I have to tell you that a lot of my success is due to Goodlife Fitness (formerly Nubody's). I know that I am the one that is doing the work. I'm determined and driven to reach my goals and to be happy. But the employees are the ones that make me feel welcomed, accepted, and keep me on track. Their slogan is "The Good Life. Made Easy." And it is so true they really do make it easy.
We are so lucky to have a gym like Goodlife Fitness in our little town of Antigonish. The gym is always clean and the environment is so accepting of everyone. For those of you who don't know, they have a section that is for women only. I never feel out of place there.
The staff are wonderful. When I arrive for a workout they know me by name and tell me to have a good workout. I remember one day, in particular, that I went to the gym. I was wearing a pink shirt that I usually wore something over it to "cover myself up" beause it was a little snug. This day in particular was the first day that I was not covering the pink shirt up. One of the employees, Dallas (he doesn't work there anymore), said to me "Dawn, you look so beautiful today". Well, needless to say he made my day. I was on such a high for the rest of the day. I told my husband, Joey, that a man at the gym told me I was beautiful and he jokingly said "Do I need to go beat him up?". HeHe
Most of you know that I have a personal trainer at Goodlife Fitness. All the personal trainers are wonderful there. They are so knowledgeable and they are awesome at what they do. I see them working with their clients and I can tell that they truely love their jobs. They are there to help you. The trainers develop a program that enables you to meet your goals. They make sure that you are on track and they are there to push you a little harder every workout.
My trainer is Todd. He is so good at his job. I can't say enough good things about Todd. I think we have a perfect trainer/client fit. He knows exactly how much to push me during our workouts. He knows when it is time to change things up so I don't hit a plateau. He knows what I am capable of even when I don't know it myself. He will tell me to do a particular exercise and I say "do you really think I can do that". He says "I know you can do it". If he knows I can do it than I know I can do it and I do it. He makes it easy for me.
He motivates and encourages me to do my best. He is there to support me. He educates me on things that I am lacking education in. He teaches me how to get the most out of my workout. He keeps me on track with my eating. I track what I eat online and he reviews it periodically. When I am tempted to eat something that I shouldn't I ask myself, "do I want Todd to see that I ate this". If the answer is no, then I don't eat it. Having someone like Todd in my corner, is priceless to me.
If anyone from Goodlife Fitness is reading this, I want to say a HUGE "THANK YOU" to each and every one of you for making me feel welcome. I feel like I belong there and it is like a second home to me. I am there so much I can almost call it my second home.
So, if you haven't been to Goodlife Fitness, stop in sometime and take a tour of the building. I bet you will feel as welcome as I do.