Charter Fitness Member Gains Happiness, Confidence Through Personal Training

CHICAGO - April 4, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Few would deny the benefits that regular exercise can bring to a person's physical well-being. Studies have shown that even 30 minutes of walking each day can help with one's weight loss, muscle tone, heart rate as well as bone health.

Equally important but often overlooked are the emotional benefits exercise brings. People who exercise regularly report being happier.

"Going to the gym has always been a pleasant escape for me," said Gretchen, a Charter Fitness member who loves to share her fitness story.

Gretchen has quite a happy story to tell. She successfully lost 60 pounds and four clothing sizes in less than two years – an achievement she credits to her personal trainer at Charter Fitness. "Mentally, I've never been in better shape. My self-confidence has grown while my waist has shrunk. I owe all of that to the dedication and persistence of my trainer," she added.

Gretchen's success is no coincidence. Charter Fitness has developed a "blue print" for success. All personal trainers receive extensive training and are provided the necessary tools to develop customized programs for members.

"We are very proud of our personal training team. A lot of members have told us similar stories about how they've become healthier and happier," said Dan Collins , Director of Sales of Charter Fitness.

Even after reaching her fitness and weight goals, Gretchen continues to train at Charter Fitness. "To me, the cost of training is worth the investment in my health," said Gretchen.

Read Gretchen's and other members' stories, as well as information on personal training at

About Charter Fitness Franchising LLC

Based in Orland Park, IL, Charter Fitness Franchising LLC is a health club franchise with over 40 locations. Charter Fitness health clubs offer members a clean, comfortable and convenient workout experience with best-in-class fitness equipment for as low as $10 per month. The Company is now the largest health club business in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area, and expects to hire 200 employees over the coming months. Charter Fitness strongly believes in community involvement and is a member of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). For franchising information or to find a club near you, visit

SOURCE Charter Fitness


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