OUR MEMBER STORIES
Nothing makes us prouder than hearing our members share their personal success stories. From the challenges to the accomplishments, the sweat and struggles to the smiles and success, we know fitness is a journey filled with ups and downs. The important thing is to always stay focused.
I don't think I ever knew my passion until I began my fitness journey. I was pretty active from a young age, but never would have considered myself as fit. It was only recently that I found my love for fitness and personal improvement. Without a doubt, MOVATI has played a huge role in my fitness journey, as I have been a member for almost 5 years. Continuous lockdowns have been tough on me, but I am looking forward to walking through the MOVATI doors and getting back to fitness. This is only just the beginning!
MOVATI has changed my life! There is no life at all without a gym in it. I have been waiting for them to open back up soon because it plays a big role in my life. Having the ability to workout is about supporting both mental and physical health.
I joined MOVATI 4 years ago after my daughter kept telling me to join. When I finally did I asked myself why i didn’t do it earlier! All this time wasted because I never thought i would enjoy exercising. I never thought I would go to the gym like those people I saw going all the time. Well four years later, there are now classes I was going to almost every day and even twice a day! My favourite class is Zumba and MOVATI Drums because I am exercising and having fun at the same time. Over time I also started yoga, another thing i never ever thought I’d do! And my latest discovery was hi-lo with instructor Melissa! Found the "hi" but not the "lo," it's Such fun class good for the brain! Have to say great great appreciation for instructor Fil Caballes! He has made my journey through this the best one and I can’t thank him enough. You know he enjoys what he does and his classes are loved by every body! Also, for yoga I have loved Monique. All these wonderful people have made my journey what it is and have made me enjoy the process of pushing myself to a healthier version of me, and for that I am most grateful to them.
I joined Movati in 2017, but I wasn’t sure about joining a gym again after many years. From the first day I stepped through those doors, I knew I had made the right choice. It’s now been 4 years later and I’ve done many of their challenges, I love all their classes, including: drums, yoga, 20/20/20, and on it goes. There’s always a class for me. I’ve lost 50 pounds and kept it off. These last 16 months, MOVATI has literally saved my mental health! What you have done for me and my sister who has taken all the online classes with me from Montréal, I can never thank you enough. When I couldn’t see my family in Montréal I was still able to share these amazing classes with my sister. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Movati and all you amazing instructors!
I joined Movati in the Spring of 2019. I had been going to gyms my whole adult life and a friend told me about how I might enjoy this club. I believe I got 3 free passes to try out the facilities and after the first try, I was hooked. I loved everything about the club, from the professional and courteous staff, to the amazing selection of equipment and on top of this, how clean the club is. Before Covid hit, I would go to the gym 3-4 times a week, and I enjoyed the club so much that it became a routine to keep me in shape. Since the Spring of 2020, I put my membership on hold and I so miss not going to the gym. I have since bought some free weights and I train 5-6 times a week at home. I cannot lose all of what I invested at the gym and can only hope to be returning soon. Movati has become part of what I do and who I am. Thank you for being a top notch club!
After having lost about 100 pounds by eating right and exercising, I really needed to stay fit so I didn't regain the weight back. Since Movati closed I've had to make do with our home gym, but thankfully due to the routine I got into at Movati, it encouraged me to continue throughout the pandemic. I'm a 51 year old woman, and usually the oldest woman in the weight room, but the staff and members at MOVATI have been a great support and I'm staying fit because of all the support that I get here. The hold on my membership enabled me to spend a bit more on my home gym as well, but I can't wait to get back to MOVATI!
I started to workout with Steve Molnar on September 4th 2018 up until the pandemic, and I cannot wait to get back at it. It took a lot of work and dedication, but I was almost right where I wanted to be before the shutdown. He changed my body & my mind and the confidence I once had was back. I felt amazing & strong and I could keep up and stay active with my kids. I can't wait to get back at it as it was truly the best investment I've ever made.
I joined MOVATI Amherstburg about 10 years ago. I had recently retired and moved to the lovely community of Amherstburg and was looking to meet new people and develop a regular fitness routine, so I joined the gym. It has been a wonderful experience where I was not only able to find a program that fit my fitness needs, but also where I met a great group of ladies who have become good friends. My fitness routine included Zumba and Aquafitness. The programs not only helped reduce the arthritis inflammation I suffer from but also enabled me to participate in other activities like line dancing. I certainly miss the gym and can’t wait until the pool programs are back in action!
As a member for over 5 years, I can't say enough about the yoga teachers I had the privilege of having at Trainyards: Dana, Dorothy, Erin, Peter, Colin, Jenn. I loved my morning hot yoga classes and can't wait to get back to them! I'm now in my mid-seventies and thank myself every day for taking that first class! All of those great teachers made sure that yoga wasn't just about the body but about the mind and soul as well.
When I turned 49 in 2019 I made a decision to not go into my 50’s as an obese middle-aged woman. I had no health issues at that point and did not want any to show up! It started with making a huge decision to have gastric bypass surgery, because of multiple injuries and limitations this was my best option. At that point, I started the road to improving my mental well-being which involved looking at my overall health as a whole. I had my surgery in September of 2019 and was involved in a major vehicle accident in November of 2019 which had my path to wellness in a tailspin. After many months In physiotheray and several delays, I was finally ready to begin my work with MOVATI. I purchased a one year membership and began both my physical and mental wellness journey. I started with yoga and aquafitness and there was no stopping me! MOVATI not only provided me with the equipment and classes to achieve my goals but also the support to get there. Since joining MOVATI I have lost 130lbs and gained, not only muscle, but also the confidence I had lost over the years. Without having the opportunity to be a member of MOVATI I don’t know where my journey would have gone.
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