In July 2014 I decided to try Cumming Strength and Fitness. It was hard. I hurt in places I didn’t know even existed; however, I instantly loved the people, the trainers, the variety and the challenge. It was exactly what I needed. I have “worked out” for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid my dad would ask us at dinner what we did today that was physically active. Early on it was ingrained in me that being active was important. I played volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, ran track and played rugby. I loved being part of a team and being active. As an adult I ran a marathon, ½ marathon, lifted weights and tried every aerobics class and workout video possible. Despite all my time and effort I was bored, stressed, anxious and NOT fit or happy with my body. CS&F has given me more than the ability to get strong. It has given me unbelievable friendships. It given me 3 hours a week where I can completely check out and not worry or think about anything else except how I am going to survive. It has given me direction on how to eat healthy and be healthy. It has challenged me. It has equipped me to accomplish things I never thought would be possible like pull ups, climbing a rope and lifting really heavy weights. I look forward to CS&F each week.
So… am I happy with my physical results? Absolutely. I am quickly approaching 40 and am the most fit I have ever been. However, what I love more is the way it makes me feel. I feel strong. I feel healthy. I feel capable. I feel cared for.
CS&F has also changed my quality of life. I have suffered from migraines for the last 12 years. I would average about 4 a week. It was debilitating and depressing. I tried medicine, diet, doctor after doctor, pretty much everything. In the last 10 months I can count the number of migraines I have had on one hand. I finally am free…my life doesn’t revolve around my migraines anymore. It is amazing. I truly believe this is due to CS&F.
Cumming Strength and Fitness has changed my life for the better.