Introducing Beth George - our FIRST Premier Member and the HG October Client of the Month
Beth is a busy, working Mom and yet she is one of our MOST consistent HG members taking 6 classes every week! Here is Beth in her own words ...
1. What do you LIKE/LOVE about the HG classes you take? "I really enjoy the variety of classes that are offered at HG, and have tried most of them. Barre, Pilates, Yoga, Kettlebell, Peak Performance, Fierce YogaFusion, Shred. Tabata, etc. All of them are great. I didn’t think group exercise was for me before I tried HG, but I found that I really like it, because I need a bit of help with the motivation to get a workout in. I would never be up at 5:30 a.m. by myself trying to workout, much less swinging a kettlebell, doing a barre class, or jumping rope. If I was able to do anything myself, it would have just been running.
The instructors at HG are the key for me. They make the classes fun, challenging, and they really push me to try new things that I never would have thought I could do, or would enjoy. As far as favorite classes, I have a love/hate relationship with Tabata every Friday morning. It is so challenging, but I always feel accomplished after it is over. There are definitely times in the middle of class that I think I can’t do it, and that Kim has lost her mind, but I finish, and feel great afterwards. It is definitely something that I would NOT do on my own, so having Kim there pushing me along every week is great."
2. What is your typical weekly fitness routine? "I try to go to a 5:30 am class every week day, and then normally 1 early class on the weekend. As a working mom, with 3 busy kids (13, 10, & 7), I finally realized about a year ago, that I would only have time to work out, if I made it a priority and a commitment for myself. For me, after work/school is really tough with carpool, sports etc, so I decided that I had to try 5:30 a.m. I tried the First Class Free at HG to see if I could even workout in the morning, as I hadn’t tried anything that early in the morning before. I tried one, and realized it wasn’t so bad, and that I could fit it into my schedule. I love that it is done before anyone is even up at home, and I feel great all day long!"
3. What helps you to be consistent? Suggestions for others? "I love the HG App, and being able to sign up for classes in advance. If I am not traveling for work, I have to give myself a really good reason to cancel it (and of course, always in advance!). I am not a morning person by any means, so when I decided to start going to the 5:30 a.m. classes, I really didn’t think I would stay consistent with it. I figured I would always give myself an excuse to not go. I know it may sound crazy, but I push myself to get out of bed each day knowing that I have signed up for a spot, and wouldn’t want someone else to not get into the class while I stayed in bed. The $10 fine has honestly gotten me out of bed more times than I can count, so maybe I have a financial motivation to stay consistent as well. I guess whatever works! We have a great group of members that are there every morning that are consistent as well, so I wouldn’t want to be the reason they missed out. I view it as a commitment that I have made to myself, and I need to stick with it.
4. What wellness/fitness goals have you set for yourself? Any special goals for Fall?
"I want to continue to take at least 6 classes a week, and I am trying to make 2 of those cycle classes. I had never tried a cycle class before, so I was nervous and excited to try it. It has been a fun new addition to my routine, and I like the new challenge of it. I loved the Thrive group that Allison has been running, and it definitely helped me with recipe ideas for healthy options that taste great, and my family would eat too. My goal for Fall is to plan better for meals (4-5 a week), because if I plan for the week, I normally can stick with it. If it isn’t planned, it is so much easier to order out, or just eat junk."
"I can’t thank Heather and all of the instructors and members enough for such a great place to workout. I have never felt as healthy, strong and happy as I do right now, and I know that it is all because of HG. If you would have told me a year ago that I would be working out every day at 5:30 a.m., enjoying it and wanting to do more, and now a “Client of the Month”, I would have told you that you were crazy. I guess it goes to show you that anyone, even the girl that is always in the back row of every class, can be healthy, strong and feel great, you just have to show up and want it. Thanks to all of you!" - Beth
Thank YOU Beth for being such an INSPIRATION! We LOVE seeing your happy face at 5:30 AM each day! Keep up the great work! When you see Beth give her a HIGH-5 and tell her how AWESOME she is!