We can’t imagine a world without this beautiful, young lady. She transformed before our eyes and we could not be more proud of her accomplishments. In her own words…..
“Less than a year ago I went for the very first time to an orange theory fitness class. A brand new gym that had just opened 5 minutes away from my house. When in one of the registration forms I stumbled upon the question, from 1-10 what was my level of seriousness about my fitness life, I wasn’t sure what to answer. I did not have ANY faith in my physical abilities and my level of commitment with fitness related activities had never been great. I was battling between circling the number 6 or 9, but I knew I wouldn’t be at a 10. I still decided to circle number 9, because very deep inside me I knew I could not live in the body I had been living in for so many years. I had tried to lose weight before, but I would quickly give up, as nothing really excited me. I thought there was no way I could ever enjoy working out.
The first two months of my fitness journey were the hardest. I can recall being on that treadmill, walking at a 3.5 speed and thinking that I would not be able to make it. It was hurting too much. It was hard being a slow power walker for so many weeks. And then May arrived and there was something that just turned me on. I was paying to go to that place unlimited times every month, I had qualified trainers beside me to support me and push me to my limits, I had an amazing staff team to talk to and receive incredible encouragement from, that had to be the perfect place to change my life.
A lot has happened in the past 11 months, I’ve learned that when we really want something and that is meant to happen there’s nothing in this world that can stop us from accomplishing it. Today, I can proudly say that my level of commitment with my fitness life is at a 10, I’ve lost over 50lbs and I can run for the whole half of the class on the treadmill. This experience has helped me grow and understand that we really cannot reach anything without hard work. I’ve met amazing people in the last 11 months. There are no words to thank the awesome team at OTF Richmond Hill enough for their hard work and commitment in changing people’s lives. They are the most efficient and professional bunch of people I’ve ever met and really deserve all the success. As well as the trainers, who push me to my limits every day and make me go that extra mile that I thought I would never be able to go. The best part? This was only the first year and I cannot wait for what’s in hold for me in my fitness journey. “