“Just do it! Be like Nike. Life is too short to have regrets, and not joining FGF would certainly have been one of mine.”
Massage Therapist at Active Recovery Massage
I’ve always been pretty active. I’ve played volleyball throughout the years and have always had a love for the game. I have been a member at multiple gyms, going in and putting in my time. I hit rock bottom in my fitness when my husband and I lived in North Dakota. Up until the last six months of us being there I had been super active. I worked in the local community center and played in several the volleyball leagues. Then I took a job for an oil field company, and if anyone knows anything about how those companies work, it is slooooow. I had a desk job where I sat all day, and the guys I worked with were always bringing in food.
When we left ND to move back here, I was the heaviest I’d ever weighed, and was really down on myself. I saw the FGF sign one day when my husband was getting a haircut, so while he was doing that I wandered over to see what it was all about. I was able to catch the end of a class and I was hooked. I knew I wanted to belong to this community, I couldn’t wait to get my health and fitness back on track!
I have been at FGF for just over a year now, and have noticed a huge difference in my confidence. Not only physically but also mentally. I have come a long way since last year. I still have a lot of hard work ahead, but I am looking forward to seeing the changes.
I competed in the Negative Split fitness games back in March with my awesome partner Tori. That was huge for me, I was so nervous and it definitely made me step out of my comfort zone. I had a great time and it taught me so much.
For right now I’d like to get my back squat into the 200’s and climb the rope all the way to the top. Long term, I might do a competition again, but I get nervous just thinking about that…ahhhh.
I have been in the health industry for a while now and I have seen what not taking care of yourself looks like and it’s not good, so that inspires me. I want to be healthy, active and fit my whole life, not just while I’m young.
I actually like the majority of the exercises that we do. I love to lift heavy. I love to see what my body is capable of and surprising myself. As far as least favorite, it would be anything with running.
Usually my mind is all over the place. I’m thinking about what number I’m on (if I can keep that straight in my head), how much further I have to go, but after a while I try to focus on where I’m at and not the destination, it definitely helps. Oh, there may be a few cuss words floating around up there as well.
I know it has been said before, but it’s the community, the ladies, the spirit of FGF. There are days when I finish close to first on a workout and days where I’m finishing last, but what is amazing is it doesn’t matter where you finish as long as you do your best. Your fellow farmgirls (members and coaches) are always, always going to be your best cheerleaders.
I didn’t realize you could get a rope burn and bruising between your thighs, yep just discovered that one.
Well, I recently opened my own business called Active Recovery Massage, which has kept me quite busy as of late. I have been a massage therapist for about 8 years, and am so excited to now have my own business providing that service.
Wine, Mexican food and margaritas
Just do it! Be like Nike. Life is too short to have regrets, and not joining FGF would certainly have been one of mine.