I’m Kaitlyn! I’m a 23 year old Nixa native who just found The Studio about 4 months ago! I started a 2 week trial in April because of my best friend’s recommendation, and I was hooked from my very first class! I wasn’t sure at the time if I could make it to classes or even afford them, being a college kid and all, but now I can honestly say The Studio is one thing I know I can’t afford to lose.

I’ve been regularly attending about 5 or 6 classes a week since April. I first started noticing changes about a month into classes. Physical changes became more and more obvious to me after about 2 months, and several questions about what my “secret” to getting fit was! I couldn’t wait to blabber on about The Studio and get everyone I could to join in on the fun with me! I was a cheerleader for 17 years and none of that training, including collegiate cheerleading, had me as in shape and toned as I am now from the incredible instructors at The Studio.

Out of all the change I have noticed since beginning workouts at The Studio, the biggest change has been in my mental health. For about 2 years now I have struggled with a tough anxiety disorder that often left me homebound and depressed. Before The Studio, I was up to about 6 pills a day to try and help me control my anxiety. After The Studio, I’m proud to say I have been able to cut that in half! After just 4 short months, I have learned to control and focus my thoughts with the help of yoga. I have learned how to use my breath to keep my self calm in a tough situation. I have learned to literally sweat away the stress and dance my way to a better attitude, and for that, there are no expressions of gratitude that will ever be enough. Because of The Studio, my anxiety no longer controls my life, I do.

In The Studio I was able to find a motivating atmosphere along with a challenging workout. I used to get so bored running around a track over and over, or doing the same weight sets every week. The instructors are so motivating, and there is always new music and new skills to master in every class. The women I get to workout with are so great! Every shape and size is at The Studio, and the more people I meet, the bigger my support group gets. Regardless of how sweaty I get, or how shaky my legs are, I am always, always having fun with my Studio Babes!