141 Jackson Fitness Center

FFC membership = inspiration & life changing

When I 1st joined the gym in 11-16-2016 I was excited because it was my birthday and I wanted to turn my life around.

It wasn’t until Jan 17, 2017 that I actually attended the gym because complications with a herniated disc, weight and this voice in my head that kept saying you can’t do it.
I couldn’t barely walk due to the constant pain I was constantly in on a daily basis. I attempted to work out that very 1st day and I was very discouraged because of how others were working out. It wasn’t fun and because I didn’t know how to work out properly.

It took me a week before I saw people walking out of a class; not only they were drenched in sweat, they looked happy and were walking strong. It was then I discovered the H.I.I.T. classes FFC has to offer. I asked about the classes and I was informed that I can sign up for 2 weeks. Luann, Gavin and Jernell worked with me and were well aware of my lower back issue. They make me sweat like I never have in my entire life. I was still a little discouraged but their energy along with the others in the class inspired me every single time to give just a little more.

I became addicted to the classes FFC offers and before I knew it, I lost a total of 41 lbs. since the 1st day I attended.

I became so fit, extremely mobile and flexible that I was able to finish strong with every exercise. My confidence level grew so much that I completed my 1st 5K (ever) on May 25th. I was so impressed that I was able to run non-stop and have energy for more that it inspired me to take on another challenge. So I registered for the Tough Mudder challenge this coming August along with the BoA Marathon in October 2017. Also, I can ride my bike up to 62 miles without any complications whatsoever.

Next year, I’m looking forward to be a triathlete all thanks to Luann (princess of power), Gavin (Mr. Energy), Jernell (who always pushes me more than I thought I could handle) Alex (Mr. flexible), Emily (Ms. Healthy bee) and Jeremiah (Mr. Strong). If you ask me, the perfect group dynamic team to help me stay on track for the best version of me…ever.
The entire staff here @ 141 W. Jackson are not only the best people I’ve ever met, they are also my heroes. They saved my life and inspire me one day after another.