We’re super excited to bring you this month’s spotlight, Michelle. She is 66 years young, and you would never guess it!
She gives it her all at every workout and gives us all a run for our money!
Michelle has a big heart, and befriends any No Limits client that happens to be in a session with her.
And did I mention her guns? Just check out her arms! We all want to be like Michelle when we grow up. We think you will find her story inspiring and her wisdom helpful.
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
A: I have many favorite quotes, but here is one appropriate for this moment:
Teachers don’t make you learn. Trainers don’t make you fit. Coaches don’t make you rich. At some point, you must realize that other people can help you, but your growth is your responsibility. ~Unknown
Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals?
A: I focus on strength and cardio training. At my age, I need to boost my metabolism, maintain energy levels and stay strong.
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals?
A: I am amazed with the human body and how it responds to exercise. I benefit physically and emotionally from a daily commitment to high intensity interval training.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us?
A: You can teach an old dog new tricks. I began exercising in 1978. Over time, my exercise programs have changed as new research has become available. When I began my commitment to physical health, most health information came from textbooks or body builders (i.e., Joyce Vedral, Rachel McLish, Corey Everson). I have enjoyed participated in early aerobics (Flash Dance type classes), STEP, Slide, Running, Cycling, Spinning, Pilates, Yoga, Les Mills classes, Boot Camps, and Weight Training.
I came to No Limits Fitness in November of 2018 by member referral. I was a newbie to NLF, but I have felt like I belonged the moment I arrived. I have had memberships to A LOT of different gyms (some franchised and some private). I am grateful to belong to a gym with knowledgeable and caring people. This is probably what stands out most about No Limits Fitness.
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far?
A: Muscle definition, by far. I like the philosophy and science behind High Intensity Interval Training. I am a believer in Core development exercises. Strong abdomen muscles support a strong back.
Q. What made you decide to want to join No Limits Fitness?
A: Honestly, my age haunted me. I thought younger people would mop me up off the floor. That was not the case at all. I hold my own. It was a great lesson to learn. I liked the proximity to my home. I belonged to Pro-Health in 2000’s. I didn’t want to return to a franchised club.
Q. What kinds of results have you achieved so far?
A: My body fat composition is wonderful. My weight is holding and great for my height and age. My muscle strength is pretty awesome. I couldn’t do many push-ups and now I do plank push-ups.
Q. What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?
A: You won’t find any better encouragement to meet your goals than at No Limits Fitness. The Coaches are great and personable. Mike is okay, too. LOL!
Q: What is your “word” of the year?!
We are so proud of you, Michelle! Keep up the amazing work. If you know Michelle, or her journey has made an impact on you, then leave her a comment!