October 12, 2021
I was about 20 pounds into my weight loss journey when I decided it was probably time to start working out. When I was looking around for places, I was very interested in HIIT workouts, and the only place I knew of was Orange Theory. I was very interested in trying a class but couldn’t find anyone to go with me, and trying something new, especially being out of shape, can be very intimidating. One day while I was at work at Altar’d State/A’Beautiful Soul, Sarah Harth walked in. I went to help her, and as we got to talking and she told me about Shred and said the magical words, “come try a class with me.” She ended up giving me her number and I texted her later that day, and we planned a time for me to try a class.
I instantly I fell in love with Shred415. I took my first class and there was just something about it. Ron, Melissa and all the members instantly welcomed me in and got me excited to keep coming back. I loved how after class, a lot of people came up to me and told me good job and actually spoke to me. Now I don’t worry about who I am taking the class with because I know there will be someone there that I’ve seen before or know, and they all cheer me on every milestone I hit. I even found my new best friend at Shred and introduced my mom to come to class with me – I’m surround by friends and family at Shred415 Alpharetta.
I’ve never been one to really like working out. Growing up, I was a competitive dancer and worked out to compete but was not as consistent with my workouts. I’ve tried personal trainers and zone training with meal plans, but nothing ever worked for me to lose weight. Since I’ve joined Shred415 – now over 100 classes later – I’ve lost 40lbs and dropped 4 pant sizes! I’ve gone from barely being able to run 30 seconds on the treadmill to now being able to run 4 minutes and complete all of the drills on the treadmill. I am getting stronger and faster with every class I take. Joining Shred415 Alpharetta was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself!