PROFORM HYBRID TRAINER "2014 Challenge Transformation Testimonial" One purchase you WON’T REGRET!!
My name is Cin I am a 42 y/o Paramedic and singer. I am also a 5yr. cancer survivor. I have always been an active person but that all changed for me one Christmas Morning in 2012. I am a 2014 ProForm Challenge Winner who will be featured on HSN in 2015.
My Journey began after waking up Christmas Day 2012 getting out of bed and falling flat on the floor on my face. I had no feeling in both of my legs from my knees down to my feet, endured a 5 hr. back surgery on Jan. 31, 2013, a week in the hospital and 3 months of recovery hell and a complete year for the spine to fuse properly. I went from being a very independent active person to being completely sedentary and dependent on others. I had gained 40lbs. After three months of healing, I was able to swim and that was it. Swimming did help but not enough. I thought I was doing “ok” but I wasn’t. I couldn’t sleep comfortably, I couldn’t sit longer than 5 minutes at a time, I was miserable. I was told that I did fuse fine, but I had “failed back syndrome”. I was now even more depressed and broken then when this started.
Fast forward to the end of 2013. One of my sleepless nights as I sit on the couch I turned on HSN and there it was. My BLESSING, the one thing that was going to what I know now change my life forever and help me get back to me again. Kristie Bellisten was doing a Pro-Form show and featuring the Hybrid Trainer. Two beautiful “Angels” were telling their testimonials and I was glued on every word they said. I knew at that moment I needed to pick up my phone and order this machine immediately and I did. I have never looked back. Thanks to the Pro-Form’s 2014 Fitness Challenge, clean eating and my Hybrid Trainer I have now lost those 40lbs., many inches and am down 3 clothes sizes. I needed to find something I could do that would allow me to exercise more effectively and regain my core strength and not cause more stress or discomfort than I was already dealing with. The Pro-Form Hybrid Trainer did all that and more. I couldn’t lift both my legs at the same time when I started this fitness journey and now I am not only doing that, my flexibility went from a 30% to 95%, I am able to run again, my strength is back, my endurance has improved 100%. This machine is cost effective, space saving, runs on no electricity, gives the benefits of an elliptical and a recumbent bike. Most importantly it allows me to workout in the convenience of my own home. It was a no-brainer to me and what did I have to lose?? I will continue to reach new goals on my Pro-Form Hybrid Trainer as there is SO much I can do on it and I will never outgrow it. This is a lifestyle. There is no quick-fix, no magic pill, a true lifestyle and one I am committed to for life now. It’s not what we get by achieving our goals, it’s who we become and we are ALL worth it! I am not skinny, I am FIT and it feels SO good.
Thank you Pro-Form, HSN, Kristie Belliston and all the Angel’s out there who have shared their stories so that a person like myself was able to hear it when they needed it most and take the hardest first step to getting back to a healthier and happier me. Being a Pro-Form Fitness 2014 Challenge winner has changed my life in ways I can’t put into words or express, but one thing is for certain I am and will always be forever grateful, thankful and blessed for the health it has given back to me. :heart:
BEAUTYBOY what motivates me with my fitness journey is I wasn’t living before, I lost myself,and thought I was just going to have to live a life in pain and not be able to be fit again. I am living an smiling again, moving with a pep in step and not just existing anymore. I have been given my quality of life back. That to me is priceless. No one paid me to share my story I agreed to share my story in hopes to inspire and motivate someone who might be in the same situation as me. I have not personally had any issues with my Hybrid Trainer and I had owned a ProForm Treadmill 10 years ago my Dad used as well and it lasted a long time. I needed an upgrade as that machine went out after 15+ yrs. I am newer to using the forum, but not a new customer and am learning how to navigate it better as I go. Like how to smile at someone. Thank you for your kind and motivating words.
I don’t know why this is marked a best solution. This was just posted as a testimonial on the Hybrid Trainer. Thank you everyone for your kind words. I am truly proud of my accomplishment and how hard I worked as well as other amazing 2014 ProForm Challenge Winner Testimonials shared to have lost the weight and am continuing to do with a great 2 in 1 piece of equipment consistently each day. It’s a great total body workout head to toe and so versatile. Quiet because it doesn’t need to be plugged in, great for homes with kids and its space- saving. I just love this and I purchased it because I had nothing to lose and so much to gain. We are all worth the gift of health. The reason I had so many posts from Black Friday was because I was trying to do the live chat with everyone and ended up posting in the forum not realizing but I do now know how to use the Chat and forum properly. Sorry for any confusion I might have caused anyone. Hoping to talk more and interact with everyone. HSN and the HSN customers are wonderful, I am actually watching Anji Football Fan Shop as I type and ordered my Body by Bison earlier and tuned into Lancôme all day yesterday.. I rely on the customer reviews to help with my purchases. Have a great day everyone! 🙂
Hello everyone. I am Cin and I am a real person and long time loyal HSN customer for many products. This is my first time sharing with the community my fitness journey in hopes to help someone just like me who my story might resonate with and help them know that a normal "person" with a normal job as a Paramedic in IL. and using ProForm’s Hybrid Trainer has allowed me to rehab, regain my health and strength back after a 3 Disc Back Fusion from so many years of wear and tear on the job causing my discs to degenerate so bad to the point of how my story started that Christmas Day. I was sitting on my couch watching HSN and that’s where I saw another testimonial that spoke to me and helped me to pick up the phone and make the best decision I made for my health on that day. I did the ProForm Challenge to gain my Health back and in turn just sharing my story. I am not a spokesperson nor an employee of HSN or ProForm, it just happens to be the piece of equipment that really turned my life around and still grows with me today and this is why I am SO passionate about it. Thank you all for your positive and kind words. It was a hard road but a wonderful journey which continues for the rest of my life. The gift of health is priceless. Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey to better health and a better me. – Cin 🙂
wildheart, Congratulations on being a 2014 ProForm Fitness Challenge winner and thank you for sharing your courageous journey back to good health and your target weight. Isn’t it interesting how someone and/or something comes along when you need it most to motivate, inspire and show you how to achieve a quite daunting goal?
Most of all, congratulations on your greatest accomplishment of being a 5 year cancer survivor. Wishing you a healthy, happy New Year.
wildheart, welcome to the Community and congratulations on being a Pro-Form Fitness 2014 Challenge winner and sharing your experience of recovery. You must feel very proud of this accompolishment. Please come back often to join in or start other interesting Community discussions.
DUBUQUERAM- I am sure you are only trying to help yet why would we not hope that after the reviews posted here as well as Google that by now any problems were addressed as well as corrected.
Wildhearts post was praising, uplifting as well as motivating—I admit to NOT reading the reviews as I have stated my review is the one that matters. I do own one and it performes better than most.
I did not buy to lose weight yet to keep firm-I feel if PROFORM was for me to use as a weight loss system I would need very good motivation.
C/service would have heard from me as well and know this I am MOTIVATED if UPSET. I say if it is for firming or weight loss you must get MAD ENOUGH to SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH- If I allowed every review to make my final choice in purchase I would never have anything…..I do not like to be tricked as in being told a product is this when in fact it is something far from the description, and yes this happens but at times the GREAT REVIEW ERA has ruined as much as it has helped in the final reciept of anything purchased.
I recommend that you put ProForm into the Search Bar on the Community Home Page where you can search for Forum topics(not in the search bar that’s at the very top of every page to search for products). When you do, you will find some of the problems that people who have the ProForm products experienced both with the product and the service from the company. I also suggest that you google ProForm. Reading the results of these searches may influence your decision as to whether you want to purchase this brand.
you inspire me with your story. I need to lose 50lbs and not a thing wrong with me but no modivation
wildheart when you have a moment will you share what motivates you besides the odvious,
I am always excited to see excitment- HERES TO YOU AND YOUR HEALTH-
HAPPY NEW YEAR-BB
Thank you very much. I am happy to share my story in hopes it will touch or strike a cord in someone the same way the other testimonials and the ProForm Hybrid have done for me.
Wow! Happy to hear such a positive story, I’m certain this will inspire a lot of people to never give up and achieve their goals no matter what the challenges may be.
What an inspirational story!!!!
WELL BLESS YOU HEART—
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01.06.15 8:42 AM