Friday, December 3News Written in the Stars

The Key To Starting A Fitness Routine: Show Up.

Member Spotlight: Jordan Hove

Absolutely Immaculate Energy. This is the phrase I use to describe my time spent as a member at Alchemy 365. From walking into the door and being greeted by the coach and other athletes, to the peace of final resting pose after putting in 50 minutes of work. The energy is constant, consistent, and immaculate. 

Let me introduce myself, my name is Jordan and have considered myself an Alchemist for the past 2 years. While I spend most of my time at the Edina studio, I do bop around the Twin Cities and go to all of the studios throughout the week. One of the many reasons why I love Alchemy so much: the community and experience that surrounds you is the same, no matter where you’re at.

I first started working out with Alchemy during the pandemic when gyms shut down, and it was time to get creative. I remember following them on Instagram when they started hosting live workouts, and I was instantly hooked. I remember actively making the decision to “just try it”. As you can imagine, I haven’t looked back since. I was showing up to every morning workout, I would use my lunch break to get in a quick nooner class, and before I knew it I was signing up for Alchemy Anywhere. The minute the studios opened, I was standing at the desk starting my studio membership. Before I knew it, I was going every. single. day.

I recently completed my 250th studio class. At first, I really didn’t put much thought into it. Then, I realized how much of an accomplishment it truly was. 250 times I woke up (early), got into the studio, and showed up. At the end of the day, that is what Alchemy is all about…showing up. You show-up for yourself, but you also get to show-up for a class full of people who made the same choice. When I think about the changes that I have seen in my life, they have been way more than physical. Yes, I have gotten stronger. Yes, my burpees are faster and my pull-ups are getting better….but I think the biggest change has been how I see more opportunities for growth. Instead of having a mindset of “I have to do x,y,z,” it has turned into “I get to do x,y,z, and I can be better for it.”

All said and done, Alchemy 365 has changed my life into something that I could have never imagined for myself. It helped me build a community of people who have become my best friends, my biggest fans, and some of my favorite people. The coaches and fellow athletes support you in everything you do, in and outside of the gym. I mean, who doesn’t want that kind of energy every day?!

If you’re reading this and are thinking, man I really want to try this…do it. You’ll be better for it. There is nothing I love more than cheering on someone just trying Alchemy out for the first time. Trust me, I’ll be the loudest one in the room.

Morning, noon, or night, Alchemy is there for you. The coaches are there for you. The athletes who show up are there for you. Get after it.

 

Jordan Hove is an Alchemy 365 member you can find across our Minnesota studios, crushing early morning workouts to start her day. Outside the studio she works at Lutheran Social Services & coaches high school Basketball and Track & Field, is always down for a spooky movie marathon, and loves to go out and adventure around any of the 10,000 lakes! Want to join her in class? Your first workout is free.