Next up for Transformation Thursday is Ashley Faia. Here’s what she had to say about her journey...
I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Coming from an Italian family, there always seemed to be food around and I always seemed to find an excuse to splurge whether it was a holiday or another event. I’ve tried every diet- you name it- and combined that with my so called “gym time” which consisted of going to a crappy gym class and barely breaking a sweat. Through most of my early 20’s, my weight yo-yo'd through graduating college, starting my first job in Boston, and buying my first house at 22. All of my free time consisted of commuting from Boston to home and working on our giant house renovation; a two year project that I used as a excuse to skip working out.
My realization that I needed to make a change was when I had knee surgery after finishing our house and I became aware of how inactive I had been over these years. I kept hearing about this Studio Poise from my friend Michelle and how amazing it was. I personally never loved going to the gym so I had little faith that I would enjoy it. I signed up for my first class, which happened to be Zumba with Danielle in the dead of winter. I still remember to this day thinking no one is going to be here - boy was I wrong. It was a packed house and it totally got me hooked! I signed up for the 6 weeks to chic program that next week and have been a full time member ever since.
Since starting at Studio Poise, I’ve lost about 25 lbs and countless inches that I’ve really lost track of. I consider myself still a work in progress with a lot of goals I’d still like to achieve, but I am heading in the right direction thanks to SP. I still need a daily reminder to consciously think about my diet and exercise, but SP makes it that much easier.
Studio Poise has taught me that I can love working out and have a great time doing it- which enables me to make exercising my top priority. Without the support of the entire SP family I would not be where I am today. I consider the studio my second home and am so thankful that I walked through those doors. Thank you to the entire Studio Poise family, from the bottom of my heart, you have forever changed my outlook on exercise and I owe it all to you!
Ashley - thank YOU for being such a light in the SP family. Besides looking absolutely amazing you also look so HAPPY! Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey and keep up the good work!