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!

Featured Fit Chick – Dorothy

Dorothy Noble

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? My friend Deb told me about FCE back in 2012.  I have been a member since then but had to take some time off because life got in the way.  During that time, I worked out on my own but missed FCE a lot.  I kept in touch but missed the women, workouts, and challenges.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? My greatest accomplishment is being able to hike/climb 14ers!  It takes a lot of strength, endurance and perseverance to get to the top.  It takes, not only physical ability, but mental as well.  FCE gives you both – the physical strength, endurance and the mental capacity to stick it out and know you can do it.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? My motivation is purely to keep myself strong and healthy so I can continue to hike and climb mountains, keep up with my kids (and one day grandkids), help people, travel the world and truly live each day.

I think the biggest obstacle all women face is time – time to do things for ourselves, to put ourselves first.  We all have insane ‘must do’ lists.  FCE is 30 of the best minutes you’ll spend on yourself during the day.  To overcome the time obstacle, I think of those mountains, kids and travel destinations… it gets me to FCE every time!

What is your favorite part of FCE? There are so many favorite parts!  The women are incredible – they are strong in their hearts and body, they are open, loving, and crazy fun.  My favorite exercises are strength exercises – I love the tire pull, ropes, TRX and kickboxing!

What advice would you offer to newbies?  The best advice I can offer is to have a vision of your life to guide you and take it one day at a time.  Life is easier when your body is strong, especially as you get older.  When you start FCE, your body will be sore but you WILL see a difference in your strength and stamina in time.

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  My experience at FCE has empowered me to take a firm hold of my future and live my very best life!

Featured Fit Chick – Heather

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Heather Swanson

 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 about 2 years now. I was attracted to Fit Chick because I needed someplace that I could feel I belonged and to motivate me to get in shape!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? Sticking with it! I haven’t ever stayed committed to a fitness program long-term before.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? Knowing how good I feel when I finish boot camp keeps me coming back. Fitting in workouts between busy work and family schedules is my biggest challenge.

What is your favorite part of FCE? I love all of the other ladies and the 30 minute format- I can do anything for 30 minutes!

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Stick with it- even if you go through times where you can’t or don’t make it to class, just keep looking to schedule it in and make it a priority.

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  My experience at Fit Chick has been supportive, fun and fantastic!