When I arrived in South Beach six years ago, I knew I wanted to join a gym. After looking around, my husband and I joined a local gym. After about a year, however, I realized it just wasn’t for me. I wanted more. I wanted a gym with boxing for sure and one where I felt welcomed and not just a number. I had just given birth to my daughter and was carrying around an extra 15-20 pounds. I took a few classes at South Beach and I was hooked. (In fact, I encouraged my husband to check it out, and after one class, we signed a contract and joined!)

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first started. They gym wasn’t like something out of a Rocky movie. But it wasn’t a boutique either. It was just right – in the middle – serious and fun! The first thing I noticed was the instructors. Not only are they knowledgeable but they have a knack for teaching as well. They are not condescending but encouraging. Eventually, I found myself at the gym nearly every night!

After a year, I was getting into the best shape of my life. I was shedding pounds and gaining muscle. I was finding strength that I didn’t know I had. Even the little things in my life became easier – like outrunning a toddler or running a 5K. After a while, I became curious about taking it a step further. Soon I found myself sparring! This too was a wonderful experience. It was taking my fitness to a new level. This gave me confidence and I got even stronger. Again, the trainers were helpful and knowledgeable.

It’s been four years now that I’ve been at South Beach Boxing and I’ve found myself doing even more. Not only does South Beach Boxing offer boxing and Crossfit, they also offer Muay Thai. And, yes, I’ve been doing this now for about a year. This has been taking me to an even higher level of fitness. It’s made the gym a second family and I’ve found a great group of friends!

If you’re considering a gym and want to get in amazing shape, you should give South Beach Boxing a try. You don’t have to take it as far as I’ve taken it. You can do the awesome boxing classes that have great energy and atmosphere. There are great trainers and plenty of bags for everyone. If you are dedicated, it will make a difference in your life.