I’ve always been a runner. A few years ago, I came to 8 Limbs looking for a new challenge and hoping to add more strength to my routine. I got so much more than I ever could have imagined from this new challenge! Starting out with Women’s Muay Thai, I fell in love instantly. When it comes to women and fitness, we are handed so many messages about body shape and size, about being light and limber. There is none of that in Women’s Muay Thai — it’s just a room full of women pushing their limits, cheering each other on, being powerful and strong. As I started taking other Muay Thai classes and Kettlebells, the same rang true. Your coaches and your classmates are there to help you push your limits, to help you become stronger and more confident. As a runner, I’ve generally felt like I’ve had a healthy body, but working out at 8 Limbs has made me feel like my body is not just healthy, but powerful and strong. I think that’s important for all of us, but it feels especially important to me as a woman. I’m so thankful to be a part of this incredible community.