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"When I signed up for my first class at HG I did not actually end up coming to the class, if I had attended, I would never have taken a long break! Months later when I actually attended a class I felt the energy, was greeted by such amazing members and instructors that put me at ease and an owner that knew my name after the first class. After that, I knew this was my community. I took the 1 month trial to try classes in all studios and I loved every class I took. That is when I knew I had to become an Elite Member." - Manmeet Bains, M.D.
In the 10 years that I have lived in Libertyville, I have tried three other gyms/studios and I can honestly say that there is a world of a difference between these gyms and HG. I never felt a sense of community at these gyms, the instructors never really took the time to get to know me, and for two out of three of the gyms I never met the owner. Most importantly, the members did not look particularly happy. In contrast, HG is a community of amazing people–every instructor I have met has been nothing short of phenomenal and Heather is so passionate and inspiring. Plus, members are always smiling!
I have noticed a myriad of changes in my life. I am more confident, my focus has improved immensely, I sleep like a baby, my posture is amazing, and patients are telling me I look younger ( thank you. thank you HG!). I have inspired my husband and kids to up their game when it comes to fitness, and most importantly, I am happier.
I absolutely love all of the programs offered and what draws me to them is the accountability. I love that there are weekly meetings full of very valuable information. I appreciate the nutrition counseling that Kelly offers and apply it to my everyday life. For example, during LBD she had a creative way of presenting nutrition through the little black dress closet. Now when I think of nutrition, I often can picture things in these categories and make good choices (she totally speaks my fashion language!) During Spring It On Heather met us at Old School and coached us and gave us important pearls about warming up. One tip in particular is tapping our shins before the race. I think I may be one of the only ones that taps on her shins before a race ( guess who never has shin splints?). I have always wanted to learn martial arts and when I found out that HG was offering this I was super excited! MMA requires agility, focus and flexibility, all qualities that I notice are improving with each class.
Out of 24 hours, one hour is only four percent of our day. I told myself that I deserve to give myself at least four percent of my day to improve my overall health and longevity. HG is great in that it offers classes that can fit in any busy parent’s schedule. I personally love to take the earliest classes offered because I like to duck out of the house before my family wakes up.
I remember I was nervous for my first cycle class but Sarah helped me get set up on the bike and encouraged me throughout the class. When I walked into my first strength class, one of the HG members Emily introduced herself with a big smile and I immediately relaxed. During my first MEP challenge I felt so much encouragement from my fellow teammates and the instructor, it was a witchy good time!