I have never been a very fit person throughout my life. I lived a very sedentary lifestyle, and my diet was not good at all. I decided it was time for a change, and a few years ago I began to exercise routinely. My diet changed for the better. I began to lose weight, and I felt great. I stopped exercising one day, and that day led to another, and days turned to weeks. Weeks turned to months. Two years later, I had gained over 50 pounds. I was back to my old sedentary lifestyle with unhealthy eating habits.
Every now and then I would tell myself “Ok, tomorrow I’m going to start again”, but I never did. It got to the point where I was not comfortable with myself, and I felt so insecure. I was horribly overweight. I had to buy clothes at “big and tall” sections. I wasn’t getting any younger, and the more I waited, the more weight I gained. I realized it would eventually become harder for me to lose weight and become a healthy adult, so I decided to find an exercise program and stick to it this time.
I have never been good at going by myself to a gym. I tried that a few times, and I would find myself pacing back and forth most of the time trying to figure out what to do and what machines to use. I came across a gym sponsored on Facebook. The gym was Iron Fit. I was not so much skeptical as I was scared. I thought walking in there the way I looked would make everybody just stare at me and say “This guy doesn’t belong here”. The owner/trainer, Erik Guerra, greeted me with respect and was very helpful.
I found out this gym was for everybody, from beginners, like myself, to intermediate and advanced people. Erik would help me out throughout the workouts, making any adjustments as necessary while still keeping me getting a good workout. The thing about this gym is that I went in by myself, and every time I would step out, I would step out with a new friend on my phone or on Facebook. Every member there is just plain awesome. Everybody helps each other out. Everybody motivates each other.
If you feel like giving up, there will always be somebody next to you keeping you motivated and not letting you drop the momentum. Even if there is a person across the gym, you will here them yell “Come on! You can do it!”. The amount of teamwork that goes on in there is incredible. Erik offers help with workouts and with a proper diet plan that won’t leave you starving. Everybody else at the gym is also great help if you have any questions or are seeking any advice. Erik provides all the tools for you to be successful; strength training, cardio, nutrition, and accountability. It’s up to you to follow his lead. I dropped a little over 50 pounds in 3-4 months, and I have the motivation to keep going this time.
I have never felt better in my life. I can jog 2-3 miles when before Iron Fit I could barely jog half a mile. I can lift heavier. Clothes fit nicely. I don’t have to shop at the “big and tall” sections anymore. Everything is great. Going to Iron Fit Circuit Training has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is the gym that guided me to the right path.