Monthly Archives: January 2012

No Knee to Worry About: Clay Takes a “Windy” Vacation

To his delight, Clay decided to take a last-minute trip to Chicago—a trip that he had previously dismissed as an option due to the surgery on his knee. But his recent progress has him feeling confident about his ability to walk around “The Windy City,” and a large part of his confidence is credited to his first round of golf since the surgery (Clay’s last story segment), which left him feeling invigorated.

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4-and-a-half Easy Tips for Training While you Travel

Here are some great tips, from Personal Trainer Brandon Widner, that will help you have fun and stay fit while you see the world.

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From a Walker, to a Cane, to a Golf Course in Six Weeks: How did Clay do It?


Clay’s doctor gave him the official “okay” to play golf, and it’s no surprise that Clay took that news straight to the nearest 18 holes that he could find. If you read our first segment, about “Clay’s Story,” then you already know he has an uncompromising will and determination, and he possess a laser-like focus on all things that provide hope. Read the rest of this entry

5 Simple Motivators: That Help You Stick-to Your New Year’s Resolution

Here we go again…it’s week three of the NEW YEAR, and many of us have a fitness or weight loss goal as our New Year’s resolution. But doesn’t it seem like every year you start-off with a bang, only to fall hard with a crash…never getting to your desired goal?

Here are 5 simple ways to help you stick-to your New Year’s resolution:

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Major Surgery and a Dream to Ski: Clay’s Story Will Inspire You

Clay Valstad, 64, underwent surgery in October of 2011 to have a partial knee replacement procedure performed; leaving a scar over six inches long, severe swelling and a weakened leg, which attests to the severity of the operation. Remarkably, he and his doctor are certain, that in February of 2012, Clay will be able to join his wife and friends on their annual ski trip—this year’s destination is Lake Tahoe, California—where Clay plans to head straight for the black diamond mogul runs, not the bunny hills. But, to accomplish this, Clay has to stick to a rigid plan of rehab and strength conditioning. The injury has caused many of his muscles to weaken and become underdeveloped, meanwhile other muscles have become overworked due to compensating for the injured and now recovering knee.

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LA Fitness “Real Stories” Coming Soon – 1/16/12

Come back January 16th, 2012 for our first “Real Stories” blog post featuring LA Fitness member Clay Valstad!

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