Meet Mercedes Ibarra, Our Client of the Quarter

Meet Mercedes Ibarra, Our Client of the Quarter

Mercedes joined The Dynamic Advantage over two and a half years ago in January 2015, after learning about the gym in 2013 when she attended the breast cancer awareness conference, “Silver Saturday,” at the Pasadena Cancer Support Community. Mercedes said, “Rick Caputo gave a presentation on the benefits of Dynamic Strength Training for cancer survivors and I went by their display during a break. I joined the mailing list at that point with the intention of joining when I felt ready. I survived breast cancer – stage two nearly five years ago and experienced many side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatment that left me unmotivated and dissatisfied with my body.”

She continued to say, “Trying to balance my career as a school administrator with family left me with very little time or energy to exercise. Gradually, I started walking and joined another small gym, but felt that the staff was not knowledgeable enough with cancer survivors or my situation. When I eventually joined The Dynamic Advantage I not only felt welcomed from the start, but I sensed the extra attention and insight from personnel who are experienced with cancer survivors.”

Since joining The Dynamic Advantage, Mercedes has grown stronger and more energetic. She notices she “Has more stamina and walks a little faster and a little farther when walking hills, and hiking with my family. Working out at The Dynamic Advantage has also given me the confidence to try other fitness classes like yoga and Zumba. I haven’t weighed myself, but I think I look leaner by the way my clothes fit.”

The Dynamic Advantage is extremely proud of the success Mercedes has achieved so far. She is a testament to the fitness results that can be achieved through remaining committed to consistency with a program like Dynamic Strength Training.