I have struggled with my weight my entire life. After a traumatic event, I ballooned to nearly 350 lbs. It took me a long time and lots of sacrifices, but I was finally able to get myself back on track. I started by taking the Academy of Strength classes at the Mechanicsville location. The trainers helped give me the confidence and accountability that I needed to stick to it. Eventually, gym employees and other members began to mention how great it was to see me in the gym consistently. I changed the way I ate. My meals are smaller, home cooked and more filling. I cannot remember the last time I had a “to-go” meal. I am doing things now that before would have been impossible. I take Core® and Kick® regularly I see myself in the mirrors of the GroupX studio and can’t believe that this body was hiding under years and years of unhealthy living. I currently weigh 285.6 pounds. It has not always been easy, but it is definitely worth it.
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