iFit Member Highlight: Tim Shrubb
Stuck at a crossroads in his life, iFit member Tim Shrubb took on the challenge of reclaiming his body through exercise. Using iFit, Tim’s commitment to changing his life led him to become a healthier and happier version of himself. Here’s his story!
Two years ago, I was incredibly unhealthy and could barely walk for more than 10–15 minutes. I was pre-diabetic with high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I bought a used treadmill that was iFit enabled, although I had no idea what iFit was at the time. I used the treadmill here and there to try and get moving.
Later, I bought a ProForm Recumbent Bike and learned more about iFit, which I started using to gain strength and mobility in my legs. I slowly made progress but was still in horrible shape. After struggling to move and feeling sick of all the medications and the way I looked, I made a life-changing decision to get bariatric surgery.
iFit helped save my life.
After the surgery, I started making incredible changes and began feeling significantly better. I slowly began walking outdoors more (as I hate to be inside when the weather is nice) and worked to be able to walk five to seven miles.
I sold the recumbent bike and bought a NordicTrack S15i. I now use that and the treadmill daily. I have the stamina to walk and bike again, and I’ve seen a number of other significant improvements in my health.
Who is your favorite iFit Trainer?
So far, I would have to say I don’t have a favorite—I like them all!
What is your favorite iFit series?
How long have you been an iFit member?
I’ve been an iFit member for about two years.
What motto do you live by?
Push yourself daily.
How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to exercise?
I don’t look at it as exercise. To me, it’s just a part of my daily routine and something I have to do for myself. I use it to unwind after a day at the office, so for me, it’s relaxing.
What do you like most about iFit?
Personally, I love the outdoor programs. Biking and walking all around the world along with the stories provided by the iFit Trainers and Guides are amazing.