By show of hands, who made a New Year’s Resolution to be healthier this year? Now keep your hand up if you have stuck to your resolution. You can put your hands down. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. I think one thing we can all agree on, is what works for one person, will not necessarily work for the next.I am one of those people who enjoy exercising, but before you roll your eyes, hear me out. I enjoy exercising, but I often don’t, well didn’t! I’ve tried exercising at home, around my neighborhood, big box gyms, smaller gyms, and even meeting trainers at the park. All of them were good in the beginning when I was motivated, but none of them kept me motivated for very long,that is,until I stepped into Erika J.Fitness.

The first thing that caught my attention was the gym catered to women with an emphasis on women’s overall well being.“It’s a lot of healing and the gift is their bodies change...it’s not a boot camp or competition”-Ericka Jackson, owner and self proclaimed unorthodox trainer The gym is owned by Ericka Jackson, a certified trainer, nutritionist, and mom! The gym offers personal training, group training, and instructed classes like Zumba™, high intensity interval training,

and kickboxing. Members also receive private consultations to share their needs, desires, and expectations from the gym. Based on your package, you can also receive meal planning to help ensure your fitness journey success. So I know you’re probably thinking, this sounds like every other gym.

Research has supported that a workout buddy could increase your workout time and intensity by as much as 200%. It’s hard to find someone who is able and willing to commit to your ideals of health and fitness. Everyone that enters the doors of Ericka J. Fitness becomes your workout buddy! A sisterhood is created, you know everyone by name, everyone is cheering for everyone, and right in the middle is Ericka personally motivating,correcting, and pushing for a better you.

This bond is created outside the gym as well, as Ericka host nutrition and yoga classes available for her members and non members. They host game and paint nights,evenings out,even weekend getaways. One thing for sure, this gym is run based on the needs of her clients, and has all the tools in place to keep you motivated to accomplish your goals!


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