Before finding the fitness asylum, I always looked at people’s transformations online who were brave enough to get on stage and think “I wish I could do that”. After some research and with the power of the internet, I found Bonnie and her amazing gym. I took the plunge and didn’t look back! It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I joined without knowing anyone and went to my first bootcamp nervous as hell! I was completely unconfident and left feeling defeated because I was just beginning and couldn’t grasp why I wasn’t a super star after 5 minutes (which is a stupid thought by the way). I went home, got a pep talk from by fiance, and showed up the next day ready to give it another shot. I have to say, if it wasn’t for my partner in that class, I don’t know if I would have had the mental strength to show up again! We pushed each other, cheered each other on, and motivated each other throughout the workout. It was a pivotal experience and what, I think, defines what the fitness asylum is: strong women cheering each other on to be stronger. Not just in the physical sense, but overall pushing each other to be their best selves they can be.
The whole experience has been fun, tough, and rewarding. I’ve pushed myself in ways unimaginable. As someone who works full time 12 hour nights, is in grad school part time, has a grad assistantship once a week, while in the process of buying and moving into a house, amongst other life scenarios, there’s ALWAYS ways to make time for YOU and to be the best you there is! I can’t wait to spend another season with FA and improve in strength and confidence! Thanks Bonnie and everyone at FA for all you do and to everyone who participates because they all become your family before you know it!