Name: Stephanie Cross
When did you start at T&N?: June 2021
What’s your service?: Personal Training and Group Classes
What was your exercise history before T&N?: “I played sports in high school and early college but since I was 20, never had any regular exercise routine and hadn’t even been in a gym or similar space.”
Share your story: “I have been on a personal health journey since the beginning of 2020, and since that time, I have lost about 150 pounds and became the healthiest, strongest and most badass version of my adult self. I started at T&N in late Spring of 2021, ready to try some kind of regular physical activity besides walking (and I still prioritize those steps!). I had always been interested in strength training and weights, but I never had anyone teach me what to do. The idea of going into a gym was intimidating. I started to look into women only spaces and personal trainers. I needed understanding, patience, and education and I found it.
I am so happy with what strength training has done for my physical and emotional self. It is not about a pants size, a number on the scale, or family or societal approval. It’s about feeling strong, investing in yourself, meeting goals you never would have thought to think of a few years ago. I just got back from a hiking trip to Sedona, and climbed Cathedral Rock, and not everyone in the group made it up. A few years ago, I would have been left at the base wishing I could have seen the view from the top. I’m now able to get to the top and see that view for myself. I chose to invest in and prioritize myself and T&N has (and continues to) help me level up.”