In early 2019 my medical checkup gave me a wake up call. I had been stressed and overstretched for awhile, trying to do my best for my family and in my job. I had no time to exercise, and in any event had not been able to stick to an exercise program for several years. Although I tried to eat well, my go to foods at stressful times were carbs and sweets - and there were a lot of stressful times. Looking at my medical results, I realized that I was on the path to serious medical issues and joint problems - unless I changed my ways.
The change began when I finally acknowledged to myself that although I was successful in several other areas of life, I did not have the ability to stick to a wellness plan on my own. Almost as soon as I had this realization, I saw an ad for His and Her Fitness. The idea of making appointments with a trainer to impose some external discipline was appealing, though I was nervous about how a gym routine could fit in my busy, travel-heavy schedule. And I was intimidated at the thought of training in a gym with people far fitter and more knowledgeable than me.
But I made the commitment. Right away, I was struck by how attentive and considerate Christina, Bryan and Jonam were. They made sure that I pushed myself, but safely, without aggravating old joint injuries. I quickly lost my fear of this welcoming gym with friendly, dedicated trainers and motivated clients at all stages of their wellness journeys. Although the first month felt physically difficult, I am glad I stuck with my workouts. Eventually, I was delighted to discover that my knees and shoulders felt stronger so that I could move with more confidence. I had more energy throughout the day and so could get all my work done even with going to the gym thrice a week and also doing cardio on most other days. Best of all, I became less stressed - something my family is grateful for!
Today I have been going to H&H for a few months and the gym is part of my routine. I train with Christina, Jonam and Bryan, and appreciate having the variety of their different styles. They keep me accountable by reminding me to focus on cardio outside the gym. I am so much more mindful about eating healthy because I know I will report my food journal to Christina. Eating healthy while traveling, during celebrations or with friends is not always easy, but Christina is wonderful at suggesting wise food choices in a range of situations. I really appreciate having my trainers' support and gentle nudges to exercise and eat well even when I am away from home! I am making steady progress towards my fitness goals but equally importantly, I am building healthy habits.
Christina and each of her trainers are dedicated to having their clients lead their healthiest lives. Their knowledge, professionalism, warmth and sense of fun make gym sessions a wonderful de-stressing experience. Thank you Christina, Jonam and Bryan for making a difference in my life.