October Client Spotlight
We are incredibly excited to share with you our October client spotlight!
Linda attends our 6 am boot camp sessions and pushes herself at every workout. She is fiercely strong and an amazing model of persistence and consistency. After most workouts, you’ll find her practicing her Level 7 FitRanX moves such as pull ups, KB presses and Turkish Get ups. We are lucky to have her as a part of our No Limits Fitness family!
Q: What is your favorite inspirational Quote?
A: “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals?
A: My personal health goal is to be the healthiest I can be as I age. My kids are growing up, becoming independent and my retirement years are getting closer. It’s important that I take care of myself now so I’m able to enjoy that time without medical or physical limitations; my fitness goals are to maintain the weight loss I’ve seen over the last year while continuing to reduce body fat and add more lean muscle.
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals?
A: The encouragement and support of the NLF trainers keeps me focused and motivated. They are an inspiration. They don’t just tell you what to do, they live it and share their experiences. When not leading a class you might find one of them working out alongside you. I’m thrilled with how much I’ve been able to achieve since joining NLF and want to continue working toward new goals. I still have days I struggle to find the energy or just feel frustrated. It is those times I know I can count on the NLF trainers to encourage me to keep going.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us?
A: I met my husband over 33 years ago. He was my high school sweetheart. We’ve been married 28 years and have four wonderful children, James (25), Ashlee (23), Matthew (20) and Judy (16). I’ve been in Customer Service and Sales roles for most of my 30 year career at Intersil (formerly Harris Semiconductor and soon to be Renesas).
My job is sedentary and six years ago I started having lower back problems. I was told I had bulging discs in my lower back most likely a result of sitting all day, bad posture and age. It was then I decided I needed to become more active, so I joined a local gym and started attending company offered exercise programs. I’m an introvert and didn’t feel comfortable doing these things by myself so my attendance usually depended on whether I had a friend to go with me. Four years ago my sister-in-law talked me into attending an outdoor boot-camp. I enjoyed the workouts and began to see some results. But when class times were changed or cancelled due to weather and attendance I became frustrated because I was not able to maintain the progress I had made. I decided I wanted something more regular and learned about NLF from an instructor of our company fitness class. Initially I was apprehensive about attending classes alone but my concerns disappeared after the first class. There was so much support and encouragement not just from the trainers but those attending the classes that I looked forward to the next class.
Q: How has No Limits Fitness made a difference in your life?
A: I feel like I am in better shape at 51 than I was in my 40’s. NLF workouts combined with the 28 day Challenge and Little Black Dress Challenge helped me achieve results. The benefit of participating in the nutritional challenges was that they weren’t just a diet program for me. They were learning tools that helped me to make the lifestyle change to clean eating. I didn’t know it at the time, but that change has also had a positive impact on my family. My husband enjoys much of the foods and I see him making better food choices every day.
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far?
A: I achieved the weight loss goals that I set for myself, losing over 30lbs and have completed Level 1 through Level 6 of the FitRanX testing. I am now working towards a new goal of successfully completing FitRanX level 7 testing.
Q: What made you want to join No Limits Fitness?
A: Many things… I liked the boot camp style workouts and since they were indoors I didn’t have to worry about a class being cancelled due to weather. There were multiple class times offered each day which gave me the option to choose a time that best fits my schedule for that day. I noticed how attentive the trainers were during work outs to ensure I used proper form. I never felt like I couldn’t try an exercise because modifications were always offered. I noticed there were all age groups that attended classes and everyone was friendly and supportive of each other. I never felt out of place or like an outsider. NLF didn’t just address the physical training; they also addressed nutritional training. This was one of the big things that really stood out to me because you need both of these to achieve long term results.
Q: What kinds of results have you achieved so far?
A: I’ve lost over 30 pounds and am down several sizes. My lean muscle mass has increase while body fat has decreased. I feel stronger and my friends tell me I look healthier.
Q: What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?
A: I would tell them that you don’t know what you’re capable of until you try! Don’t let age or a physical limitation stop you from deciding to make a change or commit to your goals because you will be surprised of what you can really do. I have met many amazing people at NLF that motivate and inspire me every day. I’m very happy I made the choice to join NLF.
Q: What is your “word” of the year?
A: Stronger. You must maintain strength of body in order to preserve strength of mind -Luc de Clapiers
We are so proud of you, Linda! Keep up the amazing work!