This is truly an honor to be given an opportunity to share how invaluable the Endorphin community is to me. Thankfully, my journey has frequently pointed to the significance of a healthy mind and body, which I am extremely grateful to my mom for instilling in me and setting the example. I was introduced to Endorphin over a year ago by my manager at work who was a member at the time. He would tell me, “You need to go to Endorphin! You will love the atmosphere”, and persisted in inviting me to join him in a workout (Yeah, I am so blessed to have a pretty sweet boss!). So, I ended up joining him in Nick’s warriors class. This was my first true experience with group fitness and also boutique gyms in general. The exhilarating, and ass-kicking, experience totally changed my perspective of what a workout experience can be. Others were cheering me on while I was being pushed to my limit, my encouragement was also being well received, and the coaches were genuinely interested in me. A whole new level of community, mental and physical drive for wellness, and encouragement was introduced. It only made sense to include it more in my life.
While being a member at Endorphin, my growth has not just included physical performance. I began including yoga practices into my, what I like to call, life training. Healthy perspectives and spiritual grounding have also been reinforced and challenged. And to exponentially show the significance and my tremendous gratitude for Endorphin in my life is to share that my relationship with God, myself and others are the most meaningful elements of my training and journey, which this community has definitely enriched. Going even deeper, Endorphin supplements my determination to live intentionally as described relevantly with the words of the Apostle Paul: “You know that in a race all the runners run, but only one runner gets the prize. So run like that. Run to win! All who compete in the games use strict training. They do this so that they can win a prize — one that doesn’t last. But our prize is one that will last forever. So I run like someone who has a goal. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something, not just the air. Rather, I discipline my body and keep it under control, so that I will not be disqualified after I have spread the Good News to others.”
With deep gratitude, love, and much respect to the entire Endorphin community,