I highly and whole-heartedly recommend Tru For U. In the month since I started going there (and eating more healthily) I've lost ten pounds and feel full of energy. I actually look forward to every fitness and yoga class I attend - never, ever the case in the past - and I want to go every day. It just feels good. I'm disappointed when my schedule precludes dropping in. The classes are offered with a good range of times and the ability to double up on back to back fitness and yoga sessions, if desired, which I've noticed people do. The instructors have all been excellent, the desk staff informative and helpful, the other members friendly and pleasant, and the price is very reasonable. I like that there are members ranging from their 20s to retirees, women and men, at all levels of fitness. The physical space and atmosphere are inviting and, being a yoga studio, are at the other end of the spectrum from a big gym or the YMCA, which I don't care for. This is a cozy, pleasant, attractive place; it has a spa atmosphere and somehow makes me feel welcome and comfortable when I walk in the door in spite of being an overweight, middle aged gal without sleek workout wear. To give you an idea of the scale of the studio there is an entrance foyer with front desk and kitchenette for getting water, a separate, heated yoga room with laminate flooring and a mirrored wall, and an exercise room with a cushioned rubber floor where the fitness and spin classes take place. These rooms are not small, not big - just right. There is also a separate section at the front of the building where spa and chiropractic services are offered, but I haven't explored these options to date. I was able to try unlimited free yoga and fitness classes for a two week introductory period and within a week knew I'd found, for literally the first time (at 51 years of age), a place to exercise and work on improving my health where I felt at home and where I actually wanted to go. The classes have let me strike an effortless balance between gently challenging myself and not overdoing it, and that is entirely due to the skill of the instructors, who are conscientious about including modifications for newbies and those with physical constraints. I'm made to feel like I'm an integral part of the class along with the fit members who are bending like pretzels. And I am seeing and feeling definite results. What else can I say...the facilities are clean, there's free parking right behind the building, and with my membership plan (there are various options) I can just borrow a provided yoga mat, water bottle and towel every time I go - I like this convenience. For me an added bonus is that I live close to the studio, so I'm glad it's located where it is on Talbot St., and I'm thankful I took the step to check it out. It's well worth a try : )
The way that we see things today does not have to be the way we saw them yesterday. That is because the situations, our relationships to them, and we ourselves have changed in the interim. This notion of constant change suggests that we do not have to be discouraged. T.K.V Desikachar
I have discovered that the path you may choose in life is not necessarily the one that you think is in front of you. If someone was to tap me on the shoulder ten years ago and say, “Hey, some day you will be teaching fitness classes and unleash a great passion for yoga,” I probably would have looked into their third eye, laughed and told them to go chew on granola! I come from a family of practical people that are entrepreneurial in spirit; likely an influencing factor for my affinity for the Sciences. I obtained my degree in Science, because of my love of the logical, expected, and the perception that there is always a right and a wrong; very rarely is there an in-between. Eventually, I received my degree in Education after realizing how much I enjoy celebrating in the successes of others. Almost by accident, and oddly through an early morning television program that caught my curiosity, I began my yoga journey and ignited a passion, again highlighting the unexpected! From there I progressed into teaching fitness and obtained my Yoga Certification through this passion.
My journey has taught me to expect the unexpected and to release myself from what I had anticipated to be the outcome. This has provided me with a foundation from which to teach my classes; I provide suggestions and options and share what I know and I’m open to each experience and learn in the moments along the way. What works for me may not work for the next person and I believe that the student knows their own body best. My hope is to provide a journey for my students that will broaden their awareness and teach them through their own experience how to grow their practice in a way that best serves them.