Stephanie was ready to shift her eating habits and make exercise a regular part of her weekly routine, but she didn’t know where to start. So, even though she was nervous about joining a gym for the first time, she knew that she needed the extra support and accountability to help her create new habits.
During her first week at Fit Factory, she consulted with a personal trainer to create a simple, easy-to-maintain plan. Here’s what they came up with:
Eliminate her daily trips to the corner bakery (and enjoy a single special treat on the weekend instead)
Start getting at least eight hours of sleep every night
Engage in group classes and personal training at Fit Factory at least 3x/week
Enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, biking, jogging, etc.) or light cardio at Fit Factory on weekends
With this plan, Stephanie was prepared to begin her fitness journey, take control of her health and start losing the extra weight.
Stephanie knew it was time to reassess her lifestyle when she could no longer fit into any of her favorite clothes. For her, it was about more than the number on the scale—she wanted to feel confident in her own skin again.
“I’m not a big believer in weighing yourself all the time, but I wanted to lose a couple inches off my waist and feel good when I looked in the mirror.”
Since Stephanie had never been a member of a gym before, she knew that she wouldn’t be able to tackle her ambitious health goals alone. “I wanted motivation and encouragement from people who’ve been through this before and that’s what Fit Factory has been for me.”
EXCUSES & CHALLENGES
Stephanie faced many excuses and obstacles along her fitness journey. For years, she’d lived a sedentary lifestyle and indulged in sweets and snacks without thinking twice.
“This was a whole new world for me and this lifestyle change felt overwhelming and discouraging at first.”
Nevertheless, Stephanie stayed committed to her goals. She found new, healthy snacks to enjoy and instead of stopping for a croissant on the way home from work, she stopped at the gym for an hour of exercise.
“Before Fit Factory, I never understood when people talked about being ‘addicted’ to exercise, but now I get it! I love how I feel after a workout and I always think about that when I’m tempted to skip my gym session.”