Change your lifestyle habits now and redirect your course with MaxStrength Fitness

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Jeff Tomaszewski, founder of MaxStrength Fitness, says Jenny Bartell—pictured here with trainer Stephen Zbornik—is a good example of members who want to improve their genetic predisposition to certain diseases that are triggered by weight gain and inactivity. (Photography:Benjamin Margalit)

By Patricia Nugent

We all see the proverbial “writing on the wall” at different times and for varying reasons. For some, it might be the sudden death of someone their age, or maybe the potential demise of the company they work for. But the writing doesn’t necessarily have to signal gloom and doom. Those who recognize it in time have the power to change it.

Meet Jenny Bartell.

The writing on her wall came to light during a family holiday six years ago, when she was sitting at the table after dinner and listening to her family members talking about the myriad of medications they were taking, doctors they were seeing and restrictive diets they were supposed to be following.

“It was a wakeup call,” says the vivacious 45-year-old. “They suffered from everything from diabetes to high blood pressure. I looked around the table and thought to myself, this is not the kind of middle age and senior years I want.”

So, she went home and Googled top-rated personal trainers in Westlake. MaxStrength Fitness training studio looked promising and was right across the street from her home.

Nothing Like a Gym
“It was a bit of a gamble, but I thought, what have I got to lose?” she recalls. “I had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism. This experience is nothing like a gym. The equipment is ultra-modern, and only coming twice a week for 20 minutes appealed to me.”

To shorten the time commitment even more, she appreciates not needing to shower after a session. Since studio temperatures are kept in the 60s, these are no-sweat workouts, so anyone can pop in on their lunch hour or on the way to work.

She says the flexible scheduling allows her to squeeze in the workouts around her hectic work schedule as a high-powered project manager.

How to Not Follow in Your Family’s Footsteps
Jeff Tomaszewski, founder of MaxStrength Fitness, says Jenny is a good example of many of their members who want to improve their genetic predisposition to certain diseases that are triggered by weight gain and inactivity.

“She didn’t want to repeat the lifestyle behaviors that had put many of her family members in risky health positions,” he says. “There’s no reason with the proper motivation, diet, exercise and lifestyle choices that everyone cannot enjoy an active lifestyle into their senior years.”

Jenny says the simplicity of the program appeals to her, too. “You just show up and the whole program for the day is well thought out and your trainer is waiting for you. The smart, courteous and personable trainers make each session challenging and fun. It’s always different.”

Jenny says she feels fitter than ever, is fully energized throughout the week, and her quality of sleep has improved dramatically.

“Now looking at the writing on my wall from a proactive viewpoint, my future is looking great,” she says.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with MaxStrength Fitness, at 4212 State Route 306 in Willoughby, just call 440-226-8080 or 2211 Crocker Road, Suite 120 in Westlake, just call 440-835-9090. For more information, or to view more testimonials, visit