Camper Spotlight – Gillian Got More Than She Bargained For

» Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Blog, Camper Spotlight | 0 comments

Congratulations to Gillian, our May Camper Spotlight!

Gillian has been signing up for challenges since she came to Jersey City and has no plans to stop!

Here’s Gillian’s story in her own words:

“When I moved to Jersey City in June 2015, I had a whole list of things to figure out and on the top of my list was finding a gym.  I have been active my entire life, so it was really important to keep it up even in a new area.  I had always been a member of fitness clubs and big name gyms but I knew I wanted something different this time. I wanted to find a place that would push me out of my comfort zone.  And boy – that is EXACTLY what I got.  A couple weeks in I signed up for the Burn to Earn 21 Day Challenge.  This challenge opened my eyes to how important it is to stay consistent in the workouts AND nutrition.

Prior to JCF, the only goal I ever had was “lose weight”.  I didn’t know any other way to measure my success. Through the JCF program I have learned a whole new way to reach and manage success. Whether it’s moving to heavier weights or “graduating” from a regular burpee to a pushup burpee, or losing inches/BMI…all those successes should be celebrated because it takes a lot to get there!

The overall camaraderie of the JCF team is what kept me coming back my first couple weeks, and now – almost a year later – it is the accountability.  I know that every day when I show up, it’s not just about me-it’s about the whole team.  We push each other through each workout and I never want to miss out on that.  Never in a million years would I have signed up for any organized fitness event, but with the push of the JCF campers, I just completed the Jersey City Challenge.  The challenge was the highlight of my time here at JCF! It was such a fun and challenging day and now I can’t wait to see what’s next! Thank you to all the campers and coaches for making each session great and helping me strive for #BetterBodyBetterLife”

Pushing out of your comfort zone is guaranteed to reward you in some way.  Way to take the plunge Gillian!

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