You’ve seen him at the front of class.
Maybe he’s cued you through a technical lift or high-fived you after a PR. Or maybe you’ve watched him overhead squat and wished you could move like that; be as athletic as him.
But he wasn’t always so at home in the gym.
“I’d walk in there and be very confused and scared of what to do,” he said of working out years ago in a conventional gym.
He was still intimidated when he joined Hale about four years ago, watching athletes do pull-ups and lift big weights while he could barely press 65 lb.
“I don’t want to be the weakest one,” he thought.
But he kept coming back. Soon, he realized everyone at Hale—coaches and members alike—was helpful and supportive.
Things started to click.