NOvember Client of the month
Name: Chrissy Olge
Birth Date: Friday, September 21, 1979
How long have you been working out at Bodyshop Athletics X? 1 year
What is your favorite food? Omni Viands Street Tacos
What is your favorite exercise? Good Mornings
Did you have any goals? How have you accomplished them? I walked into Bodyshop X 1 year ago with one goal in mind, "Consistency". I had many areas in my life where it seemed this word defeated me. Trying to change so many things at once can become overwhelming, so I decided to choose one area to begin this journey. I chose exercise because I knew that would bring energy, stress relief, and healthier eating habits. One year ago I was not exercising at all, and now I exercise 5 days per week. It has become a part of my life and no longer a box to check for the day. Now everyday is a goal within myself to hold that plank longer than the last time, or pick up the speed on a treadmill. At Bodyshop X we call that a PR (Personal Record), and I love that this staff helps me break my own PR's each and everyday!
Why is working out important to you? What keeps you motivated to pursue health? As women, we tend to think that time for ourselves is being selfish. Certainly we should be doing so many other things that need to be done, right? Working out is time for me to better myself, and to leave daily stress at the door. I have more energy for my family and am able to instill healthy habits within them as well.
What is one of your favorite or most memorable moments so far at Bodyshop Athletics X? My most memorable moment revolves around the infamous QUAD. This exercise involves the completion of 25 push ups, 25 sit ups, 25 burpees, and 25 hurdle jumps 2 times through under 10 minutes. The first time through, I did not even make it halfway through the second round when the 10 minute mark came. A few months later I tried again. I still did not make it all the way through, but certainly got further along that time. Then about a month ago, I not only finished all of it, but did it in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. How overjoyed I was to come so far. I remember Matt, Jason and Alli all cheering me on as I finished strong that day! I realized that day that becoming healthier is not something that happens in a quick 7 day fix. It happens over time as I keep deciding each day to walk into these doors.
How would you describe your experience at Bodyshop Athletics X to a friend? I walked into Bodyshop X receiving encouragement and accountability. They are not about you being at a certain level when you walk through the door. They are just glad that you are there. Matt took the time to begin with me right where I was instead of trying to fit me within a certain mold. I learned technique and gained confidence as well as perseverance to later join group classes. Lindsay pushes me each and every week to go beyond where I think I should be and trust her guidance. Both of these awesome trainers are right every time:-) Everyone has that first day when they walk into the gym and are self-conscious, scared and embarrassed. I would encourage anyone to take that first step. If I am there, you will certainly receive nothing less than God's grace, love and encouragement because he bestows that upon me each and everyday through this awesome staff!