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Marty Hunter, 65

Posted: September 25, 2015
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Meet Marty, 60-something, convinced to try Farmgirlfit over a “couple” glasses of wine: “I was so unsure, so intimidated, so ready to bolt…I have found a safe place for me to grow, be encouraged, accepted and tested. I’m just over a month into it, and I am so grateful.”

Member At:

Farmgirlfit Spokane

Occupation:

Retired (Law Enforcement for 30 yrs.)

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

My beautiful hero, sister of my heart, Tarina Rose-Watson met me for dinner one evening. After going to FGF for a month and a half, she looked amazing. And a couple glasses of wine later, I committed to FGF, actually believing I could look like T!!

I was so unsure, so intimidated, so ready to bolt…my first class I looked around at all these beautifully fit women and really thought “What the *&^% am I doing here??” Then Jaunessa (or as I affectionately call her, Little Satan) took over, and I have found a safe place for me to grow, be encouraged, accepted and tested. I’m just over a month into it, and I am so grateful.

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

Finishing a mile in an upright position; jumping rope after a 50 year break; lifting the 45# bar back onto the wall rack without injury…

What are your next health and fitness goals?

Actually doing a push up; lifting more than I think I can; running faster than the guys in the auto shops think I can…

Favorite exercise at FGF is:

So far, all the weights…

Least favorite exercise at FGF is:

I am concerned about answering this as I feel it might be used against me, so I’ll say I don’t have one…love them all! ;)

My favorite thing about Farmgirlfit is:

Pretty much the whole damn thing…

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

Does my beet red face make my butt look bigger???

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

I am much more aware of how I lift things, how I feel about my limits and where I want to be.

Who inspires you to be fit?

Every single woman I see working as hard as she can to be the best she can be…

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

I adore reading while listening to New Age music, I spend as much time as possible with my sister of my heart, I have a part-time job which helps keep my mind occupied. I escape to the island of Moloka’i for a couple of months in the winter…other than that I have no idea where my time goes!!!

My happy place is:

OK…my first happy place is Kepuhi Beach on Moloka’i….and FGF is a very close second!

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

Self sufficient…very early on I knew that the only one who could ever take care of me was me.

You might not know this about me:

I will sing “Play that funky music white boy…” while shopping for vegetables at my local grocery store. And I HATE the spotlight, so this makes me as uncomfortable as I was the first day walking into FGF!

My trademark dance move:

Really? Dance move??? What do you call the moves that balloons above the car dealerships are doing? I guess it depends on how much wine I have tasted!!

My hero is:

There are two: Tarina Rose-Watson. She is smart, brave and loyal….I am so blessed to even know her let alone have her as a friend; and my niece Kirstie who completed a Spartan race: muddy, tired and fabulous!

I’m proud…

On Tues/Thurs, I do the 8:30 Grind then stay for [complimentary] Yoga at 9:30. I’m PROUD when I complete a really hard workout (like all of them), can still breathe…AND…am still seeing drops of sweat on my yoga mat 20 minutes later!

Do you have a funny Farmgirlfit story?

Day one (after missing the first day one because of an anxiety attack): Standing in the main room, sweating buckets, red faced, thinking “Damn…that was some workout…but I’m still alive”… then realizing that was NOT the Grind, that was the WARM UP…Geez, what has Tarina got me into?

Any advice for new members or your fellow farmgirls?

For the new members: Go ahead…be afraid...but do this anyway. You are a ROCKSTAR for being here. For the current members: Thank you all for being so fabulous, so supportive and so welcoming to me and women like me. This is a new journey and you are making it the best time of my life!!

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