My Escape


by | Dec 4, 2015 | blog

Most people decide to work on their fitness levels for a variety of reasons.

They could be trying to lose weight, raise serotonin levels in their brain; the list goes on and on. I used to be one of those people. I loved working out solely because it made me feel good. I would run 6 miles up and down the boardwalk, in my hometown of Huntington Beach, just for fun.

Working out was something that always made me feel good about myself. It was also the best escape.

But what would you do if you couldn’t do all the things that made you feel good about yourself anymore?

When I got injured, everything in my life was taken from me. I didn’t even have a chance to say a proper goodbye to some of my favorite things in my life. Being able to get a good workout, without the assistance of others, was one of the things my spinal cord injury took from me.

All I wanted to do was run on the beach again, to be able to feel the soft sand between my toes. I desperately needed a workout that could challenge me, the way those beach workouts I used to do challenged me. I also needed an option that provided all-inclusive exercise.

When I tried the NuStep for the first time, it was the only time I’ve ever been on a machine that I was able to control without any help. The leg straps helped my legs stay on the machine and helped me get a killer cardio workout. I loved how adaptable the NuStep was. I was instantly hooked!

As I stated earlier, people work on their fitness levels for many reasons, the NuStep has allowed me to be one of those people. I am a NuStep fitness lover for more than just being in shape. I step to independence.

All my searching has finally stopped, for every time I hop on the NuStep, I am content.

I am content because I have finally found my escape.

About Natalie Buchoz

Natalie Buchoz, 23, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, animal lover, exercise enthusiast, and spinal cord-injury victim. She's a graduate of the University of Southern California. Natalie Buchoz is a NuStep spokesperson.