Libby Smith did not want to join a gym. Besides, she didn’t believe it was something she needed. She was in good enough shape and she felt great, or so she believed, and her assumption of what a “gym” facility would be like left a lot to be desired. But, after many of her friends who were corporate members extolled the advantages of Pinamonti Wellness Center it convinced her to tour our facility and when she did she was quite impressed. So impressed, in fact, that she joined right then and there.
So the woman who didn’t want to join a fitness facility, and who didn’t really want to work out, started to work out. And once she did, something happened.
It began with group fitness classes. “They have a great atmosphere and make me feel inspired,” she says. “They drew me in, made me want to be a part of them.” The more classes she took, the more she wanted. Her desire to participate grew and as she did she got into better and better shape. “I lost 20 lbs, of fat, built muscle, and have so much more energy than I’ve ever had.”
Later, she started working with Sunni Stipp, one of our certified trainers, and had such a great experience that it resulted in two things. First, she continued to get into even better shape. And second, she became so inspired that she decided she wanted to learn how to instruct others, to share with them what had become her passion, to teach the very classes she loved so much.
After discussing it with her trainer she took the necessary training and studied to get her ACE certification. And now, in addition to participating in group fitness classes, she also instructs them.
An inspiring story indeed, and it’s the reason that Libby Smith, ACE is our featured instructor this month.
“You don’t have to be the best, just be your best.”