July 19, 2023
Finding a supportive place to work out can be vulnerable and challenging. A survey done by IHRSA in 2019 highlights that “60% of gym-goers said that a friendly and supportive atmosphere is the main reason they stick with a particular gym.” As we celebrate Pride Month this June, it's important to highlight and appreciate all members, including the LGBTQIA+ community, and make sure they feel embraced. Reflecting on our values, our club manager, Elias, declares, “Our purpose says it all. We strive to provide an experience to all including underserved communities. All communities no matter status, race, sexual orientation or gender are all welcomed, and the diversity is represented in our staff as well as our members.” We’re proud that members and teammates of the FitFam consider Fitness Connection to be one of those places and continue to prioritize supporting one another.
Our fitness team is known for being friendly and welcoming to all our members no matter how they define themselves. We want every person who steps into our gyms to feel valued and important. Jamie, our Group Fitness Instructor, says it best, “We are one family! We are always here for each other no matter their fitness journey or personal journey.” So, whether it’s high fiving your neighbor in a group class or working one-on-one with a trainer, our team and gym-goers go out of their way to encourage each other.
Fitness Connection meets you where you are on your fitness journey. We recognize that everyone's path to wellness is unique, and that's why we offer a wide range of options to cater to all interests and skill levels. From high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to strength and cardio, there's something for everyone. If you are new, we have a free fitness orientation for you to get to know your goals. If you like being part of a community, we have a variety of group classes to fit your needs. If you are an expert, we have functional training, squat racks and weightlifting equipment. No matter who you are, we want to empower you to flourish on your fitness journey.“We work to make a difference in everyone’s life through fitness and help everyone become the best version of themselves no matter who they are!” – Vanessa B., Club TeamLike Vanessa, said we strive to build connections with our members. We want to be inviting and inclusive, build relationships and change lives every day.
We couldn’t say it better than our teammate, Justin A., “When you feel welcomed daily… it makes you feel like you matter, and it also makes you feel like you belong to something and are a part of this fitness community.”So, whether it’s your first time stepping in the gym or you’re a seasoned pro, the importance of having a nurturing community to welcome you in every day is vital and we’re glad to be that place for every one of our members and teammates. One way we’re continuing to foster an environment of inclusivity is hosting, Flex Your Pride Week. Our instructors lead group fitness classes with special choreography, music, quotes, themes and clothing to bring Pride to each class. These classes will be highlighted on the schedule with a 🌈 – you won’t want to miss them! Make sure to check out the Community Collection in the ProShop, so you can flex your pride with us in class.