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Leslie Alderson, 37

Posted: October 30, 2015
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Member at:

Farmgirlfit Cd’A

Occupation:

Mommy of 3 and human trainer for horse addicts

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

I ran cross country and track in high school before joining the Marine Corps. My family recently moved to north Idaho to build our little horse farm. I was intrigued by the purple building, and my husband and I joked that I needed to get “farm girl fit.” I did some research and was really attracted to the atmosphere and challenges presented by the FGF website. After one visit, I was hooked. I realized I wasn’t “farm girl fit,” but I would definitely get there in such an encouraging and supportive training atmosphere. I actually signed up for a membership literally before we had a house to live in!

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Being blessed with the chance to bring three awesome kids into this world naturally without drugs or operations.

Who inspires you to be fit?

My kids, I want to be active with them as long as possible. I want them to be fit like Mommy.

What are your next health and fitness goals?

To do a Spartan race and eventing.

Favorite exercise at FGF is:

Burpees…yep, I said it!

Least favorite exercise at FGF is:

Overhead squats

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

Pain is temporary, this ain’t childbirth so get after it!

My favorite post workout meal:

Chocolate with a side of chocolate ;)

My favorite thing about Farmgirlfit is:

The sisterhood of strength and sincerity.

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

FGF has reignited my passion and desire to be stronger and stay healthy.

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

Husband, kids and horses consume all of my time. I’m proud of my little family, and our home, not the building, but the life we share together, and I love the exhilaration of being on my horses, or expressing myself through art!

You might not know this about me:

I was a Sgt in the Marine Corps, and taught Tae Bo for about 8 years.

My hero is:

My Mother. She was an example of achieving anything you put your mind to. She fought for her life for 11 years against MSA. Even though the outcome was certain, she fought valiantly until the end. Regardless of her pain, she gave her smiles and joy to everyone.

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

An archeologist. I loved dinosaurs and I wanted study them for a living. I also thought about being a veterinarian, because I have such a passion for animals. But then I would bring them all home…

Team I’m always rooting for:

Texas Longhorns!!!

My trademark dance move:

Tap/jump 3 and drop to half split, used to think it was so cool… [EDITOR NOTE: Leslie, you’ll have to demonstrate this one for us!]

Any advice for new members or your fellow farmgirls?

Every farmer knows that crops grow best in fertile soil. FGF provides a healthy and challenging environment that enables women to get “farm girl fit!”

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