The Endorphin Difference
Exactly what I was looking for, and more
By Jack Gurr - March 22, 2022
Like millions of Americans, when the pandemic hit my plans to go to the gym abruptly ended. I hadn’t really worked out since college and was never in the habit of going to the gym regularly. In those first months I tried a few YouTube classes, but it was always halfhearted and there was always an excuse not to do it. Once I got vaccinated, though, that excuse sort of went away. I decided to join a gym and knew I needed a class structure if I had any chance of sticking with it. After a largely sedentary year I had put on 20 pounds, lost nearly all of my muscle mass and was very anxious about going to a gym and confronting these facts.
So, I went on a free trial tour of Denver gyms. I figured I would start with spin classes to build some leg strength and cardio. The gym I chose played the same Top 10 songs at ear splitting volume and the classes seemed to be more focused on looking good than working out. That wasn’t what I was looking for. I took my talents to a popular HIIT class and found that the instructors were either entirely absent or screaming in my face. I wasn’t looking for that either.
Both of those experiences were pretty horrible. I felt dejected and unmotivated to continue this journey until I saw that Endorphin had an unlimited month for $69 and a huge variety of classes. I figured it was as good a deal as any, so I signed up. There had to be something there I would like, right?
From my first Warriors class with Nick, I knew I had found the right place. It was hard, but Nick was clearly an expert, and all of my fellow members were engaged and happy to be there. I cautiously went to more and more Endorphin classes, and at every one of them found this same vibrant community. I went to Nicole’s Warriors class and Vicky’s Ass & Abs class and Julia’s Ryder’s class and Nick’s Endo Boxing class. Everywhere I looked I was surrounded by motivated people and exceptional Endorphin instructors.
Endorphin is what I was looking for and the Endorphin community is what I needed to stick with it. Over the past 10 months I have lost 25 pounds and completely changed my relationship with working out. I have set healthier habits and fallen in love with the Endorphin community.
Finding Endorphin stretches beyond finding just a gym, it’s the connection, the encouragement, the feeling of belonging no matter who you are or where you’re from. This inclusive space is for everyone. The $69 Intro Month is a great way to really dive into the community, but your First Class is always FREE. Come check it out, I promise you won’t regret it!