FitChick knows the power of positive reinforcement and motivation. As our Client Spotlight for the Month of April, we would like to applaud Melissa. Hard work and determination pays off! This is her story:
I’ve always considered myself athletic; I know the value of staying in shape and love the feeling of a good work out. But as I have gotten older I have found it is not as easy as it once was to retain the same level of fitness.
I began working out with Tammy about a year and a half ago. I was tired of the same old routine and frankly, I knew that I couldn’t continue to put off doing the exercises that are essential to good health. Even though, cardiovascularly speaking, I was fit, I found that simple things like balance and core strength were a weak area for me. In addition, I have issues from time to time with lower back pain that building a stronger core would alleviate, I just didn’t want to do the hard work it would take to get there.
Once I began working out with Tammy she reinforced the importance of good nutrition, core strength and stability not to mention the way she went about doing this. Tammy is a positive, genuine, supportive and uplifting person to be around. She understands as a mom herself, that sometimes we have the tendency to place ourselves lower on the priority list when we should be taking more time for ourselves, especially when it comes to our health. With Tammy’s guidance I’ve actually begun performing exercises like burpees and push-ups and with her direction I’ve experienced a change in my mindset. No longer, do I dread doing these types of exercises, I actually look forward to the challenge. Since I began working out with Tammy, I’ve seen a noticeable difference in the way I look of course! But, I’ve gained strength, endurance and a sense of well-being that was missing before. I attribute this to the hard work accomplished in the sessions but also the support and friendship I’ve gained with Tammy and the other women that I train with. I always walk away from a session feeling stronger, both physically and mentally. Working out is no longer work…it’s fun!