Kyle joined us through one of our challenges as a longtime runner who wanted to gain a little muscle and strength while STILL being able to put in a competitive 5-10k time. Throughout his time here, he’s not only accomplished that, but he’s brought so much more to us with his great attitude, quiet sense of humor, and hard-working inspiration and support for others.
How would you describe your situation before joining Relentless, and what did you want to change?
Before joining relentless I did a lot of running to stay in shape. I always wanted to get stronger, but really struggled to do that on my own. I was always lacking a direction in any strength training I tried to do on my own. Any kind of lifting I tried to do would fizzle out within a few weeks.
What were you most apprehensive about?
I was most apprehensive about the whole thing really. It was taking a big step out of my comfort zone to message Isaac about starting. Let alone showing up at relentless and working out that first day. But Isaac and all the coaches really made everything a great experience and put me at ease about things right from the start.
What is one of the first things you noticed after starting?
Having never really done the gym thing, one of the first things I noticed was how nice and willing to help all of the coaches were. Also it was within a couple weeks of going I started noticing a lot of things getting easier in the gym that had been a real struggle at first.
Would you take a second to describe how you are now and what’s changed?
Having been at Relentless for almost a year now, I can’t believe how far I have come. I feel like I still have a long way to go. But I love the process and still see progress in things week to week. I don’t know that I would have ever thought I could have come this far.
What would you say to anyone who was thinking of joining?
Do it! You won’t regret it. I really can’t say enough good things about relentless, all the coaches, and all the other members. Relentless is really an amazing place. They can help you no matter what your goals are and you will have a great time doing it.