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Roger Romard

All Stars Of The Month At BEFIT

BEFIT selects one individual each month as the BEFIT All Star. These individuals have shown great improvement in their health and fitness and embody what our gym and community is all about!

Roger Romard

“The day I joined B.E. in November 2013 was the same day I’d been diagnosed with a recurrence of Colon Cancer. I remember driving back from VGH wondering what to do, what I’d tell my kids and my parents. Somehow that drive landed me at B.E. in the middle of the afternoon. The entire staff was there for a meeting when I walked in. I wasn’t sure if I should plunge into boot camp under the circumstances but I knew I needed to do something to improve my health; maybe now more than ever. Karen greeted me and was the first person to hear my story. When she saw that I was having difficulty holding my emotions in check, she hugged me like she’d known me forever though we’d only just met. I think I knew then that this was more than a gym. For the next 16 weeks I challenged the patience of the trainers (Laurie & Jenn in particular) on a daily basis with an ever changing attitude that varied from anger to self pity to determination. Thankfully, they challenged me back. Though they understood the nausea and frequent bathroom trips, they didn’t hold back from pushing me to my limits. THAT WAS THEN. I could go on now about how much fitter I’ve become since then. How great the workouts are and how much I love feeling like I’ve nailed this only to have Josh come up with something even tougher. I could talk about the inspiration I’ve drawn from seeing so many others improve their lives by improving their health. But what really deserves to be stated above all this is the sense of family we have all been a part of creating. We work hard together, we play hard together and when one of us is down, someone’s always there to help us up…and sometimes to give a stranger a hug.”

November 2014