Embarrassed to come back to the gym?

Embarrassed to come back to the gym?

Chris Smith | March 21, 2016

Getting healthy is hard. Staying healthy is even harder. When you’re starting a new routine to increase your health and fitness, there is often a drive from within that propels itself. Motivation and dedication are high, especially when you see results. But sometimes that honeymoon phase only lasts a few weeks, a few months, or, if you’re lucky, even a few years.

Like most types of journeys, a health journey will have its peaks and valleys. Eventually, that desire to stay consistent fades into the distance. Some people get back on the horse and back to work, while others find themselves back to square one.

Being back to where you started can be a devastating and overwhelming feeling. You might also feel disappointed, discouraged and even embarrassed to come back in the gym. Enough so that you won’t even step foot back in the gym, and you go out of your way to avoid seeing your former gym friends.

At Impulse, we want you to know that we don’t ever want you to feel embarrassed about walking back through our door if you’ve taken off a couple months or years from your previously healthy lifestyle. Our mission is to educate, motivate, and empower you; not to judge and criticize you. We don’t expect our clients to have it all together all of the time. That’s not realistic. We will meet you where you are in your journey and help you to progress toward your health goals once again.

If you’ve avoided walking back through our door, and you are ready to recommit to finding that healthy version of yourself, walk right in. Even if you don’t feel ready, let us help you find your drive and determination once more. We welcome you back!


Chris Smith

Chris graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Education. She joined Impulse as a client in 2013 as an overweight, out-of-shape and depressed person looking to get healthy. With consistent workouts and cleaner eating, better health poured into her life along with an 80 pound weight loss. She was asked to join the Impulse team in 2014 as a Guest Relations Coordinator. Her most important role at Impulse is making people feel at home by being able to relate to the struggles of getting your health under control. Chris's compassion and empathy for each client helps them see their potential through her own story. She has experienced all the different service options offered at Impulse, and she is able to give honest insight as to what programs would be in the best interest of each client. Her role at Impulse is continually evolving and now involves everything from finances, to marketing, to most importantly...taking care of our clients!


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