Ashley

Ashley

Ashley After
Ashley Before

I have struggled with my weight for my entire adult life. I had an “ah hah” moment in September of 2012 when I was doing some scrapbooking with my girlfriends and realized I only had 2 pictures of myself with my beautiful daughter Madeleine. I was so unhappy with myself that I never allowed myself to be in a picture. I always made sure to be the one taking pictures. I sat in that living room and thought to myself if something happened to me, my daughter wouldn’t have much to remember me by. I also thought about what example am I setting for her? I don’t want her to struggle and deal with the pain of being overweight like I have… so I decided to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

Being a heavy person made taking my first step into the gym very difficult. I had a lot of self-doubts, “am I going to be the fattest person in class” “am I going to even be able to finish a class” etc. I want anyone who feels the way that I did to know that I noticed differences in my body and ability immediately. What I could do in my 2nd class was much more than my 1st.  Those small gains are so rewarding and now I’m able to do things that I only dreamed I could.

Everybody’s Gym is truly that, a gym for everybody. The trainers are able to help people from all fitness levels but what makes Everybody’s Gym special is the community of people that attend classes. I have made more lifelong friends while attending classes than I have in my entire adult life.

Come on in and try a class, I’m looking forward to meeting you!!