In: success stories

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.

Mindset

The Change Master: John Berardi’s Second Act Will Help You, Too

John Berardi, Ph.D., has always been changing.

Mindset

Best-Selling Author Ryan Holiday Explains Why You Need Stillness

Over the past nine years, Ryan Holiday has written nine books and established himself as a modern-day philosopher.

Regeneration

Kalina Salvador: An Abundance of Strength Begins With a Breath

After a week of high fever and convulsions that left her unable to grip anything in her hands, Kalina Salvador said a prayer from her hospital bed: If she recovered, she would find a way to give back.

Regeneration

Chip Conley Makes the Case for Wisdom—Cultivating and Sharing It

When Chip Conley was 26, he started Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which would eventually become the second-largest boutique hotel company in the U.S.

Mindset

Love the Work: Jessica Kelley, Senior Director, HR and Organizational Transformation

Do you have to be a gym junkie to love working at 24 Hour Fitness? 24Life asked Jessica Kelley, senior director,...

Movement

Tyson and Phoenix: Different Reasons, Same Results

Personal growth in any health and wellness journey can involve quite a bit of change. For GX24 instructor Tyson Peltz at...

Mindset

Glenn Payne Gets Your Goal—And Wants You to Do One Thing

Glenn Payne is a Fitness Manager at 24 Hour Fitness Alta Dena Sport and he’s also a GX24 instructor. His professional...

Mindset

Kira Stokes Sweats the Small Stuff—And Keeps Fitness Fun

“I’m a bit of an Energizer Bunny,” Kira Stokes admits while visiting with 24Life in a New York studio.

Nourishment

Unpack Your Excuses for Success With Nick Routson

Nick Routson, general manager of 24 Hour Fitness Fullerton Super-Sport Gym and former fitness manager, loves one thing more than fitness, and that’s people.