I last wrote about my experience with Gartrell, owner of Total Fitness Control in Decatur, in November 2010. After a year and a half with him, I still think he is a master of body fitness and sculpting. I continue to work with him twice a week, but we have had to make accommodations for a painful shoulder. The orthopedic doc and the physical therapist advised me to continue resistance training, although I had to limit arm movement when swimming (I use fins for time being). Gartrell has coordinated my workouts with the physical therapy exercises and knows how to work around my limitation (no heavy overhead weights) to get the same outcome. Our workouts continue to be challenging and my shoulders, arms, back and chest are worked out pain free. The shoulder is resolving nicely and I'll be able to swim without fins in next few months. My pants size went up from 0/2 to 2/4 thanks to increasing size of gluteus. I continue to gain strength even at 65. So think about calling Gartrell for an assessment if you want to grow stronger and look better with aging.
Posted: 9/05/2011 • Link to this review