From the moment I walked into Live & Lift, I knew that it was a place where I could accomplish my health and fitness goals. I suffered from very low self-esteem, and at the time was over 280 lbs. Losing weight is hard enough on its own, but when you walk into a new gym and feel judged, its enough to make you want to crawl back into your shell. I’ve never felt judged at Live & Lift, and have always felt welcomed. I never felt out of place, even now that I’m 100 lbs lighter, because there was always someone ‘like me’ who was working out there.
The personal training options are great, because for someone who can’t afford to fork over a huge chunk of money at one time for sessions, I was able to go on a monthly payment plan and have someone to work one on one with me. Personal training has been such a HUGE help in my weight loss and fitness journey, and such a valuable tool moving forward for the rest of my life.
If there’s one thing that has stuck out the most for me, it’s been the members. I had members who didn’t even know me, stop to tell me how great they thought I was doing, and how much progress they’d seen. I’ve been to a few gyms in my life, and never have I met so many encouraging, supportive and friendly members. They have truly helped my confidence in ways I just can’t express. Group classes always seemed so frightening to me, as I feared I wouldn’t be able to keep up and I would just look silly, but with some encouragement from one of the class leaders and some of the members, I finally jumped in and I now attend group classes regularly. They provide plenty of options for different fitness levels, and the group leaders have been fantastic at explaining the moves and offering help when needed. Best of all, the classes are seriously fun!
The gym is incredibly clean, it has more then enough equipment for anyone to reach any fitness goal they have, and the staff are incredibly warm and friendly. I was able to hit my goal of losing 100 lbs, which was a lot of work, but the journey has been made that much better by all the support and encouragement I’ve received from members, trainers and staff at Live & Lift!
~ GRACE FLACK Prince George, BC