I still struggle with being 50 and not being able to do everything that I used to do. Everyone at Fuse is here for their own reasons. There is such a supportive feel here. It doesn’t matter if you are the fastest, slowest or strongest…it matters that you are here doing what you need to do for yourself! I have NEVER had that feeling working out in any other environment.
I LOVE the atmosphere at Fuse. There is such a nice support network here. People check on you if you have missed class. They welcome my son whenever he shows up. AND they hold you accountable in the best possible way. I know when I am slacking, and I love being called out on it because it shows me they want me to do the best that I can!
I am so thankful that I decided to do so [join Fuse after my other gym closed]! It was a pretty seamless transition for me. The challenging classes, wonderful trainers, and community of fellow “Fusers” make this place very special. I felt welcomed from the beginning. Now, also thirty pounds lighter, I don’t think I have been stronger and more physically fit in my life. I am very grateful for the phenomenal trainers who so patiently worked with me over the years. My life has forever changed!
I joined Fuse in June 2014 because I knew I needed to compliment my running with strengthening my core. I have been a distance runner for 38 years, so I was in good shape – at least for endurance running. Unfortunately, I was also beginning to suffer from more frequent injuries. I decided to try a Monkey Ninja Bootcamp class. After my one free trial class, I was hooked. My goal was to go to class two times a week while continuing with my running…ultimately to be able to run more distance races (half-marathons and marathons) injury-free. My biggest success has been finishing 15 half-marathons and 3 marathons since I started at Fuse. I am a stronger and better runner because of Monkey Ninja Bootcamp! I was able to qualify for the Boston Marathon at age 50, by several minutes, and felt great doing it.
As an attorney and the mother of young children, I was not able to fit regular exercise into my schedule for many years. Over time, I have become a regular at the 6:00 a.m. Monkey Ninja Bootcamp classes. In addition to the efficient, fun workouts that fit in my schedule, The Fuse has provided me with a sense of community. Kristin and Pascha do a wonderful job of fostering a cooperative, mutually supportive environment at the studio, building community through events like bring-a-friend outdoor bootcamps, kickball games and cocktail hours, and supporting the larger community through group volunteer activities, canned food and winter coat drives and sponsoring a struggling family during the winter holidays. The Fuse keeps me feeling physically strong, focused and grounded
I was a long time runner and used this method of exercise to stay in shape. I developed a hamstring injury and had to evaluate whether I could continue to run. I concluded that running was making me fit, but it was not a complete total body workout- I felt limited. I decided I could get a better return by putting the time into a bootcamp style workout. My goal was to have overall balanced fitness, weight loss, and efficient use of my time. I now enjoy working out in a group setting and have slowly achieved flexibility victories over time at the Fuse. I’m able to keep up with people in class who are considerably younger than me and I like the challenge of a rigorous workout. Overall I feel like I am in much better shape than when I was just running.
I joined The Fuse to maintain my fitness level after “retiring” from triathlons. Due to chronic plantar fasciitis, I had to give up long-distance running. My goal was to stay fit and build muscle. I have mastered most of the exercises and have built up my upper body strength. My core is also much stronger. Thanks to all of the strength training, I am back to running short distances. I enjoy the classes and the community at Fuse. I really appreciate all that they do to make it fun and engaging!
It feels like one big positive wave that moves me along. The environment is great – high standards and low pressure. As a professional singer, it has made a HUGE difference to have a strong core! It’s easy for me to get to class. The community at Fuse is made up of real, down to earth people, who enjoy working hard and having fun while staying focused. Having a fitness ‘home’ makes my whole life so much better! Finding Fuse was the biggest gift of the last five years! Thank you Pascha, Kristin and team Fuse!
I joined Fuse because my body was losing its responsiveness. When I tripped, I would go down hard. I was stiff and inflexible–only 52 at the time. I was in good cardiovascular shape, but strength was an issue. As a lifetime athlete, I wanted to maintain better flexibility and dexterity. And I wanted to look better. I also wanted to find a good community. Since working out at Fuse, I have gained more dexterity and become more flexible. I have maintained my weight loss and now have firmer everything. Kristin and Pascha and their instructors do a great job. I love The Fuse!