I started working with TNY before it was TNY – I liked David Hoffmaster and appreciated his knowledge and approach to fitness. When Kym joined on and the classes started up, TNY evolved from personal training to a real team environment. Over the past couple of years I learned not to focus on numbers as I was constantly annoyed at not losing enough weight on that damn scale.
I started to focus on the real results and impact. I finished my first half marathon after taking 3 years off with injuries – beat my best time by 10 minutes. I can hike with Dena and almost keep up with her on the uphills now – she is the ultimate fitness challenge! I can do the things I want to do. A year ago Kym joined me in a 5k with about 12 hrs notice. It didn’t go well
But I challenged her to get better just as she challenged me every week. She did not shy away from the challenge (see girl pulling bus for example!), and that impressed me. Everyone at this gym supports each other, recognizes the success of others, and pushes each other. That kind of support is invaluable, and indicative of the spirit that Kym and David inspire. I have never taken before/after pictures of myself because I am not done with the journey – I continue to strive for the next after.
I think this attitude is truly the gift of working with Kym and David at Totally New You. Thanks.
David Brodie, Hendersonville NC