A lot of times people come to us because they feel like they are in a rut when it comes to their health and fitness. Some are completely stuck and doing nothing. For our clients Lisa and Cory, they were exercising but they didn’t love what they were doing and they weren’t seeing the results they wanted.
Lisa McL says “Before MPower came into my life I was struggling to find a workout that I love. I was not confident in my abilities at all. I didn’t push myself. I also was very much in my “bubble”. I worked in St Cloud and lived in Brooklyn Park and I was a hermit. My only focus was on the kids and what my husband and I needed to do for them.
I was exercising but I pretended to be a runner for a year. That was boring and the only variety was in the music I listened to. Then for about 4 months before I started at MPower I started lifting weights. I enjoyed that but it was still a lonely workout as I would put in my earbuds and go to work. I needed variety and something more structured to help me push myself.”
I could see us headed down a road of not being an active family. I was inspired to take action so that we could make a change for the better. My husband joined when I did and he has fallen back in love with fitness. Every weekend, I plan the workouts I will attend and the times I will go apprentice. We work very hard to make sure that both Cory an dI get our workouts in each week and around the kids’ activities. We have become an active family again. Now instead of watching them run and play, I am racing them back from the bus and chasing them around.”
But for a lot of clients it isn’t as easy as just signing up and then voila they are in love with exercise. It takes time. It takes commitment, dedication and there will be setbacks. Every journey has its ups and downs.
Lisa says, MPower has given me challenges, gotten me out of my comfort zone in so many ways and given me some amazing people that I am grateful to call my friends. I look forward to seeing everyone each and every day. It is a support network like I never thought was possible at a gym.” In her several years with us, Lisa challenged herself to complete the Rugged Maniac a few times, the Tough Mudder, a Triathlon and most recently she has been working toward a full recovery post shoulder injury.
Lisa loves fitness so much that a few months ago she approached me and asked, what would it take to become a coach and join our team. I met with her and told her the numerous steps involved but she was undaunted and began to diligently follow through on every single one. She writes her certified personal training exam January of 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join the team.
Lisa remarks that “when I started (at MPower) my goal was strictly weight loss. I am not focused on that anymore but now I’m focused on being healthy, being active, and growing with MPower. I now have a total love of being active. Our family is always focused on what we can do to teach our kids how to live a healthy and active life and we are doing the things now because we have much more energy.” As Lisa heals from her shoulder injury she has set a new goal of passing her Level 1 Ascension Test. We are excited to see her do this in the new year!