My name is Melissa and I’m 41. I have been married to my best friend for 19 years. We have three kids ages 16, 16, and 11 and three dogs. I found The Studio in Nov 2015. I did the 2 week unlimited special for new clients and I think I tried every class available! I was hooked! I attend around 5 classes a week with 5am BUTI being my favorite. I never dreamed I’d be one of those crazy people that gets up at 4:30 to workout! Prior to finding The Studio, I had not worked out consistently in 20 years. When I was young, I’d taken dance lessons for many years so the classes at The Studio really brought back my love for music and movement.

My family has been my whole life, and my focus has definitely been on my kids. I didn’t have any hobbies or interests outside of my family, and I also spent most of my time feeling very run down. I was tired all the time; I would joke and say I could fall asleep on command! I would fall asleep quickly at night but rarely ever stay asleep. Something else I was experiencing was panic attacks. They started when I was a teenager and subsided in my late 20’s only to return around age 40. My doctor said stress and hormones were two of the major contributors to those attacks. They would happen without warning. Sometimes while driving and chatting with my kiddos.

The thought of exercising consistently seemed overwhelming to me, but I told myself that if I could loose some of the weight I had gained, then maybe I’d feel a little better. Boy did I get a whole lot more than that! I started sleeping better almost instantly. Hallelujah! Sleep equals non crazy wife/mother! I noticed physical changes to my body within the first 4 weeks and I can’t even remember when I had my last panic attack! I have more energy for every part of my life. I am truly enjoying being 41. My mind feels clear and my body feels strong.

I found my hobby! Apparently, one really can enjoy working out! I look forward to every class I attend. I announce it daily or the night before so my family knows mom’s got something on the calendar too! I also found acceptance at The Studio. Jamie’s passion for women is so evident and she has surrounded herself with people who share her vision. All the instructors are kind and encourage you to give your best, push yourself just a little further than last time. Much love for Jamie and all the ladies at The Studio. This has been so much more than a workout for me and I’m very grateful to have found you.