Tell us how training at FT has changed you:
Just prior to joining FT, I was obese (215 pounds) and in general was someone who was pretty unhappy and used their weight as an excuse to not do a lot of things. Since then, I’ve lost 60+ pounds and, even though I’m still working to get lower, the change in my life has been dramatic. My energy and confidence levels are much higher. Many people have commentedto me on not just the weight loss but that I am a “different person” in how I interact with others and approach life in general. One co-worker told me that I was “The first person they had ever met to change their life so dramatically”. That was one of the coolest compliments I’ve ever received!
Why do you like Fitness Together?
I love the structure, accountability, and supportive environment of FT. Getting through the tough workouts has taught me that I can always push myself harder than I think (or want) not just in fitness but in other areas of life too. How did you discover Fitness Together? I first joined FT at the advice of my doctor who had success improving her own fitness level there.
Tell us some of the results you have achieved:
Aside from the weight loss and fat loss, my overall fitness level is dramatically better. I have run several 5-Ks and I have taken up various hobbies I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before such as biking, xc skiing and hiking.
Do you do 1-on-1 training? If so, why do you like it?
Honestly, when I first started 1-on-1 training my main motivation was that I was too embarrassed to go to a more public gym. Now, I appreciate having one person that I can talk to get advice from who knows my personal goals, fitness limits and challenges.
Do you do PACK training? If so, why do you like it? I
Don’t currently do PACK.
What is your favorite exercise?
My “favorite” exercise is also my least favorite exercise - burpees because it jacks my heart rate right up and gets the job done (quickly).
What is your favorite healthy food?
What is your favorite “cheat meal”?
Pizza- when I’m trying to cheat but be semi-good I love “American Flatbread” organic pizzas since eating half of a whole pizza is 300 calories, so even though it’s a cheat, it’s not a major blowout.