Angel’s Story

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Testimonials

The Bar Method is more than an exercise class to me – It’s my therapy

A few years ago my nephew, who I loved like my own child, died suddenly. Consumed with grief I immediately turned to food for comfort. I gained weight quickly and before I knew it, I was bigger than I ever imagined I could be. Honestly, I didn’t care. I was sad and emotionally lost.

Angel's Transformation

Angel’s Transformation

The days, months and years began to pass, and I started to realize I had a problem. I began to feel desperate for change.
At first I couldn’t find the right thing to turn my life around. I tried walking, I tried running, and I tried working out with weights at the gym, yet nothing seemed to stick. Nothing made me feel better. Nothing helped me cope with my grief, and certainly nothing helped me heal.

My daughter Mackenzie, who at the time was training to become a teacher, was begging me to come try The Bar Method. She knew it was exactly what I needed. I came to my first class with a commitment of steel but I was scared, very scared. I was beginning at a zero fitness level and I struggled with the most simple of moves. Slowly, with the teachers’ help, I began to get a little bit better each day. I got stronger, my mind got clearer and my smile was beginning to return.

I have lost 33 pounds and have 7 months of classes under my belt now (I come to class 6 days a week). I am stronger and healthier than I have ever been in my entire life but more importantly I have found what works for me in dealing with my grief. I have finally found my happy place. The Bar Method has changed me physically which I absolutely love – but what really keeps me coming back day after day is the mental boost it gives me to make healthy choices. I leave class daily feeling happy and alive!

The Bar Method has changed my life – My little spot at the bar has renewed my spirit!

With the guidance of the talented teachers, the strength and energy of my classmates, and the never-ending encouragement from Mackenzie, I have become ME again!