LateralX Testimonial: "Thanks To LateralX, I Can Be Stronger For My Kids”
In our Bowflex® LateralX® series, we chat with real people who participated in our 10-week fitness challenge. Maite is a mother and a runner who lost over 30% of her body fat with the LateralX.∞
"I have a two year-old who’s going on three. And he is a dynamo. So keeping up with him on a day-to-day basis is challenging. But now, when he sprints off, I can actually chase him down and catch him."
Bowflex: What does it feel like to reach this point?
Maite: I can’t believe the 10 weeks have gone by so quickly, first of all. I’m really proud of getting to where I am today.
Bowflex: How do you feel?
Maite: I feel like I’ve got more pep in my step!
Bowflex: Would you say that you’re more confident now?
Maite: I think just because of the workout, I’m happier in general. I feel like I’m in the body that I wanted to be in, and that as a whole makes me more confident, makes me happier, makes me more energetic.
Bowflex: How would you describe the way LateralX moves?
Maite: In the past, I’ve been on machines that move front and backward. Like a bicycle or an elliptical. But the LateralX moves in three different directions, and it works out so many different parts of your body at the same time. I feel that there’s more muscle tone in my thighs. That’s something that you don’t really get from using machines. And also, the outside of my glutes are definitely something that the LateralX has helped tone.
Bowflex: What parts of your body are you proud of because of the LateralX?
Maite: I feel like my entire body has actually changed. It’s not just one part, and that’s the great thing about the machine. It really gives you an all-round body workout. In addition to my legs, I definitely feel it in my core throughout the whole workout. It has definitely flattened out my tummy which was an area I was concerned about.
Bowflex: What does that mean for your life?
Maite: In my daily life, I’ve always been a runner, and so I think that having worked out on the LateralX is really going to make me a faster and stronger runner. It also means being able to keep up with my kids more.
Bowflex: What are some things you’ll do differently with your kids now?
Maite: I have a two year-old who’s going on three. And he is a dynamo. So keeping up with him on a day-to-day basis is challenging. But now, when he sprints off, I can actually chase him down and catch him.
Bowflex: Can your family tell that you’re a little different after these 10 weeks?
Maite: I think that my kids and family can tell that I’m definitely different after these 10 weeks. It has been hard work, and I think that everybody in the house has supported me in doing this. My husband has been an amazing supporter through all of this. I think they see that I’m happier and I’ve got more energy. I wake up earlier, I’m ready to go, and I can actually last a little bit longer during the day.
Bowflex: What would you do now that you wouldn’t have done before?
Maite: Now that I’ve had these results, I think there’s a few things that I want to do. I want to maintain and make sure that from a fitness standpoint, I continue to commit to a healthy workout program and maybe even run a marathon. And also, maybe get into a bikini. I’ve been wearing a one-piece since I had my two kids. And I feel like I might be able to make it into a bikini this summer.
Bowflex: What would you say to someone who might be thinking about the LateralX and isn’t sure if they should get it?
Maite: If you’re thinking about it, I think you should just do it. The great thing about the LateralX and why it’s so easy to use is that it’s relatively simple. To start off, you don’t actually have to have any resistance or any width. So you can just step on and get yourself going. And then as you build up your endurance and add resistance, you can continue to progress and challenge yourself.
∞Individual results will vary. The statements made are not to be construed as claims made by Nautilus, Inc. Individuals may have different responses or results than those indicated.
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