Galter LifeCenter Member Treats Degenerative Osteo-Arthritis with Personal Training

by David Modica | Nov 04, 2015
Lorraine Trachtenberg is committed to Galter LifeCenter and has been since it first opened in 1991. “I was one of the first to join,” she said. “In fact, I was exercising here before Galter became a reality. We exercised on the second floor where the Child’s Care area is now.”

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Lorraine is also no stranger to back pain as she has suffered from spinal discomfort for more than 30 years. “I was told by several MD’s that I have degenerative osteo-arthritis,” she said. “As we all know, as we get older, nothing gets better.” One of those doctors, Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Dr. Randolph Chang, suggested she approach exercise medicinally, as a means to alleviate some of the discomfort caused by her condition.

Lorraine took this advice to heart and focused on improving what was already an active lifestyle. “I decided to try personal training in addition to the wonderful classes I participate in and all the other wonderful things that are offered at the Galter LifeCenter,” she said. She began to work with Sue Talbert, a personal trainer at Galter LifeCenter who became a critical component in Lorraine’s pursuit of a life with little pain.

Along with her ability to manage Lorraine’s recurring pain, Sue took it upon herself to educate Lorraine on the state-of-the-art facility in the hope that the equipment unique to Galter LifeCenter could be used to further ease her chronic discomfort. “Her knowledge of the equipment and how to accommodate me is nothing short of amazing,” Lorraine said. “Now she’s introduced me to Galter LifeCenter’s newest piece of equipment, the Power Plate, which has become my favorite.”

Sue Talbert’s inspired care did not go unnoticed. “I am proud to say that I have been training with her since 2011,” Lorraine said of Sue. “Besides all of the excellent personal training she provides, Sue is a wonderful listener and has become a great friend.”

To learn more about Personal Training at Galter LifeCenter, please visit  or call 773-878-9936, ext. 3863.

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