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Jan 13, 2017

Kristina Gonzalez

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My name is Kristina Gonzalez. I am 30 years old, married with two girls who are 12 and 9 years of age. I didn’t struggle with my weight until after my first husband was tragically killed while serving in Iraq. I fell into a deep depression. I drank a bottle to two bottles of wine a night just to subside the pain for a little while. I struggled with breathing, high blood pressure, I couldn’t walk fast without getting out of breath, and the worst part was I couldn’t play with my babies because I’d be too tired. I didn’t come to realization of how out of shape I was until a friend of mine got a picture of me off guard.

After looking at that picture I knew that wasn’t me. It was time for a change. I started my fitness journey at the Clarksville Athletic Club. I was at that gym for a very long time on and off. I could never seem to be consistent with my workouts. I lost almost 30lbs when I first started working out but then I gained about 20lbs back due to my lack of consistency. I then decided to do CrossFit Solafide. I figured if I had a super intense workout it would help keep the weight off. As I worked out there I just didn’t feel at home so I then decided to try out Circuit Athletics. I loved it! I went all the time. I then was able to get to a comfortable weight and keep it off. I had gone on vacation and when I came back the place I loved to go to was closed down. I was upset and then low and behold the weight packed back on. I went back to CrossFit Solafide to give it another try but this time I decided to do Olympic weightlifting. Mind you, this was only two days a week. I saw a difference in strength but my weight sky rocketed. I got up to 192lbs from 175lbs. I was not happy at all and to top it all off my joints and muscles constantly hurt. I didn’t know what I was going to do.

I passed by TITLE Boxing Club and decided to go in to try a free class. I had done kickboxing before and loved it. After my first class I was hooked. I purchased a membership that day.

 

TITLE Boxing Club Clarksville isn’t just a great place to get a good workout. It’s the family oriented environment throughout it. As soon as I walked in I felt like I was at home. I was comfortable. I knew I could ask a question and they would do anything and everything possible to make sure my questions were answered. I have been at TITLE since February. By August I started their personal training program two days a week plus boxing the remaining 3 days. My body looks the best it has ever looked. I also feel better. My confidence of myself is at a whole other level. I started TITLE Boxing Club weighing in at 192.2 pounds and now I weigh 184.1 pounds. I have also lost almost 3 inches from my hips, 2 inches from my waist, 2 inches off both thighs, and 2 inches off my chest. That’s a whopping 9 inches lost overall. There may not be a huge weight loss but the inches are melting off. I would not be able to do this without the love and support from my TITLE family. They truly are amazing and want all who walk through that front door to reach any goal they have set.

Thank you TITLE Boxing Club for helping me be a better person, mom, and wife.


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