I joined BodyPlex in January 2011. Originally when I joined, I was just looking for something to do that would get me out of the house and make me feel better about myself. I had just gotten married and moved to the area the summer before. I work from home, so I am by myself quite a bit. Being a people person, this is sometimes a very hard thing to do! So, there I was – alone and bored – so I would eat to soothe the boredom. Let me tell you, if you sit around and do nothing but work on a computer and eat for 6 months, YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT!
So I started thinking to myself that I needed a lifestyle change. I started looking around for a gym, and once I visited BodyPlex, I just knew it was the gym for me. I had always been extremely resistant to working out, mostly because I was always intimidated by others around me. I had the perception that everyone at the gym was judging me for not doing something right or not being in the best shape (even though that was just my own insecurity). But once I joined BodyPlex, things were just different this time. I participated in the 30 day challenge, and won a t-shirt and gym bag – I’m willing to work for a free t-shirt! After that challenge, I was so proud of myself for going to the gym almost every day in a row for 30 days. I had NEVER done that before!
“Once I visited BodyPlex, I just knew it was the gym for me. I had always been extremely resistant to working out, mostly because I was always intimidated by others around me.”
After then, BodyPlex became more than just a gym to me; it became a part of my daily routine. Not only does it get me out of the house (which is AWESOME in itself), but it is something I look forward to every day. And I mean EVERY day! If I miss a day of working out, I feel like my world is out of order. My family and friends poke fun at me, because I will rearrange my schedule if I need to in order to get in my workout for the day. And it’s not only the workout I’m addicted to – it’s the experience. Because I’m alone the majority of the day while working from home, BodyPlex fills a void for me. I need to be around people, have conversations and interaction with others, and BodyPlex provides that for me. The other gym members and the staff there are absolutely awesome!
Since joining BodyPlex, I have not only gotten motivated to work out, but also to start eating better. I have lost almost 30 pounds, and am now wearing clothes that I haven’t worn in 5 years! I feel great, I’m still losing weight, and I am so proud of myself. I can truly say that because of BodyPlex, my life has changed for the better, and I’m never going back to my old lifestyle!
– Anne Marie Camp
I had a Dream, but Gravity was Winning!
With the best intentions, I have been a gym member for about 15 years at four different gyms. With moderate desire and wishful thinking I would work out hoping to discover another person the next time I looked in the mirror. I had hoped the work outs would allow me the luxury of another margarita but it didn’t work. The casual approach provided little in the way of results and only served to confirm that the mirror was no longer my friend and gravity was winning. I needed someone to provide the spark to light the fire and all of my matches were wet.
All of the gyms have state of the art equipment, and the facilities were all first class, but I never felt more than a visitor until I came to BodyPlex of Newnan, GA. The staff learned my name quickly, and called me by name whenever I walked in the door. It made me comfortable and I wanted to return to work out. It really made a difference!
I started out slowly with the 5:30am classes. The energy from the instructors was contagious and encouraged me to keep coming and not give up. I would come to these classes before going to my job and would find myself thinking about what I would do on the weights and the treadmill when I returned in the evening. My job was a convenient break for me to rest and plan my next work out.
“Since I started I have lost 15 pounds, and dropped my body fat from 33% to 26%. Not bad for someone who is approaching the big 50 this December 24th. My goal is to be “Fit and Fifty” and at the rate I am going I should probably change that to “Athletic and Fifty”. It’s truly amazing what good coaching and a lot of encouragement can do, and it has provided the spark that started the fire.”
This past February our gym started the Advanced Training classes. I signed up for them and now go to three or four sessions each week. Now that I am out of school for the summer, I’m able to take more gym classes every day. My husband calls it my first love, but I promise he is not jealous; he is there almost every day too.
Just this past week, the gym had a Summer Launch where prizes were raffled off to the members that brought friends. I brought the most friends for the launch improving my chances of winning the 6 months Personal Training prize. As soon as I heard that I had won the Personal Training, I could not sleep for the rest of the night due to my excitement! My training starts this week and I am pumped!!
On a side note, my father passed away 2 ½ weeks ago. He was very sick and in a lot of pain. It was a very difficult time since I was close to my dad but I want you to know the amazing support I received from the BodyPlex team. I received messages from your staff showing me how much they cared for me as a person. Nick Whitehead, Director of Training, took time out of his day to call me and say that everyone at BodyPlex is thinking of us and praying for us! That meant a lot to me and my family!
Since I started I have lost 15 pounds, and dropped my body fat from 33% to 26%. Not bad for someone who is approaching the big 50 this December 24th. My goal is to be “Fit and Fifty” and at the rate I am going I should probably change that to “Athletic and Fifty”. It’s truly amazing what good coaching and a lot of encouragement can do, and it has provided the spark that started the fire.
Thank you BodyPlex! You are helping me to reach a goal I have only dreamed of for the past fifteen years. I am addicted and cannot get enough of the gym due to the encouragement I have received from all the wonderful trainers!
– Cindy Perkins
My name is Sabrina Hooks and BodyPlex changed my life. I grew up around “skinny” people and I was always the bigger person in the family. Before BodyPlex, I was unhappy, angry, lazy, and a very unhealthy person. I believe everyone gets to a point in his or her life that makes them want to change. That point in my life was getting on the scale at my Grandmother’s house and it saying 202 lbs. At this point, I knew I was unhealthy and unhappy. I wanted a change. Not long after this I called my local BodyPlex and Adam Shields, Principal Operator, signed me up for a one year membership. He knew exactly what I needed. He was supportive, and continues to be. Little did I know that my life was about to change. I was very dedicated to losing weight. I knew I did not want to be one of those people that work out for about a month and stop.
“At this point, the weight started falling off. I knew that I was hooked. I saw a change in my attitude, appearance, personality, and everyone’s perception of me.”
I started slow; a little treadmill cardio and weights, but knew that I did not really know what I was doing. The “addiction” came when I stepped into my first Body Combat class. I thought I was not coordinated before I walked in that class. I was only able to complete half an hour of the class, but I LOVED IT! I started going to all the Body Combat classes, and eventually I got better at being coordinated and fell in love with the class. Unless you have taken a Body Combat class, you have no idea how exhilarating it is to punch invisible faces. At this point, the weight started falling off. I knew that I was hooked. I saw a change in my attitude, appearance, personality, and everyone’s perception of me. Although I loved the classes, about 6 months into working out I wanted to take it up a notch. I started working with a trainer. I soon realized I was not working with just any trainer;I was working with the best trainer. He was, and still is, able to push me when I thought I could not go anymore. Scott Martin motivates me every day to a different level.
When I combined my determination and my workouts with spot on nutrition, results came. I have lost a total of fifty-five pounds. I had to realize that the results were not weight loss, the results were inches and being healthy.Even though I was dedicated, it was the BodyPlex staff that kept me that way, and still keeps me this way. The instructors, trainers, and staff want to see me in the gym every day, and that is exactly where I want to be. Most of the time, the only days I take off of the gym are Wednesdays and Sundays, and sometimes I even go on those days. I make sure I get some cardio and a few weights in on Monday, Training with Scott and Body Combat on Tuesday, Body Combat on Thursday and Friday with some weights, and Training with Scott on Saturday.
Even though I call BodyPlex Milledgeville home, I spend a couple days a week at BodyPlex Lake Oconee as well. This month I celebrated being a part of BodyPlex for one year. To begin with I realized BodyPlex changed my life, but now I realize BodyPlex continues to change my life on a daily basis. As long as I am dedicated, BodyPlex will change my life forever!
– Sabrina Hooks
Let me try and explain this new and unexpected behavior that both my husband and I have been experiencing since joining The Training Grounds at Bodyplex Alpharetta. What can I say? We are addicted to our gym!
We joined as new parents, and we were both severely lacking energy and soft around the edges from all the pregnancy food craving indulgences. Yes, we both indulged. Looking at our new baby, we knew we needed health overhauls. We wanted to be fit and able to run after and play with our son.
“After joining, we immediately became hooked by the personal attention we received from the trainers while working toward our goals with other members who quickly became our friends.”
One afternoon, we decided to walk in the door of the brand new Training Grounds at Bodyplex Alpharetta. We loved the concept of group training sessions, and we could not wait to try TRX, PurMotion, Kettlebell, and Knock Out! After joining, we immediately became hooked by the personal attention we received from the trainers while working toward our goals with other members who quickly became our friends. Really, we are all like a family. We motivate each other, we support one another, and we have such a great time getting fit and staying healthy together.
It has been nearly six months since we joined our gym, and my husband and I are seeing some amazing results. We have both lost weight, we are losing inches, we are getting stronger, and we feel fantastic! We both are more motivated to workout than we have ever been before, and I completely blame this new addiction on The Training Grounds at Bodyplex Alpharetta. Our gym has an amazing staff, and they are all professional, caring, and knowledgeable.
So, yes, we are addicted to the ‘Plex! The question is…are you?!
– Christen Melton