Gretchen Sauer

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November Client of the month

Birth Date: July 31, 1969

How long have you been working out at Bodyshop Athletics X: Since October 2017 (10 weeks)

What is your favorite food? There are so many...do I have to pick a FAVORITE?

What is your favorite exercise? I am enjoying doing heavier weights than what I would have considered before.

Did you have any goals? How have you accomplished them? My goals are ever evolving as I evolve. So the goals I make are a moving target it seems. It can be frustrating to never accomplish them however, it pushes me to continue striving for greatness.

Why is working out important to you? What keeps you motivated to pursue health? Working out has always been a luxury I never afforded myself. My time and financial outlay was always allocated to everything else in my life but me. I was raised that these pursuits for myself are selfish. It has been a hard process to overcome that negative "tape" that plays are realize, I am worthy. I am enough.

What is one of your favorite or most memorable moments so far at Bodyshop Athletics X? My most memorable moments are those where I have a breakthrough...getting measure...having a breakdown. Those types of interactions might be seen as moments people would rather forget. I think that being vulnerable in a safe place is essential for making real change. BodyshopX  allows for that. There is no judgement.

How would you describe your experience at Bodyshop Athletics X to a friend?  Maybe I was in the right place in my life to gain all Jason and his team has to offer. I would tell a friend that health is not something you can get with out work. Doing this kind of work though in a strong, safe environment matters most.

Is there anything you would like to mention? Come ready to work. There is no time for 1/2 effort. Bring your game every time you come.

Patsy Sadowski

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October Client of the Month

Here is a little bit about what Patsy has to say about being here at Bodyshop X!

 I started this program in Jan 2017.  Coming into a gym was not what I wanted to do. With the support and help of my daughter and husband starting with me, we tried to come 3 days a week.  The staff put us into our own group for beginners, this was wonderful.  Through the help and encouragement of the staff we enjoyed going.  Over the year my husband started working different hours and my daughter became pregnant.   At that point I thought about leaving too.  Thanks to the staff at Bodyshop X I have continued trying to get a workout in 3 days a week.  The best news is my cholesterol.  I have been on medication for years which brought my cholesterol down to 250, but this month my blood work has my cholesterol at 173, and I have lost weight as well.  Other then the exercise and occasional dieting I feel this drop in cholesterol has come from the workouts at Bodyshop X.

Jason, Alli and Matt, thank you so much for all you have done.  You all make this a family and a fun way to exercise.
 

Erin Collins

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September Client of the Month

Birth Date: April 13, 2004

How long have you been working out at Bodyshop Athletics X? Almost 3 years

What is your favorite food? Burgers

What is your favorite exercise? Snatches

Did you have any goals? How have you accomplished them? When I started weightlifting, I definitely didn’t think I would be where I am today. As the first year went by and I started to get stronger and have better form, my goal was definitely to go to Youth Nationals. I was very happy to actually qualify and participated in The Youth National Championship in 2016. The fact that I placed in the top 5 was a huge achievement. And now this year, I had hoped to set a new American record, however, it did not happen. To get where I am today and achieve some of my goals, I had to and still have to work and try my best at practices and competitions.

Why is working out important to you? What keeps you motivated to pursue health? Working out is important to me because it keeps me healthy and it is fun to do. The fact that I have friends (my weightlifting family) at the gym definitely makes going to the gym a lot more fun. This is partly what motivates me to go to the gym. But the bigger motivation is that weightlifting is so much fun. When I get to the gym, I CANT wait to start lifting.

What is one of your favorite or most memorable moments so far at Bodyshop Athletics X? I don’t know what my favorite or most memorable moment at Bodyshop has been. I mean gosh, there have been so many. One of them is definitely a singlet saturday when I snatched 60kg. That was a big moment for me. I have been trying to hit 60 for months, and it is a unofficial American record.

How would you describe your experience at Bodyshop Athletics X to a friend? I would describe my experience at BodyshopX to a friend as fun, but hard. All of the trainer have pushed me to do my best and to use everything every bit of my energy to get through the workout. The trainers and the people who train there are all nice, fun people. I always have had a ton of fun at every training session.

Is there anything you would like to mention? Nope.

Brandi Canfield

August Client of the Month

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Birth Date: November 28, 1977

How long have you been working out at Bodyshop Athletics X? 8 months

What is your favorite food? There can't be just one! Some of my favorites are watermelon, sushi, and (yikes) french fries.

What is your favorite exercise? Kettlebell Swings

Did you have any goals? How have you accomplished them? Fit by 40! Well, I should have started before January given that I turn 40 in November. However, I have definitely made progress since starting at BodyShop. I'd gained lots of weight over the past 12 years. I've lost some weight, and I can definitely see more muscle definition. I'm stronger, and I feel better!

Why is working out important to you? What keeps you motivated to pursue health? As a working mom and wife, I am always busy. I've made excuses for so long about why working out during the school year just doesn't fit in my schedule. I am so thankful that I finally decided to make a change. I love that my children see that I am making efforts to be physically healthy. The Bodyshop family makes exercise fun...even at 5:00 in the morning! I enjoy the results that I can see and feel, and I know that consistency is crucial. I look forward to continued weight loss and feeling stronger and better!

What is one of your favorite or most memorable moments so far at Bodyshop Athletics X? My favorite moments at Bodyshop include all the times that I am able to do something that I previously couldn't do! Of course, it's the laughs and all of the encouragement that make it fun.

How would you describe your experience at Bodyshop Athletics X to a friend? Bodyshop is a place where fellowship and training merge to keep me motivated! I've never felt intimidated or worried about what I couldn't do. I love being in an environment where others push to do as much as they can while encouraging others to give their best. Bodyshop is what works for me, and I love finishing our workouts in a time of prayer. Getting out of bed for 5 am workouts is tough for me, but it's always worth it once I walk in the door of Bodyshop!

Brian Faltus

April Client of the month

Birth Date: September 5, 1975

How long have you been working out at Bodyshop Athletics X? 9 Months

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is your favorite exercise? Starfish

Did you have any goals? How have you accomplished them? My goal when I started back in August of last year was to get back into shape and lose some weight. I am down 10-12 pounds now.

Why is working out important to you? What keeps you motivated to pursue health? I just feel better about myself when I work out consistently and the Bodyshop is the only place that has ever happened.

What is one of your favorite or most memorable moments so far at Bodyshop Athletics X? The first morning I came back and it was like returning to the family.

How would you describe your experience at Bodyshop Athletics X to a friend? You work out crazy hard especially on Saturdays and one day you realize you are doing more then you ever thought possible.