In January 2022, LVFIT moved inside the BEFIT facility, so we celebrate our LVFITFAM who embody what our gym and community is all about!
“Killer workouts, amazing coaches, incredible members, and a sweet greeter who offers fist-bumps every time you pass by. LVFIT/BEFIT isn’t just a place to be, it’s a place to belong.
When I first joined the LVFIT family, I hadn’t worked out in years, and I regularly ate my feelings. I knew I had to do something but struggled to find the motivation and the confidence. I was self-conscious and terrified to go to a gym where people would see how out of shape and overweight I was. My friend Stef is a go-getter – I casually mentioned that maybe I wanted to go to a gym but wanted someone to go with me. Next thing I know, I’m at her gym – just to try it… I was skeptical at first because I did not want to have to sign up for a class. I wanted the flexibility to drop in on my schedule. Making an obligation really put a damper on my ability to make excuses not to go!
Everyone was so friendly, welcoming, and encouraging! Before my trial was up, I joined a challenge. I did lose weight, but my ultimate goal for that first challenge was simply to keep going to the gym and make it part of my routine.
When I first started at LVFIT, I could not do a sit-up; I could not do a pushup; my “L” hangs were of the lowercase variety; I spent half the round trying to get my feet in and out of the TRX; and when Karen shouted, “core tight,” I thought to myself, How do you do that – everything on my body is tight BUT my core.
I kept going and I got results.
Then covid. Karen and Josh were amazing – online workouts, loaning out their equipment, and writing individual workouts! Then limited capacity and open gym. They morphed into whatever they needed to in order to support their members. I was able to get some workouts in, but it was also a season of intense struggle and my fitness suffered. Shortly after LVFIT moved into BEFIT, I was frustrated by an injury. It made me angry, and I doubled-down my efforts and joined another challenge.
I’m a seasoned practitioner of the what-the-hell effect, and one of the most important things I’ve learned to keep me out of that cycle is to recognize and celebrate little wins so little “slips” don’t cause a derailment. It can be the number on the scale, making it through a day on the reset diet, saying no to dessert, a nice chat with a fellow member, drinking a black coffee, or showing up to the gym when I don’t feel like it.
We all have our own story, our own challenges, our own stumbling blocks, and our own measurements of success. The LVFIT/BEFIT coaches recognize this, and they meet you where you’re at. Good days, bad days, injuries, and personal bests. They know when to lift you up, when to dial it back, and when to push you forward. There’s a perfect balance of “great job, nicely done;” “maybe we should modify that;” and “so, what weights have you got there – is that what you’re using??”
This community has a place for everyone. No matter what your age or fitness level. My husband and all of our kids have also found passion here, and a community that they want to be a part of. For my husband Tim and I, this has become our “thing”– it’s our priority. It has given us a healthy activity to do together, where we are able to encourage each other and share in our successes and our challenges.
In addition to the outstanding programming, the community, energy and camaraderie really help set this gym apart. Sometimes the social aspect can help motivate you to get to class even when your body protests.
We don’t just diet. We don’t just work out. We LVFIT. We BEFIT.
Thank you to the fantastic coaches I’ve had the pleasure of working with – Karen, Josh, Joe, Grace, and Irv. And a special thank you to Karen and Josh for the blood, sweat and tears you pour into LVFIT/BEFIT to provide your members and your coaches with a unique and amazing environment. You are a blessing to this community. Thank you!”