WARRIOR OF THE MONTH

WARRIOR OF THE MONTH

Each month at HIT Fitness Warehouse we highlight one of our female and on of our our male members that have put extraordinary effort into their fitness to such a level that their energy is contagious and spreads to others throughout the gym.

This page is dedicated to our WARRIORS OF THE MONTH current and past. You guys make us PROUD. 

#TEAMHFW #IEARNEDIT #WOM

AUGUST 2017

DARIEN MCMILLIAN

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JULY 2017

MALLORY KNABB

I only started posting about my workout routine recently because of the 30 classes in 30 day challenge hosted by my gym #HITFitnessWarehouse. Since my freshman year in college, I have tried to maintain a workout routine by lifting weights, running, and going to the gym to take classes, etc. Various setbacks prevented me from reaching fitness goals--weight gain, a baby, bad workout plans, bad gyms, being broke, or lazy, or overwhelmed with work, and life in general. Sometimes I would make gains, sometimes I would plateau, but most times I would have setbacks. Even with these hurdles, my goals were always fueled by outside forces such as wanting to be the fastest, strongest, and of course looking good.  
 
It wasn't until April 12, 2015--exactly a year ago today--that I found intrinsic motivation to find a lifeline. I soon discovered that exerting energy and pushing my limits could be my lifeline and source of sanity.  
 
Working out every day is what gets me through my day and especially important--my worst days. I don't show up to the gym to be the best or first. My goal is not beating you in the next run or showing you up by lifting more--not anymore. I run and lift because I have to. Being there pushing my limits keeps me stable, subsides the anger, diminishes the anxiety. I stay focused and sharp. Exhausting my energy source maintains my solid mind because if I don't I will use that energy to go rogue like everything inside is telling me to. With this change in focus I have been most successful in improving my fitness.  
 
April 12, 2015--was a day that changed my life. Whether for the better or worse, I don't know. The events prior and the events on that day DO matter but it is not the message I convey today.  
 
Today I want to tell HITFitnessWarehouse thank you and especially Kevin Kohan--thank you. You always believe I can do EVERYTHING even when I give you no reason to.  
 
Kevin, All you have done for me and the gym you have built with Carolina has allowed me to teach my students, bond with my family, take care of my kid, and look to a bright future I thought was dim.  
 
--Working out keeps me sane and HITFitnessWarehouse is my keeper. 

JUNE 2017

MARK WEISS

So honored to have been named Warrior of the Month at HIT Fitness Warehouse! Thank you to Kevin Kohan and Carolina Kohan, all the coaches at HIT Fitness Warehouse, and all the Warriors who continue to support my journey! Truly an awesome fitness family! 

Q: Do you have suggestions for those who seem to think they don’t have time to exercise? 

A: There is always time if you CHOOSE to make it a PROIRITY. Make it a gift to yourself. Start out slow, add a couple of days and then add more once you get more into a routine. If you start out of the gate with an unrealistic expectation, you'll struggle and get frustrated and the regiment falls to the wayside. 

Q: What is your favorite class to take at HFW? 

A: HIT FIT/Warrior Bootcamp class, it offers KB’s, Barbell work for strength, Interval Training, Med Balls, Battle ropes, sledgehammers….basically more variation than any other gym I have ever been to. It is their most popular class. 

MAY 2017

KELLY DRUM

Q:  Do you have any tips for beginners just starting out? 

 A: Have fun with it and   Don't be afraid to try something you have never done before and don't be intimidated by the fitness level of others.  The coaches at HIT FITNESS WAREHOUSE are the best you will have and they can do the thinking for you.

Q:  What benefits and results have you noticed since you began at HIT Fitness Warehouse? 

A : Not only do I use this time to improve ME, but I use this time to spend with my son Cole, and this has allowed us to build an even tighter bond with one another!  Thank you #TEAMHFW ! 

APRIL 2017

DANIELLE SHEPARDSON

My entire life I have gone up and down with my weight. The past 3 years have been more up than down. It had been a few years since working out at Hit Fitness, but I was ready to get back and get healthy. What I love about Hit Fitness is they push you as much as you can handle. 

Q: Since being a member at HIT Fitness Warehouse, has your understanding of fitness and your health changed?

​A: Yes, having an understanding of the benefits of the workouts, the movements we do, the correct form, the importance of nutrition and fueling for exercise has made it more effective! So just the fact that I know understand the "WHY", has helped taken my fitness and commitment to the next level which in turn has helped build a better "ME".  

Have fun with your workouts. Don't be afraid to try something you have never done before, and don't be intimidated by the fitness level of others. The coaches at HIT FITNESS WAREHOUSE are the best you will have and they can do the thinking for you.

MARCH 2017

LIBBY BUERES

Wow, thanks guys! I can't thank H.I.T. Fitness Warehouse & all the coaches enough for being such a fantastic fitness center. Thanks to HIT FIT & the Advocare products they introduced me to, my physique & overall fitness levels have improved 1,000%. 

Q: Do you have any tips for beginners just starting out? 

A: Don't be afraid to try something you have never done before and don't be intimidated by the fitness level of others. The coaches at Hit Fitness have been extremely supportive in my journey and so have the other Warriors. We are a family that lifts each other and that is so important when you are first starting your fitness journey. 

Q: How do you make it happen? 

A: Coming from 45 minutes away in North Miami is not easy but it is always a priority to me to make it.   

FEBRUARY 2017

JARED STERN

Thanks for the love guys. But I'll throw it right back at ya. The COACHES are why we wind up pushing ourselves beyond limits. We may not show up with the intentions of busting our asses, but somehow a coach does or says the right thing to trigger that competitive spirit, and keeps you motivated just long enough to do what you didn't think was possible. Big thank you to our coaches who work tirelessly to make us tired! 

Q: Since being a member at HIT Fitness Warehouse, has your understanding of fitness and your health changed? 

A: It most definitely has changed! It's not just about showing up to class and being told what to do - it's an understanding of the “WHY” you are doing what you are instructed to do and developing not only the physicality but your “KNOWLEDGE”. The importance of nutrition in conjunction with exercise, and understanding that this is a lifestyle to maintain long term results and make this commitment to yourself for a healthier life. 

Q: What is your favorite class to take at HFW? 

A: Without a doubt my favorite is the STRONGMAN TRAINING class!! Heavy Odd objects are as functional as you can get! And if you are not super experienced with this then you can us lighter weight. It is not about the ‘quantity’ (well sometimes it is, Lol), it’s about the ‘quality’.

JANUARY 2017

CARRIE GOODRIDGE

Q: Since being a member at HIT Fitness Warehouse, has your understanding of fitness and your health changed?

​A: Absolutely! It's not just about showing up to class and being told what to do - it's an understanding of the benefits of the workouts, the movements we do, the correct form, the importance of nutrition in conjunction with exercise, and understanding that this is a lifestyle to maintain long term results and make this commitment to yourself for a healthier life.

Physically, I can perform better in my day to day life. I have more stamina and better balance and coordination. When I first began, I couldn't even perform a weighted lunge and now my form is more on point and I am increasing weights. 

I have lost 2 shirt sizes and a pants size and have been incorporating more clean eating in my diet. Mentally and emotionally, I have better focus, a better work/life balance, confidence in myself, and increased body positivism. I have new found pride in myself and what has been accomplished so far and I look forward in continuing my journey with Hit Fitness and the entire Warrior family!
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