How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I knew I needed to make some changes and start exercising again. Tina Stotts had mentioned a boot camp gym many months before. One summer day I was driving by and decided to stop in. Lauren Harmon was so kind and gave me a tour and told me how it worked. I signed on for my two week trial and started on the very first day of school in August of 2014. I am a teacher and I figured that was the perfect day to start a new routine!
What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? I think I am most proud of sticking with it and showing up regularly for 6:00 boot camp. I have tried some new challenges that I never thought I would. I did the Diva Dash and had a blast. I am now giving running a try! I turned 60 in April and I feel stronger and healthier than I did at 40! I have become more motivated to eat healthier and I feel happier. I have slimmed down and I feel so much more confident in my clothes.
What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? I am inspired and motivated by the community of fit chicks. They are an amazing group of women working hard to be their best. I also feel so good after working out and I know that I need that, so that motivates me to keep going. The workouts make me feel confident, energetic and happy! The only obstacle has been a busy schedule. Sometimes I feel pressed for time, and it would be so easy to skip boot camp. I just remind myself that this is important. My day goes better if I take care of myself and get to boot camp.
What is your favorite part of FCE? I love that boot camp is 30 minutes. I love that it is always something different. I love that it challenges me. I enjoy the girls and the support and encouragement from the trainers.
What advice would you offer to newbies? Just keep coming! It is OK to modify and do what you can. Give it time and you will gradually see yourself getting stronger!
In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE? FCE has helped me find the best me!