Featured Fit Chick – Genai

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Genai Heinrichs

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I’ve been a member at Fit Chick for a little more than 2 years. I found Fit Chick because I was looking for a place that would be a place that felt comfortable to workout at and I would want to keep going. I don’t like the big athletic clubs that feel so impersonal. Fit Chick felt like a good fit from the beginning, I enjoy working out and feel supported and encouraged in my health and fitness.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? I have 4 active kids and I feel like my greatest accomplishment is being able to keep up with them. I can head out on a hike with them, bike rides and just running around with them.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? I feel like I stay motivated because every time I put myself and my health first I recognize how much better I feel and how all those other things in my busy life will get done and I feel better when doing them. My biggest obstacle is myself! I was never one to exercise and exercising has never become a real habit in my life. I figure it’s never too late to make a change in your life and FCE is helping me make that change!

What is your favorite part of FCE? What advice would you offer to newbies?  All the lovely people. Everyone is so wonderful, kind and supportive!

In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE.  FCE is fantastic and I am so happy that I found such a fun and supportive place!

Featured Fit Chick – Rebecca

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Rebecca Michuda

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? January 2016. I did a boot camp in Chicago for 2 and half years and really loved it. I was looking for something similar and came across Fit Chick. It was right up alley. Also, since moving to Colorado three years ago, I sort of got off my exercise routine. It was about time I got back on! I knew Fit Chick could help me do that.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? Feeling stronger, not dying every time I work out, oh, and losing 10 pounds!!! Overall, it’s feeling good about myself and my fitness level.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? A morning workout is the way I like to start my day. It makes feel awake and accomplished all before 7am. I’m motivated to keep that a part of my daily routine. Feeling good, healthy and fit keeps me motivated as well. The obstacles I face are the workouts themselves. It’s pushing myself every time to keep going, to hang in there. I try to keep in mind that it’s not supposed to feel good! It’s gonna hurt! But that’s the only way to get stronger in every way.

What is your favorite part of FCE? All you hilarious ladies! Hearing your stories and jokes makes me laugh and keeps things fun. I love how we all can do this together. I might not be close friends with everyone, but I know we’re all in this together and we have each other’s back. It’s a great support.

What advice would you offer to newbies?  We’re all in this together. If you think it’s hard? Guess what? It’s hard for ALL OF US. Just hang in there, try your hardest every day and do what you can do. There is absolutely no judging at FCE.

In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE.  My experience at FCE has been positive, motivating, fun, challenging and just what I needed to start exercising again and getting healthy. It has been the push I needed.

Featured Fit Chick – Jolin

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Jolin Wyman

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I started with personal training at Fit Chick Express two years ago in September since I knew I needed more than a diet change to lose weight, keep it off, and become healthier. I started attending bootcamp in November 2014.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? It is definitely feeling and looking better at 60 than I did at 50!

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? Since losing 20 lbs after joining, I got rid of all my larger clothes. No way do I want to go back to have 3 different sizes of clothes in my closet necessary for weight fluctuations. I’m motivated to continue getting stronger and leaner.

What is your favorite part of FCE? My major obstacle has been the multiple surgeries over my lifetime; the latest September 2015 for a torn rotator cuff. It’s been a long rehab and healing process. That affects how hard and how much I can do on any given day.

 What advice would you offer to newbies?  It’s hard to pick just one favorite! Knowledgeable staff that deals with all the modifications necessary due to previous injuries. The variety of classes offered. All the wonderful and supportive members of FCE and the Facebook community. Lately I’ve been relying on the nutritional support for an overall fitness approach included in membership.

In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE.  Make a commitment to start, then come and just do what you can! Everyone has been in your shoes and you’ll find only support and encouragement at FCE!

Featured Fit Chick – Libby

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Libby Fitzgibbons

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I have been a member of Fit Chick for less than a year.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? I love knowing that it will be a different, challenging workout every time I go! My biggest challenge is listening to my body and knowing that there are some things I just shouldn’t do.

 What is your favorite part of FCE?  I like the format of a half hour of hard work in the boot camps. It’s quick but effective. I also love the constant instruction and guidance from Angie. I feel like I have a personal trainer while I’m working out to tell me if I’m doing something wrong or offer advice for better form or intensity. I also love the variety of different work outs.

 What advice would you offer to newbies? Try it out! It’s a great group of women who provide a supportive atmosphere.

In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE.  Supportive, tough, rewarding and fun!

Featured Fit Chick – Kim Britt

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Kim Britt

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I’ve only been a member for about 8 months. I was looking for a new exercise inspiration and had several friends who recommended it.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome?  What obstacles have you had to overcome? I feel better if I exercise every day. I love to do all sorts of outdoor activities and believe having a strong core will help me avoid injury and enable me to play more!

What is your favorite part of FCE? It’s only 30 minutes long and it is different every time. And the people are all very friendly.

What advice would you offer to newbies? Stick with it! If you are sore that means you are making progress. And it always feels better after you work out again.

In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE.  It’s a great way to stay in shape and it’s never boring 🙂

Featured Fit Chick – Becky

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Becky Pfaff

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? One year. I drove by FCE several times on my way home from work and thought why not?  I saw there was a two week trial and said to myself ‘I can do anything for 2 weeks’. I loved the two week trial and have continued ever since.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? I have lost weight and several inches since coming here. It keeps me motivated to continue on a path of a healthy lifestyle. When first starting the classes, there were many exercises I couldn’t do and now I can! I never thought I’d say this but even the burpees are easier than before…….

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? The different work outs each day are motivating. IT IS NOT BORING!!! 😉  I love that everyday it’s different and challenging from the cardio, strength and core training.  I also had chronic shoulder pain from college sports that was awful each and every day.  I am so happy to say that pain is 95% gone now!  I owe this to FCE.

What is your favorite part of FCE? I really love how the instructors keep me motivated by changing it up, encouraging me, challenging me & modifying the exercises when needed.

What advice would you offer to newbies? Keep coming!!!  It’s fun and the work outs do get easier.  You will look forward to coming to class! It’s a Happy Place.

In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE. I’ve had a wonderful, positive and life changing experience that I hope to continue at FCE