When I decided to look for a place to learn how to strength train, I made a list of things I wanted. I wanted a gym that welcomed me for me – where people didn’t immediately assume I was just there to lose weight or get lean, but instead encouraged me to work hard, work smart, and get stronger each week. I wanted skillful, dynamic, engaging coaches who knew how to work with all kinds of clients and adapt their workouts for all levels of athletes. I wanted a fun, accepting community of committed (but not fanatical) people. And, most of all, I wanted to stop going to the kinds of gyms where trainers had me doing what felt like thousands of arm curls with five-pound weights. As it turned out, what I wanted was Rebell.
As a marathon swimmer, I’m training in the pool or the lake five days a week. But my Wednesday morning session at Rebell is routinely one of my favorite workouts of the week. I’m learning to move and use my body in new ways and I’m noticing dividends both in and out of the water. Even better? I’m meeting a really kick ass group of people along the way. Thanks, Rebell!