In 2012, I set out to complete a long distance bicycle ride, and started training with a personal trainer because I was not comfortable in the gym. Due to an injury, I didn’t complete that ride, but I did develop an interest in my health and fitness. I continued to train and decided that I needed to find a new gym home, one that I could feel more comfortable in.
I drove by Fitness Rangers one morning and decided to check it out. I had another friend who was a member, and he encouraged me to join. I haven’t looked back since.
Fitness Rangers has become my home. I feel very comfortable there and enjoy the facility and the staff & trainers. I started out taking Bootcamps in the mornings 3 or 4 days a week. I loved the challenge, and felt there were some classes that I may not be able to finish, but I did. After a couple of months I was looking for a little variety so I decided to add a Turf class into my schedule; then at Kito’s suggestion, I started taking boxing; then they added spin class with Jackie; Ryan came along and I was able to add Yoga to my routine. Having this variety available has led to me enjoying coming to the gym, AND getting results! Coming to the gym has become a ‘get to’ activity for me instead of a ‘have to’ activity I am doing things I never thought I’d do. I came here not being able to do a single push-up. Now I can do push-ups and much more. I never imagined I’d put on a pair of boxing gloves, let alone enjoy it. Now I am boxing every weekend. I’ve learned that if I want to do it, I can do it.
I’ve signed up for that bike ride (NorCal AIDS Cycle 2016) again, and will ride 300 miles in May 2016. I’m confident that I can do it, and can do it without injury. I’m now working with Blake on a new workout program to increase my muscle mass, and add some definition.
Roy’s Recipe for success: Bootcamp: 3-4x a week; Boxing Bootcamp: 1x a week; Personal Training: 1x a week; Yoga 1-2x a week; HIIT 1x a week;