It’s that time again to announce our April Chick of the Month! This month our Chick comes to us from our Calgary – Acadia Boot camp location. The Chicktastic Melissa Garner has lost 8 pounds and 15 inches with the help of our bootcamps!
FC – What made you decide to join FIT CHICKS?
MG -Within a week of having a baby, I shed 10 pounds leaving 20 pounds of excess weight. When the scale failed to budge for 7 months, I realized that I wasn’t one of those blessed women whose bodies bounce back after pregnancy. I knew I had to work hard at bringing myself back into my pre-pregnancy jeans.
FC – How did FIT CHICKS bootcamp help you in reaching your fitness and weight loss goals?
MG – FIT CHICKS is not like any fitness class or gym where there is little incentive to return. FIT CHICKS has given me the tools and motivation to make healthy living a lifelong goal. My Chick Sergeant, Hilary, is a fitness encyclopaedia and is always willing to share her knowledge about clean eating; the benefits of stretching; and why we do the exercises we do. She also does a bang up job of balancing those butt kicks with good laughs. The “High Intensity Hottie” workout video (which is a lot harder than it looks!) has also been amazing for keeping me on track in between classes.
FC – What is your fav FIT CHICKS workout? Which exercise do you love to hate?
MG – My fav workout is the Tabatas. This workout generates the most moans and groans from the group but at the end of a Tabatas class, everyone appears ready to take on the world. The exercise I love to hate is the plank. Even the word “plank” sounds dismal. Who would have thought that an exercise with zero movement can be the most menacing yet effective?!
FC – What have your fitness and weight loss results been like since joining bootcamp?
MG – I am almost in my pre-pregnancy jeans but I’ve stopped obsessing over the numbers. I actually prefer my new athletic frame over my pre-pregnancy undefined body. More importantly, I sleep better, I eat cleanly, and I have all the energy required to keep up with my son!
FC – Why would you recommend FIT CHICKS bootcamp to a girlfriend?
MG – I’ve watched my girlfriends co-diet and invest in oversized exercise equipment and pricey gym memberships only to grow bored of the routine. I would recommend FIT CHICKS Bootcamp to any girlfriend who wants to experience what a yoga mat, free weights and whole lot of commitment can do for her wellbeing!
We are so proud of you Melissa – amazing job!
PS April FIT CHICKS Bootcamp start on April 11th so make sure to sign up today!