You know those moments when you're scrolling Instagram then you see something that literally makes your jaw drop? Mmm hmm, so do we. The ladies of Studio Poise all caught a glimpse at the amazing transformation Krista Florio has undergone and we had get her to share her story ASAP. Krista has been a member of Poise Nation since the summer and she's been a force to be reckoned with ! Congrats on your success, Krista, we know this is just the beginning of a fantastic new chapter in your healthy life.
It is safe to say that of all us come to Studio Pose for a reason – to be the best version of ourselves. Unfortunately, prior to joining Studio Poise, I did not know who that best version was anymore.
All my life I struggled with weight. Growing up in an Italian household, bread was served with every dinner, and there was no such thing as “moderation.” My parents would make comments that I was packing on the pounds and to get on a diet, but instead of that motivating me, it just encouraged me to eat more. Throughout the years, I have tried my fair share of gyms, workout tapes, and incorporated that with some sort of fad diet that was cool that year. I was perpetually on a mission to get the pounds off.
I did lose weight – 90lbs to be exact by age 22 but it wasn’t the healthy way. I went from a size 18 to a size 4. I was very all or nothing, depriving myself of most foods, and working out to burn more calories then I would take in. It was exhausting and unhealthy. This “lifestyle” ultimately led me to packing on 60lbs and I I couldn’t seem to take it off. It didn’t help that over the past year, a lot of transitions happened. My boyfriend and I purchased our first home, got a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog, started an MBA program, and changed jobs. The everyday stressors had me in such a funk that I coped by eating take out, drinking beers, and kept myself sane by taking anti-anxiety medication.
THEN I came across Studio Poise from a Groupon! If anyone knows me they know I live off of Groupon. I was hesitant but ultimately decided to try it out. Five classes in and I was obsessed! I found my niche, my people. The instructors, the community, and the atmosphere just spoke to me. There was no judgement, classes were diverse and super challenging, and I actually made some pretty good friends in the process! I found myself eventually planning my days around what classes at Studio Poise I planned on taking. My favorite classes at SP are either Janie's SPiit (no one does a burpee marathon like Janie!), Arms and Ab(noxious) with Chrissy or Body by Bradley with Danielle. Leaving class thoroughly exhausted and sore is the best feeling I can think of! I currently take about 6-7 classes a week and hold myself accountable by weekly weigh ins every Friday. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE food and I still make room for the things I love on the weekend! Moderation is key.
I have only been with Studio Poise for about 4 months and have already lost roughly 30lbs. Not only that, but my energy levels have shot through the roof, I feel so much more confident, and I am completely free of anxiety medication! This place has literally changed my life and I am so thankful!