Jason: Life before Body3 was pretty simple. Eat, sit on the couch, and repeat. I didn’t have a lot of energy and traveled every week. It was early mornings and late nights eating out of windows along the way. I made the excuses that there was no time, but the truth was I was just tired and lazy. The change came when I met Melanie. It was very slow and it took a lot of pushing. Sometimes it took dragging with me kicking along the way. She loved me but also wanted me to be around for a while. We eventually got married and it clicked… I needed to be around for a long time and she wanted me to be. We started off at one of those “box” gyms. There was no push and no drive. We needed more.
Melanie: Growing up, I struggled with food and weight. It wasn’t until my early twenties that I decided to commit to live a healthier, active lifestyle. After years of working out and transforming myself, I threw in the towel and went back to old habits. I quickly gained all the weight back, this time doubling the pounds that I worked so hard take off. I felt completely discouraged, lost and disappointed that I let myself return to the person I vowed never to be again. I increasingly felt frustrated because no matter what I did, I wasn’t seeing results. I had no motivation to stay consistent. I realized I didn’t need a “go-back”, I needed a “comeback”, and I needed help.
We found Body3 shortly after moving into the area. From our initial meeting, it was clear this place was different. They met us were we were at, and offered the structure and support to help us work toward and achieve our goals. Body3 gave us the accountability we needed when we couldn’t give it to ourselves. The community was the ingredient that was missing. Immediately we were welcomed. They were folks just like us, trying to make a change. Not to mention the staff is phenomenal, quick to answer questions, always friendly and very helpful. Their genuine interest in seeing us succeed is evident in our story. We have more energy, we eat better and most importantly we found an activity that we can share. Because of Body3 we are in the best shape of our life!
~ Jason & Melanie Ballard