I initially joined HSM at the suggestion of a friend. I was planning my wedding, in a workout rut and like all brides, I wanted to lose weight. Even though I had taken other barre classes, I was nervous about starting HSM due to the rumored difficulty. As I got my weights and mat for the first class, I anxiously looked around the room at the fit students and instructors and wondered if I could handle it. That first class was incredibly tough but immensely gratifying. I was completely exhausted and sore, yet I was hooked! I started to actually look forward to working out and hated to miss class. The upbeat music, helpful instructors and challenging workouts keep me coming back week after week. I just hit my one year anniversary with HSM and have never felt or looked better (and my husband agrees)!