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 – Dee

Dee Thompson

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? —I joined in October 2016. I was looking for a place to do Kickboxing and essentially knew I would come here instead of another place because it was close to my home.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? I am strengthening my upper body more everyday.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? The camaraderie keeps me motivated. Making myself go to classes, even when I’m exhausted is a big obstacle, but I’ve learned that I will be energized and feel better afterwards.

What is your favorite part of FCE? The laughter that pushes us all through the end of classes! There are many fun and humorous women at FCE and I’m doing great things for my body and health!

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Keep going and ask for help if you need it!!!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  An enjoyable way to be healthy and have fun at the same time!

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 – Nikki

Nikki Lee

 How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? My experience at FCE has empowered me to take a firm hold of my future and live my very best life!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? My most major accomplishment since becoming an FCE member would have to be my overall strength. I love that I can finally see some muscle in my arms and that’s a reminder of all my hard work.

 What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? My motivation comes from wanting to be healthy and to keep up with my kids. When I first started working out, I had horrible exercise-induced asthma. Each time I worked out, it was a struggle. However, every week I could see that I was building stamina and strength.

What is your favorite part of FCE? I love the quick, and intense boot camp classes. I feel that I get a great workout in a short amount of time. I also love the instructors and the members.

What advice would you offer to newbies? The advice that I would give to new members would be to fight through the pain. To be patient for results, because it doesn’t happen overnight!!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  My experiences here at FCE has been happy, healthy and fun.

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!

Featured Fit Chick – Alexis

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Alexis Ramstine

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I’ve been a member of Fit Chick for about 9 months. I came to Fit Chick after moving to Colorado from NY. A work friend, hint red hair/completely crazy, told me about this place and was very inviting!

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? I’ve lost some weight, gained some muscle. No idea how much gained or lost because I don’t measure! My greatest accomplishment here has nothing to do with physical changes but all the mental ones. My attitude towards food, working out and eliminating my shy temperament. Okay still working on the shy thing- but Fit Chick changes more than your body for sure.

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? What keeps me motivated is the high of feeling good. Whenever I don’t want to show up to class I try to really focus on that “I just worked out and I feel so amazing” vibe and carry on.

My shoulder pain is a huge obstacle- plus I’m really uncomfortable in groups. So, when you have an injury and are in a group of people and you can’t participate in the same activity, well, it makes you (maybe just me?) feel strange. I really had to get over myself and accept that I can’t do some things and it’s okay!

What is your favorite part of FCE? The community is really great! I love the variety of classes and instructors!

What advice would you offer to newbies?  Try every class! Find what you love, let go what you don’t. Talk to the trainers, tell them what hurts and make the adjustments and just have fun!

In one sentence, how would you describe your experience at FCE.  FCE has been an uplifting, inspiring and loving place.