There are so many things I love about HG! I love that there is always someone who smiles at me! Literally every time I go to class someone will smile and say hello! The friendly, community vibe is so welcoming – I love that about HG. What keeps me coming back is the variety of classes and the amazing instructors. I love that the instructors are always continuing their education. I am a hair stylist who does a lot of continuing education in my profession, so I respect when others do the same. It is so important not to get in a rut, to always keep your professional knowledge cutting edge! The HG Team does exactly that.
I LOVE the leaderboard at HG Cycle! I think the way the instructors coach the class using the leaderboard pushes me to work harder in class. One of my favorite classes is the cycle-vinyasa fusion class. I don’t take many yoga classes so this is a great way for me to get the benefits of yoga AFTER doing one of my favorite things – cycling! It is the perfect combination of cardio and yoga/stretch.
I now love to try new classes! Recently I tried Extreme HIIT Chaos, HOT PiYo, and the new FitFighter class with steel hoses. These classes were out of my comfort zone, but I loved them and they made my muscles sore in different ways because it was NEW.
I have never had a problem with exercise. Exercise has always been the way I relieve stress and I have always loved the way a good workout makes me feel. I have however struggled with my weight. On June 6th I saw a picture of myself and I felt very disappointed at how much weight I had put on. That day I signed up for Weight Watchers. My goal was to be down 40 pounds by my 40th birthday. I didn’t hit that goal by my birthday but I was close – I had lost 33 pounds! I have now lost 50 pounds! Weight Watchers may not be for everyone but it has certainly worked for me. I think finding what will work for YOU and getting the support of a community that makes you feel good is the key. For me the weight loss combined with the variety of amazing workouts I am doing make me feel better than ever! HG members who don’t know my name have noticed how I look and complimented me - that’s a great feeling too!
My goal for 2020 is to continue to work on my weight loss and to continue to try new classes, even if they scare me. I have always done a lot of modification in my workouts but I am now slowly trying NOT to modify everything, even if I do just a few repetitions of something, it feels really good to challenge myself to try! I know I can reach these goals in 2020 because I feel good, I have lots of support and I am enjoying myself. I am super honored to be the HG Client of the Month. I love the HG community and I am so happy to be part of it.