…I have tried and accomplished things that I never would have dreamed of at 56 years old…
– Nancy D.
“At the encouragement of a friend, I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended my first iGnite class in August 2010. It was a cross training class that Neissa was teaching at Barton Springs. The only familiar thing to me that morning were several people that I knew who immediately embraced me and made me feel welcomed and less self-conscious. I have lived in Austin since 1975 and had never stuck my toe in Barton Springs. It was invigorating, to say the least. It was a great morning, and to be completely honest, every inch of me hurt the next day. But, it was the greatest feeling that I had really accomplished something and I could not wait to go back.
To look back at all I have done since I joined iGnite is amazing. I have attended classes at Rollingwood Park, Mt. Bonnell, Butler Park, Pease Park, Northshore Overlook, and the Austin High track. I have gone swimming at the JCAA and danced at Champions Westlake. I have experienced a variety of cardio classes, yoga classes and strength training classes all outside, whether it is 32 degrees or over 100 degrees. Not only have I gone Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on Town Lake for the first time, I have done it with a Hula Hoop (don’t ask the end result). I have been water skiing and bike riding. I have attended lunches and dinners as well as parties. I have attended, and even participated in, Whole Body Health talks and learned so much.
The icing on the cake was a Monarch Escape with 16 women to Oyster Bay, New York. We exercised, ran the streets of Long Island, played in the ocean, had a sailboat excursion, ate healthy meals, drank green smoothies and just relaxed and enjoyed girl time with some amazing, like-minded women.
iGnite is so much more than just an exercise program. It provides an environment to step out and explore new opportunities, try things you have never done before, and embrace life as a whole. I have tried and accomplished things that I never would have dreamed of at 56 years old. iGnite encourages a zest for life and makes us all better people by feeding our bodies, minds and spirits. It has truly iGnited my life in so many ways!”
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