Rahul Gupta joined the Pike Creek Fitness Club in 2006 based on the fitness opportunities for the children. When Pike Creek closed its doors in 2008, Rahul followed Hockessin Athletic Club to its new location in Tweeds Park. In the newly built Hockessin Athletic Club, he strived to keep the kids in the fitness classes because he didn’t have such opportunities as a child. After watching the children receive the benefits of an active lifestyle, he decided to look for a class himself. Rahul started with the cardio machines, but didn’t feel the drive or motivation because the cardio machine workout was neither fun nor exciting. He quickly abandoned the cardio machines in favor of a much more lively form of cardio! Rahul fell in love with the HAC Zumba classes. In his first class, he was only able to participate in short bursts and couldn’t finish a whole class. But he didn’t let that deter him. Instead, Rahul worked hard and slowly built up his stamina until he could finish a full 60 minute workout with his first HAC Zumba instructor, Judy. In 2009 Rahul promised himself that he would attend the gym and work out 7 days a week! He also committed to participate in Zumba 4 to 5 times a week. He has kept that promise, and his body is thanking him for it!
During the first 6 months of Zumba he noticed a tremendous difference in himself. He lost weight and lowered his LDL (bad cholesterol) by 30% and his energy level and stamina went up significantly. In addition to Zumba, Rahul weight trains at HAC, uses the steam room, sauna, and jacuzzi, and he follows a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, milk, yogurt and seafood (all organic). During the past 5+ years he has stayed off soda and added sugar completely! Way to go, Rahul!
“The ultimate goal for any person should be staying fit for as long as possible, staying younger is simply a by-product of staying healthy and fit.”