WHAT WAS YOUR FITNESS EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO MOVE?
Mostly I was a jogger and was pretty obsessed with Inferno Hot Pilates. I was in a car accident in 2014 which sort of changed my world so I had to start from ground zero and work my way back.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MOVE?
I knew a couple of fearless females that were working out there so I started to watch the insta feed and was like ‘ I have to be there ‘. I have ALWAYS been intimidated by “gyms” and weights so for me learning something new in a place that was so supportive and judgement free was pretty important. From the first time I stepped in the door, I felt at home and supported! That was 2 years ago!
HOW HAS MOVE HELPED YOU FALL IN LOVE?
After my accident, my life was filled with things I couldn’t do anymore. As I slowly recovered and started to get my mobility back, I was able to challenge my body in ways I never thought possible. I had massive surgery on my shoulder and balance issues but in time I was able to do a handstand…..that was pretty life changing for me as you realize how powerful your mind can be in convincing you what you can’t do and channeling that mindset to help you realize what you can do instead.
My mental health has taken a beating and joining MOVE and giving myself the respect to put myself first, my mind, heart and mood has definitely been positively impacted
HOW HAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY CHANGED?
I still have my moments where I feel meh about a part of my body, don’t we all? I will say that I honestly give way less fucks about my body in the sense that I am in awe of the fact I grew 4 healthy amazing humans in this body and I can deadlift and backsquat and row 10,000M - who cares if my arms aren’t perfect!
WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT AT MOVE ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
OMG there are WAY TOO MANY!
Definitely being able to lift some pretty heavy weights. My deadlift is probably what I am most proud of.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FITNESS GOALS FOR 2019?
Mastering the damn pull-up. If I can get one unassisted pull up under my belt, I will be very happy! I would also like to be more consistent with my nutrition and put the same amount of energy into that as I do into my fitness!