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Due to a family history of heart disease and diabetes, Darrylhad always taken his health seriously.  He saw his doctor for a complete physical every year with a check-up six months later.  Since he was a teenager, he has always worked out 5 days per week.  His exercise regimen mostly included weight training, along with some cardio. 

Despite life-long exercise habits, the weight of his 5'10' frame steadily climbed to 282 lbs.  Eating out often while traveling for his job had contributed greatly to this unhealthy weight gain.  
 
During a visit with his physician in 2010, he was informed that his A1C blood sugar level had increased to 6.2, which is within the pre-diabetes range (normal is 5.6 and below).  Through Darryl's medical background, he know and understood that the consequences of diabetes include heart disease along with many other health concerns.  Determined to beat diabetes, he began to follow his physician's advice to eat a low carb diet, exercise regularly, and avoid alcohol.  
 
With the help of very knowledgeable trainers, the YMCA helped Darryl reach his goal of beating diabetes.  He learned that resistance training really helped to increase the metabolism when combined with cardio.  After a Cybex orientation with John in 2013, he started resistance training 3 days per week and cardio 3 days per week.  Darryl started to see progress, he lost 30 pounds.  Equally important, he lowered my A1C blood sugar level to 5.6 or within the normal range.  
 
At 245 pounds, Darryl had hit a weight-loss plateau. Determined to lose more weight, he began to work out twice per day at the YMCA and increased his wokouts to 6 cardio and 3 resistance training sessions per week.  After 2 years, he lost another 15 pounds and lowered his weight to 230 pounds.  
 
During Darryl's morning workouts, he noticed the Y360 classes.  The classes looked challenging and different.  Wanting to change up his exercise routine, he inquired about the class with the trainer, Linda Prus. She informed him of the health benefits and encouraged him to sign up. 
 
"The Y360 work outs have helped me to gain muscle, lose fat, and increase my metabolism.  I've lost another 10 pounds and I feel great.  More importantly, my A1C blood sugar level is now 5.5, well within the normal range! With encouragement and support from the YMCA trainers, I am making the commitment to beat diabetes for life. "
 
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