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A Fibro success story"
July 26, 2012

A Fibro success story


You can battle fibromyalgia and yes you can live a successful life. That is why today I want to introduce you to Renee Downing.

Most of you know Renee from my 12 week exercise program in which she was gracious enough to give us a interview for the eBook.

For those of you who are not familiar with Renee, let me introduce you...

Renee Downing was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 16, at a time when little was known about the condition. Her Doctors advised her to begin exercising and take better care of herself. Although she disliked exercise, Renee knew something needed to be done. In 2001, Renee began working the front desk at a local gym.

This is where her curiosity about fitness payed off as she began to ask questions and researched fitness. In 2003 she became a certified Personal Trainer with the prestigious, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Renee now runs RADBODY personal training in Huntington Beach,California, where she is able to give support and motivation to other sufferers. Renee is also the owner of her own jewelery line, Renee Amber Designs. I called on Renee to give you a few tips and motivation before you begin your own fitness journey.

E.S. Renee, I know you were diagnosed at a young age. How did the diagnosis affect you?

“Because of the pain, I had been under so much stress and anxiety, being diagnosed actually gave me some relief. I now had a name for what was wrong with me. The next step was to take action and get better. I was no longer worrying about why I was in so much pain and tired. The fibromyalgia diagnosis actually made a lot of other confusing things in my life make sense.”

E.S. What motivated you to get healthy and strong? Was it the diagnosis?

“Definitely being diagnosed motivated me. Before the diagnosis I didn’t care at all about being healthy. In school I skipped gym class every chance I got. I hated sports or any kind of exercise. I ate junk all of the time and hated vegetables. I would eat pizza and ice cream every night. Fibromyalgia was so new at the time the Doctors really didn’t know much. They gave me 4 options. Get more rest, Cut back on stress, Exercise, and Eat right. I was so sick of feeling bad that I was willing to do whatever was suggested to make me better.” Excerpt from Fibromyalgia Fitness, 12 weeks to a healthier you!

Just a little success story to give you some hope today. It can be done folks, and I'm glad to be the one to share her story with you. You can learn more about Renee at her website

Success...Is it in your vocabulary?

God Bless everyone,

Eric Suarez,CPT

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