A Palisadian's Personal
Journey to Fitness
Elyse Rozinsky, a 17-year Palisadian, started her transformation journey
at Studio K ten months ago. Recruited to try an intro K Training group
session with her support group of Weight Watchers, she started on her
"It was a challenging beginning, but Susan made it fun and achievable.
The heart rate monitoring system and the modifications gave me the
safety and confidence to challenge myself at a comfortable pace without
worrying about my knees and over-extending myself. Back in those days, I
had to use two resistance belts to do the exercises." Rozinsky said.
It didn't embarrass her; it only gave her motivation in the supportive
environment to take her high-intensity interval workouts to a new level.
Fast-forward six weeks into training and she no longer needed two
belts. Training once a week, she lost 10 pounds and was using only one
resistance belt for the functional movement exercises.
Susan Howard, director of lifestyle
performance training at Studio K, has been working with longtime
Palisadian, Elyse Rozinsky for 10 months. (Inset) Rozinsky before
beginning her training program. [Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer]
Her progress didn't stop there. She increased her workouts to three
times a week on the treadmill with the cardio and core program and was
introduced to K Trainer, Jordan Glueck. His high energy and knowledge
helped her realize the benefits of personal training and she continued
to see progress in many aspects of wellness as she started training once
a week with her trainer.
"I've never felt better. I'm
stronger and healthier, but also no longer have knee and sciatic issues.
All my joints were wobbly before and now they aren't,"
Rozinsky is radiant with her new outlook on life. She used to dread
stairs and was not able to find consistency in training. Studio K is now
her place of comfort. She embraces the thought of climbing the stairs
at the big movie theaters and enjoys the thrill of doing run/walk
intervals on the treadmill.
"It feels good here. It's fresh, clean and convenient with nice
personable, trained professionals. They have a nice sincere interest in
getting you results and the system is easy, manageable and goes at a
pace that works for me," Rozinksy said. "I feel like I float now,
instead of plodding along, and I sleep better too."
With her new attitude and outlook comes a new outer shell as well. She
now is 40 pounds lighter and five dress sizes smaller. It's a sheer
delight to hear the enthusiasm in her voice and see the sparkle in her
eyes. Elyse values the gift of health and the opportunities she has
because of it.
"K Training has transformed me in my physicality, I am stronger, leaner
and healthier. I am using muscles that were dormant and it's making it
easier to do all the things I like to do when I'm not at Studio K,"
Her transformation brings a message. Rozinsky encourages others to "find
a path that works for you and do the best you can. Don't worry that you
fall off, just jump back on. When you find something that works for
you, stick with it."
Note: Always consult your physician before starting any program.
Susan Howard is a Partner and Director of Lifestyle Performance Training at Studio K
in Pacific Palisades. Her philosophy of lifestyle performance training
is to incorporate all the functional movements in a creative, efficient
program to help individuals #train4life.