I remember when I first started out in the fitness industry I thought to myself “Wow, I love working here. It’s like one big family.” I didn’t think I would ever find that kind of atmosphere again. So, when I first started working at Gold’s Gym in Webster I wasn’t expecting to have the same feelings I did with my last place of employment. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Family: A unit of people that love and support each other through good times and bad. A group of people, each a unique masterpiece, sharing unconditional love, hugs and support. Family… Gold’s Gym Webster. That is what we are. We love and support one another. We push each other to be the best; and when you’re not your best don’t’ think for one second that it will go unnoticed. We have each other’s backs.
I started working at Gold’s Gym in a very pivotal moment in my life. I was going through a lot of tough obstacles but was eager to move forward and continue growing not only in my fitness but also in my career. Starting at Gold’s I was completely blown away by not only the staff but also the members! I have met some of the most wonderful, life changing people. I don’t think I could have gotten through some of these obstacles if it had not been for them. Everyone knows everyone. And if they don’t know you they are still there to support you. You need a spot? Someone will be there. You need advice? Someone will be there. Need a workout partner? You got it. Need to talk? We’ve got you. I have never seen a place with such caring, loving people before. I had a member stop up to the front desk yesterday and say; “You were right… This isn’t like any other gym!” and then gave me a high five. And he’s right. You will not find this family atmosphere anywhere else.
I got a testimony from one of our member’s, Chris Barber and in it he said, “…After committing to signing up for a membership I received a hand written letter from the Gold’s Gym manager, thanking me for signing up and welcoming me into the Gold’s Gym Family; and here at Gold’s we are one big family it seems like. While the short time I’ve been a member, I meet everyone from the owner of the gym down to the managers, the front desk staff, and the cleaning staff; all are very nice people and always greet you when they see you! Plus, the other members of the gym were open to meeting me, and would give me a spot if I needed it or seemed open to answering any questions if I had them. Here at Gold’s there is a very diverse crowd of individuals, so everyone feels at home and welcome… At Gold’s, if I didn’t come train for a week it wouldn’t go unnoticed, that’s how much of a family we are. There are members who I see daily, and quite frankly, it’s weird if that member doesn’t show up for a few days and you begin to wonder, what happened to them. I’ve been completely satisfied with my time at Gold’s and look forward to being a member of the Gold’s Gym community for a life time!”
Our members and staff know your goals. They remember the crazy story from last weekend. They know what type of shake you get after your workouts. WE KNOW YOUR NAME! We do our best to get to know you to make your gym like your second home that you can feel comfortable in. I remember I was working out on the floor one night and a member of ours, Bryan, came up to me and said, “So I hear you are training for a show. I’ve seen a ton of progress in you and just know we are all cheering you on!” Moments like that remind me of why I love this place so much. Everyone is looking out for everyone. If I need help with form, or a workout, or an exercise I have more than enough people I can go to for help.
Corey, also a member at Gold’s Gym in Webster says: “I can’t express how fantastic it is to train at Gold’s Gym in Webster. After spending 7 years training in a couple different gyms by myself, I ended up joining Gold’s based on the size and quality of the facility. I didn’t realize at the time that I would end up with a huge support group helping and encouraging me. And not only the staff does so, the atmosphere that the staff has created has infected the members. Everyone is willing to stop and talk or give you a spot when you need it. Because of the support of the members and staff, I have made tremendous leaps and bounds in my fitness journey! The results I have achieved have been uncanny! While training all naturally it can be tough to see results, but the environment that’s been created there has helped me thrive. There are times when I’m tired mid workout and will stop for a second and feed off of the energy in the gym. You can feel it revitalize you and help you push forward. I have to hand it to Todd and his staff for creating the single greatest training environment I’ve ever experienced. It is truly a pleasure to have a membership at Gold’s Gym.”
It is always a joy for not only me, but for the rest of our staff to see our member’s progress and hear about it! I love when members come up and tell me about their weight loss stories, or the show they’re about to compete in, or the energy they now have just from working out here! We CARE about our members and their fitness journeys. Corey is right when he says he has to hand it off to Todd and his staff for creating this atmosphere, but let me also say this; we owe a lot to our member’s as well. I am overwhelmed everyday with how kind, caring, and loving our members are. I couldn’t ask for a better place to not only work, but to train at. It makes it a joy to come in every single day.
I joke with not only the staff but the members as well and say “I live here. This is my home.” But this statement is true in more than one way. Yes, I spend a lot of time here! But what also makes it home, is the people. The atmosphere. I get to see my “family” every single day. If I’m having a bad day, they are there to push me to have a better one. And when I am having a good day, they are there to celebrate. They are my family.
Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs, who accept you for who you are, who push you to be your best, who are there for you when you aren’t your best. They are the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. They are there for the good and the bad. Family is Gold’s Gym Webster. We’ve got your back no matter what.