When I came to Treehouse School of Fitness, I had no idea what the Treehouse was about, or if it was something I would enjoy, all I knew is I was in the worst shape of my life and I needed to do something. I called and got an appointment to meet with Mark. The first day I met Mark, we did a simple walk through of the gym and then a test of my basic abilities. I couldn’t do a single sit up, I was shaking like a leaf for half a dozen push-ups, couldn’t run 200m without running out of breath, I was totally embarrassed. Mark was so encouraging, he made me feel like I was successful and that it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Over the next 6 weeks we worked together through the fundamentals. There were so many days that I wanted to give up, and he’d keep telling me that “there will come a time when this will be the best hour of your day” and I’d tell him, “you’re crazy!” Fast forward 8 months, and I can do a lot more than one sit up, and I look forward every day to that one hour I spend with all the guys and gals at Treehouse. Marks prediction came true and now it truly is the best hour of my day. The community feel that the Picardy’s have created, the entire staff and the other members of Treehouse have had such a positive impact on my life. What I realized is there is no need to be intimidated.