Catalyst 4 Fitness

Michelle M.

Michelle M.

I first began taking classes with Sharon about eight months ago. I had slowly let myself go over the past two years and a close friend of mine invited me to join her for Boot Camp on Thursday nights at Beech Acres. I was always a pretty active person in the past and thought, oh what the heck.

The first night of class came and while I was waiting for class to start my train of thought turned more towards, what the heck was I thinking…..?! As the hour passed, I thought I was either going to pass out or throw up multiple times. When the class ended though, I felt amazing!

The weeks passed and I found myself looking forward to working out. I started talking with others in the class and realized I was not only working out but having a good time while doing so.

When the session ended I knew I had to sign up again, this time I added Tuesday nights as well, then Monday Core Strength classes, and then I started adding Wednesday and Saturday Metabolic Explosion Training classes too.

I started to realize just how stressed and unhappy with myself I was before I began these workouts. I stared to see results as well and therefore pushed myself further.

Since starting Cross Training Circuits in February of 2016, I have lost a total of 35 lbs. I have shaved 5 minutes off my mile time (let’s face it, I couldn’t run at all before) and have gone down 4 pants sizes!!! I am changing out my closet and finding so many clothes that either used to be too tight or never fit, are now fitting and even too big. It is just such a great feeling to actually be able to fit in clothes I never thought I could.

I now treat this as a lifestyle, where both working and working out are essential. I know without the workouts the stress alone gets the better of me. The fact is, I genuinely enjoy them. I have made some great friends along the way that are nothing but supportive as well.

Sharon is a phenomenal trainer that works you hard and keeps you motivated. I didn’t gain the weight overnight and it has taken time and perseverance to lose it. I know I would not be half as successful (if at all), without her pushing me and encouraging me along the way.

I am so happy I stepped outside my comfort zone eight months ago to start this journey. I know I have a lot further to go but now have confidence I can eventually get there!

I can honestly say I have never felt this good and healthy in my entire life.