We are extremely excited to introduce the September Client Spotlight – Mike Shamet.
He has been a part of our No Limits Family from almost the beginning!
Mike has been working out at 5:15 am for the last 4 years and he exemplifies amazing consistency and dedication. Mike is supportive and welcoming to all of his fellow 5:15 am work out buddies and is a uniquely thoughtful person. We are very grateful he’s been a part of our NLF family for so long!
Read on to hear Mike’s story and how he made his health a priority.
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
A: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals?
A: To maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, through exercise and overall moderation in life. I think this is very important, especially as I get older. My goal is to remain very active in my senior years!
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals?
A: The feeling of accomplishment that I am improving my overall physical and mental health.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us?
A: I’m 54 years old and happily married with two adult children. I have been an Engineer for over 30 years now. This job keeps me very busy and I just wasn’t making the time for any kind of fitness activities. When my workplace started a weekly boot camp, I decided to join. It felt great getting back into an exercise program, but it only met once a week. My wife was attending classes at NLF (back when it was called We’ve Got Class) at the time, so I decided to join and attend the morning classes. That was 4 years ago, and I still enjoy it!
Q: How has No Limits Fitness made a difference in your life?
A: Regularly attending classes at No Limits Fitness has made me feel better about myself, has given me more energy, and has provided me with a healthy way to manage the stress of daily life. This has allowed me to obtain an overall balance in my life.
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far?
A: I have completed Level 5 of the FitRanX program, and have shaved almost 10 minutes off my 5K race time. I’ve increased strength in my core and upper body; and gained more muscle definition.
Q: What made you decide to want to join No Limits Fitness?
A: I was putting in a lot of hours at work, and finally decided that it was time for an overall change in my lifestyle. My wife was already attending the morning classes and she was my motivation and inspiration to join also. As she was into fitness and running, it looked like it would be enjoyable to do this together.
Q: What kinds of results have you achieved so far?
A: Within the first year of starting at NLF, I lost 20 pounds to get back to my college weight. I have been able to keep at this consistent weight, while not having to worry about being overly restrictive in my eating habits. In general, I feel like I am in the best shape of my life right now.
Q: What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?
A: Just get started! I’m sure starting a fitness program can be a little intimidating for some people. However, the trainers at No Limits Fitness understand this, and are great at ensuring that everyone feels welcome and stays motivated to succeed, regardless of their fitness level.
Q: What is your “word” of the year?!