February 2021’s Member of the Month: Meet James Trahan!
The History of HOLLYWOOD:
It all began in July 2015 when I walked into RevFit gym and met Crystal, her family, and her staff. This would become the beginning of my journey to become a healthier and fit individual. I immediately began training with Bubba and this transitioned into becoming their first senior men’s boot camp with an age range of 65 to 76 years young. My fellow boot camp buddies quickly became some of my closest friends. We leaned on one another to hold us accountable for our goals and enjoyed the camaraderie.
In 2016, I had surgery but was able to walk across the finish line with the RevFit family for the Camellia Crossing. I also completed the 5K Color Run in Carencro, LA with several of the Revfit staff and members. In 2017, I was able to participate in another Camellia Crossing 5K and run with my boot camp buddies. Through my journey from 2015-2019, I lost a total of 73 pounds. This transformation not only changed my physical appearance but also gave me a new lease on life.
As stated by Crystal, when I first walked into the gym I had big eyes and walked as slow as molasses on the treadmill. Now, I am an inspiration to many as I am told on a daily basis as I have continued to overcome medical challenges which has come to include cancer. This challenge may have halted my exercise regimen for a period of time, but it never halted my spirit and fight to live my life to the fullest!
My RevFit journey continues with the support of the staff and many members, but more importantly, the friendship that I have found with Roland. He and I coordinate our schedules to do our workouts and spin classes at the gym together, but we also have formed a bond that is irreplaceable outside of the gym. I have met many along the way and am grateful for the wonderful relationships that have been built as God has crossed my path with caring and loving individuals. My family has also become healthier and supports me being the RevFit birthday card coordinator as I enjoy making each person feel truly special on this day of the year!
The one thought that I would like to leave you with on wherever you are on your journey: Make each day count as you will never get that day back!