The community. Everyone I meet at Recursive is extremely friendly. Members and coaches with a more advanced skill set are always offering advice on movement mechanics or lifts, while still being supportive. My old gym was very competitive and I always felt intimidated trying new things in front of a large group. At Recursive, I’m totally comfortable performing those first few embarrassing attempts at a new movement without fear of being judged.
I think my biggest accomplishment since joining Recursive would be the confidence I have built in myself since joining. Being surrounded by such supportive people has had a really positive impact on my mentality both during a workout and outside of the gym. Feeling comfortable trying new things and pushing myself has taught me that I can do a lot more than my brain thinks I can, and it’s been very rewarding to learn what those things are.
Also, not for nothing, but I’ve also gained about 5 pounds and dropped 2 body fat percentage points since joining last fall. I’m definitely happy about that! 🙂