“I was that person, the person who is too busy doing ‘things’ in life to realize that my health and physical ability were slowly slipping away. Poor lifestyle choices and constant stress with no self-care resulted in continuous weight gain…five pounds here…ten pounds there, until I could no longer recognize my own body when I looked in a mirror.A friend introduced me to BE and suggested I join. I responded with nervous laughter and said I couldn’t make it happen because my body was too sore and too out of shape. Moreover, my life was just too busy for bootcamp. She rebutted my response and told me there were over 50 classes a week and that I could squeeze it in somewhere. Finally, she confronted my avoidance with one of the BE mottos: “Results or Excuses, Not Both” … and with that challenge, the time had finally come, I attended my consultation and then was off to my first session.
The atmosphere was inclusive and inspiring with people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Everyone was giving it everything they had until they ended the session with a round of high-fives and a commitment to see each other again. I was hooked on the philosophy and quickly committed to attending sessions 6 days a week…no excuses.
After 10 months of sweating it out at 7am with the most incredible group of members and trainers, I’m still as committed and inspired as I was when I started. I feel like these morning sessions offer the perfect mix of instruction, autonomy, comradery, challenge, and playfulness to keep me engaged. It was like a switch flipped and I was final able to make the activity and lifestyle changes that helped me recover my health and fitness levels I lost after a decade of self-neglect.”