I have been a member at Healthworks since the summer of 2014 and spent countless months with an underused membership at other health clubs in Boston. My sessions at the gym would consist of a dreaded, mediocre 30-minute elliptical workout and 10 minutes on the various weight machines. I didn’t monitor my progress, didn’t increase intensity, and low and behold… also didn’t see any results.

Our February Fit Girl: Claudia R.!

In the fall of 2015, I decided that I needed to make a change. My energy level was low, my weight was high, and I felt more out of shape than ever, in my late-20s. I joined a Transform team at Healthworks Back Bay and started to focus in on nutrition and a structured program. As I struggled through the first workout, I knew I had an uphill climb…. but it didn’t kill me! So I returned week after week. After the holiday season, I finally felt confident enough to join a teamTRAIN season. I linked up with Melissa and that is when everything started to click…

“Being able to accomplish my goals with other strong women by my side was such an important part of my journey…”

With Melissa’s inspiring words, positive motivation and booty-kicking workouts (seriously she’s amazing!!), I found my stride. I really focused in on what I put on my plate each meal and started to seek out fitness opportunities that made me happy. I found myself trying new classes at Healthworks and other fitness studios in the area that made working out fun (which I never thought was possible!). I started seeing results, and it felt amazing! Being able to accomplish my goals with other strong women by my side was such an important part of my journey (I even got my mother in on the mix by attending a Turkey Day teamTRAIN)! Nine months and almost 40 pounds later, I feel and look my best. I’ve always been happy, but now I am healthy and happy! As I approach my 30th birthday, I have finally fallen in love with fitness, in my own way. All it took was a group of AWESOME ladies by my side, cheering me on the whole way! I have learned that a fit life is not a destination, but a journey, and I have so much more ahead of me.


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  • Sarah Cioffi says:

    Claudia!!! Congratulations. What an awesome journey to read about, and glad I was along for a part of it. You are so motivating to work out next to in Team Train, and I know you will only continue to crush it!

  • Leah says:

    Hell yes, you are amazing and an inspiration! Proud to call you my friend 🙂

  • Erin says:

    Way to go Claudia!!! So inspiring.

  • SueB says:

    I am sooooo proud of your hard work, and attitude! You’ve done it right and continue to do it right….my beautiful badass daughter!

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