At Youfit Heath Clubs, we know that a fitness trip is not just about what you lose. In many ways, what you gain from your fitness journey is far more important. We're excited to share the story of Tara West, a Youfit member who lost over 60 pounds on his fitness journey and gained confidence, strength and a healthier lifestyle.
After she was 40, Tara realized it was time to focus on her health. “Shortly after my 40th birthday, I decided to take the plunge and switch to Youfit in March 2016. It was time for me to take my health and wellbeing seriously. I knew I didn't want to end up with diet-related illnesses that affect my family. I had no excuses not to start, ”she shared.
With her Youfit membership, Tara was able to pursue her health and fitness goals. Our group training sessions, equipment, and helpful team members have helped Tara on her way to feeling her best through improved health and fitness.
How Youfit helped Tara on her health and fitness journey
When choosing a gym, Tara wanted to choose one that she wanted to work out in. “Youfit has made my life better by creating a welcoming atmosphere. I'm looking forward to going to the gym, ”said Tara. Without a welcoming environment on the way into that local gym Because exercising may feel more like a chore than a healthy habit. At Youfit, our team is focused on creating a welcoming space where everyone is comfortable pursuing their health and fitness goals.
It's not just our welcoming environment that helped Tara on her journey. Our Group training courses gave Tara the guidance she needed to begin her journey without feeling intimidated, and our added amenities were to support her every step of her journey.
“One of the most attractive things about Youfit is the variety of classes. I can always find something that fits my schedule and that I enjoy. When I wasn't taking classes, I could be found on a stationary bike or on the elliptical trainer. It's also great that I have the option to either work out in the open gym or in the cinema room. This is a unique and appealing feature. Who doesn't want to watch a movie while training? "
Tara's Fitness Success Story – What She Won
A big part of Tara's success story in the gym is not what she lost, but what she gained. Through improved fitness, Tara found that her eating habits and general health also improved. She also noted that her strength and confidence increased.
“My biggest win on my journey was my gain in confidence and strength. As a result, I also lost over 60 pounds and counted. I look better and feel better about myself. I can look in the mirror now and feel good about what I see, but it's not just about looking good. It's about how I feel. When I get up in the morning, I no longer feel sluggish and tired. I am full of energy and excited about the day. "
It is a great honor for us to be part of Tara's story and to help her on her journey. In addition to our YouGX courses, Tara uses the equipment in her local Youfit for her training. Our YouCoaches are happy to give tips and tricks during their visits. "I've never had a personal trainer, but this one Youfit trainer I've always offered valuable tips and tricks to improve my training, ”she shared.
Tara's commitment to her fitness
For many people, getting into the gym can be a difficult step. Results are not achieved overnight, and the results you want will depend on your specific goals. "Sometimes when I started a fitness journey, I would get discouraged if I didn't see the number on the scale dropping fast enough," Tara explained.
Tara realized that health and fitness isn't necessarily about how much you weigh, but how you feel. "I feel stronger and it has affected everything I do," she shared.
Tara's ongoing health and fitness success
Tara's focus, commitment and persistence in her health and fitness have helped her on her journey. By setting goals, treating herself with kindness when she deviates from course, and celebrating her achievements, she has been able to achieve her desired improvements in health and fitness. She credits Youfit's welcoming surroundings and amenities for providing her with the tools she needs to achieve her goals.
“My excitement about going to the gym has resulted in weight loss and an increase in my confidence. With this newfound confidence, I'm not afraid to try new things and when I do, it's with my best foot forward. I live my best life I couldn't have said that four years ago, "said Tara.
We are so proud of Tara's commitment to her health and fitness, and we are grateful that we can help her feel best through fitness. Ready to see all your local Youfit has to offer? Get yours free fitness pass today!