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Gig harbor's most comprehensive gym; training to move well, increase strength, sharpen focus, and gain the mental toughness that are essential for optimal quality of life
Opening our doors in November 2014, this unique gym is centered around quality training. The classes are small to foster a family environment using the modalities and principles our trainer, Susan Moore, has mastered during her years training the U.S. military. She believes that all people deserve the training necessary to move well, increase strength, sharpen focus, and gain mental toughness that are essential for optimal quality of life. She will not only teach you these skills, but also educate you in the whys and hows along the way. There is only one word to describe how you will feel as a result of this training: better.
Come try what "better" has to offer.
3308 Uddenberg Lane
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Getting to know our Member of the Month: Todd Friesen
This month we picked Todd for our MOM. These decisions are never easy but Todd is one of a kind. He shows up and always works hard. He brings his kids to the kids classes and always makes sure we know how much he appreciates being part of the Better family. The only down side is he lets his job get in the way of our together time and we sometimes don’t see him for a week at a time. Luckily he’s in it for the long haul. Congrats Buddy!
1. How long have you been training at Better?
I joined in August 2016.
2. Who or What made you decide to start at Better ?
I saw Susan posting on the local FB group and her answers and promotion seemed much more in line with something I felt would appeal to me more than just going to some random gym and sorting things out on my own. A big part of what spoke to me was a piece she wrote about 'finding your tribe'. I'm a social 'tribe' kind of person. After that, I stopped by the gym just to see it and let myself get talked into a free class. It took that one class to make me willing enough to buy the 10 class punch card. Maybe 3 classes into that I was sold.
3. What are your long term goals?
Cheese Grater Abs of course! No, seriously, I'm focused on overall fitness. I've turned plenty of fat into muscle at this point and I'm thrilled. I want to be as healthy as possible as long as possible and stave off debilitating issues that we all have control over simply by moving and looking after our bodies. There is so much we can avoid with some effort.
4. What surprised you the most about yourself since you’ve started at Better?
Honestly? That I've stuck with it. I'm in my early 40s and I've had multiple false starts with working out. Also, I love it. LOVE IT. Surprised the hell out of me.
5. How do you stay so motivated?
See above about tribes. The people and staff are amazing. It's welcoming and social. Seeing improvements in my lifts and technique and having that reinforced are key as well. Susan, Michelle, and Toby know all the members on a very individual basis and know exactly what to watch for as we're learning at different paces and have different challenges. That stuff feeds the motivation. If you don't show up for a couple days someone will text you and ask where you are and check in. That care for members is something I've never seen before. It means so much. Grabbing that larger kettlebell or sliding a heavier plate on a bar is crazy motivating as well.
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7. What is your favorite music to train to?
I already admitted to being 40...ish. Classic rock of course!
8. What is your favorite lift or movement ?
Favorite lift? That's hard to put a finger on. I mostly have favorite days. By this point, I like all the days but the current Thursday workout is my favorite by far. I am partial to swings and squats - both movements I've seen the most improvement in.
9. What is your least favorite lift or movement?
Get Ups. Hate 'em. Yeah, super awesome coordination and so on. Still hate 'em.
10. How would you describe your experience at Better?
Life changing and I've told them so. I feel better...(wait...I get the name now!!)...and stronger all the time. I've changed my eating habits. I sleep better. I have a whole new tribe on top of it all that encourages me along. It's all just Better.