Our Life Change Story features Danielle Blizzard from Trinity Fitness Merritt Island.
I grew up in a Christian home, and have had a relationship with the Lord from a very young age. Recently I’d been hurt very deeply, and was very discontent with where I was in life, and was definitely not where I needed to be with the Lord. With the relationships I’ve formed through Trinity Fitness, and the Bible Study group we have going now, it has started the process of healing, and forgiveness, and a deeper walk with the Lord.
Not only have I become closer with the Lord, but I’ve seen a change physically as well! Due to a busted knee as a teen, I never participated in any organized sports, though I was active in other ways. Now I am doing things that I never imagined myself doing; jumping on boxes, pushups, squat cleans, etc. It feels amazing! It’s crazy how good it feels to push yourself so hard.
One thing that always deterred me from joining a gym was that I was afraid I was going to join, and then hate it. And also the fact that I had no idea what I was doing. But with Trinity Fitness it was nice because I was able to pay as I went till I was comfortable and knew for sure that this is what I wanted. (Which didn’t take long!) And the trainers always go over how movements are done and will continue to help you until you get it. Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging, and they didn’t care that I had never lifted weights or even touched a barbell before. Such an amazing environment.
I will forever be grateful that I put aside my fear and took those first steps into Trinity Fitness Merritt Island on Thursday, September 1, 2016. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life! I am so much healthier physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. If anyone has any doubts, I would like to encourage you to come try it out just one time. I promise it will not be an hour wasted. No one will judge you for not knowing what to do, or what stage of life you’re in. We are all here to help encourage and lift each other up.
And now, here I am, a year and a half later, and outside of my comfort zone, once again, and am a trainer. Though I feel unworthy, and am scared to death every time I’m up there, I know that the Lord will help me, and I pray that He uses me in ways that I don’t even know are possible. My prayer is that I’ll be able to help in the process of others coming to know the Lord, and find the peace and healing that I have found. And I hope that everyone who walks into one of my classes will leave with a smile! “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31