Q: How old are you & where do you go to school? What’s your favorite subject/teacher/class?
A: I am 13 years old and I go to Desert Shadows Middle School. My favorite subjects are science, social studies and English. My favorite teachers are Mr. Jenga, Mrs. Corbett and Mr. Brandsma, they teach my favorite classes.
Q: You have some big dreams & we’d love to hear more about them!
A: My long term goals include getting a college scholarship in swimming and swimming in the Olympics. My short term goal is to swim at sectionals as a 14 year old – Sectionals is a swim meet for the entire southwest and you have to be really fast and train hard and most kids are 15 when they get there.
Q: You’ve only been training with us since January! Please tell us what you enjoy about Infinity and how the Sports Performance sessions have helped enhance your fitness regime.
A: I was already swimming about two hours a day, six days a week; but the strength training program at Infinity has improved my start off the blocks. I am much faster and stronger at the beginning of my races. I have more power in the water and in the back half of my races, the part where endurance counts – has improved a lot. The coaches at Infinity are fun and patient and really make sure that my technique and form are correct, Kyle reminds me of my science teacher Mr. Jenga. In the short time I have been training here – I’ve met some really great kids that are also athletes and we can all relate to each other.
Q: As a newer member of the Infinity family, please tell us what has kept you coming back over these 6 months!
A: As a new member of the Infinity Fitness family, what keeps me coming back are the trainers because of their encouragement, knowledge of health and fitness, and the way they put together a very intense, challenging, and rewarding exercise routine that is never boring. I love that when I go to exercise at Infinity Fitness, it feels like I’m part of a family. It’s not just a gym where I work out, but a group of members and trainers that I have connections with.
I keep coming back because I want to stay healthy and fit, so my Type 1 Diabetes will stay in balance. I do this for my own personal health goals, but I’m also encouraged that my story helps motivate others that I workout with. Like I said, I’m part of a family at Infinity Fitness. Everyone that comes in here works hard, and that is a great place to workout at.
Q: What do you enjoy most about Infinity & how do you stay motivated?
A: I really enjoy having workout partners that hold each other accountable. When it comes to exercising and continuing to exercise, it really helps that we all motivate each other while we are there. That really keeps me coming back! I enjoy the support and proper exercise instruction that the trainers give, the workout atmosphere is upbeat and encouraging and the exercise regimens are intense.The trainers and my workout partners motive me each time I’m there. It’s that encouragement and drive to be healthy that helps me want to continue to stay healthy and in control of my Diabetes. I have found my exercise home at Infinity Fitness, and I love it here! I have tried other places in the past, but Infinity Fitness is it for me!
Q: What is your career & what are some of your interests outside of Infinity?
A: My background is in Physical Therapy but I currently work at a preschool in Paradise Valley as an Office Manager and teacher helper. Some of my interests outside of Infinity Fitness are gardening, reading, being active outdoors when the weather is nice, socializing with friends, traveling up north to visit family, watching my son play little league baseball, and of course watching baseball.
Q. You’ve been a part of our Infinity family from the beginning! Tell us what keeps you coming back.
A: First and foremost the people keep me coming back, but the variety of the workouts keeps the mind and body guessing which makes me want more and more.
Q. What do you enjoy most about Infinity & how do you stay motivated?
A: I’ve been to a couple different gyms since joining Infinity, and they just don’t have the same atmosphere. It’s an addiction and without the people and the variety, it would be hard to stay motivated.
Q. What is your career & what are some of your interests outside of Infinity?
A: I’m a project manager in the commercial construction industry. I have a wife, Stephanie, and 2 kids, Aiden and Ella. We try to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.
Erica is 15 years old and is in our November 2019 Member Spotlight
Q: What do you enjoy most about Infinity?
A: Going to workout at the gym has always been a task for me, until I found Infinity. The minute you walk in, you instantly feel at home and welcome while still getting a super hard but rewarding workout in! I’ve been able to see results and my body transforming in just a short amount of time from working with the trainers at Infinity. It’s been super motivating to keep me coming back and continue to work hard.
Q: Would you recommend Infinity to a friend and why?
A: Yes absolutely and I have! No matter what sport you play or if you just want a focused workout, the Infinity trainers are great at helping to find the right balance, perfect for you and your discipline. Everyone at the gym is supportive and encouraging, and it makes you want to keep coming back!
Q: What skills have you learned and improved on during your time here?
A: I’ve learned strength, cardio, and speed skills from my time at Infinity. I never really knew where to start with heavy lifting and could have injured myself but with the help of the trainers I am doing lifts I didn’t even know I could do. I’m. As a dancer, I sometimes train for 16+ hours a day, and while I have been studio trained for 13 years, my body wasn’t properly conditioned to recover. Through the proper conditioning at Infinity, my body can now sustain longer training sessions and rigorous dancing while recuperating at a much faster speed.