Elizabeth Riedel

Sept 2019

My first class completely broke me in the BEST way possible. I felt like I belonged there, I had a purpose, and although there were numerous times I wanted to quit, I stuck it out.”

Before I decided to go all-in at Ultimate Workout, I felt stuck in about every aspect of my life. My workouts, nutrition, mental health, and my motivation alone were off balance. In the past, whenever I first started with a workout/nutrition plan, personal development, etc., I would go hard for about two months, and I would find reasons to quit:

“I don’t have time.”
“I’m not seeing any results.”
“I’m too tired.”

These excuses would eventually result in a two-month bender of careless and reckless behavior that wreaked havoc on my body. I repeated that cycle for far too many years. I was tired of being tired, depressed, anxious, and my relationship with food was beginning to worsen. One day, I decided enough is enough. I didn’t want to live like that anymore. Who knew at that exact moment, I was about to find something that lit a fire in me so fierce, that I would never be the same again.

My first class completely broke me in the BEST way possible. I felt like I belonged there, I had a purpose, and although there were numerous times I wanted to quit, I stuck it out. I didn’t want to feel like I was letting everyone else down, including myself.

The vibe in the studio is incredible. Adrenaline is high and the music is on point. The instructors bring such high intensity to each and every class. They always push you to give it everything you’ve got. As soon as those lights go down, all the stress that has been weighing on me throughout the day occupies ZERO space in my head for the rest of the hour. That is my time to invest in myself.

I know that I have finally found a place to truly be myself and I’ve found my kind of people. I’ve met some amazing human beings since I started and the friendships I’ve gained since I’ve joined makes my heart so full, and you can’t put a price on that. I first signed up at Ultimate Workout in October of last year. I’m over a year into my journey, but I feel like I am just getting started.

With the help of the instructors, my nutrition is better, I feel strong physically and mentally, and more importantly, I feel like I have finally found a balance in my life that I desperately needed. My confidence has soared! This whole experience has taught me to take things as they come, one at a time. Whether that’s one more rep, one more sprint on a ten incline, or one more hardship that life decides to throw in the ring: Lean the hell in and KEEP PUSHING.