I wanted to join a community -- working out alone or with a personal trainer gets dull -- I found myself being complacent when I was working out alone --- having a community of dedicated everyday athletes makes it fun and exciting to show up at the gym every day.
Getting here didn't happen over night, but the constant encouragement from the Ambitious community and dedication from the coaches has pushed me beyond my comfort zone and into a realm of badassery.
Motivation and willpower are finite and will never be the leading force to achieve anything. You've got to unearth, identify, and state your "why."
My love for training stems from the activities I did with my dad at the gym, in the batting cage, on the golf course, on roofs, and everywhere in between prior to his aortic dissection. And my pride in and passion for training grew from being able to do so much with him as he worked toward recovery. The memory of my dad reminds me to treat every client the way I would treat him.
What I love most about Ambitious Athletics, though, is the social, communal aspect of it. I have met the most incredible people and made the greatest friends through the program. We encourage, support, and push each other; hold each other accountable for coming to the sessions (thanks, Yasmin, Will, and Jaclyn for the texts); and most of all, we have fun.