We all start somewhere...
I remember the first time I stepped into a gym. It was one of those big, commercial gyms. As I pretended to know what everything was and how to use it, I felt like everyone was watching me.
All I can remember was the feelings of discomfort and intimidation as I tried to get in shape. I kept reminding myself that most of the members weren't in shape when they started their membership. The feeling of fear was so overwhelming that I quit the gym and try to continue to get fit at home. It wasn't until my mom decided to join the gym with me, that I felt comfortable enough to go back to the gym.
Even when I went to college, the gym their was full of athletes and people who started to work towards their goals before I even decided to get fit. All I could see, was their bodies and gym confidence now.
That "at-a-glance" look at anyone or thing is what holds most of us back from taking the leap into success. We only see everyone's "over-night" success stories, there is never any thought of the blood, sweat and tears that had gone into the success.
Since I can remember, I was always the "fat girl". When I started my journey, I was 5'4" and 170 pounds and had never worked out a day in my life. I was also 18 years old. The goals I had set out for myself and the place from which I had to start seemed out of reach. Something kept pushing me to keep going, to fight for the physique I have today.
During my sophomore year of college, I decided to switch majors from Psychology to Exercise Science because I was committed to helping others reach their goals.
Throughout my journey, there were always people to help me get in shape. Those people always made me feel like I could do it, made the gym feel more like home. I am not sure I would be where I am today without their help.
7 years after I started my journey, I am now able to reflect on my experience. I didn't know that the act of stepping into a gym is very scary, everyone has felt the same feeling. Our trainers and members all try to make everyone feel welcome and a part of our Fit Family, however, if you still aren't convinced you can try our Fundamentals Class.
Fundamentals class is a 6 week program focused on your goals and helping you feel more comfortable with exercise. We will cover the basics; how to lift weights, move correctly, move pain-free and use all of our equipment. We are 100% confident you will feel confident after attending the 6 week fundamentals program.
Class will meet every Monday night at 7:00 PM and the first session begins February 1st. Don't forget you will receive the first 4 weeks of class for free, if you sign up before February 1st. We hope to see you in class.
Don't forget that we have all started somewhere, but it's up to us to take that first step. We hope you take that first step with us.=)
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