Personal Training Success Story- Mary Brown
I find Mary very interesting, so it was a great pleasure to interview her this month for our member of the month segment. So before I even got into the pre-determined questions I wanted to find out more of just who she was and what made her tick. Turns out Mary has a very diverse background. She was born in Iowa, but through her interest in genealogy found out she has Native American and African American in her blood lines. This ethnically diverse woman also has a talent for art, and took her talents to the Big Apple to pursue her passion. Unfortunately as she said was a “starving artist” and moved to Santa Fe and became a fourth grade teacher. She loved teaching her kids and has since retired and is now in search of more ways to challenge herself. One of these ways to keep improving her body and her mind was to start taking the Posture Perfect classes. Since we share a space with another gym I get to meet people outside of SolCore Fitness while at work. One of these people was Mary. She was always so friendly and was always working hard. She had her routine and she stuck with it. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when she jumped in with two feet and rocked the classes. Anybody who meets Mary would feel the sense of strength that she exudes, and it is that strength of will that has made Mary this month’s
Personal Training Success Member Of June.
What made you decide you wanted/needed to start a program? I didn’t want to shrink! I had also seen a lot of my friends start to have a lot of physical issues. They were also starting to have a lot of mental issues as well that were a direct result of their physical issues. I absolutely did not want that to happening to me. I also really enjoy challenging myself.
What did you try before? I have always been active. I especially love hiking. Most recently I had done Olympic lifting and was on a machine workout when I started your class. I was not fond of the machine workout because I didn’t feel like I was being challenged.
What results have you achieved since starting your program and are proud of? I have gotten stronger, have lost inches, have more energy and much better balance, but most of all I have much more confidence in my body and in myself.
Do you have a favorite exercise? Least? What do you like or don’t like about them? The ones where you are on all fours with your arm up are the hardest for me (Upper Thoracic ELDOA’s). I don’t like the way they feel while I am doing it, but I do like the results. I actually like the Frogs (What!). Again they are really tough, but I feel great afterward. And any of the spine work we do is great.
What are some challenges or goals you are currently working on? I want to continue to get stronger.
What do you like best about our program/having a trainer? I love the people that I take class with. They are so motivating to me. I know that each and every one of them is working on something really tough, and the effort that they put into it puts me in awe of them. I love how patient you guys are, how skilled and intelligent.
What advice would you give to the other SolCore Fitness members? Keep it up!!!***
What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our program? Join!!!***
***She told me to put the exclamation points in there***
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