Hometown: Englewood, NJ
Occupation: Program Manager for a School-Based Youth Center at Janis E. Dismus Middle School
Member since: September 2017
How would you describe The Fit Factory- what has your experience here been like?
Being a member at The Fit Factory has been the challenge I’ve needed to regain my fitness confidence. I’ve had a positive experience since becoming a member – the trainers know what they’re doing, the members are friendly, and the space itself is conducive to any type of fitness goals.
What is your favorite thing about the gym?
My favorite thing about the gym (aside from burpees, hahaha!) is the relationships I’ve built with the trainers and members. We really are a family and make sure that we keep each other motivated throughout the workouts, no matter how tough they might be on certain days.
What is your favorite exercise? Least?
My favorite exercise is the Dynamic Warm-Up. Walking into a 6am class is NOT EASY. Each trainer runs the Dynamic Warm-Up in their own way, but overall it’s a great way to get hyped for the upcoming workout. My least favorite exercise …. burpees.
What programs do you take and describe how they are
So far, I participate with the Bootcamp Program. Each class has become progressively better to manage (still tough to finish!), but the trainers make sure I challenge myself with more reps and/or higher weights to make the best of the overall workout. I hope to start Personal Training soon!
What advice would you give people just getting started with us?
For someone who’s just starting, my advice is to stick with it! The first few bootcamp classes are not easy, but that’s the point! If they were easy, everyone would be a member. After the first 2 or 3 classes, they become more manageable and seeing yourself move up in reps and weights is instant proof of progress!
WHY THE FIT FACTORY?
The Fit Factory is home. It doesn’t feel like you’re walking into a gym for ‘another workout’ – it’s a place where people, who easily become family, with similar goals can come together and push each other to reach those goals.
Anything else you would like to add?
Jess, Mike, & T are AMAZING trainers. They’re really invested in not only their own goals as business owners, but in making sure each of their members reach their fitness goals.