This dynamic duo is the perfect pick for our February Client(s) of the Month! Deanna and Tim approach fitness and wellness holistically. They sweat together, get MEPs together and have some laughs along the way.
I started attending classes regularly about two years ago. Tim saw that I was going and loving it and he thought he’d give yoga a try for his back. Now, going to class together has become our date night! Time that we share experiences and fitness together. We love having the classes as something special we do as a couple together.
Easy – we both see and feel the benefit of it. Tim had chronic back issues- to the point where he had trouble walking some days. He was at the point where he was going to go the surgical route. That’s about the time that I was able to convince him to come to yoga class with me. Even after that first class, he noticed improvement. Now he swears by yoga for his back. When he is not able to come to class for a week or so, the nerves start acting up again, so he considers yoga as his physical therapy!
We both loooove the instructors!!! You and your instructors are the special ingredient that makes the experience so awesome. We love their enthusiasm, desire to help, knowledge and encouragement. Especially when I first started, I was really intimidated because I was out of shape, but then the instructors were just so welcoming and friendly, it helped me overcome that fear. You and your team are the X-factor than differentiates your gym from anyplace else I’ve been. We appreciate the different approaches, viewpoints, styles of the different instructors. We also love your varied programming and schedule. We also appreciate the fact that there is a wide age range of your members- with people our age! We keep coming back for more because of your unflagging commitment to the community, the community itself and our commitment to stay fit. Heather’s Gym has the secret sauce that keeps us coming back for more.
I like all the classes! I love strength classes. Lifting weights just feels so awesome! Together we definitely target the yoga and cycle-fusion classes! Together we try to do at least two cycle-fusion classes and two yoga classes each week. When we take the evening classes, it helps to clear the mind from the stress and fog of work at the end of the day. I try to take classes at least 5 or 6 days a week. I have taken barre, yoga, strength & power, cycle, bootcamp, Tabata, HIIT chaos, etc... I like to mix it up to hit all the muscle groups as well as working on cardio and endurance.
It’s tough sometimes, but like your instructors say- you’ve got to remember why you started, why you are there. There will always be something, some reason not to work out. But our reason for going consistently remains that we see and feel the changes it has made to our health, our bodies, and our mindset. Being active members of HG has totally changed our lives for the better. We both agree that gym membership should be covered by health insurance because of the overwhelmingly positive effects it has had on our mental and physical health!
We commit to classes each week together and when one of us isn’t totally feeling it, we remain committed to our plan. One will drag the other along. And we always feel better afterward! I remember Heather saying once that exercise should not be a punishment for something you ate, but a celebration of what your body can do. It totally changed my mindset and now I think of it as a celebration of life and an active expression of our gratitude for being able to move a healthy body around this planet.
We both have the MyZone belts and enjoy them because it provides a tangible result of our efforts with the MEPs. It’s nice that they are connected to the other members of the gym- it helps the feeling of community and that we are in this together. We have both done the InBody analysis and it gives us a good perspective of where we are and what we can work on to get fitter, stronger, leaner. I look forward to joining the next Clean Cut challenge as well!
We want to not only live longer, but healthier. To have a great quality of life as we get older.