Client of the Month – Elana
“Fitness has always been a big part of my life.
I spent my youth as a competitive swimmer at the pool with my four siblings (there’s a reason I’m so competitive…), I was a three-sport athlete all four years of high school, in college I was heavily involved in dance, and my three years serving in AmeriCorps incorporated multiple weekly sessions of PT.
The years I spent traveling and teaching abroad I always found a gym to workout in (I was the only westerner at my gym in Korea and the old Korean ladies would come up to me in the showers and laugh and laugh because I looked so different from them). But then, when I started teaching high school in the States, my health and fitness started to suffer.
Teaching is hands down the most stressful job I’ve ever done and six years ago I started to get into some bad health habits. Sure, I would have sporadic bouts of working out or doing yoga or doing barre but they would only last for a few months and then I would get bored. I put on 40 lbs. 40! That’s a generously sized toddler worth of weight. I felt hideous and stopped wanting to do anything fun because I was so uncomfortable in my skin. But then my good friend Stephanie Stutesman and her husband Ryan, who have been on their own fitness journey for the past few years, introduced me to Precision Personal Training, I started going to group classes and I was hooked.
I love that the classes are different every day. I love that even though I completely suck at certain exercises (ahem burpees and pushups) the trainers are encouraging and so willing to suggest modifications. I love that I’m wearing jeans again (because they fit!) after three years of refusing to wear them. But mostly, I love the supportive, funny, happy, and healthy community that I found at Precision Personal Training.”