April 2019 | CELENA U.
“I am 25 pounds lighter and 100% happier. Ultimate Workout has torn me apart and rebuilt a more powerful me.”
I was tired of coming home every night to a bottle of vodka after work for comfort. My nights consisted of drinking, eating left over pizza, playing videos games and going to bed. I was unhappy! I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship and my self-esteem was nonexistent. I was manipulated into thinking looking good and feeling my best was selfish. I was in a rough place mentally, physically and spiritually. I didn’t like the way I looked, and my low self-esteem crushed my spirit. I had lost my way and I needed to rediscover who I was. I was stuck obsessing over my negative qualities, which caused me to miss out on all the things that made me awesome.
My mom had been working out at Ultimate Workout for a few months before I joined. She had been trying to get me to join for a while. I kept making excuses not to go, because it sounded like a lot of work. One day, back in September of 2018, I decided to sign up for a free session. Once the music started and the lights had dimmed, I knew this was going to be a different type of workout class. Nothing about that workout was delicate. I had worked out on my own for years, but I always found myself on my phone or cutting my workouts short.
Ultimate Workout is a no break zone; no minimal effort allowed. When I look around the studio at all the beautiful people I am working out with, I can tell everyone is pushing themselves to new limits. The amount of energy produced during an hour workout is stimulating. Ultimate Workout has encouraged me to keep pushing for those last few reps, even though I thought I didn’t have it in me. My instructors have taught me to embrace the burn and fatigue I experience in my workout and use it as fuel, instead of giving up. I have become more confident in what I am capable of achieving because of Ultimate Workout. I have worked out at this amazing studio for 6 months, and I am a much better person because of it. I am 25 pounds lighter and 100% happier. Ultimate Workout has torn me apart and rebuilt a more powerful me. I am now stronger mentally and physically.
My Ultimate Workout instructors have taught me how to respect myself. I gave up drinking alcohol and eat better than I ever have. I take better care of my well-being and always look for opportunities for self-improvement. I am a better sister, daughter, partner, friend and employee because of Ultimate Workout. For the first time in my life I am genuinely proud of who I am. I didn’t think it was possible for me to be so blessed. I now have a better idea of who I am and I feel very comfortable with who I have become. Thank you, Ultimate Workout, for everything you have taught me. YOU SAVED ME. I am now truly aware of what it means to be fire. I AM FIRE!