About 18 years ago, Joey Nakagawa had what you might call a “fitness epiphany.” He was in his early 40s and loved to run, but with a career as a support manager for AT&T that demanded a lot of his attention, he didn’t have time or energy for much else. At the suggestion of his family, he joined Los Cab in 2001 and developed a newfound passion for fitness. Now 61, Nakagawa is a daily presence at the club. We recently caught up with him between workouts to learn more about why Los Cab is such a big part of his life.
What inspired you to become a Los Cab member? I had always exercised outdoors – mostly running – and had never belonged to a club, but my wife and daughter were members at Los Cab. My wife suggested that I join, and after riding the stationary bike on my first day at the club, I could barely walk. That brought me to the realization that I needed to work out more and participate in different types of exercises. It was an eye-opening experience.
How did your workout plan change after that? I started on a pretty easy schedule, working out on my own Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But then I tried some of the group classes, and that really changed things for me. What’s special about Los Cab is not only the classes they offer but the amazing instructors.
What got you interested in Los Cab’s group classes? My daughter, who’s now in her 30s, talked me into doing Bodypump, which was my first class. Now I go five days a week, and every day I take a different class.