The journey that led me to the Human Form began in 2016. On March 17, 2016, I was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of breaking my arm. Over the next several months I went through Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments. The treatments took a toll on my body.
Nearing the end of treatment I noticed a friend, Scott Elder was always checking into the Human Form. I reached out to him and inquired about the gym. Scott shared his progress on Facebook. He encouraged me to contact the owners Stephen and Michelle.
In October of 2016, I met with Stephen. He took the time to go through my medical background, assess my overall strength, and discuss my goals. I purchased a 14-day trial membership and started my new path to mental and physical improvement.
Immediately, I noticed the genuine culture at the Human Form. Everyone from the owners to coaches and members encouraged and supported me. I felt like a person instead of a number at a regular gym.
The coaches would model the exercise and challenge me at the appropriate level. They also differentiate the exercise as needed for each member. I felt at home at the Human Form and moved from a trial member to a full member. It was one of the best decisions.
Since being a member I’ve made many gains in my physical and mental well-being. I added lean muscle and improved my strength in my broken arm. I also developed friendships with fellow members beyond the gym. We support and encourage each other. Each day I go to class the coaches challenge me more and more.
After attending the Cancer Wellness program at Riverside Hospital, I learned the importance of incorporating a balance of good eating habits and exercise for reducing the risks of cancer. The Human Form embodies this belief. They have helped me become a stronger person physically and emotionally. It is never too late to begin a healthy journey. The Human Form will help you map out a path.