Sue Wacyra is a member of Lucille Roberts Fair Lawn. Here’s her inspiring story, in her own words!
Back in August 2010, I injured my knee in a cardio class–due to my own carelessness, not that of the instructor. I ended up having to go to physical therapy for a month and could not run for a month after that. My doctor freed me to back to cardio classes with some restrictions in October 2010 and cleared me for running in November. I was able to get back into the cardio classes, with modifications; certain moves continued to bother knee. After class, I always iced my knee.
I really wanted to get more into toning and strengthening classes, so I spoke to one of the instructors about personal training, and she recommended Mary Katz, who trains at Lucille Roberts Fair Lawn. I told Mary about my knee but also emphasized that I wanted her to push me as hard as she could. She worked on strengthening all of my muscles but took care to insure that my knee was o.k. Mary stresses doing the moves correctly, and, while I thought that I had been doing my squats and lunges properly, I soon learned that I hadn’t been doing them correctly. Mary corrected my moves, and I could REALLY feel the difference.