“The other gym I worked at, you came in, taught your classes, signed out, and left,” she explains. “Whether you’re working out for your first time or have been doing it for years, you gain that relationship with your members that they can come to you with questions about health and fitness, but also on a personal level.
“The friendships I’ve developed at HIP go outside the gym to sometimes even lunches or just sending daily text messages. That is what makes HIP especially different from other gyms — the relationships between clients and instructors.”
“It’s a fun atmosphere with a lot of inspiring people,” adds Taryn Mason, Kibby’s first client back in 2008 when she started doing personal training. “I appreciate that I had the opportunity to find a place close to my home that allowed me to exercise and meet my goals.”
“Hopefully this will continue,” Kibby says. “I think people are afraid they’re going to be the heaviest, most out of shape person coming in. Whether you’re a woman over 200 pounds or a teenager under 100, you’re in the same class. I don’t have to change the workout for any of them. I don’t want anyone to ever feel like they can’t do something.”
And that, in a nutshell, is what HIP Fitness is all about.