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Elli Saywers, 29

Posted: October 5, 2018
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“Farmgirlfit has spread into literally every aspect of my life - it’s given me this delicious sense of confidence to try, even if I fail.”

Member Of:

Farmgirlfit Spokane

Occupation:

Administrative Assistant

Tell us about your fitness journey. How did you come to Farmgirlfit?

I had just finished my second half marathon and knew the missing component to improve my pace and endurance was more consistent strength training. My strength training before was sporadic at best, and I never seemed to be able to push myself to go hard when I trained at home. I walked into FGF with a goal of becoming a better runner, and I was hooked from the first class. I honestly never thought I’d be able to lift weights - I guess I just didn’t think I was built for it. Luckily, I didn’t listen to myself, and now I am a FGF girl for life!

What has been your greatest fitness/performance accomplishment so far?

My biggest fitness accomplishment by far was finishing the Tall Trees 29k in Colville National Forest this past summer. 18 trail miles, in the pouring rain, up a mountain and back, and I finished with a smile on my face.

What are your next health and fitness goals?

Finishing Pennies for Pull-Ups and being able to do an unassisted pull-up by the end! I’d love to be able to deadlift my own body weight too. And do an ultramarathon next summer. The list is pretty long actually!

Favorite workout song?

Anything by Cardi B or Iggy Azalea.

Favorite exercise at FGF is? Least favorite?

Favorite exercises are deadlifts, power cleans and anything Tabata - I love going fast! Least favorite is power snatch and overhead squats...I’ve had legit nightmares about it. I am working on my visualization techniques, though, to overcome my fears! 🤨

When the Grind is kicking my butt, I’m thinking…

“Can’t wait for a coffee after this…” - at the 5:30 AM class 😴

My favorite thing about Farmgirlfit is:

Not once have I ever heard a mean comment, a cruel remark, or any type of bullying directed towards another woman there. This special place will welcome you, no matter what. I love seeing women walk out a little taller and prouder.

Do you have a funny Farmgirlfit story, or favorite memory?

I love seeing the coaches dress up every year for Halloween -- who can beat Coach Sav in her Minnie Mouse costume this year?!

How has the rest of your life been influenced/impacted by Farmgirlfit?

Farmgirlfit has spread into literally every aspect of my life - it’s given me this delicious sense of confidence to try, even if I fail.

When you're not pumping iron at FGF, what does the rest of your life look like?

My husband Alex and I love just hanging out at home with our dog, Buster…when not working, or outdoor adventuring of course!

My happy place is:

Tearing down a mountain trail with my dog, Buster! I love to go trail running! Mostly because eating copious amount of junk foods is expected and it’s called “power hiking”, not walking, which is so much cooler.

As a kid I dreamt I would grow up to be:

A marine biologist.

Guilty pleasure:

Reese’s PB cups

I’m proud…

Of my integrity to give workouts my all and not cheat when the coaches aren’t looking! (I used to do that...hee hee!)

Words that inspire me?

Feel the fear...do it anyway.

Any advice for new members or your fellow farmgirls?

Just give it a shot! {See last question/answer} AND, you won’t look as stupid as you think you’ll look, promise!

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