Hello, I am a 32 yr old female, and I have never been in shape before; didn't even do sports as a kid. My friend convinced me to come to class with her. I started May 1st at Apollo's and after 1 month of working through the initial soreness is when my addiction began. I love taking the karate AND cardio classes. I enjoy that my workout is learning a valuable life skill. I was never happy with weights, treadmills, bootcamps, or zumba type things. It was tedious and I couldn't make myself enjoy it. At Apollo's, instead of focusing on the numbers on the scale, I am trying to perfect my technique on a punching combo or a back thrust kick! I am moving up the chain of karate belts and becoming better every month. I was losing weight on the scale with just dieting, but in the last 4 months I've lost 2 pant sizes! (Disclaimer: I come 4+ times a week and am kinda dieting.) The biggest positive is that it's a fun, thorough workout that doesn't get boring, and between the staff and students, you will feel like part of a family.