I know you are all busy so I’ll get right to it. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome on your road to fitness is dedicating yourself to the task. It’s easy to say that you want to lose weight and become fit, but doing it is a whole different matter! Fitness is a difficult commitment, as one of my star campers, Brook, will attest.

Like many people, Brook had let her fitness routine slide and had gained weight as a result. It was taking a real toll on her. “Emotionally I was super stressed out about work, and my appearance. I wasn’t happy about how I looked or how I felt.”

Brook first started MPower Fitness because of a friend.

“The reason I signed up was that I saw my friend Lauri coming to this gym. I saw her transformation and knew that if it worked for someone that I see every day, it can work for me too!” 

It’s easy to see the slim people in ads without being able to relate to them, but when you see a program work for real people, it’s really motivating. 

The best thing about Brook’s resolve is that she was right; it DID work for her! 

“During the first challenge I lost 15 pounds and 17 inches! It was amazing. The biggest goal I had when I started here was to just lose weight. I still want to lose a few more pounds, but I am more interested in lifting heavier and toning now.” 

Wow, what a great job!

Just like many people, her biggest obstacle was, and still is, making fitness a regular part of her life. “I usually come early in the mornings. I like to get it out of the way and be done for the day. I try and not make it an option of ‘if’ I am going to work out that day. If I give myself the option, I will usually lame out.”

Along with the obvious physical rewards, Brook is seeing improvements in other areas of her life, too. 

“Since I have come to MPower, I feel more emotionally and physically strong. I feel centered after I leave a workout!”

Emotional fitness is strongly linked to physical fitness. Exercising isn’t just about looking good; it’s also about feeling good and getting the “happy chemicals” in your brain flowing. Feeling good about how you look doesn’t hurt either, as Brook will happily attest.

Our goal here at MPower Fitness is to create an environment that people want to be a part of. We want everybody to feel welcome and encouraged and Brook says that those factors have really helped her to succeed. According to her, her experience with boot camp has been “so positive, with great trainers, a great facility and a great atmosphere!”

I believe that if a person likes the gym and feels at home, they are more apt to succeed; that’s the basis behind what we do here and it appears to be working! 

I hope all of you have a wonderful, productive day!

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