30 Dec January Member Spotlight, Becky O.
Meet our January member spotlight: Becky! Becky joined KFit back in October of 2017. When she began, Becky did several 1 on 1 classes with Coach Ally before joining the boot camp classes in November. Becky joined KFIT when her children started school as something to do for herself! She could have never imagined the confidence and strength she would gain in the past year. We are so proud of all the “firsts” you’ve had in the gym and all the coaches are stoked to be a part of her journey!
The last few years have been a time of change in my life. I have had two children and transitioned from working full time to being a stay-at-home mom. My intense focus has always been on raising my children, though last year was the first year that they were both in school. This left me with a feeling of emptiness as my current focus was now changing. How was I going to approach this next chapter of my life? I knew was that fitness needed to be a part of it. My exercise routines were pretty much non-existent and I started looking for something to get me back into a groove. I talked to friends and searched online for a running program, fitness classes, or maybe a gym. Sitting at my laptop one afternoon last Fall, contemplating life and my future, I came across KFit. I was absolutely terrified at the thought of joining a gym, but for some reason, I decided to give it a try.
I met with Ally for my very first intro-class and it was her kind, welcoming personality that made me realize that I need KFit in my life. I signed up for several one-on-one classes. I literally had no idea how to use any of the equipment, and the coaches were so encouraging and so patient with me. They taught me how to row, how to use the bike, how to do a sit-up, and how to execute a wall-ball. At this point I was like a little baby bird, so comfortable in my nest with Ally coaching me, I just didn’t want to spread my wings and fly into the boot camp class! I was absolutely intimidated by the thought of joining a group class. Other women might see me fail? But once again, Ally encouraged me to give it a try! I scheduled my first boot camp class and the only thing I can recall from that day is that I came home in tears. I remember watching these really strong women do box jumps, deadlifts, pull-ups, and rope climbs during class and thinking: “There is no way I am ever going to be able to do any of this, especially the barbell work!” I fought through the tears and though I was terrified, I somehow made it to my next class. I had never, ever touched these types of weights in my entire life. It took me many weeks of using only the dumbbells before I mustered up the courage to try a barbell. And over time, I learned that these strong, intimidating women are some of the sweetest, most positive, and amazing women I have come to know.
KFit has brought me more self-confidence than I can even put into words. I felt so proud of myself on the day that I did that very first box jump! But I must say that my biggest accomplishment thus far is making it to the top of a rope climb!
Rope climbing is something that I have never been able to do. Even as a little girl, in middle-school gym class, I could not climb the ropes! So, when Ally had a rope-climbing tutorial as part of the work-out this past August, I was nervous but excited. I had worked so hard over the past ten months at becoming a stronger person, that I needed to try this climb. And it was on this day, that I made it all the way up the rope! So much of what I have accomplished at KFit is because of the wonderful coaches. Their encouragement is unprecedented. I am happy to say that I have now found a new focus on fitness. It has become a routine to drop my children off at school and go directly to KFit. I am so happy with how this next chapter of my life is unfolding and I never thought I would say that I look forward to going to KFit each morning as much as I look forward to my morning cup of coffee! I am so grateful that I have found my tribe of women here at KFit! It is because of them that I have become such a stronger woman, both mentally and physically. I can’t wait to see where my journey here will take me!