If you had told me back in April of 2016 that I would be up on stage in a bright pink bikini with LOTS of bling, I’d tell you you’re CRAZY! My story with the Fitness Asylum starts back in April 2016 when I did my very first body challenge. A friend of mine wanted to join and wanted me to do it with her. I was very reluctant. I was pretty depressed about how much weight I had gained when I turned 50 and started the whole “perimenopausal” phase of my life. I didn’t know whose body I was in anymore, but it sure wasn’t mine! Mind you, I was never a skinny Minnie, but the only time I weighed 166lbs was when I gave birth to my four children!
My usual gym routine and way of eating wasn’t working anymore. I didn’t know what to do to get my body back. I was thinking how was THIS “gym” going to be any different from the gym I was already going to? Well, it didn’t take long for me to find out! I very reluctantly joined along with my friend. I had NO IDEA what I was in for when I walked into my very first boot camp class! I almost walked out. BUT, I didn’t! And I have never looked back!
I thought I was going to die that first class. And the second and third class. But as days and weeks went by, I found myself WANTING to go to these classes. There was no judgement. There were people in the same shape as me. There were veteran members who were immensely kind and helpful! The staff is so knowledgeable, friendly, and truly care about your health and wellbeing. They want you to succeed. Everyone at The Fitness Asylum wants you to succeed. How could I go wrong?
Fast forward to January 2017. I had lost 24lbs and was told I should do the bikini challenge. I figured, why not? Got nothing to lose but unwanted weight and everything to gain! It was a tough but rewarding journey. I’ve lost 52lbs but have gained so much more! I now how muscles I can see, more self-confidence (still a work in progress though), knowledge on clean, healthy eating, and a membership in the most FANTASTIC cult around! The Fitness Asylum has become my extended FAmily.
This organization has changed my life and my own families’ lives forever! I now have two daughters who are a part of this amazing FAmily! This program works! There’s a phenomenal support system and professional knowledge from the owner, Bonnie Lefrak, and all her staff! I cannot imagine my life without The Fitness Asylum in it. It’s a way of life for me. I’m addicted and my journey is far from being over!