So I have always been active and athletic but one thing I was not was a gym person. Despite all that I decided to join a different local gym for the very first time as a New Year's resolution in January 2019. Within 6 months I was bored and leaving 20 mins or so of getting there. You know how most New Year's resolutions go. That's when my sister and I decided to stop in at AlphAs. We had seen the sign saying Tribe and Boxing for months and always said to ourselves "I wonder what that means and if we could do that". We got there and it was a much needed change of atmosphere. Travis showed us around and had us in gloves within 10 mins to give us an idea of what it was like. Needless to say we signed up immediately. I had no idea how much I would fall in love with boxing. But I absolutely LOVE it! I love the challenge of the classes, learning new combos, reaction drills, and how every class is a little bit different. I love how I would feel leaving the classes and my over all mindset. I attended 5 classes a week and the best part (besides seeing major physical changes) was the friends I made there. I love the Tribe and this gym! I also gained the most self confidence I have ever had and felt the best about myself that I have ever felt. The classes are engaging, fun, and HARD! For someone like me that has worked from home for the past 10 years it gives me time to actually socialize and set aside time for myself which I have never previously done. Our friendships aren't just at the gym but we also gathering outside of the gym together and have a blast. A year after joining I found out I was expecting my second child and due to medical restrictions I was only able to continue boxing for a few months. Let me tell you I have never missed something so much in my life! I still continue to stop in to catch up with them all and Travis also continues to always make me feel included in events and things going on. I have helped assist in coaching some classes to make sure nobody is cut any slack while I'm not participating I CANNOT wait to return to the gym in Spring 2021 and I know they will all be there to help get me exactly where I want to be again with open arms! So if you want a New Year's resolution that lasts and will drive you, don't even waste your time, come to AlphAs with us! Love you all!
As we roll into the new year new you narrative, I want to put myself out there more than I normally would. Shortly after my 40th birthday I found myself in a dark place both mentally and physically. I looked in the mirror and saw a shell of the man I used to be. A man I was not happy with in any way. I despised what I saw. The feeling kept growing and as it has a way of doing, it consumed me. I decided to take a walk. Clear my head. One walked turned into two, then three. It became clear to me what had to happen. I decided to allow these walks to consume me as opposed to the feelings of hate and dissatisfaction. I downloaded an app to track my progress, to push myself, to rise to the challenge. I put myself on a strict diet that I thought would be tolerable enough to be sustainable. LeAnn Edelen hooked me up with some supplements to both fuel my workouts and recovery. At this point I decided that this was how I would conquer those feelings I once had. I tried any and every workout I could. For no less than 45 minutes a day, I was solely focused on my goal, my dream. As with most workouts I reached a plateau. I simply couldn’t go any faster and I didn’t have time to make my walk/jogs any longer. I was desperate for something to get me out of that plateau. A dear friend of mine asked me if I would try boxing class with her. Not going to lie, I was nervous. So we decided on a class and to AlphAs gym we went. On entering the building I kind of had doubts that I would even be able to do such a workout. Travis Tilton was very kind and very interested in what I was looking for in a workout. The people were so supportive, friendly, and inviting. Travis taught me a few simple things and we got started. It was an incredible workout! I don’t think I had ever worked that hard before. The class was very engaging and fun. In the blink of an eye it was over. I made it! I signed up immediately and have been crushing my goals ever since. That was nearly 2 years ago, 186 pounds ago, 14 inches off my waist line ago. To say it’s been life changing would be an understatement. If you are serious about a new year new you thing, please check out AlphAs and see for yourself. Sorry for the lengthy post, but it’s my story and I was honored to share it.