1. How long have you been at B-Fit and why did you want to join?
My first session at B-Fit was one year ago. I was very reluctant since I expected to find an intimidating atmosphere. I also seriously doubted that I had the resolve to commit. Although frustrated with my weight gain, I was more concerned with my lack of strength and flexibility. Pain greeted me every morning when my feet hit the floor. I knew I shouldn’t feel that way in my fifties. My husband, Stan, had been encouraging me to try B-Fit for years, but I liked making my own gym schedule and working out at my own pace. However, the condition of my body indicated my way was completely ineffective.
2. What have you learned at B-Fit to help with your healthy and nutritional choices?
The first thing I’ve learned is that you are never too old or too out of shape to change. Second, I really knew very little about working out. Just like most home repairs, repairing the body is best left to the professionals. I can’t put into words how much I appreciate Bob and Bev and what they have taught me and encouraged me to do. Although I always knew diet was crucial to fitness, I’ve learned how to eat in a way that is best for my body without dieting. I’ve also learned to be patient with my progress. It’s slow at times, but it is still progress!
3. What are your current and future/nutrition goals?
My goal for 2018 was to improve strength and lose 20 pounds. I’ve lost 22 pounds so far. I would like to lose another 10. As for strength, I was able to help our daughter and son-in-law move to a 3rd-floor condo with no elevator in August. My daughter remarked, “I can’t believe you could do this!” Even my neighbor, Susie Sherrard, has benefited. We spent a day rearranging her very heavy furniture. I thought I’d be so sore the next day, but I wasn’t at all. I could not have done either of those things a year ago.
4. What would you tell others about the training and community atmosphere at B-Fit?
I think many women who have put on extra pounds and do not like to workout tend to feel intimidated in any gym setting, so B-Fit might seem like a place where they would feel very much out of place. But, if this carb-loving couch potato can change through B-Fit—-anyone can. Bob and Bev maintain a very professional and encouraging environment. Although you are with a small group, it is still very individualized. Being retired, I have had the opportunity to workout with several different groups, and I have enjoyed them all. I do not like to exercise, but I truly enjoy going to B-Fit.
5. What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?
My favorite exercise is anything with the TRX. It seems to help me most with form. My least favorite is anything cardio, which is an area I need to improve. If Bob and Bev eliminated burpees and box jumps, I wouldn’t complain.