Gaining Plank-spiration from a 58-year-old World Record Holder

DonnaJean Wilde, a 58-year-old retired educator, made headlines recently when she set a world record for abdominal planking by a woman.

She received official recognition from the Guinness World Record folks for holding a plank for 4 hours, 30 minutes and 11 seconds in Magrath, a town in Alberta, Canada. That was 10 minutes longer than the previous record, set in 2019, Guinness says on its website.

“The challenger’s forearms and toes must touch the ground at all times,” Guinness explains. “The remainder of the body must be lifted off the ground and be kept straight throughout.”

Wilde says she has long suffered chronic pain in her hands and arms. She came to love planking after she broke her wrist and was limited in her activities.

During training, she would read, watch movies – and even completed the work to earn a master’s degree, Guinness says.

You can watch a video on DonnaJean’s achievement on YouTube.

The male record is held by former Marine George Hood, who planked for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds a few years ago at age 62.

Even people who are very fit will struggle to hold a plank for more than a few minutes. And good news: You don’t have to! The plank is great for core training, posture, gait, balance and more, can be done anywhere, and has many variations.

“Anybody can do what I do,” George told the media after reclaiming his title. “Everybody has to start somewhere.”

The Plank 101

It’s safe for people over 50 – as DonnaJean and George prove. “This is probably the best exercise you’ll ever do,” AARP blogger Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote. Research shows the benefits of regular planking.

It helps your midsection without the strain of crunches. And it works more than just the abs, targeting the entire core, which wraps around us and stabilizes our bodies while doing everyday tasks. Stability and balance are essential for functional fitness.

When you’re in the plank position, you’re working just about every muscle in your body. The focus is on the core and abs. But you’re also using your legs, arms and back to stay in place.

We’re happy to show you in person, but here’s the basic idea. Start by lying face down on an exercise mat. Keep the elbows close to your sides, the palms facing down, and the fingers facing forward. Lift up, keep your body straight, and put your weight on your elbows and feet.

Engage those core muscles and hold on.

Aim for 30 seconds at first. Rest a minute. Try for three rounds of that to start, a few times a week. You’ll be amazed how fast you advance.

Motivation for Everyone

Let DonnaJean and George serve as inspiration, no matter what your goals are.

“Keep trying and keep practicing,” she told Guinness. “I actually still can’t believe it. It feels like a dream.”

Dreams come true at any age. Come see us today and let’s bring yours to life.

Want Longevity? ‘Keep Moving’

Do you want to live to be 100?

More people are reaching that mark nowadays than ever before, and the trend will skyrocket in the coming decades.

The topic of longevity is having a moment, darn near approaching a cultural obsession. What can we do to live NOT JUST LONGER but also BETTER. What role does exercise play in all of this?

Here’s just one example.

Toni Stahl, at left in the photo above, lived an amazing life. As a young Navy wife, she was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. She survived cancer. She farmed, enjoyed waterskiing, and worked into her 90s part-time at a hospital.

She also worked out three times a week at a gym past her 100th birthday. She liked balance and strength conditioning, and the friendships she made.

“I do as I feel, and I like to stay active and be around people,” she said. “I still want to keep moving. If I sat down, I think I’d just give up.”

Mrs. Stahl died in March just a few days after she turned 105, a short death to close a long, healthy life.

More Centenarians Coming

Reaching 100 is more common but remains rare. Just a 0.03% of the population in the United States and the United Kingdom is 100 or older today, according to statistics.

That’s double the number of 100-year-old Americans 20 years ago – and a lot less than the 589,000 expected by the year 2060.

We’re living longer because of a range of reasons – like better medicine and less smoking. An individual’s life expectancy depends on factors like genetics, location, gender and lifestyle, including exercise

A study published in the journal of the American Medical Association found that the spectacular benefits of exercise have no age limit.

“Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you will benefit in the same way,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

Sedentary people are almost four times as likely to die early as those who exercise regularly, says the study. It looked at 122,000 people who were tested on treadmills over 13 years.

“There actually is no ceiling for the benefit of exercise,” he said. “There’s no age limit that doesn’t benefit from being physically fit.”

‘You Gotta Keep Moving’

Mrs. Stahl wasn’t alone among 100-year-olds who believed in exercising.

One of them, known as “Mr. Bruno,” was working out three times a week when he hit 100.

He had simple advice for anyone hoping to follow in his footsteps, which he shared on a video posted on Facebook.

“Get off you’re a** and go to the gym,” he said. “You gotta keep moving. If you’re not exercising, you’re gonna go down, down, down.”

Let’s keep you moving for as long as possible. Call us today.

Stressed Out? Fight Back with Exercise

Stress is a killer, but we’re not helpless against it.

Regular physical exercise is one of the top defenses we have, no matter what age we are.

In our 20s and 30s, stress might be mostly related to finding a job or partner or raising kids.

But after 50 or so, we still have those concerns, plus maybe physical challenges, social isolation, changes in our bodies and brains, and the way we’re perceived by others. Older people are more likely to live alone, and alcohol abuse skyrocketed during the pandemic lockdown, partly because so many were struggling with the stress in isolation.

Every April, the United States and the United Kingdom highlight stress awareness. But why is stress so bad for our health?

First, it causes our bodies to release cortisol, also known as “the stress hormone,” to respond to threatening situations, even if the danger is merely perceived. Cortisol increases inflammation and factors that lead to clotting in the bloodstream. When we’re older, it takes longer to recover from a cortisol surge, and the effects are worse.

Stress weakens immunity and muscular reactions and can raise the likelihood of developing dementia. It also causes our hearts to work faster, leading to high blood pressure.

On the other hand, exercise lowers cortisol levels. It helps us feel like we’re not helpless, like we can manage the challenges that come up. It lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation and obesity, improves sleep, and builds up muscle mass.

Exercise – like stress – affects your whole body, including your brain.

As for social isolation, countless mature adults are finding social connection – and simple fun – at gyms and studios like ours.

More Tips to Lower Stress

Here are further ways to lighten your load.

  • Eat right, drink plenty of water, and get good sleep. The basics of health really matter.
  • Express your worries and emotions. Tell family, friends, doctors and caregivers what’s on your mind. Keep up your creative outlets, like painting and music.
  • Relax, meditate, pray, and practice an attitude of gratitude. Focus on your blessings.
  • Call family and friends. Send text messages. Use FaceTime and other video call technology to see your kids and grandkids.
  • Read a book. Read several. When you’re stuck in one place and in your own thoughts, nothing takes you away like a good book.
  • Limit exposure to TV news and social media. We should all stay informed. But it’s not necessary to keep it on all the time. Don’t dwell in it.

To lower your stress, improve health, and find supportive friends… Please come see us now. We’ll show you a welcoming environment and safe, fun, and effective exercises to keep you strong and active.

Keep Your Back Strong against Pain

Up to 80% of adults in Western countries have back pain at some point in their lives. It’s chronic for some and can be debilitating.

It can be hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. And everybody wants a magic pill.

But we know there’s a better way: movement.

A fitness program that combines strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness is beneficial, the National Institutes of Health says. “Increasing core muscular strength can assist in supporting the lumbar spine. Improving the flexibility of the muscle-tendons and ligaments in the back increases the range of motion and assists with the patient’s functional movement. Aerobic exercise increases the blood flow and nutrients to the soft tissues in the back, improving the healing process and reducing stiffness that can result in back pain.”

Let’s discuss the best exercise options for you. In the meantime, review these five facts about low back pain in America.

  1. Low back pain is the second most common cause of disability.
  2. It costs $90 billion a year.
  3. Exercise helps; doing nothing and hoping for the best just delays recovery.
  4. Studies show flexibility of the lumbar spine and hamstrings, core stabilization, and muscular strength significantly reduce low back pain.
  5. If you have low back pain, first see your doctor to rule out serious causes. Then start moving. Come see us to learn more about strength training, aerobic exercise, yoga, Pilates, tai chi and more.

Make the Right Investment in Your Health

At 62, Jeff Lasater is dedicated to staying in shape.  He lifts weights three times a week and runs three times a week. “I don’t want to live to be 80 if I’m not healthy,” says Jeff, who was introduced to fitness by his daughter and son-in-law. “They were worried about me having all that idle time at night. And I feel good. I enjoy it.” Jeff knows that every workout is an investment in his health – the best investment we can make. Polls show that we value our health more than anything. People over 50 say they want to maintain their independence and enjoy the life they want to live for as long as possible. But we all know about the obesity epidemic, with too many people not exercising nearly enough.  Studies prove beyond a doubt that exercise slows the aging process. It makes us stronger and more flexible, and it gives us better endurance. It’s good for heart health, brain function, depression and social interaction. So, while aging is inevitable, becoming frail and immobile is not. A Broader ViewThe phrase “functional fitness” provides a great way of approaching exercise and diet for active adults. “Functional fitness is the term we use to describe fitness as it relates to our body’s ability to function, performing the tasks we ask of it,” says the Functional Aging Institute, which advocates for healthy living for people over 50. “And it’s so much more than what we traditionally think of when it comes to fitness.” Functional fitness includes balance, mobility and emotional health, along with strength and endurance. And the goal isn’t to lose a certain number of pounds or to fit into a dress. It’s to help enjoy all the things you like for as long as possible. The institute offers a handy self-assessment. Rate yourself on these everyday tasks:  • Climb stairs without using a handrail• Go on a brisk 20-minute walk while talking with a friend• Pick up and carry a toddler for five minutes• Play a sport like you did five years ago• Get a good night’s sleep regularly That’s a Sound InvestmentThis approach makes sense for people who want to invest in their health, whether they’ve been active their whole lives or not. Functional fitness is about living better, by your definition. It requires guidance and diversity of movement and, to a degree, thought. If you keep doing the same few motions over and over, you’re not making a diversified investment in your health. Come in and talk to us about your goals for fitness. Maybe they’re about hobbies, health, family, travel or appearance. Regardless, your health really is your most important investment. It’s never too late to start or to refocus your efforts. Jeff Lasater says he’s aiming to prolong his quality of life as long as possible. “I’ve watched people who aged gracefully,” he says. “And they all did some kind of exercise regularly.”

‘Tough Love’ Turned His Life Around

Near the end of his 27-year career as a sheriff’s deputy, Mike knew he was dangerously overweight. The job’s stress, long hours, and a pair of work-related injuries had slowly packed 218 pounds onto his 5’9” frame. But it took “tough love” from a friend and fellow officer to get him to do anything about it. “Hey, I’ve got to talk to you,” Steve, above right with Mike, told him. “I’m saying this because I care about you. My gym is starting a six-week course, and I want you to come workout with me. You’re fat.” Mike, 51, didn’t like hearing it. But the next morning, when he looked in the mirror, he knew Steve was right. After a six-week “boot camp” style course, Mike was down 16 pounds and he hasn’t looked back. Now, he works out four times a week, watches what he eats, and keeps getting leaner and stronger. His motivation was based on love, too. “If I have a heart attack, who’s going to take care of my kids,” said the father of three youngsters (and three adults). “I’m determined because I want to be healthy. And I love the adrenaline high of working out.” Job-related Obesity  Being overweight is common among police officers, firefighters and security officers. For example, The FBI has said that 80 percent of law enforcement officers are overweight. The New York Post had a 2018 headline that said, in its typically brash style, “Fat cops are weighing down the NYPD.” But the leading causes of obesity are common to many in other professions, of course. They include:

  • Inactivity. Despite the action on TV dramas, a lot of police work involves sitting.
  • Bad diet. We all know the “cops and donuts” clichés. Blame poor eating at least partly on challenging work schedules.
  • Stress. Police officers are in danger all the time and constantly exposed to violence, death, and intense situations.

As Mike found, losing weight involves more than a quick decision and a snap solution. “It’s a lifestyle change,” he says. When the Man in Blue Got Buff Mike’s friend Steve found a way to deal with all of that long before he gave Mike that “tough love” pep talk. Steve is a longtime triathlete – super-fit and trim. He took Mike to a gym where Mike was intimidated seeing so many people with ripped muscles. “And I’m not just talking about the guys,” Mike says. “I couldn’t even do a pull-up. That was a slice of humble pie.” Mike quickly grew to love the combination of strength and cardio training; the variety of the workouts; and the friendly community he found there. He recently retired from the sheriff’s office and has incorporated his new job into his healthy lifestyle. He dropped to 185 pounds, has participated in competitions, and hopes to become an instructor. “If you really want something in life, you’ll find a way,” he says. “I was at a breaking point: to keep going and get fatter, or make a change. Tough love is probably the best thing you can give someone.”

Break Free from Negative Self-Talk

We all talk to ourselves about ourselves.

What kind of things do you say?

That you’re overweight, lazy, and too old to be fit?

A lot of us struggle with an inner voice that repeats nonsense like that.

But you don’t have to let it keep you from exercising, eating right and managing stress so you can keep doing what you want. There’s so much more potential to life well after 50 – like travel, physical independence, playing with the grandkids, enjoying sports and hobbies… just for starters.

You deserve all that and more.

And you can have it if you start by adjusting your thoughts.

Change Your Thoughts

We can’t control which thoughts pop into our minds. But we can choose which to hold and nurture. Those thoughts become actions, which become habits, which lead to new experiences and… yes! New thoughts.

So, let’s replace that negative self-talk with positive statements, attitudes and experiences.

Here are some tactics that help.

Practice an attitude of gratitude. Whenever you feel down, take a pen and paper and write your blessings. They can be big or small, important or whimsical, related to physical health or spirituality or anything else. When you see what you’ve written, your mood will reverse itself. It’s impossible to feel depressed when our hearts are full of thanks.

Instead of saying, “There’s something wrong with me because I don’t have X, Y and Z,” you’ll be saying, “Look at all these wonderful things in my life.”

Set realistic goals. We don’t have to look like fitness models or win Olympic medals. We don’t have to be what we used to be. And accepting that is key to treating yourself right. We’re here to help you see where you want to go – and then enjoy the success of reaching those goals.

Instead of saying, “I’m so stupid to think I could be 25 again,” you’ll be saying, “Hey, I’m feeling better every day.”

Focus on progress, not perfection. We’re always raised to be so results-driven, aren’t we? But physical fitness doesn’t have to be like that! It’s fun and empowering to get stronger, to gain more endurance, and to improve agility. We’ll celebrate every little win with you! Remember: It’s a journey, not a destination.

Instead of saying, “I’m such a loser because I can’t wear those pants,” you’ll be saying, “I’ve lost 10 pounds since I started.”

Excuses Are Easy

If you want to find an excuse to deny yourself health and fitness, then you will always find it.

But please don’t do it because your inner saboteur is telling you that you’re too old, out of shape, or set in your ways.

Because you’re not.

You get to decide the life you want from here on out, no matter your age or physical condition.

Success Story: Fitness Helped Him Thrive after Back Surgery

For Dr. Bruce Lockhart, it was finally back surgery that got him committed to regular exercise near retirement a decade ago. Over the years, he had treated enough patients with chronic back pain to know that he didn’t want to become one after the procedure. So he found the right trainer at the right gym and has been enjoying it for 10 years, pain free. “I like not looking like I’m 77 years old,” says Bruce, who enjoys hiking, working in his large garden, and running obstacle-course races —  in addition to three-times-a-week small group training at the gym. “You can very quickly become a couch potato at my age,” he says. “It’s pretty easy. But I really enjoy going to the gym. It’s just become part of my life.” Exercise Before and After Surgery Bruce is a great example of how fitness helps us overcome common physical challenges that can affect us later in life – like his back pain, or surgery for a joint replacement that so many people need. Even healthy ones. Mature adults who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer a disability – and they are more likely to recover faster, according to one study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers said the active participants in the study had been “built up” by exercise and had become “more resilient” than sedentary peers And the National Institutes for Health concludes that exercise before and after surgery is important for ensuring its success in older people. Trainer Shebah Carfagna believes she benefitted from her physical fitness when she needed hip replacement surgery a couple of years ago in her 60s – in “prehab” as well as rehab. “You have to take what life gives you and make it work and adjust,” Shebah says. “It’s important for the body to continue to move. You just can’t stop become something happens. You have to keep going.” Find Something You Like For Bruce, his life as a physician and his own experiences in the gym have taught him that nothing promotes healthy longevity like exercise. “If you don’t stay fit, sooner or later, things are going to start to go downhill,” he says. “It’s so important if you care about how long you spend on this earth.” Bruce recommends finding a gym or studio you like – where you feel comfortable and welcome. He enjoys working with his “inspiring” trainer, and in a small group whose members keep each other accountable. But it’s not essential for everyone. His top piece of advice? “Find something you enjoy doing,” he says. “It’s not going to become drudgery if you enjoy it.” >We couldn’t agree more. Let’s get you moving today!

20 Fun Facts & Hacks about Fitness over 50

We’re sharing a ton of short, useful tidbits about fitness over 50 – fun facts and hacks to make your life easier.The goal? To show you the overwhelming evidence: If you want to stay healthy, strong and independent, you simply must keep moving.

  1. GET OUT: Just being outdoors, especially in green spaces, quickly improves our health and happiness. — The International Journal of Environmental Health Research
  2. HEART STRONG: Weightlifting has a greater effect than running, walking or cycling on lowering the risk of heart disease, according to research in the British Telegraph.
  3. HIIT HAPPENS: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is good for everyone “and has even bigger benefits for older adults.” — The Mayo Clinic
  4. A GRAND IDEA: “I want primary care physicians to prescribe not only antidepressants but also prescribe a dose of exercise for the treatment of depression.” — Dr. Madhukar Trivedi
  5. FEEL BETTER: Exercise alleviates aches and pains, including low back pain, the second most common cause of disability in the United States.
  6. PROTECT YOURSELF: The Alzheimer’s Association says regular cardiovascular exercise can help reduce the risk of getting the disease.
  7. BURN FAT: Resistance training burns fat. Think it’s all about cardio? Wrong.
  8. YOUR BUTT: The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body.
  9. MIRACLE DRUG: Exercise is good for your bones, muscles, balance, heart, mental health and sleep.
  10. SMILE: Maintaining a positive outlook adds years of healthy life.
  11. WE’RE HOT: Fitness training for mature adults (over 50) has ranked near the top of global fitness trends the last few years.
  12. AT 100: “I do as I feel, and I like to stay active and be around people. I still want to keep moving. If I sat down, I think I’d just give up.” — Toni Stahl of Kentucky, who worked out regularly at age 100.
  13. THINK: Jimmy Hatcher of Georgia prizes the meditative aspect of exercise: “It slows you down and requires you to focus on the moment, not what you need to do later.”
  14. HAVE FUN: “Exercising makes me feel good when I’m done, and even when I’m doing it.” — Sue Heaton of Chicago
  15. SPORTS EDGE: Gym workouts give you a competitive edge in golf, tennis, running and other sports.
  16. EAT THE RAINBOW: Get five servings of fruit and vegetables a day; it helps to keep a frozen stash.
  17. STAY HYDRATED: Don’t wait till you’re thirsty to drink up.
  18. REMEMBER: You’re just one workout away from a good mood.
  19. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES: “We don’t quit playing because we grow older; we grow older because we quit playing.”
  20. JACK LALANNE: “People don’t die of old age. They die of inactivity.”

What are some of your favorite morsels about living your best life? Let’s keep this going! We’ll share more later.

Exercise Fights Depression as Well as Therapy, Study Finds

Millions of people struggle with depression, and lots of those take medicine or talk to a therapist for treatment.But did you know physical exercise is just as effective, according to research?“Exercise is an effective treatment for depression, with walking or jogging, yoga, and strength training more effective than other exercises, particularly when intense,” the authors write in The BMJ. “These forms of exercise could be considered alongside psychotherapy and antidepressants as core treatments for depression.“Exercise may be an effective complement or alternative to drugs and psychotherapy.”Depression is a leading cause of disability around the world, the authors write. It lowers life satisfaction more than debt, divorce and diabetes, and worsens comorbidities such as heart disease, anxiety and cancer.The researchers analyzed data from 218 studies on depression and exercise involving some 14,000 people.Previous studies have come to similar conclusions: Exercise is effective against depression. Experts say it should be considered in treatment, along with therapy and anti-depressants.Don’t take your mental health for granted. If you’re having issues, talk to your doctor or counselor. Take this study as further proof of the powerful mind-body connection – and that physical exercise is always good for whatever ails you.And remember to choose exercise that you enjoy. If it’s not fun, you’re less likely to stick with it and gain the most benefits. We are here to help.

Meet our Inspirations of the Week: Scott & Gloria

To celebrate the month of love we have one of our many couples here at FCF…

Scott & Gloria and their unique story…

Today if you were to pass them on the street you would notice a fit, healthy couple and when you find out they regularly exercise even think, ‘well of course they “look” like fitness people’. However, their story shares a different tale of why they regularly train with us at FCF.

We absolutely love both of their positive attitudes, even when it’s a tough day. They come in, do the best they can that day, and leave feeling 10x better than when they walked in. Where many people who see obstacles, they see a reason to a maintain a healthy training program, so that they not only benefit today, but their future self in 20 or 30 years. These rockstars have maintained dedicated to their fitness program, have great work ethic, have persevered through various health challenges, and hit so many personal milestones, which makes them our inspirations of the week!

Here’s their why…

Almost 7 years ago, Scott woke up one morning with excruciating pain in his neck. This eventually led to a major neck surgery, some nice hardware and a change in Scott’s lifestyle. Post surgery the things he loved, like surfing, was off the table due to the uncertainty of permanently damaging his neck. His exercise routine of boxing in the garage and road biking all became a challenge or not an option. Life took a turn and now he had to figure out how to regain his strength and find new safe activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Two months post-surgery, his friend and former law partner told him about Full Circle Fitness and since physical therapy hadn’t helped manage his pain he reached out for help from Rosa. After meeting Rosa and putting together a plan that started with some mobility work and pilates, he was sold and became a dedicated member. Gloria says, “Rosa’s knowledge, good nature, and empathy for his situation helped him immeasurably.”

Over the last 6 years at Full Circle Fitness Scott’s training program progressed from mobility and pilates, to strength training, and now he participates in small group training sessions and some yoga to help manage his pain and alignment. He can’t say he loves it all the time, but the routine provides relief and that’s what’s most important.

He will tell you, “There are days I wake up with incredible pain, but after a session with Rosa, I am able to sit at a desk and work, as well as to be able to manage some outdoor activities that I enjoy. What a miracle and a blessing. I have been working with Rosa twice a week for almost 6 years.”

After 2 years of training, he was even confident enough to try surfing again when the conditions are right, has returned to road biking and even participated in a few 50 mile and 100 km races. That’s the truly important stuff here. His passions that he thought were gone after surgery, are back! To say I am proud as his coach is an understatement.

Although there are still some days where there is more pain, after a training session he always leaves feeling better and is able to take on the day!

As for Gloria, well….Her reason for starting a training program was completely different, but equally important.

Here’s her story…

” I absolutely abhor exercise.”

Scott said, ‘no come in and meet the folks at FCF. They’re great. I think you’ll like it.’

She’d heard that before from Scott; some trickery to try to get her to exercise!

“Skeptical, but I had a goal and needed help. You see my son was getting married the coming September and I was not in shape – let’s just say my underarm kept waving hello after I had stopped. TMI?
I went and met Rickye. She’s tough, but wow she’s wonderful and I was sold. The genuine care and support everyone at FCF has for you to succeed, to meet your goals, whatever they may be is inspiring. My goal was to build strength while increasing my core power and reducing my overall body fat. By the date of the wedding, I felt I met all of those goals. My weight stayed pretty much the same but it sure moved around.
My favorite part of FCF is the FCF community. The coaches, the folks who show up every day who create that great vibe of support for each other. This is also what keeps me coming. The members encourage and support each other. We learn about each other’s lives and we are a community.
Since starting at FCF I feel better about myself. Maybe because I’m physically more fit and I look way better in my clothes, in and out. But this is a double-edged sword because none of my pants fit so oh no, I had to buy new clothes!! Also, my shoes fit better?? My confidence has boosted. At 58 I’m in better shape than I was at 28. But most importantly I don’t feel old. I can pick up a 5 gallon jug of water without struggling. I find personal satisfaction when I can move up in weight for any exercise because it means I’m getting stronger! Sure, I still can’t do Arnold presses or halo but I’m still working on it with Coach Mercedes’ never ending energetic encouragement.
For me FCF has been all about helping me get to a better physically place to allow me to get to a better mental place.
Thanks to all the coaches at FCF. Couldn’t have done this without you 🫰🏻”

You see… everyone has a journey and although they start at different times, for different reasons, and has different goals, the most important part is that they started and encourage each other.

They didn’t give up or stop when severe pain, migraines, surgeries, business travel or a variety of other stressors came up in life. They took a day, or two or even a week off then came back with a vengeance, they know their deeper why and Scott and Gloria had each other to keep each other accountable.

They had a mutual goal this past year as well…their son’s wedding!

They doubled down, cleaned up their nutrition a bit and attended their son’s wedding feeling confident, with enough energy, and enjoyed the special moment. That’s what matters!

If you’re ready to find out how to create a realistic and maintable fitness program, we would love to help. Just text or call us at 657-231-6207.

Talk soon,

Coach Rosa