"Long story short, I have worked in a highly stressful leadership role for the past 13 years all the while trying to maintain some sort of work life balance. But, while trying to be there for my family and trying to solve all the problems at work, I forgot about myself. I lost touch with friends, let go of things that I enjoyed doing, and I was beginning to feel a bit out of control. I wasn't feel good about myself. It took my former boss to tell me to join this gym (NexLevel) ... that it did her a world of good and that I should check it out. So, even though I've never been a gym-goer, I did it. I walked in, signed up and I have absolutely NO REGRETS. Yes, I am eating healthier and I've lost weight but, more importantly, my mind is sharper, my energy level is higher, my stress level is lower, I am not patient, I sleep better, and I am more confident and self-assured. When I'm at the gym, I forget about work and home and only focus on ME. I push myself for a better me. During my workout, I am overall more mindful - that is, I live in that moment and I allow others thoughts to pass through my mind without stressing over them. And, as a bonus to all of this, I've met a great group of people who share the same commitment to better themselves. Going to the gym is now the highlight of my day and I feel gipped if I don't get there." - Paula H.