Dotty Kenny of Farmington Hills began to make time for a four-day-a-week workout regimen three years ago after a rude awakening. She was reaching for a second piece of cake, when a fellow bridge player told her she had a fat behind.
“I’d spent most of my adult life caring for others my kids, my parents, my husband. I just didn’t make time for myself,” Kenny says, noting she had never exercised in her life. “I was frankly embarrassed by how I looked. The bridge player sent me to Beaumont, suggesting I make health a priority.”
Kenny, 69, works out at the Beaumont gym for an hour, four days a week, with other people enrolled in the intensive diet and exercise program. She has lost 40 pounds and kept it off.
“I pass six other gyms on the way here,” she says. “I can’t see myself exercising in one of those places with mirrors all around and tiny women wearing thongs.”