Throughout high school and college I never had to worry about my weight. I was active, involved in sports and no matter what I ate I stayed 130 pounds and a size 6. Then I got a full time, desk job. My exercise and activity levels decreased more and more while my diet remained the …Read More
“I’m not sure how much I can do for you,” she said. “Somewhere along the way you decided that it was okay to be fat.”
My trainer’s words rang in my ears. She was the third trainer I had worked with in my old gym, having burned through the first two in large part …
When I first joined Peak I asked other participants if it was their first time. Many of them were going on their 6th and 7th time with this program. I was curious why so many people were addicted to this type of training. After completing my first Peak and seeing the results I got, …Read More
I took the Peak 10 Training class, not knowing what to expect. I made a HUGE commitment from the beginning to follow the workout plan and especially the food plan. Just exactly like it was both told to me by my instructor Diane and in the program plan. My attitude from a scale …
Hi Michelle. I just wanted to say that I am so happy to have found such a great, motivating and inspirational gym. I was a member at a couple of gyms before I found Breakthru fitness and nothing compares to your gym. I love all the classes and the instructors are exceptional. I never …Read More
In 1997 I competed in the Miss Fitness competition and won the title. It was the most amazing experience ever! I found personal empowerment thru total fitness! That experience has stayed with me since. When I am in good shape, I feel great and project a positive outlook. After seeing and hearing about Peak …Read More
This is an emotional testimonial to the power of people. The reason Peak 10 has produced so much success is the people. The undeniable effects of the power of a group of people working together for a common goal is amazing… you have to click the read more…. wow!
PEAK and Breakthru fitness have changed my life in so many ways. After graduating college almost five years and 40 lbs heavier then when I finished High School I knew that I needed to do something to loose what I had gained through the years. I knew that if I continued on the same path …Read More
Excerpt from LA Weekly article:
“Breakthru Fitness, Pasadena
A new take on a mom-and-pop: Husband-and-wife team Phil and Michelle Dozoirs’ Breakthru Fitness is a modern gym with all the amenities of the expensive chains, yet without the high enrollment fees. This is the place to find locals interested in spinning and cardio classes (there are more than …
In 2010 my life was upended by an unexpected and brutal divorce. Pain, darkness, despair, grief, utter.. Devastation.
Somehow, most often barely conscious at worst, or sleepwalking at best, through it all, I got up every day and worked out. I went to the pool, or Cardio Barre, or got on my spin bike, …
Progress does not come like a trend line moving gradually upward. It happens like a toddler climbing stairs. Lots of grunts and strains, face turning red, but no upward movement, not even much hope. Then there’s the reaching with the arms and the knee coming up, the other leg pushing, and then wow – it seems …Read More
I had long fantasized that the fat around my midsection was held in place by a Velcro band, a thick, wide belt that I would some day rip off and throw away. It felt like it didn’t belong there. How could it be permanent? But every morning, there it was, and getting bigger.
I was …
When I walked into Breakthru Fitness, changing the way I eat was in the back of my mind. Way back there in a closet where I lock up thoughts I don’t want to deal with.
I have lost nine pounds in three weeks and I am filled with hope and determination. Hope is no small …
RT #5: “Day One”
Staggering out of the workout room, the class just ended, I’m wrapped in sweat-drenched towels and borderline incoherent when a woman says to me, “Make sure you write that we’re hot.”
Who she meant by, “we,” was the other 25 participants in the class, all of whom were women. The …
RT #4: The Test
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 10:40 a.m.
I know a woman, 40 now, with twins, who grew up thinking people were looking at her. From the time she was a little girl, she walked a certain way, held her head just so, because she assumed she was being watched. Maybe it was …
RT #3: Goals
Professionally, I’m a ghostwriter. I write books as well as blogs, web content, articles and speeches, for people who have something to say but for various reasons aren’t in a position to complete a writing project on their own.
One author I worked with recently, Kathleen, whose book will come out next …
#2 Breaking Through
One day several years ago, I’m coming out of Trader Joe’s, my mind is lost in something I’m writing and I almost walk into a man, bald and fit-looking, carrying a black gym bag. He’s walking so quickly that I spin half around and now coming right at me from the …Read More
#1 “Last Chance Saloon”
It shouldn’t be such a thrill – all kids grow up. But one morning my son walks into the kitchen and he’s visibly taller than when I tucked him in the night before. It sends a jolt through my body and although the morning is rushed as usual, I turn off …