Lisa Fenton struggled with weight her entire life. Being overweight not only created health concerns, it affected her emotionally. Finally, after feeling like she was being treated differently because of her weight, she decided to take control of the situation.
Seven years later, Lisa Fenton has lost over 70 pounds. More importantly, she has changed her life and, in her own words, has “discovered her new self” at age 40. She has made it her mission to help other women gain control over their weight and her inspiring journey to a healthier self has motivated many in her community to follow her lead.
To gain control over food intake, Fenton joined a nutritional weight loss program through her church. This support group helped her restructure her food intake, but Fenton realized that if she was serious about getting into shape, she would need a strong fitness plan to match her new diet routine. That’s when Fenton joined Gold’s Gym.
“Combining diet and exercise really made the difference,” said Fenton. “Through Gold’s Gym, I found ways to workout that helped keep my interest.” Fenton joined a number of group fitness (GGX) classes to get her cardio workouts, and she toned her muscles through interval weight training.
Fenton also changed her eating habits. “I used to hold off from eating during the day, then I would gorge from the late afternoon through the evening,” said Fenton. “Now I eat five or six small nutritious meals a day.” Though she does treat herself every once in a while, Lisa has remained strong in her diet and fitness routines for the past five years.
Fenton now weighs a petite 115 pounds and has become a trainer at Gold’s Gym in Lakeridge, VA. She runs an eight-week “Body Transformation” program where she helps others gain control over their weight through diet and exercise. Fenton also competes in Fitness and Figure bodybuilding competitions. Now, Fenton lives her life focusing on how she feels. “I hope to help other women find that happiness and self-worth.”GO BACK