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Carolyn | Member Testimonial

I’ve been with MSC for just under a year. At the age of 56, menopause, stress, life in general, had me slightly struggling with a weight gain. It wasn’t a huge amount, but it was enough to have me reaching for my jeans that were loose, and the baggy T’s. …

I’ve been with MSC for just under a year. At the age of 56, menopause, stress, life in general, had me slightly struggling with a weight gain. It wasn’t a huge amount, but it was enough to have me reaching for my jeans that were loose, and the baggy T’s. I just wasn’t comfortable in my own skin. When I think back, I realize it wasn’t always about the weight, at the end of the day, it was about the fact that I just wanted to fit comfortably into my clothes and feel good in them. Losing the weight would be a bonus. With Strength training the body composition is different. The scale remained the same for a while, but my clothes fit differently, loose, comfortable. As I got stronger and increased the weights I was using, I did manage to lose those few lbs and then some.

I cannot say enough about each of the trainers at MSC, their encouragement, their belief in you can be stronger, better, leaner, through hard work, exercise, and nutrition is unsurmountable. There is no room for not giving 100% when you’re taking one of their classes, all of which I’ve taken, and all of which I’ve pretty much thought I would not make it through, but always do. I’ve never regretted showing up!! However, in saying that if you’re joining to get healthier, lose some weight, get stronger, or leaner – at the end of the day YOU need to do the work. I have a very social life style, and learned very quickly that if I wanted to stay in the clothes that fit, and maintain the weight loss, I couldn’t just get in 3 workouts a week. I had to put in the effort every day – to eat leaner, more veggies, healthier, to be conscious of alcohol intake. MSC through FB and emails is always ‘checking in’ making sure we are doing what needs to be done to meet the challenges of everyday life. They truly want us to succeed.

I haven’t regretted one moment of joining this great group of people. Come join – you’ll never regret it and you’ll love it!!

Annie Joyce | Member Testimonial

I was just writing “I feel so strong” but in actuality I am strong! I have gained so much more than strength at MSC, I have gained coaches and comrades who cheer us on. Never have I heard a discouraging word. They believe in our strength, see it grow and celebrate our accomplishments!

Joan | Member Testimonial

I participated in a 3 month Transformation Project in the summer of 2017, partnering with Tina and Michaela (aka the Dynamic Duo) to achieve better fitness and nutrition. For a variety of reasons (aka excuses) I never seemed to harness my focus to work out and eat right in tandem; it was one or the other…

*I participated in a 3 month Transformation Project in the summer of 2017, partnering with Tina and Michaela (aka the Dynamic Duo) to achieve better fitness and nutrition. For a variety of reasons (aka excuses) I never seemed to harness my focus to work out and eat right in tandem; it was one or the other. In May 2017, I had arrived at a point where I knew I could get on the right track and move forward with the energy, expertise and support from the Dynamic Duo. And that’s exactly what happened.

It wasn’t perfect, it was ugly in the first few weeks. Pop culture and the latest and greatest diet tell us we’ll lose 15 to 20 lbs in the first 30 days but the reality is to sustain real weight loss and establish good patterns, you’ve got to stay the course. There’s no magic to it. Tina and Michaela are terrific motivators; Tina for her ability to tailor a great work out plan to maximize strength and conditioning, pushing you to do more and Michaela, for educating but not proselytizing, for recognizing that there’s no banned food groups and that ultimately, it’s all about choices – YOUR choices.

Both coaches offer a variety of strategies to deal with the challenges of being consistent with food and exercise. While some worked for me, others didn’t but it’s all individual, whatever works for you. I also found the video testimonials on the MSC website to be helpful and inspiring. They’re great to remind yourself that everyone struggles; to get to the gym, to eat right, to keep your mind focused. Your MINDSET is the absolute key in this equation, I can’t overstate it enough. After 3 months, I’m happy to say that I’ve lost 15 pounds (give or take with Xmas!) and 21 inches! I feel energized and hopeful for the next phase of my fitness and weight goals.”

Kristy | Member Testimonial

Meet MSC-er Kristy Nyman!

Kristy is running the Boston Marathon this year for Mass Fallen Heroes and we are hosting and event to help all our MSC Marathoners THIS SATURDAY 3/17! A St. Patty’s Day Bash where we will be swinging for a CAUSE!

WHY KRISTY STRENGTH TRAINS AT MSC

“Strength training at MSC is the perfect cross-training for my marathon training program. Not only does it help strengthen the major muscles in my legs and arms so they don’t become fatigued as easily during long runs, I find that the the cardiovascular component helps build stamina and endurance without the constant pounding and pressure that’s put on my joints and body if I were to be running every day instead of strength training.”

“This year I will be participating in the Boston Marathon as a charity runner for the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Platoon. The charity was initially started to raise funds to build a public memorial to honor all Massachusetts Fallen Heroes who gave their lives fighting the global war on terrorism since September 11, 2001. The memorial was unveiled in May of 2016. The organization now has a Veterans’ Edge program that ensures all heroes returning home receive the educational, employment, medical, legal and numerous other services they earned and deserve. MFH also provides outreach services for the families of the fallen and have helped unite the Massachusetts Gold Star and Veteran communities in a unique bond of loss and healing.”

Nichole Raymond | Member Testimonial

With the exception of my first trimester poor attendance. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at MSC.
I have always been intimidated by lifting heavier weights and due to that I have been a member of cardio based gyms over the past decade…

“With the exception of my first trimester poor attendance. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at MSC.

I have always been intimidated by lifting heavier weights and due to that I have been a member of cardio based gyms over the past decade.

A couple good friends of mine have been raving about MSC for a long time now and they both suggested I try a free week and this time I decided to finally bite the bullet and give it a shot.

I immediately felt at ease after my first class. The coaches are down to earth and take the time to help and correct you which is huge for me as I’m new to the KB world.

It’s been less than a year that I’ve been a member at MSC but I’m so glad I made the change because I’ve never felt this strong before. It feels great when you are able to learn new things you never thought you were capable of!

The community at MSC is quite eclectic and welcoming and I think that’s a big part of what keeps people coming back. I like seeing all age groups in class kicking ass – that really says something for the quality of the programming being suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

I have so much more to learn and I look forward to seeing what else I can do in 2020!”

Tiffany Kingman | Member Testimonial

I came to MSC by way of a friend. I’m in the fitness industry so over the years I’ve belonged to approximately 7 different gyms. I’ve lifted, rebounded, hot yoga-ed, boxed, ran a half marathon, trained w MMA coaches and more. I’ve never been challenged, or rewarded, in the way that kettlebells has changed me…

“I came to MSC by way of a friend. I’m in the fitness industry so over the years I’ve belonged to approximately 7 different gyms. I’ve lifted, rebounded, hot yoga-ed, boxed, ran a half marathon, trained w MMA coaches and more. I’ve never been challenged, or rewarded, in the way that kettlebells has changed me. The workout is intense, but consistent, and purposeful.

Nothing at MSC is for bravado or ego. Every moment is planned and programmed and serves a purpose. The purpose is to give you a foundation and get you stronger one step at a time. The coaches push you, they push you hard, but they push you carefully. They modify for you when you’re too tight, limited in range, or just plain not strong enough, without ever making you feel like you’re just plain not strong enough.

The coaches there are a unit, a team, and they walk the walk. They work out together, they help each other get stronger, they push each other, the grind is real at MSC. It doesn’t hurt that they are genuinely the kindest and most humble crew, it’s a unique gem of a gym, and these girls are constantly adding workshops and certifications, they are doing more, becoming better, and expanding their skills for each and every person that walks through their doors. Their grit and the vibe of diligence has attracted a lot of hard working people that show up time and time again, to get in their workout in a place that they can count on to deliver. So many different people go to MSC, and that is one of my favorite things about it. There are no pretenses and no room for cliques, everyone supports each other and that makes it so much less intimidating than a lot of other “lifting gyms”. Go for the high quality instructors, stay for the great people and the laughs after class.”

Keryn | Member Testimonial

Meet MSC-er Keryn Leonard!

Keryn is distance runner and iron man athlete that has suffered with overuse injuries her whole training career…until she found strength training at MSC!

WHY KERYN STRENGTH TRAINS AT MSC

“Strength training at MSC has made a HUGE difference in my running and triathlon training. I have been training at MSC for a year now and in the past year I have been injury free while training for two marathons and two Ironman’s! I have increased my speed in swimming, biking, and running due to increasing strength and muscle. Prior to strength training I was always reinjuring my knee, Achilles, and IT band.

These injuries would put me on the side lines from running and I would strictly train for Triathlons by cross training only and wouldn’t have as successful races as I could because I was injured! I participate in the semi privates because I LOVE how the workouts are customized for ME and MY weaknesses. I also take Kettlebell classes because I am focusing on strengthening the muscles I do use regularly and do not use regularly to keep my injury free … I call it my PRE-hab! Thank you MSC for keeping me off the sidelines and IN the game!!”

Sarah Bajjalay | Member Testimonial

I have belonged to many gyms in my 57 years, and MSC is different in the best way possible. It is not fancy, but if you are looking for a variety of challenging workouts in a friendly environment, MSC is the place to be. Members are of all ages and fitness levels, and everyone is supportive of one another…

“I tried MSC because I wanted to learn kettlebells, and I was attracted to the small class structure. I have stayed because of the thoughtful and effective programming. Signing up for classes ahead of time has helped me be accountable and consistent, and I am now stronger than I ever imagined was possible.Try MSC. It is the real deal!”

Aileen Buckley | Member Testimonial

I have so enjoyed working out at MSC for many reasons! It’s a very welcoming, come-as-you-are atmosphere. I enjoy semi-private training the most, the individual programming is such a great way to measure progress…

“I have so enjoyed working out at MSC for many reasons! It’s a very welcoming, come-as-you-are atmosphere. I enjoy semi-private training the most, the individual programming is such a great way to measure progress and it’s a great way to really hone in on skills that make classes that much more effective. The classes are awesome, the coaches are top-notch, it’s just an all-around great place to learn from each other and I feel like I am meeting goals in my own time and getting stronger every day!”

Tracey Barrett | Member Testimonial

I joined MSC a year ago after becoming stagnant at my previous gym. I brought with me A LOT of chronic musculoskeletal issues, but was reassured MSC has the proper techniques and training to work with everyone. I quickly realized I had not been using proper form with certain exercises…

“I joined MSC a year ago after becoming stagnant at my previous gym. I brought with me A LOT of chronic musculoskeletal issues, but was reassured MSC has the proper techniques and training to work with everyone. I quickly realized I had not been using proper form with certain exercises, but was never corrected. I decided to do some private training with Tina. This has been extremely beneficial for me and my body. She pushes me to do more than I think I’m capable of and I am able to it correctly. She’s also good for a few laughs. 😀 In addition to kettlebells, MSC uses other methods such as sandbag/DVRT and Indian clubs to engage muscles in a different way to effectively train safely if that is what you need. I can’t say enough about the coaches. They are friendly, approachable, and masters of their craft. They push, encourage, motivate, and give corrections on form to protect everyone in a respectful manner. There is a great variety of classes and times to choose from. What else can I say? MSC is the place to be!!! ❤”

Jill | Member Testimonial

What does a normal day look like for you? I work Monday through Friday – 9 to 5. I sit in an office all day. To get to work, I sit in traffic for a minimum of 3 hours a day, sometimes more. I rush home. I take care of my dog; I let her …

*MSC is previously known is Alloy Fitness

What does a normal day look like for you?

I work Monday through Friday – 9 to 5. I sit in an office all day. To get to work, I sit in traffic for a minimum of 3 hours a day, sometimes more. I rush home. I take care of my dog; I let her out, feed her and get ready and change for my Alloy class. On Monday night, I take ROW and FLOW at 7:20. I come home, I eat a healthy meal – created using guidelines Alloy has taught me – and I get approximately 6-8 hours’ sleep every night.

Why do you work out?

What benefits do you receive from it? I work out because there are many benefits. One: it makes me stronger. Two: I feel better and I have more energy to do all the things I want to do. Three: It makes me look good and, therefore, I feel better about myself in general.

Why do you come to Alloy?

Because at Alloy, with the help of Tina and Michaela, I have learned that high intensity training combined with lifting weights — is HOW YOU LOSE BODY FAT!!!! It’s called: Metabolic Conditioning!! Michaela likes to refer to it as “MAGIC” and I would have to agree.

How is Alloy different than other gyms or studios you have been to?

Because Alloy cares about YOU! The team at Alloy wants you to succeed. Let’s face it. These girls/guys are totally fit; doing 3 and 4 classes a day, sometimes more. Do they care if you don’t come to class. . .. YES, they do!! Do they care if you don’t lose weight. . . .. YES, they do!! These guys are here to help US attain our goals. At Alloy, the team is so MOTIVATIONAL. When I am spinning or lifting weights and I am watching Tina, Michaela, or Rick teach us classes . . . I am inspired to be like them because they are fit, they are strong, they look good and they are healthy. Everything, I want to be!!

What is your favorite Alloy class? Why?

It’s hard for me to pick my favorite class at Alloy. I like them all and all for various reasons. I love the rowing for the muscles in my back. I like the kettlebells for the muscles in my arms. And, I really like the Pilates for Athletes because it works the core and has some great stretching techniques for the entire body.

Have you experienced any tangible benefits since joining Alloy, ie. weight loss, compliments from friends, inches lost, more energy, etc.

For the past year, I have consistently been 140 lbs. When I started, I was already lean but could not get rid of the body fat around my mid- section, near the front of my arm pits, etc. It has taken me a lot of hard work and it is starting to pay off.

Since I started working out at Alloy, I have lost approximately 15 pounds and 4 % body fat. I have the figure I had when I was in my 20’s and my family and friends have noticed and give me compliments. These workouts have transformed my body! I not only look good, I feel GREAT!! I will continue to work out at Alloy Fitness because it has made me STRONGER in every aspect!

Alloy’s nutrition program has played a big part in my success. The program has taught me to eat the right foods at the right time. It’s not a crash diet, it’s now my way of life.

Gina Laufer | Member Testimonial

Prior to having kids, I had been a marathon runner and a bit of a fitness gypsy constantly trying out new workouts. Before I got pregnant with my first daughter, I had discovered the world of lifting heavy weights. I enjoyed it and continued to lift through most of my pregnancy…

“Prior to having kids, I had been a marathon runner and a bit of a fitness gypsy constantly trying out new workouts. Before I got pregnant with my first daughter, I had discovered the world of lifting heavy weights. I enjoyed it and continued to lift through most of my pregnancy. After she was born I had struggled to get into a new routine so I signed up for the Boston Marathon as a way to keep me accountable for working out. Unfortunately lifting had taken the back seat though, and I was not finding the motivation I needed to get to the early morning classes. Then I got pregnant with my second daughter, I had tapered off running and stuck to 1-2 lifting workouts a week but once I hit 6 months, I was too uncomfortable to keep working out other than walking. After my second daughter was born, I had craved that endorphin high of a good workout again but the idea of fitting in workouts with a toddler and an infant seemed impossible. I finally got to a point where I knew I had to make fitness a priority, but due to having a C section I was nervous about getting back into it too fast. I had found a physical therapist that Specializing in Diastasis Recti and Rehabilitation of the Core and Pelvic Floor. I began working with her one on one then progressed to her small group training classes until I began to feel strong enough to try out a new workout routine.

Once I felt I was ready to graduate out, I reached out to my good friend Alicia because I remembered her raving out her gym. Alicia put me in touch with Tina and so began my journey into the world of Hard style Kettlebell at MSC. I remember being very nervous about starting out this program as I had very little experience with kettlebells but I put on my brave face and showed up at 5:20 to meet Tina and try this out. The workout was unlike anything I had done before (we started out with crawling and heavy carries! Who knew such simple things could be so hard and good for you?!). The next day when I woke up I could barely move, but I couldn’t be more excited to get back to class. Being a newbie is always intimidating, but the coaches at MSC do a really good job of making sure you are comfortable and safe before you try anything new. Looking around at the members in class is very inspiring to see everyone tackling the challenging workouts and setting personal records.

I can’t say enough about how great the programming is at MSC. There is a variety of classes that are changing regularly, but in a way that allows you to set goals (and crush them!). It is a good mix of consistency and change at the same time that helps get you outside of your comfort zone. But the workouts aren’t even the best part at MSC, it’s the community! The coaches are all very knowledgeable and supportive in helping you progress in a way that works for you. The members are like a second family that welcome you and help remind you why you are there! For those of us that get up at 4:30 am to workout while most of the world is sleeping, you really need that community to keep you coming back (especially on those cold, dark New England winter mornings). The community extends beyond the gym, too. Many of us support each other in other aspects of life on a regular basis, as well. There is even a facebook group that allows us to talk about our wins and struggles with working out and nutrition.

MSC really is a gym unlike any other. I’m sad on my rest days that I cannot be in the gym and on those days that I don’t want to get up to go to the gym, I know there will be people there to support me and help me push through. All of these things have made it really easy for me to create a consistent routine and over the last 22 months I have been coming to MSC, I have become stronger than I ever imagined possible!”

Patty Smith | Member Testimonial

Why MSC? *Coaches who understand balance- work out hard, while still enjoying life!, lifelong friendships, quality/ thoughtful workouts, small group individualized training, coaches who take the time to get to know you and push you to limits you never thought possible…

Why MSC?

  • Coaches who understand balance- work out hard, while still enjoying life!
  • lifelong friendships
  • quality/ thoughtful workouts
  • small group individualized training
  • coaches who take the time to get to know you and push you to limits you never thought possible
  • coaches who listen and respond
  • ”special fairy dust”- this is what I call the amazing tricks or tweaks that coaches have given to me to perfect my form or allow me to get stronger. Amazing!!!!!!!!!
  • everyone cheers each other on. This place is more like a team that works together and encourages one another.
  • love this place so much that I even recruit when I’m out – lol!
  • laughter
  • giving back
  • the want to get up at 4:30 a.m. and workout before the birds!
  • motivating emails/ texts/ announcements
  • monthly challenges
  • expert recruits for specialized classes or workshops
  • semi-private training
  • Love for the owner, not only is she one of my best friends, but someone I respect and admire for all her hard work who created this inspiring place! She’s the best!! Can’t wait to see what the future holds and brings!

Joe Haddock | Member Testimonial

What was your fitness/health routine/life like before you joined us at MSC? “Before MSC, my primary fitness routine was boxing; however, eventually I realized I wanted to get back into lifting and incorporate more variety into my fitness regimen…

What was your fitness/health routine/life like before you joined us at MSC?

Before MSC, my primary fitness routine was boxing; however, eventually I realized I wanted to get back into lifting and incorporate more variety into my fitness regimen.

When you were looking (or when you took your first few classes) what made us stand out for you?

The first thing that stood out to me was…the kettlebells! At the time they were so foreign to me and honestly conjured up images of “turn of the century” strongmen you’d see at a circus. It looked cool as hell when I saw them being swung or snatched and I instantly wanted to try. I tried a few classes and was instantly hooked, not only because of the quality of the workouts, but also the community vibe, and the attention from the instructors.

What has made you the happiest about working out here – what lights you up?

I love the variety of classes offered and the instructors who lead them. The quality of the workouts is outstanding and with the variety, I never feel like I’m plateauing or losing interest. I also love the fact that I’m getting so much out of my routine – heavy lifting, HIIT, bodyweight, plyometric, mobility and more all in a week!

What would you tell someone who is considering joining us?

Try a bootcamp class, you won’t be disappointed.

What is the reason you recommend this crazy ass gym to someone else?

You’d be hard pressed to find a gym like MSC that has a great community of members, support system, and a variety of high quality fitness options. You’ll get so much out of the workouts, and you’ll find yourself looking forward to class as well as new programing and what the week holds for a bootcamp or metcon. I’d also recommend the gym given the solid and proven science behind KB training, but I’d defer to you on that ;).

Maureen Murphy | Member Testimonial

What was your fitness/health routine/life like before you joined us at MSC? I went to the gym 5 or 6 times a week and worked hard but I had no goal or focus. I would work as hard as I could, for as long as I could. Now, I know that was…

What was your fitness/health routine/life like before you joined us at MSC?

I went to the gym 5 or 6 times a week and worked hard but I had no goal or focus. I would work as hard as I could, for as long as I could. Now, I know that was counter productive.

What problem were you trying to solve before you joined us, what were you looking for, what was missing?

I was missing focus in my workouts.

When you were looking (or when you took your first few classes) what made us stand out for you?

I was impressed by the coaches and atmosphere of the gym. Weight wasn’t prescribed, it was individualistic and focused on where YOU were, not where someone else was. The workouts are programmed so skills and movements were earned over time No BS coaching, everyone knows their shit. I felt safe.

What was the obstacle that kept you from joining other places? How did MSC make it easy for you?

Other gyms/ trainers always felt washed out, unenthusiastic, like they were just going through the motions. MSC has a philosophy behind it that all coaches know it and live it! it’s alive in there and you know it when you’re working out!!

What has made you the happiest about working out here – what lights you up?

The coaches (all of them) and my program. Tina keeps me focused, working hard, and trying new things. When my body needs a break she knows it and gives me the confidence to take that break… that’s HUGE for me. Prior to MSC taking time off was very scary for me, I thought I’d lose all my hard work and turn into a blob (ha)! Now I know how to effectively workout, how to put in the hard work the right way, so I can take the rest my body needs! I also love setting new goals and seeing the progression towards them. Achieving a set goal feels awesome and pushes you to try something else, something new, something you never thought you could do!!

What have you been able to achieve (inside or outside the gym) since you have been working out at MSC?

TSC!! Outside the gym, I know I can swing heavy shit and that makes you a badass at everything you do!

What about MSC has surprised you the most?

Everyone who workouts there is a badass killing it and I love being surrounded by that!

What would you tell someone who is considering joining us?

Just show up!

What is the reason you recommend this crazy ass gym to someone else?

Because everything they do works.

Is there anything else you would like to say about us?

Both my husband and I workout here and we love it. It’s a part of who we are.Yeah buddy!!!

Tricia Wong | Member Testimonial

What was your fitness/health routine/life like before you joined us at MSC? Prior to MSC – I worked out because I knew I had to workout/should workout. I remember putting headsets on, open up Netflix and movie on the phone, hop on a cardio machine for 1.5hours…and called it my workout for a week…

What was your fitness/health routine/life like before you joined us at MSC?

Prior to MSC – I worked out because I knew I had to workout/should workout. I remember putting headsets on, open up Netflix and movie on the phone, hop on a cardio machine for 1.5hours…and called it my workout for a week. I also got into the latest group exercise workout fads (ex: Zumba, Barre, spin) which were fun. They made me move and break a sweat. After a while – things start to get repetitive and I got bored after a while.

What has made you the happiest about working out here – what lights you up?

The people. The atmosphere.It all makes me a happy. I’ve been asked questions like “why do you drive so far to go to the gym?” and my answer is simply, “I love it there”…and it’s simply because of the members and the coaches make MSC a wonderful place. There are no judgments made, no negative vibes…only smiles and positivity. Oprah Winfrey couldn’t have said it any better, “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”

What has made you the happiest about working out here – what lights you up?

The coaches (all of them) and my program. Tina keeps me focused, working hard, and trying new things. When my body needs a break she knows it and gives me the confidence to take that break… that’s HUGE for me. Prior to MSC taking time off was very scary for me, I thought I’d lose all my hard work and turn into a blob (ha)! Now I know how to effectively workout, how to put in the hard work the right way, so I can take the rest my body needs! I also love setting new goals and seeing the progression towards them. Achieving a set goal feels awesome and pushes you to try something else, something new, something you never thought you could do!!

What have you been able to achieve (inside or outside the gym) since you have been working out at MSC?

I have referred myself as a “retired athlete who tries to relive her glory days”. No longer am I in my teens or early 20s…but I still play sports, and pretend like I am. I would still hit the floor full force to keep the ball off the ground, and then realize it took me a tad bit longer to get back up again. It isn’t until the following day that it would really hurt to just walk or even sit. It got to a point where playing sports was actually not fun for me. When I finally took strength classes at MSC on a regular basis – I noticed the post playing pain wasn’t has prominent. I would still be sore, but the pain was hardly noticeable. The more classes I took at MSC, the better I felt doing something I love. I started to love playing volleyball competitively again.

What would you tell someone who is considering joining us?

Just FUCKING DO IT!!!

What is the reason you recommend this crazy ass gym to someone else?

Because everything they do works.

Is there anything else you would like to say about us?

I knew I had to go to the gym because I wanted to look the “pretty girl”. In order to be a “pretty girl” you had to be “skinny”. MSC totally changes your mind of those thoughts. No longer am I concerned with being the “skinny one”. I would much rather be the “fit one”.

May | Member Testimonial

A Testimonial by May – Alloy Member since Day 1! What does a normal day look like for you? Weekdays I wake up at 4:30AM and head to Alloy to take a class or strength train with Michaela. After getting my ass kicked, I go to work feeling ready and energized for the day! …

*MSC is previously known is Alloy Fitness

What does a normal day look like for you?

Weekdays I wake up at 4:30AM and head to Alloy to take a class or strength train with Michaela. After getting my ass kicked, I go to work feeling ready and energized for the day!

Why do you work out?

Many different reasons…mostly to be healthy and strong! Secondly, look and feel good. Love the energy it gives me.

Why do you come to Alloy?

It’s the combination of challenging classes and knowledgeable trainers. The class size also helps ensure I have good form and avoid injury. I love that the classes incorporate strength training and cardio so my time is maximized!

How is Alloy different than other gyms or studios you have been to?

The instructors push you, but prioritize proper form…I feel like they really care about my progress.

How do you feel after an Alloy class?

Like a badass! I feel really strong and can take on the day!

What is your favorite Alloy class? Why?

IronRyde… Combo cardio and strength training…Music is always great. You can tell the instructors spend a lot of time picking music and choreographing the workout to it! It’s so motivating.

Have you achieved any fitness goals recently (ie. Ran a race, did well in sports, etc.)?

I recently went on a hike to the Blue Hills….the last time I hiked it, I was extremely out of breath and had to rest often. Now, it seems more like a challenging walk than a hike. I also can now do 15 pushups! That’s a lot for me!

Have you experienced any tangible benefits since joining Alloy?

I am stronger, move better, injury free, and my resting heart rate has dropped by 25 bpm, I’ve lost almost 25 pounds since I climbed Machu Picchu last October and have gone from a size 12 to squeezing (baking muffin tops) back into my size 4 jeans (I am comfortably between a 4 and a 6). Exercising and being strong has helped me overcome back pain, foot pain, and given me tons of energy.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

From time to time, we want to highlight some of the amazing people that work their asses off at Alloy Fitness. Dozens of people participate in Alloy’s special brand of fitness every week and now you’ll better understand their what drives them to come to the gym. Our hope is that these stories inspire you to work towards your goals and get to know your fellow Alloy members. So say hello to Kiliegh Flaherty and her early morning Alloy Fitness routine…

*MSC is previously known is Alloy Fitness

Q: Why do you work out?

Working out is a mental stress reliever for me. That’s why I like to work out early in the morning. It clears my head, improves my overall mood and helps me focus at work.

Q: What does a normal day look like for you?

A normal day for begins at 4:40am. My fiancé and I drive to Alloy for an unbelievable hour-long workout. I love working out in the morning because it allows me to get SO much stuff done after work. I have the time and energy to take care of everything at home and hang out with my friends because I got my workout done by 6:30 am.

The Alloy effect on my mood is apparent immediately. When we get up, my fiancé and I drive together and do not say one word to each other because we’re tired and cranky. After working out with Tina or Michaela, we are both in the BEST mood, blast the radio and get fired up for the day. It is a great start to our day!

Q: Why do you come to Alloy?

My sister Michaela got me in the door at Alloy. I am getting married in September and wanted to feel and look my best for my wedding. Between her constant support, along with both Tina and Liz, I find myself looking forward to my workouts which is a first for me. I come back to Alloy each day because it is a positive, fun environment with an extremely motivating team.

One of my biggest goals when joining Alloy was to become stronger. In just two short months, I have already achieved that goal. I could barely do a push up when I started and now I am up on my toes completing an insane amount of push-ups each week. My family and friends can already notice a difference but, most importantly, I can see and feel a difference in myself. I feel the best I have felt my whole life and have Alloy to thank for that!

Q: How is Alloy different than other gyms or studios you have been to?

I have tried SO many different gyms, studios and programs and Alloy has been my favorite. Alloy’s trainers push me to a level that I never thought I could achieve. Since starting at Alloy, I’ve noticed my strength rising quickly as well as a positive change in my attitude. And I keep getting better! Alloy’s classes keep pushing me to become stronger and more fit which helps me see more and more results.

Q: What is your favorite Alloy class?

I love IronOAR and IronRYDE. These classes are no joke and the perfect combination of either rowing or cycling and strength training. I leave both these classes soaked in sweat and feeling so strong! We use kettle bells, the TRX system and a ton of burpees to get in a serious workout this morning.

I also love Row and Flow. I usually take this on Thursday mornings after 3 or 4 days of working out hard. It is SO needed and allows my body to recover from the intense workouts I have done that week.

RYDE45 is also a killer workout done in just 45 minutes. I take this Monday morning. It is a great start to my week and sometimes a great way to recover from the weekend. Ok, so I guess I love them all!