FFM has been a game changer for me. In a little over six weeks, the fabulous team of trainers there have helped me to transform my body from soft to strong. I’ve never been a big weight-lifter, admitting to Katie when we first chatted about my goals (something she takes the time to do with each and every new client) that I absolutely HATE lifting weights, for me it gets very boring, very fast. There’s absolutely no chance for that at FFM, every single day is a different workout, and each one is carefully designed by the trainers there to push you no matter what level you’re at. There are multiple class offerings every day which means it actually works with my schedule, something this full time working mom of two toddlers can’t believe exists. PLUS, they offer babysitting!!! The only way they could possibly make it easier is if they did the workout for me!
The group classes feel completely personalized, even when there are 15 people right there alongside you. The instructors are in it, showing you the what and the how, correcting form and adding or taking away weights as needed. These are people who love what they do and it shows. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shed fat and gained definition in my legs (something I haven’t seen since my pre-baby days,) I’ve unearthed my triceps (who knew they were in there?!) I run a faster mile now, something I tried to do all summer on my own and couldn’t maintain, and I’ve tried new things I never would’ve done on my own: kettlebell exercises and TRX, cleans, snatches and Turkish getups (not a torture technique, it just sounds like it!) While it’s been challenging it’s also been fun. It’s a team environment and whether you’re working individually, in pairs, or as a group, there’s an “in-this-together” mindset that I’ve never encountered in other gyms. It’s one of the things that makes FFM special, and encourages you to try harder every time you go.
They’re teaching me to eat cleaner, which helps manage my PCOS. I mean, I still eat pizza and have a few drinks on the weekend but I still want to go back on Monday and that’s what makes FFM special. The way they conduct classes, the encouragement and camaraderie is what makes you go back for more. I can’t wait to see what the next six weeks bring!!!