What are you training for… I am training to help keep my body strong and healthy so that I can keep up with my hobbies and job. I enjoy training martial arts with Seattle Mixed Martial Arts Collective and have a somewhat physical job doing longshore work. I had a lower back injury before training at Strive & Uplift, and believe the holistically focused classes have helped to strengthen my core and body to prevent this injury from cropping back up.
What do you do with Strive & Uplift is… Lift for Life and Move & Groove are my most frequented classes, and I have also enjoyed each of the other classes I have tried so far. I appreciate the mobility component of the L4L class because it has never been a frequent aspect of my trainings at other places. When training on my own, I have never added these types of exercises due to my own lack of knowledge, but I am so thankful for Liz’s knowledge of it all!
What’s your favorite thing about training with Strive & Uplift is… I love the coaching at Strive & Uplift. The care each coach puts into the members, space, and all aspects of the gym is so noticeable. I have also enjoyed getting to know other members of the community. It’s awesome how everyone celebrates successes and hard work.
What’s one thing you want to share with the gym community… Thanks to everyone I’ve been able to train with in classes for the high fives and sharing fun facts about yourself during the daily questions. A fun fact about me that sometimes surprises people is that I am a longshore worker down at the ports. Grateful for those of you have encouraged me to be stronger and healthier for my job and life in general.