Eric J.

feeling alive again

I am a 56-year old male, four-time cancer survivor. Cardio and weights have always been best for me, with cardio being the real deal. This last year brought me another "diagnosis" and a subsequent surgery. When someone like me hears this kind of news once again, you just stand up strong, be positive and just f----in do it. The surgery was a long one this time and I got myself out of the hospital as quick as I could. Went home with a bunch of tubes and bags attached and "healed" my body waiting for the day that all the stuff would be removed. They said no bike riding for three months and limited cardio. I was on the treadmill at the gym within days wearing a diaper (pull-ups) under my shorts, headphones turned all the way up. It was okay, but in no way was it good enough, but I kept going anyway. I was down and gloomy. 

My 19-year old daughter had been pushing me to go to Orangetheory with her since before the diagnosis.

"I went with her for the first time about two weeks ago -- best thing ever, she was right!" 

"I knew you would like it dad," she said. I joined that day and have been hooked ever since. I am alive again and want to go every day even though it seems the base package assumes that you will go twice a week. Every time I go I see the same people who obviously feel the same thing that I do. So great! Thanks for giving me back what I was missing so much all of this time.