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MemberoftheMonth_jenmanthei

When did you start training with Functional Fitness?

I began my journey with Functional Fitness in their Transformation Challenge in September 2012. I started training after my husband started training with Functional Fitness. After hearing him talk positively about the workouts and about the trainers I decided I would give it a try. I figured having someone holding me accountable for getting up and moving in the morning would help, which it has. It is now one of those addictive habits – it has been months since I overslept or couldn’t make it to class for whatever reason.

Why do you continue to train with Functional Fitness?

I continue to train through Functional Fitness because I love the motivation and accountability from the Functional Fitness trainers and from the other members.  I also continue to learn more and more about nutrition – which has become very important to me along with all the different fitness techniques.   And lastly, I enjoy seeing the great results of others and myself.

What have you accomplished since joining Functional Fitness?

Physically I have lost more weight than I ever anticipated. I am much stronger and have more endurance than I have had in the past. I once had back issues with herniated/bulging discs and significant planter fasciitis in both of my feet; both the back and feet issues have disappeared. I feel like that although I have accomplished a ton physically – I feel I have accomplished more mentally. I have learned that you are much stronger you think you are. Beginning is the first step and if you are truly committed the rest becomes falls into place and becomes easier with time.

What has made you successful?

I think I have been successful because I don’t skip the workouts; I listen to the trainers, and follow their nutrition advice. I also find new ways to challenge myself in areas of nutrition and training, i.e. Tough Mudder. I would have never dreamed of doing a Tough Mudder event but now I can’t wait to do another one.
The biggest benefit I get with Functional Fitness is the amount of knowledge I have gained in regards to nutrition.  I also enjoy other fantastic members who have the same goals as I do, the trainers who care for their clients, and the endorphins you get after an early morning workout.
I currently take an Omega 3 vitamin and probiotic supplement daily. I use a protein powder before workouts or as a meal replacement as needed.  I also like to take the pro/grade VGF as well.

What advice would you give to others?

Advice I would give to someone wanting to get started into a regular exercise routine would be don’t start tomorrow – take a deep breath that start now.  There is no better time to start than right now.  It has been over a year and I still have to “reset” myself – we all have our off days but take that deep breath and get back on track.  Your future self will thank you!

If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you,
it doesn’t CHANGE you!

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