Pushing Hard and Finding Balance
Congratulations to Ted Hobbs, the January 2024 BSC Athlete of the Month!
Where were you in your fitness journey before BSC and where are you now?
My fitness routine involved running, yoga, and volleyball. The running part became more challenging due to nagging injuries that just seemed to persist, so I needed to switch things up. I also seemed to be getting older, so a more balanced approach to fitness was necessary to prevent injuries and to keep me standing up straight.
What were your goals when you started, and have you achieved any of them?
While I didn’t have any specific goals (I’m more of a process person), I like learning new movements (everything was new) and pushing myself hard. I sucked at everything when I started and I still suck, but now I suck a little bit less.
What about BSC makes you keep coming back?
I like the variety of the workouts. I like the stripped down, somewhat grungy gym atmosphere – it’s as it should be (I don’t feel comfortable with all the upscale BS at the MAC). I like the thoughtful scaling options for those of us not at “Rx” level. I’ve found a good fit with the build and burn classes. The occasional “good job” or smile-and-nod while running go a long way in motivating me through a “chipper.”
When/what was your "ah ha!" moment?
Sometime last June/July I noticed that I don’t have any knee or shoulder issues anymore. I think the workouts have balanced me out a lot and stabilized my joints so that I can play in volleyball tournaments without tweaking something or go trail running with friends without dying on the hills. BSC has also been a great learning experience – I’ve never done anything like this and it’s good to try new things.
Does anyone at the gym (member or trainer) inspire you and why?
I think everyone there has inspired me at some point. The women are especially fierce!