“I workout, not because I hate my body, but because I respect it, and I’m proud of what it can do. I feel strong, in and out of the gym. I love the community of empowering people who celebrate my successes and encourage me to surpass even my own expectations. As a mother of three, I have plenty of to-do lists and worries – planning workouts and guilt about fitness has no room in my life. I love that I just pick a scheduled workout, show up, and the rest is planned out for me. For that hour I can sweat out my day, compete against myself, turn off the rest of my life while laughing with friends who have become family. It’s easy as a mother to neglect myself, but that is unsustainable long term.” – Ashley D.