Mother-daughter duo Monica and Bellsy Hale have been coming to The Studio (MDR) together for over a year and we are so proud to have them in our community! Learn how their time spent at (MDR) has brought them closer...
"What pushed me to start focusing on myself was the fact that I had become fed up with having a seemingly impossible time finding clothes that fit me right. As simple as it sounds, that is what finally motivated me to get started. I really became determined to get in the best shape that I could for my senior year of high school.
Wow, the wonderful feeling of weight loss! After taking a few classes, my body began to take shape, but in the beginning it was the simple shedding of pounds. My parents raised me with pretty decent eating habits, but I am definitely more motivated to eat healthier now.
When I first started working out at The Studio, I used to hate moonwalker, but love it now! I've come a million miles from where I started, and I've never felt this good about myself. I just want to keep working and getting in the best shape as I possibly can."
"I've always been fairly conscious about the food that I eat, but have been somewhat inconsistent about the maintenance of a regular workout routine. I finally decided that if I was going to be so careful with what I ate I ought to combine it with an equal commitment to exercise and see what results I could get.
I had reached a point where my hopping from program to program was leaving me frustrated with my lack of results. It was then that I decided to go full steam ahead with The Studio (MDR).
After just a few classes at The Studio (MDR), the first thing I noticed was a fairly dramatic slimming and toning of my waist. It's funny, as mindful as I was about my diet before going to The Studio (MDR), the results I have seen from the exercise have only inspired me to grow more disciplined with my eating habits. I used to hate teaser pike, but I love that one now!!
Physically, I feel better than I have in the last 20 years, and as a result, I feel much better about myself as well. Going forward I want to continue to tone and shape my body and build off of everything I've done so far.
Having struggled with my self-image for much of my life, and seeing many of the same traits emerging in my daughter at a young age, I feel incredibly fortunate to have found an exercise program that not only are we both passionate about, but has yielded equally fantastic results for both of us. We can now speak a common language when it comes to fitness: we both know and discuss all of the exercises and the instructors, and have one another to lean on whenever our motivation feels sapped. It really is wonderful being able to share this experience with my daughter."