I started training with Howard more than a year ago, at just under 300 pounds. I was bedridden for a year, and unable walk at the mall or supermarket. I never would have considered running. I never ran a day in my life! I had gastric bypass surgery and found myself much stronger than I ever imagined. With Howard’s help and guidance, I have regained strength and balance. I lost over 106 pounds. Now, I run 5Ks and triathlons. There isn’t a workout or race about which I still don’t complain. However, Howard is there to cheer me on and keep me working toward my goal! (Complaining is in my genetics.) I have something I truly can anticipate. And, I can proudly say, I am a triathlete. I am eternally grateful to Howard and the Center for being an integral part of my journey toward a stronger, healthier self.