Personal Training Success Story Santa Fe – Pat Murphy
Pat is one of the happiest people I have ever met. Just look at that smiling shot for goodness sake! She seems to not have a care in the world. But on the flip side Pat is a very hard worker and has really proven herself over this past year of being with us.
Pat came to Santa Fe after a whole other life in South Beach Miami. She was in Miami before it even started to become the international metropolis that it is now. She was a social worker there working with clientele that had severe head wounds and/or was about to die. All day long that was the majority of her days, until finally she had enough. If she had to fill out one more report she was going to lose it. So she packed up her stuff and Lou (her husband) and moved to Santa Fe.
She had been coming here for 25 years and it seemed like the perfect fit for her new life. She also completely switched gears on what she wanted to contribute in this life. Instead of dealing with death and destruction (literally) she focused on the new joyous beginnings and became a wedding officiate.
I met Pat while networking and right after my “60 second commercial” she said, “You’re talking about me,” with a big ol’ smile on her face. Well I never know if somebody is really serious or not but sure enough she contacted me about a week later.
When she first started it was difficult! We were doing a myofascial stretching hip flexor routine and it was hard because it was new and hard because she needed it. And at the end of the session I said to myself like I say about everybody, “I hope she doesn’t quit.”
Well as I already told you, she made it through that class and all of the others throughout the year. And along the way she has made some amazing progress, so it wasn’t even a question to have Pat be our September Member of the Month.
1) What made you decide you wanted/needed to start a program?
I started to notice that I was getting weaker and starting to have a lot more pain. I also saw that many of my friends were going down the road of surgeries and illness, and there was no way that I wanted to do that. When I heard you speak, it really resonated with me and I knew it was for me.
2) What did you do before?
I tried Pilates, Yoga and some regular group exercise classes, but I didn’t like any of them. They just didn’t know how to address what was going on with me and I was afraid I was going to get hurt.
3) What results have you achieved since starting your program that you are proud of?
The pain I was constantly in is pretty much gone. I feel so much stronger and I am really proud of myself each time I finish a class.
4) Do you have a favorite exercise? Least? What do you like or don’t like about them?
I like the 90/90/90. My hips feel so good and balanced after we do them. I do not like the frogs. I know they are good for me, but they are hard.
5) What are some challenges or goals you are currently working on?
I just want to keep showing up. If I show up good things happen. If I were to stop I know I would go backward.
6) What do you like best about our program/ having a trainer?
I love being in a group where everybody is working hard! And the attention to detail and the knowledge that you guys provide us is wonderful.
7) What advice would you give to the other SolCore Fitness members?
Just keep coming!
8) What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our program?
Just try it and see what you are capable of!
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