I hope this finds you well and on your way to meeting your goals for the day, because I’m sure motivated! I’ve just heard another inspiring story and want to get it out there to let more people know about MPower Fitness.

Before I get to my story, let me fill you in a bit on why I find it so inspiring. I often hear outstanding stories about people who overcome obesity, depression, diabetes and other debilitating diseases as they progress through MPower Fitness programs; tremendous success stories that just amaze me. They are a huge part of why I do what I do. However, there are many people who come to our camps largely to support a family member or friend.

The generosity and support that these people show to people that they love renews my faith in the human race. My story for today is about one of these people.

Pam Goon is a woman with rock solid commitment. “Whatever I sign up for, I do so with intent and commitment. Quitting for lame reasons is not an option for me. So for me, fitness comes first, thenI build my social schedule around it.” 

This fortitude keeps Pam on track, but it’s also served as a source of support for her workout buddy and daughter Alicia, who was struggling with weight issues and depression. When Alicia decided to try MPower, she asked her mom to take the challenge with her. “Having her as a workout buddy has been so motivating. I am a fortunate Mom to have a daughter that I’m so connected with.”

Both women have experienced wonderful success with MPower Fitness. Pam thought that she was in relatively good shape and had accepted her weight gain as genetic and just part of getting older. She quickly discovered just how wrong she was when the weight started to melt off.

When we asked Pam how her life has changed since MPower Fitness, Pam made a point that really stuck with me. “Before MPower, I was passionate about being active. That’s very different than being passionate about fitness. Now, yes, I am passionate about fitness. The rewards of being fit spill into so many other areas of my life.”

In order to make it to boot camp, Pam has to get up at 4:30am because she and Alicia have more than an hour’s drive but still, they come. Her persistence has paid off; she’s lost 30 pounds and is still losing!

She’s gotten rid of all her size-16 clothing and is amazed at the change in her appearance and in her energy level.

“It feels absolutely wonderful to ‘like’ myself in a photograph. It’s crazy to hear people use the word “tiny” when they haven’t seen me for a while.”

Pam is a wonderful example of what you can do if you set your mind to it and stick to the plan. The fact that Mpower Fitness helped her regain her confidence and improve her fitness, and helped to strengthen the bond between mother and daughter, inspires me to continue sharing our mission!

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