Melanie before and after

What was your starting point?
I've always worked out, but hit a plateau early last year.  I signed up with ClassPass to vary my routine and tried (MDR) because of all the fabulous reviews the studio had online.

Do you remember a specific moment that nudged you to go to class, or decide that it was finally time to make a change?
With ClassPass, you only get three classes per month at each studio.  Once my three classes were up, I knew I needed more (MDR), so I signed up for the Unlimited.  The rest is history!

What were the first changes you noticed after the first few weeks of taking classes at The Studio (MDR)?
I was in decent shape, so it took a while longer for my body to change.  What I did notice was that my butt started to defy gravity (always a good thing at my age). My abs started to lean out and I got more definition in my legs.  And other classes I took outside of (MDR) (spin and yoga) got easier.

Have you cleaned up your diet and if so, how has it changed?
Less carbs, more greens, proteins and fats.  My taste buds have changed, because I appreciate those foods more.  Now I think of food as fuel for future workouts not just sustenance.  I'm still working on that chocolate addiction though:).

What’s one pose that you used to hate but love now?
I love all the lower body work ( I really do) - lunges, squats, inner thigh work. I'm still working on getting to appreciate the bungee.  

How far have you come from your starting point in both physical and mental ways? And what are some of your new goals when you look ahead?
(MDR) workouts challenge you mentally and physically.  I find that I leave the studio physically spent but with total mental clarity.  If you can make it through these workouts on a regular basis, everything outside the studio will be gravy, because you're mentally stronger.

As for new goals, I just want to make it through one session without stopping. Or cursing Lindsay in my head when she says "Can't you feel we're almost done?".  Sorry, Lindsay!