Featured Fit Chick – Deb

Deb Sudbeck

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here?  I was first a member in 2011 for 3 years then had to stop because of a change in my work but was able to join again this past December. I’m so happy to be back!! And people remembered me from the previous time I spent at FCE!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE?  Improved strength and energy level! I can fit into clothes that I wasn’t able to in a while!

 What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? My motivation comes from how FCE makes me feel when I do it consistently-healthy, happy and energized (and that good kind of sore!). My main obstacle is finding the time to fit it in with work and home life, that is why the 30 min. workouts are so perfect!

What is your favorite part of FCE? The workouts, the variety of workouts/exercises we do and of course the amazing wonderful fun group of ladies!!! I may not be the most vocal but I love the supportive, fun, non judgmental atmosphere! OH…and I love Angie who pushes us and keeps us accountable…she knows when you haven’t been there and calls you out!

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Keep with it, do what you can and enjoy the women that are surrounding you while working out!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE? My experience at FCE has been so much FUN! It is the one program that has kept me motivated by giving me results, a community of support and has kept me healthy and happy! Thanks Fit Chick!

Featured Fit Chick – Mickey

Mickey McLaughlin

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here?  I have been a Fit Chick for 6 years. I had hit the big 50 the year before, and realized that I needed some help in my efforts to be in better shape. I came for the free week of workouts, and even though I couldn’t do everything, felt nauseous during the workout, and could hardly move after the first one, I was hooked!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE?  I am much more disciplined and consistent, not only with my exercise program, with my diet, sleep, all aspects of my health. I show up, I workout hard, and I feel better!

 What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? When I workout I feel more confident, strong, and healthy. If I need to pick up a 50 pound box, no problem, run 2 miles , while I would not love it, I could do it and more. I have had injuries during these 6 years, plantar fasciitis, sprained ankle, annoying muscle strains, you know the usual aches and pains, but I never stopped working out. Angie is always quick to modify for your injury, and she is just a wealth of knowledge on how to help your body cope with stress.

What is your favorite part of FCE? My favorite part of FCE is when I am finished! Thirty minutes of intense, challenging, go, go, Go!!! Boom, you are done, and then that glowing relaxed endorphin rush of “I did it, again”.

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Do this for yourself, keep coming to class, look at the long game, this is a life style commitment. Forget about what number the scales says, in a short period of time you will see muscles defined, better cardio endurance, mental stress…poof…gone! You will not find a more supportive, hilarious, good hearted group of women to be friends with, and change your body at the same time!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE? FCE is a gift to myself.

Featured Fit Chick – Maura

Maura Lord

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here?  I joined Fit Chick Express in August 2016 – the idea of a 30 minute workout with all female friends really appealed to me so I gave it a try!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE?  My greatest accomplishment is making a new community of fun friends and the self discipline to get out of bed each morning at 5:30 am to do something healthy for myself!

 What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? Knowing that my friends are counting on me to show up is my biggest motivation. My biggest obstacle is the snooze button!

What is your favorite part of FCE? Laughing and getting fit!

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Commit yourself to coming at least 3 days a week – the people and the atmosphere will make you want to keep coming back!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE? My experience has been wonderful – no pressure, no judgement, no stress – just a relaxed atmosphere to work out and be healthy!

Featured Fit Chick – Brenda Johnson

Brenda Johnson

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here?  I have been at Fit Chick for 3 months. I was referred by Jodi Hall. She kept telling me how awesome it was and how great the people were so I had to check it out. What did I have to lose with the free two week trial?!?!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE?  My biggest accomplishment has been showing up for the 6am classes. Morning workouts were never my thing in the past because it was hard to get motivated that early but I don’t have that problem anymore because all of the other fun awesome ladies doing class with me.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? Trying to better myself and staying in shape for my health. What obstacles have you had to overcome? My biggest obstacle was finding balance with getting my workouts in with 3 kids and a husband that is gone to work for a month at a time.

What is your favorite part of FCE? My favorite part by far is the women who go there but my second favorite part is the 30 min workouts because we are all busy and anyone can squeeze in 30 mins.

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Get to know people because it makes working out so much fun! Also try all the classes!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE? My experience at Fit Chick has been awesome because it makes working out FUN!

Featured Fit Chick – Chris

 

Chris Bayon

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I’ve been a Fit Chick member for 3 years and was brought by a referral from my friend, Kelly Wyjad.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? My greatest accomplishment has been getting my strength back and my body feeling 10 years younger.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? Everyone needs a motivator in their life like Angie and I’m blessed she is a part of mine!  She keeps me motivated! My biggest obstacle is the inability to have a set schedule due to travel for work.

I’ve been known to be a challenge drop out in the past so I’ve come into 2017 with a new thinking that it’s not all black and white.  There can be some grey area so long as you keep going.

What is your favorite part of FCE? My favorite part of FCE is the challenge of the boot camp workouts and the ability to keep pushing yourself.  I’m never bored.

What advice would you offer to newbies?  The quote I’ve embraced for 2017 is “Fall down 7 times, stand up 8”.

Set small goals that you can obtain weekly, they are small wins that become bigger wins overtime.

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  Fit Chick is the best workout regime I’ve added into my life and I couldn’t imagine life without it.

 

Featured Fit Chick – AnnaMarie

AnnaMarie

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I’m not even sure anymore how long I’ve been with FCE! I came to a Zumba class with friends from work back in 2011, I believe. Shakin’ it in front of a room full of people intimidated the hell out of me! I did Zumba for about a year before Dawna suggested I try the Boot Camp classes. I’ve also done Kickboxing with Stephanie since she started it up a few years ago and now I can’t imagine a Saturday morning without it!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? CONFIDENCE!  I’ve accomplished so many amazing things since I started here: climbing Bierstadt, running a few 5k races, improved numbers on assorted lab tests,  having the confidence in my body to do a boudoir photo session, getting my running time down to a 10-minute mile… who knows what’s yet to come?!

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? My biggest obstacle has been my own body. I tore an ab muscle two years ago and had to take a long break from any activity. That, combined with stress , a job change, and getting married, has caused a big setback on my health goals and I gained 18 pounds back. That’s heartbreaking after having worked so hard to get 75 pounds off! I also have shoulder and wrist weakness so I feel like I’m always having to take it easy or modify. Luckily, the trainers at FCE are amazingly kind and supportive and make great modifications and workouts that still challenge me.

What is your favorite part of FCE? The way if makes me feel! I feel so energized after each workout (no matter how much I complain during it!)

What advice would you offer to newbies? Stick with it, give it a good chance.  Don’t give up even after setbacks. It takes time to see results but you’ll feel so great and THAT’s what’s important!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  FCE is a great place for fast and fierce workouts and new friendships!