support and guidance from trainers who lead by example and who are always learning and bettering themselves, so that they can pass this knowledge on to me. I train at Shift because I want to reach my true potential. Not just think about it. I encourage others to come and see what Shift is about.
PENNY VERSUS SURGERY? I started working out with Penny after I injured my knee and was unable to run. She forced me to strengthen my entire body. it was really hard intensive work, but well worth it. I can now run but have found a love of working out with Penny and her functional training style. I am stronger and leaner than I was when I was running half marathons… I am proud of my accomplishments with Penny. Krista Barton-Arnold
I am a member of Penny’s gym shift-fit. Nothing compares! After a year she still finds new moves, workouts, and I don’t think I have had the same workout yet. The change keeps me motivated and keeps me from getting into a physical rut. From knowing little about the Russian Kettle Bell’s to 70lb snatches, I owe her! Thanks Penny
My surprise 50th Birthday party led me to Penny Hughes 6 years ago. As I have a large Irish family, my husband hired a professional photographer to capture this event!!!
But the biggest surprise was seeing the proofs from the party….I was Fat and Sassy…and to compound it I have Fibromyalgia, so I had the greatest excuse not to be physically active…It HURT to exercise…However I was determined to do something about it. That’s when I sought out to get a personal trainer….and I found PENNY HUGHES!!!
15 doctors through 25 years couldn’t do for me what Penny did in 6 months. Her wisdom and unending support and encouragement guided me through 6 years of “good” pain to replace the pain I felt from years of inactivity due to Fibroymalgia.
If I have said this once I have said it hundreds of times to Penny and to anyone that will listen to me….SHE HAS SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Allow Penny to put you on the path to Good Health and you too will say “SHE HAS SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Patricia Follett, Virginia Beach