It all started about five years ago during my senior year of college at U of M. I got to the point where I was bored with my workouts and felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. I listened to all kinds of advice on when to workout, what to eat, and what machines to use. It just seemed so silly because I realized I wasn't getting the results that I wanted.
So, I got a personal trainer for a while and this really opened my eyes to what a real workout entailed. However, there was one huge problem. It was too expensive to maintain. At this point, my trainer directed me to Doug's boot camp class at the gym, back in the day when Doug wore polo shirts and pissed off people at BTF…..ah…the memories.
Anyway, I was immediately hooked. When I began student teaching and moved back to the Plymouth-Canton area, I drove all the way to Ann Arbor to work out. Many people, including my parents, thought that I was nuts. In fact, there was a point when I got my first teaching job an hour away, but was still making the drive to Ann Arbor in the evenings to work out. Sound crazy? Well, Hyperfit USA is just that amazing and merits this praise.
Boot camp began as just that – boot camp. It was hard. It was fun. It was a community. However, when I look back five years ago at where I was at physically, nothing compares to my current achievements. This is because Doug is committed to excellence and every year he learns more and makes his classes more challenging. The DChap never rests until we get the very best (a.k.a full benefit a.k.a CROSSFIT!). I look back now and see how I have grown and achieved the seemingly impossible, and it is truly one of my biggest accomplishments aside from my career in teaching.
After a long day at school, giving everything I have to my students, I need time for myself. I need time to challenge my body and my mind- to be Lisa again and not Ms. Kozian. I must do something for myself each and every day - no excuses and no fad diets. No matter what my day was like at school, I always leave HyperFit feeling in control and confident in myself. This feeling is priceless.
Over the past five years, I've followed Doug to three different locations. I've created a part of my life that I would never give up. I've watched the newbies come in scared and weak and leave strong and proud. I've watched people drop more weight than any fad diet would allow. I've met some of my best friends through HyperFit. Someone that sticks with the rigor and challenge of HyperFit USA certainly must be an interesting and goal-driven person. Certainly, surrounding yourself with successful people breeds success and happiness. What a great environment to immerse yourself in.
HyperFit isn't just a workout. It's a family. It's a support group. It's a challenge. It's a hobby. It's a commitment. It's a lifestyle.
Why? Well, you have to try it to find out. HyperFit will push you farther then you have ever imagined that you could be pushed – that is an accomplishment in itself. Everyday I walk out of HyperFit a better person than when I came in.