My mom taught group fitness at the local YMCA — as young as age 3, I was sitting along the sidelines, watching her teach. It must have rubbed off as I was helping to coach my local gymnastics team by the time I was 13 and creating strength programs for my track team by age 15.
My parents also signed me up for many different sports - from karate, to dance, gymnastics, soccer, basketball and tennis. Of course, I wanted to do them all! But, ultimately had to decide on 3 during my high school years: tennis, gymnastics, and track.
I was always the kid that enjoyed practice and competing but, always had to do more knowing it would help me improve. I would complete a 2-hour practice, then follow it up with weight lifting at my local health club. Who does that? ☺
Fitness is a journey that people start at varying levels — I want members to feel comfortable enough in their own skin to simply start, without comparing themselves to fitness professionals, athletes, or others that they deem "more fit" than they are. Everyone has challenges on time, motivation, and finances — getting started and staying consistent is key. That said, improving health takes time and while there's no magic pill — there is magic in movement.
So get moving, stay consistent, and have patience knowing that your persistence will pay off!