Kim G’s Story…

When you work for a big fitness company it is easy to get in your workout sessions.  It is a perk of being in an environment that is supportive of fitness and health.

But when you move on from the organization it can be hard to make hour long sessions.  You have to factor in getting to and from the gym, parking, showering and attending an hour long workout.  Fitting all of this into your lunch break can be tough. Our client Kim was in precisely this situation when she found us.  She had great habits when her environment supported them but when her work life changed things fell by the wayside…

Kim enjoys exercising and eating right but she knows, like many of our clients, when it isn’t convenient the priority can be shifted to the backburner…

Kim says she had driven past our Fit Body studio location for several years. It is just 1 mile from her house.  Something made her check it out. She was inconsistent with her workouts after taking a new job and she wanted that to change.   “I was turning 50- and I wanted to be strong. I had focused on spin/ cardio for so long, but never felt like I was working my whole body. Burning calories but…I knew that wasn’t enough. “ She says she wanted to go into 50 feeling STRONG.  She remarks, “Now it’s fun to hear my son says I could kick Dads ass”.

Since joining, she says “I’m stronger. And I’m consistent in getting to class. It is such a part of my life.” Her sister and friend have joined and she is hoping that they feel as strong as her. She knows when she isn’t getting in her sessions because she doesn’t feel as good.   “I get crabby if I don’t feel my body. If I go two days, and I can no longer feel my arms are sore or thighs are tight then – I know I have to get back to FBBC.”

We are glad that Kim has found us and become consistent again with her exercise program!  She says she “loves the program, the people, camaraderie and energy”

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– Megan K

A Little Inspiration

Hi everyone!

I’m coming to you with a little additional inspiration.
I know that many of us are several weeks into pursuing some New Year’s goals!
This is the time when motivation can start to wane (not always)…just in case, this one is for you.

Are you someone that has experienced a low point in life? Pretty much everyone has at some point, wouldn’t you agree? Sometimes you may not even realize you’re down or why; it’s just that you don’t feel right.

Even if you are someone that leads a fairly active life, maybe you even exercise but just don’t feel as good as you think you should. Maybe it’s just a result of not doing the right things.

Let me expand. I would like to share a story with you about one of our fabulous members, Kristie Fristad. Kristie has always been an active lady, but she was also one that wasn’t feeling up to par and relied on some serious caffeine to get her through the day. In her words,

“I led an active life, but found myself in a rut. My eating habits left much to be desired, I relied on caffeine to get me through the day, and my exercise was always cardio based and I had stopped seeing results. I was often tired, and was making lots of trips to the chiropractor because the weak muscles in my neck and shoulders kept pulling my spine out of alignment.”

Interesting that a woman as active as Kristie almost met the description of one that wasn’t active. But honestly, if you’re not exercising or eating properly eventually it just doesn’t work and it seems a waste of time. I notice especially that people I meet tend to get down quickly when they can’t lose weight.

Thankfully Kristie’s good friend Mara played a part in changing her world.

“When I joined, I was at a very low point … but it was hitting that low point that made me realize it was time to make a change, and not just talk about it. I talked to my good friend Mara Gollin-Garrett, who I knew was a FBBC trainer, to get more details since she’d been telling me for quite some time to come join her at Fitbody.

Honestly, I was terrified … so nervous this would be more than I could handle. After I joined, I have worked out with so many inspiring people that it makes it easy to keep coming back! In fact, it’s the days I just want to curl up on the couch that I always get the most out of the workouts. I know that if I can just walk in the door, the energy from the trainers and my fellow fitbodies will get me moving, working hard, and ready to get home and keep getting things done. I love it!”

That surely doesn’t sound like someone who is down, right? It’s amazing what a simple workout routine can do for you. So many people have shared the same experience. You just have to make the choice to change what’s bringing you down and do it.

You will be shocked when you see where Kristie is now. She is a completely new person, literally.

“I’m stronger … mentally and physically!

When I started in March, I wanted to lose 10 pounds and fit in my clothes better (which seemed impossible with many failed attempts in the past). Joining the LBD challenge was the best birthday present I could have ever given to myself! I came out of the LBD challenge having lost 15 pounds, 10.5 inches and 2.9% Body Fat. Then I jumped right into the summer body transformation challenge, and lost another 11.4 pounds, 4.75 inches, and 3.3% body fat. When that program finished, I could fit back into my wedding dress, and weighed less than I did my junior year of college!

As of my September assessment, I had dropped a total of 28.2 pounds, 17.3 inches, and 9.6% body fat in my 6 months as a FBBC member! More progress than I ever imagined possible!”

And this is why it means so much to us at FBBC to come to work everyday. But the thing is, it really isn’t work to us. We absolutely love what we do and we love being a part of all our fitbodies transformations.

In closing, Kristie had this to say:

“I found “me” again! And my biggest challenge has been keeping my wardrobe up with my body change! Seriously … each event that has comes up this year I’ve found I have to really plan ahead to be sure I have clothes to wear that fit the slimmer version of myself. :-)

Wow, we’re so proud.

If you want to up the ante in your results, we are always here.
If you need help, just reach out. If you need a pep talk, we’ve got that for you too .

Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team