Client Spotlight - Annabelle Lam

1) When did you start training with Alex and Revision Athletics? What do you like most about classes? Any advice for people who are scared to join an outdoor bootcamp like Revision Athletics?  

I started working with Alex before Basic Training became Revision Athletics!  I think it was about 4 years ago when I still worked at Del Monte in SF.  We had corporate sponsored classes and I started taking them with Alex.  It was incredibly intimidating at first because for the longest time all I did was yoga and I was never a very good aerobics person.  Alex and the rest of class was very supportive and encouraging.  It was nice to work out with other people who were around my athletic level.  I lost 10 lbs the first 6 week session.  My self confidence in terms of how I felt about myself and my body really changed because of the classes. Then he moved to Hayes Valley and I started taking classes with people who were more athletic.  For a while it was very intimidating because I was always the slowest and always struggling to even make it through class.  Alex really helped me to work on my mental state and push through and accept myself for where I was at that moment.  As I've gotten stronger my confidence has also grown.  I am still usually the slowest in class but I feel so much stronger about it now.  Every time I finish a class I am so proud of myself and its great to see the results.  

For new people I would just say dive in and do your best.  Everyone is so nice and Alex tailors the classes for individual levels.  Don't be scared; its fun! 

2) What’s your advice to staying as happy as your are?

Ha!  A good sense of humor helps.  Life's too short to get hung up on dumb shit.  I barely have enough energy to make it through the day let alone trying to control things I can't control.

3) Do you have any big goals your working on (fitness, work, life, etc.)?

Work:  I'm trying to make it to the next level in my new job.  Hopefully that will happen soon. Fitness:   I'd like to improve my running, aerobic and endurance skills.  But that's always my goal. haha.

4) What is one thing you would like people to know about you?

Erm, I'm a good friend

5) What’s the most fun thing you’ve done in the past year?

New Job, New apt and tropical vacations!