Member Spotlight: Tim Poisal
Name: Tim Poisal
Occupation: Hair Artist, Karma Beauty Lounge by Erwin Gomez
Balance Location: Foggy Bottom
Member Since: January 2014
How often do you come to the gym? 6 days a week
How many times have you participated in Bike to the Beach? Why did you decide to join the Balance Bike to the Beach team?
This was my first Bike to the Beach. Other than lifting, it was the “sportiest” thing I have done since Little League as a child. (I tried wrestling in high-school but only got as far as practicing.) I participated in Bike to the Beach because Devin thought that I was up to the task and said I should go for it! I didn’t even really see what was involved until I told my husband, who said “You’re not getting any younger… LOL”. I trained one day on a ride from downtown to Mount Vernon, because I signed up three weeks before the ride started. I adjusted my bike and a week later I was headed to Dewey Beach.
What was the best part of the ride? What was the most challenging? Why should other people do Bike to the Beach?
The best part of the ride was trucking through it! It felt amazing to push myself like that! Most challenging would have to be riding in high gear for 1/2 the ride. My shifter wasn’t working and it was tough. Other people should do Bike to the Beach just for the sheer joy pushing yourself to see what you can accomplish, and to see how much you can raise for a good cause
How do you fit working out into your schedule?
I prefer to wake up around 6, eat some eggs and bacon, ride my bike from Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom (where I work), stretch and lift by 8, I work a half a block away so I can eat my paleo meal, and get to work by 10am. I can work 8 or 9 hours (with meals every 3 or 4 hours) and as long as I am asleep by 10:00 I get enough rest for the next day!
How has Balance Gym helped you achieve your goals?
Everyone at Balance has helped push my limits. I have increased muscle mass, leaned out, lifted heavier, increased endurance, the list goes on… I look and feel AMAZING!
The gym and everyone I see, inspire me everyday. I couldn’t have made a better choice for my health and training! THANK YOU BALANCE!!!!
(Also, shout out to Rob, Jhonatan, John Trail, Devin, Cassia, Amanda, Bennett, and Erin for keeping me motivated and being super awesome!)
#BalanceLife is: pushing your limits!