Remember our challenger couple, Monisha and Manish?
We have updates on both of them about their experience taking classes at Equilibrium this winter, as well as working with Wellness Coach, Sarah Willoughby.
Monisha became a regular clients during her 3-months as a challenger. She took full advantage of the variety of classes we offer, attending Total Body Conditioning, HIIT55, Xtend Barre, Reformer, and 100% Pilates! Mo even did back to back classes on a regular basis! Hear directly from Mo about what she experienced:
"Wow! I can’t believe the 3-month challenge is over. I’m really sad about it. The last 3 months had its ups and downs. For the most part I tried to stick with the minimum of 3-4 classes a week, but with board exams and trying to graduate dental school on time I fell off the wagon a few times. I loved all the classes I’ve taken especially Hit55 and Total Body Conditioning. I’m a lot stronger. I can actually hold a plank for more than 10 seconds!!! I see a lot more muscle tone and my stamina has increased tremendously. Doing the nutritional classes with Sarah has also helped me learn about my body and how my body processes food and what types of foods will give me the best energy. I’m so thankful for Equilibrium Studio for giving me this opportunity to jumpstart a healthy way of living and being more active!"
Monisha's husband, Manish, was also a challenger. With his incredibly busy schedule as a doctor, Manish struggled to get 4 classes in per week but when he made it in to the studio he felt amazing! Even with personal schedule challenges he still attended lots of different types of classes and talks about the benefits and his plans moving forward in his wonderfully open and honest testimonial:
"The challenge was a great experience for me as well, although I definitely failed to accomplish what I had set out to do. After initially starting pretty strong for about the first month, I slowed to probably about 2 classes per week for a couple more weeks, and I think for the last month of the challenge haven't made any classes. Basically, things became extremely busy at work, and I have just been constantly working for the last half of the challenge, and have just not been able to make the classes. In the first 4-6 weeks of the challenge, even when work was busy during the week, I was able to get in classes on the weekends, but of course wedding season has started, and we've been out of town on the weekends, so I haven't been able to get the classes in then either.
I actually really enjoyed all the classes I was able to attend, and I can definitely tell the difference in my overall strength, and stamina levels since I have stopped attending. Sarah hears me complain about my weight not changing all the time during our nutrition classes, but although it may not have changed, the composition of my body certainly has since I have stopped attending classes, during the first 6 weeks, I certainly noticed a difference in the "shape" of my torso, with an overall "leaner" appearance, and currently my mid-section has definitely loosened up a bit. I really loved the TBC classes, especially on Saturday mornings, as you begin to see the regulars, and its just such a high energy class and you really feel that you have accomplished something by 9am on Saturday morning, a time when I would probably just be "lazing" in bed.
I was only able to attend a few of the nutrition sessions with Sarah, but have actually implemented many of her suggestions, and I will be the first to admit, I'm a very difficult client from a nutrition perspective, but she has really helped us begin on the path towards being more aware of what we put in our bodies.
The experience has been great, and I really appreciate Equilibrium for allowing us this opportunity, and I think at the very least, we have started on a path towards being healthier...and maybe by the end of the year I'll be giving Ron a run for his money!!"