Prior to having kids, my wife and I lived a very active life, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. Although we knew having children would change our lifestyle, I didn’t realize that I also wouldn’t have the energy or the motivation to exercise. Last winter, I inured my ankle playing basketball and I ended up doing even less exercise than what had become usual. My wife, Mun “gently hinted” to me that I was getting out of shape and I needed to take care of myself. I knew I needed to make a change but it seemed so difficult. In June 2017, my wife bought me personal training sessions. I had lifted weights and gone to the gym in the past but never went to a personal trainer. I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed working out with trainer! The encouragement, trying new things, feeling sore the next day (in a good way), was the motivation I needed. I have enjoyed it so much that I organized a small group ofguys from the neighbourhood to come work out with me. I also, invested in a bicycle and have become a seasonal cyclist to and from work! We even got out on some family bike rides this summer. Fitness is a journey that includes the whole family.
Humans of Eastside Fitness is inspired by the interesting and popular – Humans of New York series. We aim to document the diverse and dedicated community who workout and hang out at Eastside Fitness.