Catie, a 34-year-old mother of two, started her journey with us at Balance in October 2013, when she joined a 6-week session of Lively Woman.
Since then, this dedicated mama has become an inspirational fixture at the studio. Catie constantly pushes herself to work out at her best level, feel stronger, and eat better.
Since October, Catie has not only gone from a size 8/10 to a size 2, but her NSVs (non-scale victories) make her feel alive.
Lost: 16 pounds, several dress sizes, and 12+ inches.
Gained: confidence, strength, love of physical activity
"I'm so proud. " Catie says. "I hiked Table Rock last week for the first time and it felt easy. I can keep up with my kids. I have more confidence and I'm willing to try more things. "
Plus, she says, it's amazing to have found a true passion for exercise. "I LOVE to workout! My body loves and craves it. I feel amazing."
Catie joined our A.C.C.E.S.S. program in April, alongside seven other dedicated participants. In addition to pushing herself at the studio for classes up to four times a week, Catie walks diligently through her neighborhood, kids in tow, and tracks her food intake using My Fitness Pal. (Another huge accomplishment? Catie has been refined sugar-free for over a year!)
Catie, it is an awesome pleasure to accompany you on your journey. You are a constant source of inspiration to all of us at the studio. Keep up the fantastic work!!
Emily Nielsen, CPT, is the owner of Fit for Motherhood, LLC, mother of 2 little girls, and an optimist by nature.
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