The Club at Woodbridge promotes nutrition as a cornerstone of good health. Working with a nutritionist can help you lose weight and keep it off while increasing muscle mass which plays a pivotal role in metabolism.
The Club welcomes Karen Marino, Certified Sports Nutritionist, to our staff. Karen has fifteen years experience in nutrition counseling and weight management. Working one on one, she can help you achieve your exercise goals and optimize your nutritional needs accordingly.
Working together, Karen will create a nutritional guide that will fit your lifestyle and schedule to enable you to reach and maintain your goal.
You may meet Karen at The Club on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 11:00am and 6pm to 8pm. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, you may call her directly at (718) 967-1833 or email at email@example.com.
Member since 2008
I started the program in February 08. I had zero energy, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. My doctor told me I had to loose weight and start exercising. I was determined to loose the weight, and I knew I needed help to do so. That is when a Friend told me about the best you can be program. I first weighed in at 207. Karen showed me the menu and I couldn't believe that it was all real food that I would enjoy eating. I thought to myself, I don't know if this is going to work, but I will give it a try, after all eating salami, meatloaf, cookies and ice cream wouldn't be to hard for me. The first couple of weeks went by and I started to see results. The next thing I knew I had lost about 10 pounds. Four months went by and I had lost almost 40 pounds. I stayed with the program, I loved the personal attention and how Karen would tailor the menu to my needs. It has been over a year and you can still see me there every week. I turned 30 this past September and I felt great because I was in the best shape of my life. Now I am 160 pounds and have never felt better. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels are normal and I have tons of energy. I have exceeded every goal I have ever set for myself, thanks to the guidance of the program.
Member since 2008
June 24, 2004, my father died from complications relating to Type 2 diabetes. I was only 10 years old. He never saw me graduate elementary school, he never saw me make my Confirmation, he never saw me become an alter server. He will never see me graduate high school, never see me go and finish college, never see me get married and will never see any of his grandchildren. When my father died my family and father’s friends felt like it was the end of the world. I was afraid that I was next on the list; because everyone said that I look like him.
My father was a big guy, so was I. In the summer of 2008, my mom received a phone call about my blood test, (my mom makes us get a blood test every year to test for diabetes). I saw her sitting in the kitchen and she looked like she was about to cry, I saw it in her eyes. She told me that my liver enzymes are high. I almost fainted, I started thinking about a song called “Time of Dying”, it just popped in my head. This happened for a few days. Sometimes I could not think straight. I could not go to sleep at night. Kids at school saw it in my class I was not the same funny guy who could make anyone laugh.
In July I started going to a gym, it helped when I went, but I did not always go. My mom said lets go back to Karen Marino, I went to her before but stopped because I did not follow it. I made up my mind to go and follow it. I told Karen my problem, and she said don’t worry. My mom told her that I love junk food. My mom was telling Karen how she used Balsamic Vinegar in a lot of cooking. Karen yelled “no, it is aged and puts yeast where your liver is.” Karen asked my mom what type of job my dad did; I told her he was a mechanic. Karen stated that she knew that I had heavy metals in me.
I decided to lose weight to lower my liver enzymes and become healthy. My mom and other people tell me I look amazing. I have more energy and feel better. The weight is melting off of my body. I never look back to the past. I thank Karen for everything, now my mom and brother are also becoming healthy. Karen is an inspiration to me, I thank Karen from the bottom of my heart. Karen is like a sister to me.