Are there any tips and tricks you have for Leach rookies? Things you would have liked to know before you started your fitness journey?
The leach is such a big gym it’s hard to figure out where to start and it can be overwhelming. For Leach beginners, I would say to go into the Leach with a pre-planned work out, including all the exercises that you want to accomplish. This way you know exactly where to go and how long the workout will take. Also, don’t be afraid to start off lifting lighter weights than everyone else. It’s better to prioritize your form instead of worrying about the number on the weights. It takes time to build muscle, it won’t happen overnight. But if you are committed and are consistent you will definitely get there.
How has the Leach impacted you?
The Leach impacted me by helping me become a healthier version of myself. I go to the Leach every day and I look forward to it because it’s the only time when I don’t have to think about any of my responsibilities and can just live in the moment. When I’m at the Leach, I feel at peace. Afterwards, I get a lot of endorphins from the workout that makes me feel better throughout the duration of the day.
How did you start? What pushed you to become a patron of the Leach?
I started going to the Leach when I first got to FSU, as I have always been into fitness and going to the gym regularly. The Leach is the best gym I’ve ever been to and has all the equipment you could possibly use and much more. It is accommodating to anyone’s fitness goals and really pushes you to work out because of the environment it creates.
What’s your favorite part of the gym?
My favorite part of the gym is the Annex, it is where I spend most of my time. I enjoy squatting, benching, and deadlifting in the Annex and it’s always a good feeling when you get a PR. I push myself the hardest there and it makes the rest of the work out flow easier.