In: success stories

Mindset

This Dentist Creates Healthy Smiles In Zumba Class, Too

Jamila (Amie) Mangondato’s typical Zumba class size was 72 prior to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, and she was the first group...

Mindset

This Psychiatrist and GX Coach Says Participation Is Key to Vitality

For Julie (Jules) Pittman, participation is a cornerstone of vitality. The board-certified psychiatrist has a private practice specializing in addiction recovery,...

Mindset

Leslie Samaniego: From Bullied to Breakthrough

Leslie Samaniego had grown up smaller in stature than her classmates. At an age when children are looking for any difference...

Mindset

Fitness—and Fenway—Saved This Army Vet

Veteran and social media influencer Chris Matthews had a lifelong love for fitness that started as a child when he lifted...

Mindset

For This Trainer, Health Beats Wealth

Jack Goldberg was interviewing for a job in financial services, but he knew something wasn’t right. He could hear himself answer...

Mindset

How Elvia Campos Rebuilt Her Mind and Body

Elvia Campos had a plan for her life. She had worked hard to gain scholarships to attend college when a head-on...

Mindset

After Twins, GX Coach Lives the Zumba Life

From an early age, Bella Gormley was dancing the Merengue, Cumbia and Salsa at home. As a teen, she performed traditional...

Mindset

Social Influencer Rayy Syymone Hardy Builds Resilience and Pays It Forward

Social influencer and 24 Hour Fitness member Rayy Syymone Hardy knows the first step is the most important, because it’s a...

Mindset

Influencer Montgomery Nicholas Uses Fitness to Stay Grounded as He Reaches for His Goals

Montgomery Nicholas knew early on the importance of physical exercise and the benefits of getting healthy together—with the ones you love....

Mindset

From Right Hook to Group Flow: Meet Mike Rowe, Virtual Group Trainer

Just a few months ago, you might have been doing your best to keep up in a GX24 class with 24...

Lifestyle

Real Money Talk With Elena Brower

Ed. note: As circumstances require many of us to revisit our finances and even rethink how we earn a living, some...

Mindset

GX24 Instructor Roget Soukou Sees Who You’ll Become

Roget Soukou played soccer and ran around like all the other kids, and he dreamed of becoming an engineer. He never...

Mindset

This Team USA Athlete Says Only You Can Stop You

Kelli Vandermoer is game for anything. The 24 Hour Fitness personal trainer, now a member of USA Rowing and a U.S....

Regeneration

Koya Webb: From Self-Care Will Come Answers—and Purpose

While recovering from her first injury, Koya Webb discovered yoga and quickly saw the mind/body benefits of moving meditation.

Mindset

Motion Creates Emotion—and That, This Instructor Says, Is Worth It

What would Sarah Alexander whisper in everyone’s ear if she could? The GX24 instructor, lifelong athlete and dancer says it’s five...

Mindset

This #FitSquad24 Influencer Won’t Let Anything Stop Her—And That Makes Fitness Worth It

Back in 2016 Ravon Hardy-Castillo (“Ray,” to her friends) spent three days in the hospital after not being able to use...

Mindset

Graphic Designer By Day, This GX24 Instructor Says Power Jumping With You Is Worth It

We asked Alberts how he stays motivated to teach HIIT training twice a week, how he fits teaching in with his career, and other burning questions.

Mindset

Productivity Expert Ari Meisel on Streamlining Your Life

Ari Meisel believes that the key to achieving your goals lies not within a busy schedule but instead within fierce clarity and strategic use of time.

Mindset

This Master Trainer Says Remember This to Make Your Sweat Session Worth It

Erica Johnson’s mother decided that a studio would be a more appropriate place for her toddler to dance rather than all...

Mindset

This Fitness Manager Took His Own Advice—It Was Worth It

Many fitness journeys begin with a single goal to lose weight, but Vinh Duong started out with one objective that turned...

Mindset

This GX24 Instructor Gets the Work You Did to Get In Here

If you’d asked 20 years ago why Richard James Oliver works out, he might have told you his goal was to...

Lifestyle

Dr. James Chou Turns 100 and Shares His Tips For Longevity

Whether or not the century mark is your goal, you can’t go wrong with Dr. James Chou’s advice for a happy,...

Mindset

Got Goals? Tom Banicky’s Got Your Back

Baseball was Tom Banicky’s sport in college, but it did not take him long to decide on a new path when...

Mindset

This GX24 Instructor Says There’s Always a Do-Over—and It’s Worth It

Christina Hartranft knows how it feels to face a rack of free weights or the GX studio door and wonder if...

Movement

A Personal Trainer Shares Insights From the Set of “Milk Life presents, The Next Olympic Hopeful”

Sam Taylor was working toward a master’s degree in neuroscience when he came to realize that life in the lab was...

Mindset

New Year, New Advice From Top Social Media Fitness Influencers

Setting goals (at any time of the year) is always a sure way to make a real change in your life.

Mindset

Yogi and Composer Daveed Adjian Says Take These Steps for Change

If you haven’t taken GX24 instructor Daveed Adjian’s yoga class at 24 Hour Fitness, you might have met him through his...

Mindset

Kelly McGonigal on Falling (Back) in Love With Movement

Kelly McGonigal believes that the fitness industry’s prioritization of calorie loss and physical appearance can take the joy out of exercise.