No Limits Fitness July Client Spotlight: Kara Danforth
We’re delighted to introduce our July Client Spotlight, Kara Danforth. Kara joined our No Limits Fitness clan this past January for our New Year’s 6 Week Challenge and has had incredible results. All of the coaches, along with Kara’s workout buddies can attest to her wonderful sunny disposition. She *actually* smiles while performing burpees and encourages those around her to get in just a couple more reps. Her positive spirit, and dedication to bettering herself is not only contagious, it’s inspiring!
Kara is yet another member, we feel lucky to have as part of our No Limits Fitness family!
Check out how she accomplished and crushed her goals!
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
A: I don’t really live by any quotes, but a couple sayings I have an appreciation for are; “It doesn’t get easier, you get stronger” and “Consistency is key”. The latter applies to my personal life as well as my gym life and the first one is one I have come to believe and realize in the short time I’ve been at NLF.
Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals?
A: At the beginning of this year, I told myself that I wanted to be consistent with the gym and my eating habits for the entire year. Over the past 3-5 years, my commitment to a healthy lifestyle has been one extreme or the other, I was either really healthy for a couple months, going to the gym and eating well OR I was eating any and all carbs and living a toxic lifestyle. NLF has helped me keep my goals in mind and not give up J
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals?
A: RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS!!!!
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us?
A: My name is Kara, I am 25 years old, I’ve been working out on and off for as long as I can remember, mainly at chain facilities like LA Fitness or Planet Fitness. I came to NLF for the first time last year for the free Thanksgiving Day workout. I had never been to a boot camp style workout and felt kind of nervous at first but by the time the workout was over I was pumped and wanted to do it again! After the New Year, I got a text following up and telling me about a 6 week challenge they were going to be doing. I thought that would be the perfect time to start so I signed up, committed myself and ended up with AMAZING results. I signed up for good once the challenge was over and have continued to reach goals and see even more improvements since.
Q: How has No Limits Fitness made a difference in your life?
A: NLF has helped me in so many ways, physically and mentally. One major thing it has done is keep me accountable and consistent with my workouts and lifestyle. I tend to stay home and do something productive or read a book on Friday nights now instead of going out and partying with my friends because I know I have to be up and at the gym Saturday morning. With consistent class times every week, it is easy to get into a routine.
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far?
A: Since signing up in January of this year, I have gained about 5 pounds of muscle mass, lost 10% body fat and watched the scale go down about 12 pounds total. I don’t tend to weigh myself often because I am more focused on how I feel and how my clothes fit. I have dropped 2 pant sizes and I am way more comfortable in my skin than I was when I started. I had to modify a lot of the exercises in the beginning and it’s such a great feeling to see how far I have come and how much progress I have made in such a short period of time.
Q: What made you decide to want to join No Limits Fitness?
A: So many reasons!!! The atmosphere, the people (coaches and members), the workouts, as well as the results I was / am seeing & the feeling that each and every workout is a challenge.
Q: What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?
A: You have to start somewhere. You never know what you are capable of unless you take a leap of faith and just do it!
Q: What is your “word” of the year?!
We are incredibly proud of you, Kara! Keep up the amazing work!