Dr. Keith LaFerriere
Congratulations to Dr. Keith LaFerriere for receiving the July Athlete of the Month honors!! Keith one of our longest standing clients, has not only become one of the most fit physicians in Springfield but has upped his frequency for his 2018 campaign. Unless he is on an exotic vacation with his bride Randy, you will find him pumping iron 5 days a week here at MTS! Keith has always been a great contributor to the Springfield community and elsewhere. We have always been proud to have him as part of our MTS family for the past 15 1/2 years!!
What did you do before joining MTS in regards to working out?
In my early 30’s I started running half to full marathons. When it become more difficult to run in my 40’s, I changed to machine weights and aerobic exercise but was sporadic until joining MTS.
How long have you been with MTS?
I stared with MTSin 2003 at age 58. When I was working full time, I was only able to work out about 3 times a week. Since retirement, I go almost every weekday and look forward to working out.
What’s your favorite workout/exercise at MTS?
The Friday workout, as it is more upper body and a good amount of aerobic as well – a good lead into the weekend.
What’s your least favorite workout/exercise at MTS?
How is MTS different than other methods of training you may have tried in the past?
In the past when I would go to the gym for aerobic and weight exercise I had no real variety in the workouts. At MTS, every workout is different and much more comprehensive. MTS also tailors the workouts to account for my physical limitations (like rehab from shoulder surgery). The comradery with the other participants also ads to the enjoyment of the workouts.
How has MTS helped you attain your fitness goals or athletic endeavors?
I need a schedule that gives me the variety of workouts to maintain good physical conditioning and the format of the MTS workouts fits this nicely for me. I also have more flexibility in my golf swing and somewhat more distance but, unfortunately, I am still a high handicapper.
What’s your favorite cheat meal/snack?
Prime rib, medium rare.
Advice to those just starting out?
Persevere! It is not easy in the beginning but in the long run you will feel so much healthier, look so much better and learn to enjoy physical exercise. It is all about quality of life.