"I’m so thankful and happy that I took that step - walking through those doors in January has been one of the best things I could have done for myself! I love the community and accountability of HG. Seeing the same people everyday helps keep me accountable. Also, scheduling my workouts in advance helps me hold myself accountable." - Cayci
HG gives me the community that I had been lacking since we moved up here 4 years ago. Back in Kentucky, I was a member of a Cross Fit gym that felt more like family/community. I have not felt that until I stepped into HG. Everyone makes you feel welcomed and will even check on you if you haven’t been to HG in a while. Throughout this pandemic I had been trying to workout in my basement but ultimately failed because I lacked the community/accountability.
I’ve also learned from you and HG that working out is FUN! Yes it’s hard, but we are all cheering for everyone. You and all of the instructors know how to motivate us when we need it the most, you’ve got us! I’ve also learned that I need this in my daily routine. If I take a few days off, I’m crabby. Coming to HG and getting a good sweat helps my mood and my overall sanity!
HG has helped me improve a lot of aspects of my life. I’m feeling stronger, leaner, more confident overall. Prior to joining HG, I would see myself in the Zoom windows for work and constantly tell myself “you really need to start losing weight” but never took the next step. Now I don’t stress over what people are thinking of me in my Zoom window. By combining HG and Clean Cut, I’ve lost weight and inches, which allows me to feel better about myself holistically. My husband has even noticed!
This is a hard question to answer because there are so many. I LOVE any type of spin class because of how hard you have to work and the amount of MEPs you get. I also enjoy Kettlebell Intervals, Extreme Chaos and TRX/strength. I’m slowly starting to really enjoy Hot Up the Barre. A typical workout week is a mix (just as you recommend) -strength, HIIT, Cycle-Fusion classes, barre – a little bit of everything!
I sleep in my workout clothes to allow myself to sleep an extra 5 minutes and hold myself accountable. I also set multiple alarms! What has been the biggest help is scheduling my workouts in advance and writing them in my old school paper calendar. There’s something about writing out my plan that has been key for me.