Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before you started your fitness journey?
Don’t be afraid to ask! The Leach can be intimidating because of how massive it is and how many people are using it. Everyone has the same intent as you. There have been many times where I’ve seen someone doing a certain exercise I have never tried, and I will ask them to show me how. That’s a great way for you to meet a lot of awesome people and it will help you feel more confident in a gym setting.
How has the Leach impacted you?
The Leach has made me more confident with my body and has pushed me to become better in so many ways. The atmosphere at the Leach makes me excited to go workout every day. Once you’re able to establish a solid routine and have a better understanding of the area, your confidence will improve immensely.
How did you start? What pushed you to become a patron of the Leach?
Working out is a good way for me to relax when I’m stressed and have a lot on my mind. The feeling I get when my heart rate goes up after completing a few laps around the track is unbeatable. Initially, my roommate helped me get started; she was the one that introduced me to the Leach. Once I started using the facility, I realized that it has much more to offer than any other gym, especially in comparison to the one at my apartment complex.
What’s your favorite part of the gym?
My favorite part is the sauna and steam room, hands down. There is nothing better or more relaxing than stretching in the steam room after leg day.