Aaron is new(ish) to Madison and we are so excited that he chose Recursive to make some new friends and work on his health and wellness!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m brand new to Madison, coming here from New York City, and originally from outside San Francisco. Love all things food, being social with friends, movies, theatre, etc. Really happy to be exploring all Madison has to offer.

Why did you choose Recursive?
I’ve learned that I need a gym that will teach me and hold me accountable. I love classes where I can work on my form and get pushed to try harder and go further. But I’m also super anxious about trying new things, taking risks and putting myself out there. I loved everything I read online about Recursive being a welcoming and supportive environment. I also liked that it was very goal focused and there were options to work on nutrition. So far, I have not been disappointed!

What is your favorite thing about working out at Recursive?
I’ve really liked the coaches. They’re super supportive, no matter what your experience is or stage. I’ve found I can ask (what I think are) the stupidest questions and there’s no judgement.

What was the biggest struggle you’ve had the last few months?
Moving halfway across the country and establishing myself in a new city where I new nobody. It takes a lot more time and effort than you’d think!

What is your biggest accomplishment since starting your commitment to a lifestyle change?
I think my biggest accomplishment is just continuing to just show up and push myself. I’ve gotten over so many of my fears around working out and Im feeling really positive about continuing to improve and work on my fitness goals.

How has Recursive changed your life?
Being so new to Madison (and working at home remotely) has been a transition. Not only has it helped me focus on my goals and stay active, but it’s helped me get out of the house and interact with new people. It’s only been a few weeks, but I really feel like I’m finding a community.

What advice do you have for people who are nervous to get started?
Just start. The 20 minute No Sweat Intro meeting was really helpful for me. I was able to talk about my goals and my fears really honestly and I learned that the gym is a really open and accepting place. I also liked starting with just me and a trainer. It really helped to get me comfortable with the movements and how the gym works before diving right into classes.

What is something else fun you’d like to share about yourself?
Oof that’s hard! I have an amazing dog that I’m totally in love with. My husband and I adopted him last January from a sanctuary in Connecticut where he had been rehabilitated from an abusive home. His name is Rory, he’s blind in one eye, he’s a Chihuahua, terrier and poodle mix (among some other breeds) and he’s the best! 

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