I was never an athletic person. I was always the last person picked in gym class and I’d rather give blood than run a mile. For as long as I can remember I was unhappy with my body. As early as middle school I can remember starving myself only to (of course) eat 100 cookies later. The first time I remember trying to lose weight was my freshman year of college. My mom and I joined weight watchers and I was determined to lose weight. I followed the nutrition plan to a T, never cheating and never going “off plan”. I ended up losing about 25 pounds and figured I could do it on my own. The problem was, I didn’t know how to live a healthy lifestyle, I put the weight back on within four months and was back to where I had started. Fast forward two years later and I’d had tried every diet you can imagine. From Atkins, to South Beach, to detoxes. I would lose ten pounds and gain fifteen, over and over again. I could probably open a Beachbody store with all the workout programs I’d purchased, only to quit after two weeks. I was so unhappy with my body and it was taking a toll on me physically and mentally. I saw an ad on Facebook for KFIT and decided to try it out. I emailed Kerrie and schedule a Free Intro class. I ended up cancelling because I was so nervous. A few months (and ten pounds) later, I emailed Kerrie again. I was at my highest weight in my entire life. I scheduled my intro session and was determined to make it. The day of my first meeting I was so nervous! I thought of a million different reasons to cancel in the ride over. I was afraid the gym would be full of super fit, judgmental women who, unlike me, had it all together. I remember pulling into the parking lot and turning around to leave. I sent my boyfriend a text and he encouraged me to just try it. If I hated it, I never had to go back again. I opened the doors to KFIT and was greeted by Kerrie and a huge smile. She took the time to listen to me, listen to my story, my goals, my struggles. She told me about the gym and about the nutrition programs she offered. After my first Intro Class I knew KFIT was the place for me. I did a few Transition Classes before moving to group classes. When I took my first class I was so amazed at the women in the gym. Everyone was so kind, welcoming, and supporting. There are women of every age, at all different points in their fitness journeys. Everyone was so encouraging, I knew it was the right place for me.
I’ve been at kfit for about six months. In that time, I’ve lost about twenty pounds, three dress sizes and a lot of inches. I won a nutrition challenge and completed my first 5k. Numbers aside, I finally feel like I’ve found balance in my life. I’m not at my goal, but for the first time, I can see myself getting there. Along with classes, I meet with Kerrie pretty consistently for nutritional consultations. She taught me how to track what goes into my body, and we adjust those numbers when needed so I’m reaching my goals. Everyone at the gym is so encouraging and inspiring. If I’m having a tough time with a workout, I look beside me and there’s always someone to cheer me on. The coaches push you to your limits and encourage you to surpass them. You aren’t just another “member”. They genuinely care about you and care about helping you reach your goals. Today, I’m not so focused on the number on the scale, my focus is on getting stronger. I strive to move down a pull up band, add plates onto my barbell, or run a mile faster or without stopping.
Whether you’re at the beginning of your fitness journey, somewhere in the middle, or looking for something different to add to your routine, KFIT offers something for you. There are women at all different levels cheering each other on. Joining kfit was truly the best decision I’ve ever made. I can’t wait to see what I can accomplish in the future!