Why we love her - Member Spotlight
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MOVE?
I had signed up my daughter for a MOVE after school program and Kelly asked me why I hadn't been in her gym yet. I told her I had never been to a gym in my life and that I only did ballet and Pilates. Kelly explained how good it would be for me to try a different type of movement and told me a story about the journey of another Move member that I knew. I was extremely inspired and Kelly's enthusiasm was infectious. She wasn't giving me a typical fitness club spiel but seemed legitimately excited for me to try something new. I signed up for a class the next day and absolutely loved it. I was totally hooked!
HOW HAS MOVE HELPED YOU FALL IN LOVE?
MOVE has brought me back to my original love of movement and given me new ways to express it. I'm so incredibly proud of myself for leaving my comfort zone and trying something so foreign to me. It has given me new challenges and goals to meet and I love pushing myself just a little further with every class. I feel so strong and toned and happy with my body these days. I love how I feel in my own skin and the icing on the cake is that I also love how I look - something I never had over 30+ years in the ballet world. I have also found a community of amazing women who support and inspire me and whom I'm excited to see every day.
HOW HAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY CHANGED?
So much for the better. I spent my life as a ballet dancer, constantly looking in the mirror and identifying all my physical "flaws". I also got to hear all about what was wrong with how my body looked from most of my teachers and directors. I have spent most of my life thinking "just 10 more pounds" but it never seemed to make me feel good about myself and there was always another 10 pounds and another. These days I feel so strong and healthy. Nobody talks about how I look, they are just focused on my technique and helping me achieve my goals. I'm no longer ashamed of my body and hiding it under big t-shirts. Now I love to show off what all my hard work has given me and I'm proud of my body, instead of hating it. It's such an incredible feeling!
WHAT IS THE ACCOMPLISHMENT AT MOVE YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
Specifically that I can lift my own body weight in a dead lift. In general i'm just so proud that I started something new and now I'm feeling like I'm getting pretty good at it!
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FITNESS GOALS FOR 2019?
I would like to be able to do normal push-ups and at least one pull-up. I also want to get my dead lift to over 150. Generally my goal is just "more"!
Since we launched MOVE, we have built an amazing community of women who are willing to take the first step, the next steps, and all the ones after that. So we've decided to start this blog to help you take your journey to the next level.
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