For many who begin an exercise program at LEAN, the first question I’m asked is, “How quickly will I see results?” Each time, I respond, “immediately!”

Of course, I eventually outline the variables that play into the long term results: how much additional cardio is done outside the workout, the size and quality of the meals the client is eating and the attendance to each resistance workout.  But, results immediately happen in the only way that truly matters. Clients feel good about themselves.

A good workout will always boost your mood and provide a feeling of accomplishment.  It doesn’t necessarily involve all-out, sweating and laboring (though there’s something to be said for that intensity of work).  Rather, the core benefit of exercise comes when you push beyond that which is comfortable and allow your body to improve its tolerance in terms of strength and endurance.  From there, the physical and mental benefits are tremendous.  You sleep, work and look better.  But, most of all, you feel better.

What about the scale?  It really makes no difference what the scale reflects, how well a favorite pair of pants fit, how many people notice your new body, etc… All that really matters (and all that will really encourage you in the long run) is how you feel.  Exercise provides that feeling immediately!

That’s results!

Jeff Howerton is a trainer and owner of LEAN personal training, where he and his trainers work with clients to lose fat, develop lean muscle and implement strategies for healthier living. 


This program consists of TWO (or THREE) Fast and Fit sessions per week at $30 per session. Each session includes 15 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of resistance training with a LEAN personal trainer. The program lasts one month, but clients who take advantage of this are welcome to continue at the same rate if they wish to do so.

In addition to helping develop an exercise routine, a LEAN trainer will offer some basic nutritional guidelines that will help meet personal goals, as well as offer testing on flexibility and strength.

The 4 WEEK FITNESS can begin any day. In order to learn more or schedule a session, please contact Jeff at (615) 279-1900 or

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