Member Spotlight: Melany


Melany became a member at Yellow Jacket Fitness back in September 2016 and has been crushing her workouts ever since. She recently competed with the Yellow Jacket Team in the Cleans for a Cure competition at CrossFit Wrath in Tomball. She took 4th place overall with her partner Jeramy, a trainer at YJ.

“My fitness journey started in late 2013 after I had lost 50 pounds.I started off with boot camp and enjoyed getting active outdoors. I continued boot camp for almost a year when a friend told me about Cross Fit.  I decided to give it a try and loved it. I did Cross Fit for a little over a year before I stopped. In between I ran to keep active.

We recently moved from South Africa and decided that I should get back into training again seeing that I hadn't trained for 6 months, was gaining weight again, and becoming lazier.
I also thought it would be a good place to meet new people and make friends seeing that we knew no one here.

I decided to try a boot camp style class at a gym in the Woodlands and after 3 weeks, I knew this wasn't the place for me.  I just didn't connect with the people.I tried out our apartment gym for a few days but was just wasting my time as I had no one to "push" me and tell me what to do.  My husband suggested I try out Yellow Jacket Fitness seeing that it was so close to our home. 
At first I didn't want to go because I felt shy, and the thought of meeting new people was overwhelming. But I decided to give it a try and attended the Saturday morning Hybrid class.
Oh my goodness, what a tough workout was my thoughts. It was hot and humid, but I enjoyed every minute of it. At that point I knew that this is what I was looking for - to be pushed to my limit.

From that first moment I walked into the door at Yellow Jacket, I felt at "home." Ali took the time and effort to welcome me that morning and explained what all YJ had to offer. She didn't make me feel like I was just another potential client, but part of the YJ "family."

Last weekend, I had the privilege to be part of the YJ team to compete for Cleans for a Cure and loved every moment of it!!

I am proud to be part of YJ Fitness and everyone I train with and think we have the BEST trainers/coaches a gym can offer. I just love going there every day. It's my "home" away from home. :-)”

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