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The Winner Is!

I want to thank all of you for your truly incredible stories. we had a very hard time because all of you are winners. Thank you all for sharing your achievements.

The winner is…..

I’ve always had a passion for fitness. However, as an adolescent, my passion was guided by unhealthy goals. I did not understand the concept of being “fit,” or “healthy.” I just wanted to get thin as fast as possible. I would spend countless hours on the treadmill and do little research about the dubious weight loss programs I was using. It wasn’t until I stepped into “The Training Floor” and took my first class [Strength & Agility] that I really understood what working out was. I was winded, but I was inspired. I was inspired to redirect my passion for fitness. In doing so, I learned that fitness means having complete respect for your body; what you put in, you get out. After this realization, I started training with George. My sessions with George were tough, but rewarding. I learned about form, reps, sets, cardio, but most importantly, healthy living.

In April of this year, after The Training Floor’s very own Cat Heitz did so well at a figure competition called “Fitness Atlantic,” I was absolutely motivated to better myself and compete. I told George about my dream of competing and he did not doubt me for a second. As a result, I was registered to compete on June 29th, 2013. The process was extremely difficult. They say it takes a certain kind of person to compete in this field, but behind that person, there is a support system. My support system was The Training Floor. I had Jennifer Holcomb’s upbeat personality, endless encouragement, and incredible spin class. I had Cat’s insane boot class when I needed that extra push. I had Shakha Moore’s hand shakes to keep me smiling, and exciting butts and guts class to tone up in a fun way. I had Ray always cracking jokes, keeping an upbeat atmosphere in the gym. Lastly, I had George’s constant support and motivation. I went on to place 2nd in my first ever competition. The feeling was incredible and I couldn’t have done it without The Training Floor.

The one thing that makes The Training Floor so special to me is that, it isn’t just a place to work out. At the training floor I have made friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. It is a place full of positivity, and with that, I know I can achieve each and every one of my goals. It is a place that encourages me to challenge myself all the while giving me the confidence I need to imagine a “better me;” physically, mentally, and academically. All in all, The Training Floor is a place where working out is fun, everyone is accepted, and where superstars are made.

-Athena

 

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