OCTOBER CHICK OF THE MONTH
We are pulling sweaters and shawls from the winter chest, and reaching more often than not for the blanket at the end of the couch. Pumpkins, pumpkins are everywhere! (Check out this delicious Pumpkin Pie Power Smoothie Recipe). Fall is upon us chicks, and that means that classes have moved indoors (yay- no more bugs!). Just as exciting is the launch of our new Fitness & Nutrition Expert Program – with a 200hr certification you can take your health, knowledge, career confidence and skills to the next level!
Now to celebrate the start of Fall we want to introduce the fab, fierce Eve from the Toronto East Danforth Bootcamp. Not only has Eve lost 5lbs and 8-10 inches but she is stronger than ever! After seeing how the awesome camaraderie and support in class helped push her to reach her potential, she is now motivating others to live a healthy lifestyle (we like to call it spreading the healthy love) and we could not be more proud of her. We got a chance to catch up with Eve to tell us about her fitness and healthy journey.
1. What made you decide to join FIT CHICKS?
I was swimming frequently but I wanted to intensify my workouts for better results. And I wanted impact for bone-building. I didn’t know much about FIT CHICKS but the comradery looked fun and I decided to take a chance.
2. What is the biggest change you have seen in your life since joining FIT CHICKS? How has fitness and nutrition changed your life for the better?
The biggest change is that I feel much stronger! I have more stamina doing the most ordinary things – like just standing around, I bound up the stairs using the right muscles now, and I think my posture is improving, more so after the supportive stoma belt I started wearing. I clearly didn’t have muscles in my legs before FIT CHICKS, and I’m excited to see if my skiing improves because of the new strength. Frankly, I don’t know really how I moved by body around this world before.
In terms of physical change, I have lost 5 lbs, around 8-10 inches in various parts, and overall a more toned appearance.
I’m most proud of my progress doing push ups because I couldn’t do a single one when I started. I don’t go as far down to the ground as I should, and that is my current challenge, but they are all on my toes now and it feels great! My fit test improved:
- From 7 push ups on my toes and 10 on my knees in one minute, I went to 30 on my toes.
- From 20 burpees in one minute I went to 30.
- From 29 squats in one minute I went to 45.
3. What tools do you use to keep you on a healthy track outside of class?
I do try to get in a swim here and there. And, for the very first time, I have started to work out in my hotel room when I travel, which is pretty often.
4. If you could give one piece of positive advice to a chick just starting on her fitness journey, what would it be?
It took two months to really feel decent doing the workouts and not be in pain (my legs) for days afterwards. But after that point the pain disappeared, I was motivated to do the exercises more effectively, and it was much easier to feel motivated to come to class. After four months I could really see my shape change and even people I don’t know very well started to notice the difference. My advice? Leave your phone behind, disconnect from your stuff, and focus on yourself for those mere two hours a week.
5. Do you have a healthy trick or tip that you use that you could share?
Believe it or not but I motivate myself by motivating others in the class. I hope they don’t mind that I sometimes channel our Sergeant 🙂
6. What is your fave FIT CHICKS Signature workouts & why?
I don’t have a favorite – the variety is so key to the success of the program. I do like the group competitions because they distract you from the ridiculous intensity of the workout and can intensify it even more when the competitive juices are rolling.
Awesome job chick! Keep rocking the healthy house and helping to motivate other chicks through your story that they can make healthy changes, it just takes that first step. Thanks for allowing us to help along your journey and sharing your story with us – you rock!!
FIT CHICKS XO
PS – If you want to join in the healthy fun, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you all set with a trial class at a FIT CHICKS Bootcamp location nearest you!