I was completely sold and absolutely fell in love with the workout.
I have always been involved in fitness in some fashion my entire life. I have tried a few sports, purchased fitness DVDs and several exercise machines, even joined a running group, a few bootcamps and yes, even the dreaded gym. Despite trying all of these things, I have had trouble sticking with any of it, I find it all totally boring. I last maybe 2 weeks and then I'm bored silly. Well, after trying 30 Minute Hit once...I was completely sold and absolutely fell in love with the workout. It's fast, challenging and never boring. I love that I have someone (Stacey) on the floor challenging me all the time and I appreciate that this place supports all fitness levels in a non judgmental atmosphere. I plan to keep punching, kicking and sweating until I reach my fitness goals and beyond.
- Tasha (New Westminster)
I feel empowered each time I work out and I know there's nothing I can't do!
I've always been the "chubby" girl. It was really difficult when I was younger but as I'm getting older, I am becoming more comfortable with who I am. I knew as soon as I heard about 30 Minute Hit, this was something I wanted to do. Not TRY, but full commit to. I feel empowered each time I work out and I know there's nothing I can't do! Stacey and Dayna have been amazing. They offer support on the circuit, and Stacey is always pushing me to work harder. I may never be a size 6 (yes, that seems unrealistic) but for the first time I feel comfortable with who I am. Thanks 30 Minute Hit for giving me an amazing start to the new me!
- Krissy (New Westminster)
It was love at first sight and I couldn’t wait to come back in!
I knew I had to try 30 Minute Hit after a friend mentioned that she did it, and it was the most hardcore workout she had ever done. After the first time I went through the circuit I was hooked! It was love at first sight and I couldn’t wait to come back in! I love that I don’t have to plan out my workout; Stacey does that for me, and keeps it interesting and challenging every time I come in. Even when it’s killing me, I know that there’s less than 2 minutes to go, and I know I can push through the station (although I swear 2 minutes feel longer every time I go!). At first it was all about the allure of hitting and kicking things, getting a full workout done in 30 minutes, and almost dying by the end. But the changes I can see and feel in my body are ongoing motivation. Not to mention that I can totally kick all my guy-friends a**es now! I appreciate my body and everything it can do, and in turn I like to challenge myself and push my limits. I run consistently, I’ve done kettlebells and bootcamps, and I can honestly say that the Hit is one of the most FUN and INTENSE workouts I’ve ever done! It’s a workout that makes me want to keep coming back to push harder and harder. Thanks Stacey & Dayna!
- Marissa (New Westminster)
30 Minute Hit has made me love working out. Every time I walk through the door I can feel the energy...
I love working out. 30 Minute Hit has made me love working out. Every time I walk through the door I can feel the energy...I don’t know if it’s the music, the other ladies working out or just knowing that I get to beat the crap out of something for the next 30 minutes. Whatever it is I love the feeling and it’s very addicting. I have always been active in one way or another, but more often than not I would find myself making excuses for not going to the gym or for snacking a little too much. There are no excuses with the Hit. After 30 minutes I feel incredible—energized, strong and ready to take on the day. I cannot say enough about the Hit team. Stacey is awesome! She always greets me with a huge smile, a wave and a big “hello”. I know that she’s probably done that same meet and greet all day long, but it never shows. Stacey inspires me to punch faster, kick harder and to always push myself to that next level. I love the fact that I can bring my son Aidan to my workouts. Not only is it incredibly convenient, but it exposes him to the importance of health and fitness. Most of the time Aidan has his head buried in a book, toy or drawing but I know he’s been paying attention when out of the blue he will lay on his bed with a pillow between his legs kicking it frantically yelling “double time!” The Hit has challenged my body and my mind and I feel stronger and healthier as a result of that. For the first time I get excited about working out and I see results which only makes me want to work harder. Thanks to Stacey, Dayna and Brett for encouraging me and making my workouts so much fun!
- Nancy (New Westminster)
I look in the mirror and I see my body changing, and that's part of the motivation I need.
My friend and I had heard reviews about the hit from facebook so decided to go in for our free trial, and well the rest is history.... To be honest my first visit to the hit I was nervous, scared and very intimidated...and as soon as I began it all went away. I love love love the hit, I have nothing but positive things to say about Stacey and her amazing team! Stacey, Brett, Dayna and Danielle all have such a welcoming personality which makes it that much more enjoyable. I had a membership for years to another gym and used to find even when I did manage to drag myself to the gym I'd find myself wondering, trying to look busy and productive, when really I got nothing out of my visit, every time I leave the hit I'm a sweaty mess and I LOVE it. I rarely have to drag myself in, its part of my every day routine now. In a few short months (feels like longer) I'm now down 25lbs, and probably around 20 inches...I'm far from perfect and still have a ways to go but I can now start to see that I will achieve my goals and will once again be comfortable in my skin. I look in the mirror and I see my body changing, and that's part of the motivation I need. I look at a lot of the other members, and see other woman achieving amazing results, and that's my motivation as well. I see all the positive support that each member gives each other and that's my motivation too...you ladies all ROCK, and I'm so happy to have found the hit, and to have found something that works for me!
- Tisha (New Westminster)
I feel amazing, am more fit than I have been since my youth.
I joined New West HIT May 07 2011. After raising a family of five children and retiring from Telus after 36 years, I wondered could I do something just for me? My daughter Kirsten had just joined New West Hit. My other daughter Kellie is a member at the Langley HIT. They both raved about it. I was intrigued so decided to take a chance and try it. Wow! I had my butt handed to me on a platter that first day out. As I made my way home licking my wounds, drenched by sweat, I was in heaven. I knew that I had found my "place". It was the first time that I had signed on the dotted line and committed to a monthly membership for any sort of fitness regime. I worked hard that first month and lost 22 lbs and an amazing 14.5 inches. I made a decision to eat healthy and to HIT at least four times a week. I am approaching the 4 month mark and have lost 52 pounds and 39.5 inches. I still have a journey ahead of me, and it started the first day I started skipping that rope. At first I felt that somehow this was a guilty pleasure. Being a wife, Mom, and Grandma .. could I possibly make this ALL about me?? ABSOLUTELY!! Do it for yourself Ladies .. I feel amazing, am more fit than I have been since my youth. I can chase my 2.5 year old twin grandsons and keep up with them. With the support of my family, the amazing HIT Staff (Stacey, Brett, Dayna, Dainelle and Bob), the other Hitters, and of course the Little Hitters on the side lines .. I am proud to say that I can make the 30 minutes ALL ABOUT ME! Commit, HIT and enjoy! I am truly honoured to be selected as Member of the Month for September.
- Lynne (New Westminster)
This isn’t like the gym, or jogging, or anything else I’ve tried. This is addicting!
I’ve always been athletic, and yes a bit of a tom boy…but for some reason when THE HIT opened up across the street I would walk by… be intrigued, yet feel intimidated. I wondered if it was only for the ‘skinny”, “fit’ girls…I spent a month deciding whether to join or not. But one night, I got up off the couch and walked in. I told Stacey to sign me up… no questions, just do it. I remember her asking me if I wanted to do the free trial, asking if I’d done this before… Nope I said, just sign me up! Hahaha… well, that turned out to be the best decision I could have made for my health, body, and confidence. The HIT is a place for all women of all shapes and sizes. I quickly felt at ease with Stacey and her fabulous team. They are truly there to help, inspire, motivate, and befriend you- something quite unique that makes New West Hit… the only place I want go. And not only that but the fabulous group of women that go there, wow! There is such a positive welcoming vibe there amongst women of all abilities, motivating one another, working out together on the floor, at boot camps, at fundraisers and charity events. This is truly a special place. Throughout my life, I’ve struggled with maintaining my weight. It always fluctuates. I get on a new routine, get bored and fall off the wagon. But things have changed. I’ve been going to the HIT since May and I have lost about 20lbs, toned up and lost inches. I wake up wanting to go everyday. This isn’t like the gym, or jogging, or anything else I’ve tried. This is addicting ! It’s 30minutes of hard work. You push yourself to your limit. You get out of it what you put in, and every time you hear “double time” you push through your own wall. I leave looking like a red, hot, sweaty mess… I leave feeling powerful and knowing I got a good work out in, and most importantly… I leave excited to return the next day.
- Gema (New Westminster)
Whenever I’m at the Hit, I feel the passion I had playing sports, but now it’s to punch and kick harder, to hold my plank for longer, to push myself further every time.
YAY! Member of the Month! It has been a goal since the day I signed up! Sharing this with Kirsten only makes sense seeing as we always in with each other. Thank you Kirsten for talking me into joining and being my partner in crime. I want to give a huge thank you to Stacey, Brett, Danielle and Dayna for making working out exciting and addicting. I love the energy, the music, the other inspiring women (and man!) and the way my body feels since I started with the Hit. On days when I’m in no mood to work out, as soon as I enter the gym and hear the music and the other girls hitting the bags I forget why I didn’t want to come and get my sweat on! In 5 months I have dropped 5 sizes, my arms and thighs aren’t as jiggly-wiggly as they once were and I feel stronger overall. Now when I go shopping I pick a smaller size, and always have this ‘what if it doesn’t fit’ thought, but the clothes fit and it feels great! I’m looking forward to even more changes my body will be doing as I keep coming to the hit. I also look forward to hearing double-time and partaking in more crazy bootcamps! -Jessica I grew up playing a lot of sports, if it was offered in school, I was there, outside of school it was box and field lacrosse. It was definitely my passion and it kept me in shape. Then I had surgery on my leg which put an end to that; I couldn’t run on pavement, I couldn’t take a hit in rugby. There wasn’t a lot I could do. Coming to 30 Minute Hit, I was a little hesitant. First of all, it was like nothing I had ever done before. Second of all, I had become really inactive for years, so I thought for sure this would be too hard on my body. I did the free trial with my friend Jessica, just to notice the next day it wasn’t my leg that was sore, but every muscle in my body was. That’s not something I had experienced in years. Whenever I’m at the Hit, I feel the passion I had playing sports, but now it’s to punch and kick harder, to hold my plank for longer, to push myself further every time. It keeps me coming back, and thank god for that, because my body feels amazing, and even though I have a lot more work to do, I look forward to every workout. …And even if I absolutely hated the workouts at 30 Minute Hit, I’d keep coming back just to hear Stacey tell me how good I look. - Kirsten
- Jessica & Kirsten (New Westminster)
If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be as confident as I am now,or more comfortable in my skin, and I wouldn't be walking as tall as I am now!
So here I sit, trying to think of something unique and different to say; something that hasn't already been said about how much the HIT means to me and how it's literally changed the way I think about body image. I've come up blank, and for anyone who knows me, not having anything to say is a big deal cuz usually you can't shut me up! I joined the HIT after my good friend Tasha joined and bugged me to go and try it. Soooooo after a little "convincing" on her part (phoning Stacey, setting up my free trial, and driving my sorry butt down there) I gave it a try. Honestly, I can't say I was totally in love with it at 1st but I joined anways cuz i figured what did I have to lose (except weight) I had been a member at other gyms. One was before I had my children so I had all the time in the world to workout for as long as I liked. Then I had my first baby and my whole world changed (as every mom knows) you now don't have all the time in the world anymore and going back to that gym was no longer an option. Lucky for me, I live just up the hill from the rec centre and my mom said she would watch my baby while I went to workout. I started to go to step classes there. I lost all of my baby fat quite quickly. THEN I had my second child and I couldn't even fit in time to give myself a good scratch. I tried going back to the rec centre but going just kinka faded out. Losing the weight I put on after the second baby was not as easy as the first time. My youngest is 7 and I'm still struggling. (I'm sure it's not all baby fat anymore...stupid chocolate and wine) I've been a member of the HIT since July (at least I think it's July) and I am hooked! My results didn't happen overnight and some days I felt like "Why bother?" but as soon as you step onto the mat and grab your skip rope, the HIT team is there pushing you, encouraging you to hit harder, hit faster, and not to give up! I may hate them for that 30 minutes ;p, but it it wasn't for them I wouldn't be as confident as I am now,or more comfortable in my skin, and I wouldn't be walking as tall as I am now! I don't know if I've lost any pounds or not (scales are stupid is my motto). I really don't know if I've lost any inches ( I should probably ask about that soon). But I know what I've gained, and that, my HIT friends, cannot be weighed with a scale!
- Serena (New Westminster)
I've gained motivation, inspiration, new friends, and a new attitude.
I've been a member at New West Hit for almost a year. I've lost weight and lost inches but over the past few months I've found that it's the things I've gained which have made a bigger impact on my life. I've gained motivation, inspiration, new friends, and a new attitude. I have never felt so inspired by so many women and have never loved working out as much as I do at NW Hit. To the trainers - and especially to Stacey - thank you for your encouragement, unwavering support and amazing attitude... I have loved every minute of hitting with all of you and look forward to sharing 2012 with you!!!
- Kim (New Westminster)