For Sam Gonzalez, working out and eating right were difficult without a program that fit his lifestyle and kept him motivated. But after joining the INTRAFITT program at Snap Fitness in Mint Hill, he says the results are clear.
“I call it a change of life,” he said. “Many people might say it’s a diet since the program has you eating certain foods, but with the eating regimen and the workout that comes along with the trainer, it’s life changing.”
About a year ago, Snap Fitness partnered with Midland-based INTRAFITT Total Health and Fitness Facility to better the overall health of its clients.
Snap Fitness Owner Kristen Ganzenmuller said she’s pleased with the benefits the partnership brings to the community.
“INTRAFITT is a comprehensive, individualized nutrition and exercise program designed to teach you exactly what, when, how and why to eat and exercise in order to lose body fat while increasing lean muscle tone and super-charging your metabolism in the absolute fastest and safest way possible,” she said in an email.
Gonzalez, who has been participating in the INTRAFITT program at Snap Fitness since August 2011, said he never found an effective program until he tried INTRAFITT.
“I didn’t have high expectations in the beginning because I tried other programs and they just didn’t pan out,” he said. “But with the support that comes with this program, my confidence has grown from when I first started out.”
Gonzalez, of Matthews, said he worked out at Snap Fitness for a few months when he noticed INTRAFITT trainers coaching other clients.
“It got me interested and I started asking questions,” he said. “Eventually I decided that it seemed like a good fit for me.”
Ganzenmuller said INTRAFITT’s mission is to help anyone looking to achieve a health and wellness goal by optimizing health, fitness and performance through mind, body and spirit.
“All who participate in our program immediately dramatically increase in overall health and well-being,” she said.
The partnership between Snap Fitness and INTRAFITT began in July 2011.
“The partnership allows INTRAFITT coaches the opportunity to work with members of Snap Fitness one on one as well as execute corporate wellness programs for local businesses at a convenient fitness facility, raising the bar of excellence throughout the community through optimal health and wellness,” she said.
Ganzenmuller said personal one-on-one coaching is an example of some of the many strategies Snap Fitness and INTRAFITT will use to better community fitness.
“Coaches will work intimately with clients, establishing long-term relationships,” she said. “INTRAFITT certified coaches are trained in all areas of personal wellness, whether your goal is to lose weight, increase muscle tone, reconcile a chronic illness, improve overall health, run a faster mile or break a world record, they can develop a program to ensure your success.”
For Gonzalez, the results of the program were not always easy to see – but others noticed.
“You don’t always see the change because you look at yourself every day. But other people see it,” he said. “That’s how I noticed. People at work would see the change. I have people telling me that I look leaner and more fit.”
Gonzalez said his self-confidence has risen because of the program.
“It’s a big boost for me, being a 40-year-old and a single dad,” he said. “I’ve seen my body fat reduce dramatically. It’s working.”
Gonzalez said he would recommend INTRAFITT at Snap Fitness to anyone looking to improve overall health and wellness.
“I recommend it 110 percent,” he said. “I could show them my before and after picture – it’s incredible.”
According to Ganzenmuller, INTRAFITT also helps prevent and reconcile chronic illnesses such as diabetes, Crohn’s disease, gout, high cholesterol, lupus, hypertension, obesity and high triglycerides, among others.
“All this is achieved without prescription drugs,” she said. “In fact, within 90 days of this program, most clients are completely off their prescription drugs they had been on for years prior.”
INTRAFITT was founded by William Smith, former American Gladiator and winner of more than 24 bodybuilding championships. The organization was founded in 1992 in California.
Ganzenmuller said the Midland location of INTRAFITT Total Health and Fitness facility is a full service clinical and sports nutrition and exercise teaching facility.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to provide these additional wellness services to the members of Snap Fitness facility and the Mint Hill community,” she said. “We want to be recognized as the pillar of excellence for health and wellness counseling and services in Mint Hill and its surrounding communities,” she said. “Through corporate wellness and personal coaching services, we fully expect to elevate wellness in the workforce and the community.”
For Ganzenmuller, the most important aspect of the partnership is the opportunity to improve community fitness.
“Often times, joining a gym or beginning a wellness program can be a frustrating experience and uphill battle if the participant is not provided the direction and coaching they need in order to succeed. The individualized INTRAFITT programs are developed to provide a step-by-step comprehensive fitness program from both a nutrition and exercise standpoint in order to achieve and maintain health and wellness goals indefinitely.”
Want to know more?
For more information about Snap Fitness and the INTRAFITT program, call 704-624-8400 or visit www.snapfitness.com/minthill.