did I start The Body Loft?
I know personally what it is like to look in the
mirror and HATE what you see. Growing up, in my mirror all I saw
was failure. I was deeply frustrated, angry and unhappy. I didn't
have low self-esteem, I had NO self-esteem. Every day at school I
would be beaten up and felt there was no where safe for me. And gym
class? I would do everything I could to avoid it. I WAS
literally the last kid picked for anything. Laughed at and
scorned. I just wanted the pain to stop and frequently thought of
taking my own life. But once a year for two weeks the gym teachers would let
the small kids in class use the weight room. And those two weeks
literally changed the course of my life. The activity of
working out may not have changed my body much at the time (I still weighed
only 119 when I graduated) but it started building my self-esteem and more
importantly, hope. I fell in love with working out. Not only
in seeing improvement in how I looked, but how I felt about myself.
Moving away after graduation I made a personal promise that one day I
would create a place where people could work on their bodies, whether to
loose or gain weight. To look better AND to feel better about
themselves. A place that was without judgement and emotionally
And it's why I created Bully
I deeply believe that business has the
responsibility to be an instrument of positive change in people's
lives. Bully Busters is that path here at The Body Loft.
Coming from a personal experience of being bullied and In a world where
bullying has reached new heights, physically, emotionally and now even
on-line, the increasing evidence of youth suicide tells the tale of lives
lost; hope and dreams extinguished.
Both I and my team have made the commitment that
for every person who signs up for personal
training, it allows a bullied youth to be sponsored, training here for free. One for
one. In classes or open gym hours designed to allow bullied youth to
build and improve their bodies, their self-confidence, self-esteem...
their hope. And we ask you, the parents, teachers and caring friends
to help us reach those being bullied. To begin the process of
changing your life AND the life of a bullied youth, please
call us at: (562) 726-1790