- How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here?
I’ve been a member of Fit Chick Express for 3 amazing years. One of my friends in the neighborhood had just started going a few months earlier and had mentioned how much she enjoyed the workouts – how the early mornings fit so well into her schedule, how much of a difference she was already feeling in her strength and stamina after only 30 minutes a day, and what a great group of women she had met.
- What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE?
I’m currently training for a marathon – ME, training for 26.2 miles… I’m now the most fit I’ve ever been in my whole life – even more now (at almost 40) than I was in high school or even in my 20s. The strength I’ve developed at Fit Chick has had a huge impact on my ability to run. I’m stronger, leaner, and will be ready to take on this crazy race!
- What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome?
Knowing that I’m accountable to my friends at Fit Chick is a huge motivation-they expect me in class and are worried if I’m not there! Some of the biggest things I’ve had to overcome are my “yo-yo” diet and exercise routines. I’m usually really good at one of the other – if I’m running, I’m not watching what I eat. Or if I’m “dieting”, I’m too tired to exercise. Fit Chick has taught me that food is the fuel I need to keep my body at its leanest and healthiest, and that fitness isn’t a bad word. It’s a lifestyle!
- What is your favorite part of FCE?
My favorite part of FCE is knowing that I always leave with a smile – the women I workout with are my inspiration – they are all working to make themselves the best they can be, both inside and out. I know that no matter how tired I am, how much I would rather sleep in or sit on the porch with a glass of wine, I will never regret going to class. It’s time that I take for myself – whether it’s boot camp or Zumba or yoga or kickboxing: it’s fun, it’s quick, it’s always different, and I always feel so much better when I’ve gone!
- What advice would you offer to newbies?
You’re worth it – 30 minutes a day doesn’t seem like a lot, but the changes you’ll see and feel in yourself are priceless. Your energy will change, your self- image will change… It won’t happen overnight – but it will last a lifetime when it does. We are all there to encourage you and keep you motivated!
- In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE?
FCE is the one gym/workout that I’ve been able to stick to and be successful with – it’s taught me that being fit is a fun way of life and that with my FCE friends and trainers by my side, I’ll be able to be fit for a lifetime!