Congratulations to Tyler Nicklin, our member of the month for March!
Tyler has been a member of Momentum for 3 years, and she is on a streak of 50 consecutive days (and counting) of being at the gym!
Tyler started off her journey with Momentum coming in with her Mom as a guest, and she’s been coming to Momentum ever since. When Tyler started at Momentum, she was in culinary school at Niagara College. Tyler found that she loved what she did, but needed to find a balance between the culinary arts and healthy living. “Which is also the reason why I have to come to the gym. I work at Rapscallion, and it’s delicious.”
One of Tyler’s barriers to exercising is finding the motivation to make it to the gym every day. She’s found that if she wakes up in the morning, and makes a point to come right to the gym, it helps her to maintain her fitness goals. “If I leave it, or if it’s my day off, and I think ‘I can go anytime,’ I don’t end up going. But if my alarm goes off at 9:30 every day, then I just go to the gym straight away to start my day.” This has helped her to accomplish an impressive 50 consecutive days of making it to the gym, with no signs of slowing down. “After I gave myself a week of relaxation after the holidays, I said to myself, ‘I’m going to go to the gym today.’ Then I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll go 3 times this week,’ and I just haven’t stopped coming every day since.”
Empowered by Movement
Tyler has noticed some significant changes in her life since she began coming to the gym. Practical things that help her in her everyday life around the workplace are a good example of these changes. “That actually was one of the original reasons I joined a gym. At work, and being a girl in the kitchen, I always had to ask the boys, ‘can you carry that, can you carry that, can you carry that.’ I was sick of having to ask them to have to do stuff for me.” As you can imagine, carrying a heavy bag of potatoes or a huge pot of water requires some serious strength, and also the knowledge of how to lift it properly. Now, carrying a heavy bag of flour is a piece of cake for her!
Tyler’s been holding herself accountable by posting a photo or video on Instagram each time she comes to the gym. She knows that the Coaches are waiting to see her photo, so she can’t miss a day!
The Power of Momentum
When we asked what impact Momentum has had on her, Tyler Simply replied “It’s had a great impact. I used to be a part of one of the big gyms before I switched to Momentum. I would go in and I didn’t really know what I was doing. I’d go to the gym, but I don’t think it was really doing anything. Because I was just kind of wandering aimlessly, and I didn’t know what I was doing. It was huge, and there were people everywhere, and it was very intimidating. When I started coming to Momentum as a guest with my mom, I immediately didn’t go back to my old gym.” She attributes this to the community at Momentum, as well as the Coaches, and the commitment they have to help you succeed.
Tyler shared advice for someone who is new to the gym or who has never been to a gym before. “Talk to the trainers and get the information you need because they’re resources to help you succeed. And you should definitely do that instead of guessing, or assuming you’ll be fine. The other thing is, just do it! You can talk about going to the Gyms in Hamilton, but you’re the one who’s going to make yourself get there!”
Thank you, Tyler for sharing your story with us, and congratulations again on being named our member of the month!