Testimonial - "Better- Mentally & Physically"

 photo by Sarah Marcella Creative

photo by Sarah Marcella Creative

"When I took my first class at Ascend, the small studio weirdly intimidated me. As a person who battles feelings of anxiety and insecurity pretty frequently, I was nervous that I wouldn’t enjoy being in a small class in a dark room. Not to mention, I just moved away from all of my friends and family, started a new job, have a husband who now travels weekly…I was at a place in my life that I felt alone and overwhelmed by change.

While I can come off as a confident or bubbly person, it’s definitely not always what I am feeling on the inside! I had taken spin for years before, and knew that I loved the workout, but I did not know how different my experience would be at Ascend.

The way that the front desk staff and instructors make you feel welcomed sets the tone when you walk into the room. Once you clip in, for the next 50 minutes, it is truly remarkable to learn what you are capable of. I still am not a “leader on the board” (maybe one day I’ll get there), but I am always proud of myself when I leave the studio- proud that I burned 500+ calories in a short amount of time, proud that I was able to smile through a daunting climb or sprint, proud that I was able to fight through any moments of anxiety or fear, proud that I was able to push through a class even if it was an otherwise terrible day.

Does anyone else cry when you get to the part of the ride where it's "your time", and the instructor turns off the lights and mic and just lets you have that moment for yourself? Tears, literally, almost every time.

 Photo by Sarah Marcella Creative

Photo by Sarah Marcella Creative

The instructors are inspiring, motivational, real, HONEST, and so supportive of every individual. Every time I take class, I feel more connected, as if I’m becoming part of a community, something bigger than just spin. I can’t thank the instructors enough for encouraging us to: have fun in class, to understand that some days are better than others, to let go of fear and frustration, to not be afraid to dance or yell “yas” and “woo!” without judgment, to push past pain and know that change is on the other side, and to challenge ourselves to become stronger"

- Katie E.