July Member Spotlight- Michele M.

July Member Spotlight- Michele M.

We are so excited to announce our July Member Spotlight…the one, and only Mazz, Mozzarella, Michele with one L:) Mazz is quite possibly one of the sweetest humans on the planet. She was never one to give herself credit for much, but we have watched her confidence blossom over the past year.  She ran her first 5k (then PR’d it), nixed the quick-fix dieting mentality, stopped comparing herself and rocked that 2-piece!  To see her thrive not only physically but mentally with her history of back pain is so amazing, and we hope it gives inspiration to someone who relates to her situation. Keep that positive attitude, Michele, the best is yet to come!

I started K-Fit in June of 2017. I was not in a good place, physically or mentally. I was the heaviest I had ever been, had low self-esteem and just a terrible outlook. I hadn’t worked out for quite some time. I had just completed MANY months of physical therapy for a back injury and was looking for a gym that could help me ease into shape. I found KFIT online and set up an appointment to check the place out.

It is completely out of my comfort zone to jump into something where I don’t know what to expect or know anyone else who will be there. I nervously met with Kerrie, did a quick work-out and chatted for a while. I felt an immediate connection and signed up for some private classes.

I took my private classes with Coach Em to learn some of the moves and lingo (my God the lingo!!) She was so patient and encouraging. I was quickly moved over to the group class!

I have severe anxiety, so that first official class was a big deal. As soon as I walked in the front door, I saw all the women there waiting for the next class. To my surprise, I was greeted and welcomed with open arms. They were all so friendly and eased my worries. I completed that first class completely out of breath and covered in sweat – and in love. I’ve been hooked ever since!

 

Once I got comfortable with the community and classes, I had to take the next step. I had to work on my food! I had tried every diet, including Weight Watchers, 21-Day Fix, the Flat Belly Diet with little to no weight loss. So I signed up for one of the KFIT meal plans. For the first time, I was losing weight and not starving! I lost about 15-pounds and learned SO much about food.

This year I took advantage of the “goal” meeting which turned out to be life-changing. Kerrie had noticed that I was leaving the gym down and defeated because my back was acting up again. She encouraged me to get another opinion, and my life has been forever changed. I have been doing pelvic floor therapy, which has improved my back more than 60% (and counting). I had succumbed to the fact that this was just part of getting old. But I was so, SO wrong!

I love seeing the progress I’m making. Initially, I was haphazardly just trying to keep up with everyone else. Now I’m finally finding my “real” numbers and capabilities and am building off of them to become a stronger person with fewer injuries.

I have never experienced a community like KFIT. All of these women are so encouraging, understanding, supportive, and strong in all aspects of life.

I will be turning 40 this year, and I feel the best I’ve EVER felt. I’m the strongest I’ve ever been in my life and have confidence that I’ve never known. KFIT has taught me more than how to lift weights. It has taught me that being stubborn does not benefit me. It has taught me to be true to myself. It has taught me that having to modify things does not mean that I am not capable. And lastly, I’ve learned to stop comparing myself. No two people are the same, and to compare me to anyone else isn’t fair.

KFIT has motivated me to want more and expect more of myself. It has pushed me to be a better me. You all inspire me every day, and I thank you.