Confessions of a Gym Owner

Two years ago, I lost myself in an unhealthy relationship. When you’re in it, you don’t realize how bad it is, but then one day, it just hits you.
I looked in the mirror one morning and I didn’t recognize the person staring back at me.
I was sad, weak, self-conscious, anxious, on the verge of crying all the time. That confident, strong, independent woman I knew so well was nowhere to be found.
Many of us will feel lost at times throughout our lives. We give so much of ourselves to our partners, our families, our friends, our careers. At the end of the day, there’s nothing left for us. We are no longer a priority in our own lives.
Once I realized how lost I was, I shifted my focus back to me and I found myself again through fitness.
There’s something so powerful about connecting to your body. Focusing on your movement, your breathing, your sweat, your muscles burning. It allows you to block out all of the other bullshit stealing your attention all day.
That time is yours to focus back on you.
Sometimes you feel like a badass: strong, confident, capable. Other times, you feel a release of pent up emotions that have been bubbling on the edge for so long. Exercise is an amazing healthy way to work through stress and focus back on yourself.
Finishing a tough workout leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. Regardless of anything else that happens over the course of the day, I committed this time to me. This is my self-care.
When hard things happen in life, you can feel defeated, blame others and resort to unhealthy habits to cope or you can take action.
While B3 Gym is a place for fitness and nutrition, it’s also a space for growth on so many deeper levels. Yes, I want my members to improve their fitness and take control of their health with quality nutrition, but I also want them to feel confident and capable. I want them to feel strong, both physically and mentally. I want them to create meaningful and supportive relationships with other members and our coaching team. I want them to realize their potential. I want them to find themselves again through fitness.
Stay Healthy,
Coach Karen

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