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Schlaine Hutchins

Schlaine Hutchins

I love my gym.

No seriously. Fit Club has truly been a life changing experience for me. When I started I was looking for a gym where I could learn about this "new thing" I heard about called Crossfit, but I also wanted a place where my daughter could come and work out with me or at least take classes at well. Fit Club had that. Then when I read the front page of the website, the owner/author person really irked me with what he said about me maybe not being strong enough to do it or something like that and I set out to prove him wrong, because I was fit, or so I thought. I had to start a month later because I injured my knee, doing that dance fitness stuff and needed the swelling to go down before starting anything new. Well when I started my on-ramp program, I did more squatting than I'd ever done in my life. Hell, I did more exercise than I'd done in my life and I've tried everything from Taebo to Jillian Michaels Shred. That first workout was humbling. I'd never been timed doing a workout. My body  hurt so much that first week, but I had to prove this guy  wrong. He didn't even know I was proving him wrong, but I was (tee hee). Oh yeah, and all the squatting healed my knee. I kept going and discovered that I enjoyed learning new ways to move and exercise. I enjoyed lifting weights.  I enjoyed that I didn't have to figure out what to do, because the coaches had it all figured out. I just go there, stretch, do some stuff that I'd never even thought of doing before, succeed and fail and go home feeling like I'd accomplished something. And I was still proving that guy wrong! By the end of my on-ramp, I'd shaved 6 minutes off of my time from that first excruciating workout! I'd never seen measurable results like that from anything that I'd done before. AND I didn't even change what I was eating. Whoa!!! I was hooked. I couldn't get enough.

Fast forward 3.5 years later these are the changes that I've experienced since joining FitClub, I have a new found confidence in myself and my physical appearance. When I started 3.5 years ago, I was dealing with full blown depression and Crossfit/FitClub brought me out. When I started 3.5 years ago, I couldn't even look at myself in the mirror, now I LOVE what I see looking back at me. I'm so much stronger than I was before, mentally and physically. Hell I can even boast that I have a 305lb one rep max deadlift! Shablam!! I can now climb a rope, do double unders, front squat 145lbs! I'm a legit badass and it's all because of this place called FitClub.

Additionally, the people there have treated me like family. FitClub is truly my new tribe. I was welcomed without judgement and allowed to grow and blossom into who I'm meant to be. Everyone is always encouraging and supportive. And the impact it's had on my I could go on forever. She is now an Olympic Weightlifter...wha?!? And she LOVES it. She loves competing and she loves how strong she has become. Her confidence has gone through the roof and she looks forward to working out (most days).

Fit Club is what every gym community should be. I'm so glad I joined