Rebell is unlike any gym I’ve experienced before. As a former high school athlete, but no longer the age of a high school athlete, I have plenty of aches and pains that I’m working with – a big reason why I’ve always steered clear of many gyms that have only class settings. I was intimidated by the workouts not because I didn’t think I was up for the challenge, but because I was concerned that physically, my body couldn’t handle them. I’m not going to sugarcoat and say that walking into Rebell on day one was any less intimidating, or that I didn’t have the same reservations about Rebell that I’d had about other gyms. In fact, all I had to go on was the word of my friend who swore that the gym would accommodate my injury limitations. Wouldn’t you know, my friend was right! A year and a half later and I’m still going strong at Rebell. Don’t be deceived, I still have hard workouts, but I never leave the gym in pain. I credit my coach, Mike Connelly for not only my physical results, but also for how my perception of the gym and workouts has changed – no longer is it a place to beat your body up, but instead, it’s a place where I come to get strong – safely and properly.