Michelle joined Basics nearly one year ago at the recommendation of her doctor. She was very motivated as she had just been told she would need to carry oxygen 24/7 unless she could improve her oxygen saturation numbers through exercise. 

The thought of carrying oxygen everywhere you go is difficult but what Michelle was most concered about was the thought of having to bring her oxygen tank to work and feeling self-conscious around her co-workers.

It took nearly 9 months but Michelle's doctor was excited to see her progress from an o2 saturation level of 89% when she started to her current o2 saturation level of 93%!

By exercising just 2 days a week at Basics, Michelle has strengthened her lung capacity and has successfully avoided having to bring her oxygen to work! 



Basics member Chris joined in October of 2016. Although she was exercising regularly, Chris was not seeing the weight loss results that she had hoped for. In December, she started working with Lisa Prince to further improve her health through weekly nutrition coaching. The combination of regular exercise and a healthy diet proved to be the solution. By May of 2017 Chris had lost a total of 38.5 lbs, 32.5 total body inches, and 6.2% body fat.

Today, she continues her regular exercise routine, has emilinated take-out food, and is making healthy meal choices at home and at work. Hats off to Chris for her dedication and determination to live a healthy lifestyle.



In March of 2017, Basics Member Pat received a life-changing diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure and kidney failure. Congestive Heart Failure, or CHF, is defined as a chronic condition in which the heart does not pump blood as well as it should. Tests showed that Pat's ejection fraction, which is the amount of blood leaving the heart with each beat, was only 24%. This is a very low number when compared to a normal ejection fraction of 55%-70%. 

As soon as Pat received the "OK" to return to exercise, she began by joining the Heart Health Program. Over the past 4 months, Pat has worked incredibly hard to progress her exercise and switche over to a plant-based diet. In addition to the Heart Health Program, Pat has returned to Lifeline classes and is exercising independently. The most recent tests show that Pat's ejection fraction has increased to 60%!

A commitment to a regular exercise routine at Basics has the power to transform lives! Way to go Pat!