When I walked into TFW Doylestown in September of 2016. I was looking for another outlet in another effort to drop weight and keep it off. My weight has always been a constant battle. I have tried all the fad diets and signed up at multiple fitness centers from the Y to cross fit facilities. For the first three months I just showed up when I could. I would cheat and look at the workouts and decide if I would show or not.
Then in November I had an eye opening experience.
I looked at myself and realized I had ballooned up to 310lbs, the heaviest I have been in a long time. It was time to get serious. I have a family and looking at my 6 year old son and thinking I would not be around to see him grow up put me in Mike’s office to talk.
I told Coach Mike and Coach Kirt that I was ready to commit. I started showing up 5 to 6 times a week.
I was feeling great.
Then my knee happened.
Carrying excessive amount of weight around on two knees with no meniscus in either causes a lot of pain. I was devastated. However, instead of doing my normal run and hide routine I met with Coach Mike again to discuss alternatives. Now, before each class, we come up with substitutions for movements or exercises that cause me discomfort.
I am back to attending 5-6 times a week and down 22lbs.
This is just the beginning for me. My ultimate goal when I walked into the dojo was to drop 100lbs. Slow and steady I am chipping away! This would not be possible with Coach Mike, Coach Kirt, and Coach Tracy’s dedication, flexibility, and encouragement.
When I told you I have tried everything I meant it; I tried it all.
What makes TFW different than the other places I have been? Well, other than the awesome coaches, the people. The Familial. Everyone is supportive and encouraging. Everyone is in this together. I look forward to going to TFW. I feel out of sorts if I am not there. The atmosphere is incredible and not like anything I have ever been a part of.
You don’t make friends at TFW, you become part of a family!