"To start I will quote a favorite boss of mine “if I talk long I will talk wrong”. So, I love Redline Fitness and all those who walk through the doors of this gym. Done…. mic drop.
So a little background in brief format, I love being active and feel it is essential in life. I have competed in conventional sports, and not so conventional sports, at many levels. I have three times in my life in which I have taken my training a little more serious than the rest of my 28 years of training, and 21 years in the security/law enforcement world:
The first period was when I walked onto my college volleyball team at 5’11” 135 lbs. I realized I may have been fast with good hops, but I needed something to push me past (or up to) the tall guys’ level. I turned to work ethic, knowledge, strength, and helping someone else train as the solution. Success.
The second period came nine years and 60 lbs. later when trying out for my PD’s SWAT team. Once again, I applied the above solution and was already helping to train two fellow officers. Success.
The third time encompasses the past five years. With age and some pretty substantial injuries I was told I should never squat or deadlift again, and due to pain thought my ideas of getting stronger were going to be shelved. Welcome to Redline Fitness…Success?
Almost two and a half years ago a new job brought me back home to NC and I needed to somehow stay in shape and fight my dad’s long ago claim that everyone falls out of shape and carries unhealthy weight. For several months prior I was gathering information in an attempt to alleviate pain by training and nullify my dad’s statement. Unknowingly I was readying myself to be part of the Redline family, buck the doctors’ orders (imagine that I was going to squat and deadlift again) and set new strength PRs.
God has blessed me with far more than I need and deserve, and has blessed me to be surrounded by such great people at Redline. This time my equation has been slightly different. I am not training anyone, rather everyone is training and supporting me! I am learning more, setting new goals, breaking PRs, and enjoying the entirety of Redline Fitness…not just my beloved iron.
Redline Fitness is a true melting pot. It has taken all types of us, from so many different walks of life, and smelted us into one group of people working to achieve everyone’s individual goals symbiotically. This is bar none the best gym I have ever attended, not because of size, equipment, etcetera, but because of the people and the way they encourage one another, share snapshots of our lives and share valuable time.
So success? I would say certainly, and I anticipate more to come. Thank you Steph and Joe for fostering the existence of such a great fitness community! And thanks to all those who have shared and encouraged one another." -Bill