Meet iFit member Stuart Selden!
Stuart was ready to make a lasting change in his life when he first joined iFit in 2020. Since then, he’s embarked on an incredible journey, including a massive solo backpacking trip! Stuart shared his experience of total transformation, along with the part iFit played in helping him achieve his goals.
I purchased a ProForm 9000 treadmill last year when I knew I would be working from home and needed to give myself more options to get fit. Walking from my bedroom to the computer room to the kitchen wasn’t going to cut it. I was unhappy with my weight and struggled to stick with my health goals. This was all about to change! Since my treadmill became the newest member of the family, I’ve made considerable progress. I quit diet soda for the first time in 20 years and now look forward to every training session. I even planned and completed a 45-mile, solo backpacking trip, where I climbed from 5,000 to over 12,000 feet. I would NEVER have been able to do that in my previous condition.
My mind and body are now fully focused, and I’m capable of movement to reach heights I’d only dreamt of. I still have further to go on my journey. I’m not at the finish line, but I’m confident I can get there because I have the tools I need to be successful. It’s all thanks to the conditioning I get from iFit, the motivational trainers that push me, and the one-of-a-kind virtual immersion that keeps me coming back for more!
Here’s to many more years with my iFit family and everyone working behind the scenes to make this a health-improving experience!
Who is your favorite trainer?
Did you use any specific iFit programs to train for your backpacking trip?
I followed a lot of programs over the months, but the one that stood out to me was John Peel’s Alps Beginner Series. Immersing myself in the alpine scenery and listening to John Peel’s positive instructions made it easy to stay motivated and keep my mind on the goal: climbing big mountains. I also participate in iFit’s monthly Challenges, which are always fun and keep me connected with the large iFit community.
What’s your favorite part about iFit?
I can’t pick just a single favorite thing. It is truly the entire package that makes iFit so crucial to my health and physical fitness. The machine is the opening act; I know I’m going to burn calories if I use it. The software and all of these amazing programs open up an entirely new world to explore virtually. Beach? Mountains? City? What wonders of the world do I have the pleasure of viewing while I train during my next workout?
Then, there are the trainers. What a fantastic group of people that iFit has assembled to help me along this journey. They are always so positive, friendly, motivating, and truly welcome you into the iFit family. This, of course, wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated effort of everyone on the iFit team working both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. It’s the total package!
To sum it up: I love how iFit takes the guesswork out of the fitness equation. When I turn my treadmill on, I know I’m going to have a fun workout, improve my health, and be that much closer to reaching my next fitness goal.
How long have you been an iFit member?
I’ve been an iFit member since April 2020. That means we are coming up on our first anniversary together! Hmm…what gift should I get my treadmill?