"I have always been athletic and loved competition, but a busy career and family took priority, and for a while I didn’t feel like an athlete at all. HG helped me rebuild my strength and endurance giving me the confidence to push harder, cycle longer, and pick up the heavier weights every time.
There is nothing like being ‘in the room’ with this crew and it felt so good to test out the new RPM studio with a heart-pumping, watt-busting 60 minute power ride! I am looking forward to trying the new Power Beat class and can’t wait to get outside for boot camp again!" - Betsy
It’s really all about the community and the positive energy that just radiates through everything and everyone at HG. I know I’ll always get a good laugh and a good workout.
HG has definitely kept me accountable, especially through the craziness of this last year. Work exploded and I could have easily used the extra hour each day to plow through more work, but I REFUSE to late cancel. Booking my classes out and considering them just as important as all of my work and family commitments keeps me accountable. Plus, it’s a huge stress reliever for me, and it’s my little slice of the day to just drop everything else and do something for me. I am definitely leaner and healthier than I have ever been and I never dread a workout because the instructors and members at HG know how to make it fun.
The people at HG are truly amazing. I don’t know that I have ever encountered a more diverse group of women (and a few men too) that are so supportive and really care about each other. The sense of comradery and friendly competition brought on with the MyZone team challenges plus all the banter with the instructors guarantees a good time no matter what class you are in. On top of that, the variety of classes and the creativity of the instructors keeps things fresh and new all the time.
I have become a bit of a cycle junkie in the last few years, despite being scared to death to try it at first! I love a good Saturday morning Poweride because I leave feeling so accomplished and powerful and ready to conquer the weekend. TRX/Strength is a close second --- it is such a great full body workout and a core killer! Schedule-wise, I was a 5:30AM girl for most of last year, but have recently started mixing up the time of day I workout and discovered that I get a totally different workout that way. So, now you’ll find me in a few 5:30AM classes (cycle/strength and kettlebell/fit fighter intensity), a few midday classes (MyZone Challenge Ride and TRX), and a few 4:30PM classes (cycle/core and cycle/strength) during the week. On the weekends, I love the 60 minute power ride and buff yoga (don’t all yoga classes have bursts of cardio and weights mixed in?).
I am about as Type A as they come, so for me, it is all about establishing a routine. Before I call it a night, I set out my workout gear including my water bottle, towel and MyZone belt (because it would be a crying shame if I forgot my belt!). This helps especially for those 5:30AM classes, but I do it even on the days I’m not hitting an early class because it is just part of my routine. I also book my classes out for the month so I know I’m set.
If you don’t think you have time to workout, trust me, you do. Once you make it a priority, you will find the time!