Meet Amy and Julie. Around here, they’re pretty much a package deal. Julie says, “Going to Farmgirlfit with my buddy Amy has been life changing for me, both physically and emotionally! Not only am I stronger, with fewer old-lady aches and pains, I can also say that my workouts improve my outlook on life too.”
Amy: Psychiatrist, mother of two, wife of an entrepreneur.
Julie: Registered Nurse
Amy: Julie and I are co-workers and friends. Our work friends talked us into trying FGF. Julie and I tested the waters together and were a little intimidated by the youthful strength of the ladies. I wanted to maintain my strength, balance and bone density as I age. I know how to cardio, but had no clue how to focus on strength training. I’ve really noticed an improvement in my strength and balance. I can skate ski better than ever and don’t shy away from unloading Costco trips and lugging huge bags of chicken and dog feed.
Julie: I knew it was time to start taking care of myself so that I could keep up with my 10 grandkids, ages 0-7. Going to Farmgirlfit with my buddy Amy has been life changing for me, both physically and emotionally! Not only am I stronger, with fewer old-lady aches and pains, I can also say that my workouts improve my outlook on life too.
Amy: When we first started, Julie and I were a little intimidated by the strength of the younger ladies. I was a little surprised they let Julie and I join. Everyone is so cool. In all seriousness, we would watch the girls in awe as they would climb ropes, lift, and do pull-ups. I never thought I would be able to do any of those things. I was scared of hurting myself. I’m still working on my pull-ups, but I can’t believe how far I’ve come. I’m now consistently doing, Level 2 Grinds, and super proud to share a gym with such strong women.
Amy: Being able to climb a rope, 20 inch box jump (with Julie’s help/support).
Julie: Last Friday I did a 20 inch box jump FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Amy: Keep showing up and having fun. Turns out that is all I have to do to get stronger. The trainers do the rest.
Julie: Amy and I decided we’re going to do all Level 2 Grinds for 2017!
Amy: Box jump now that I can do it; pull-ups are really hard for me.
Julie: Favorite: Cousins; Least Favorite: Having to leave FGF
Amy: Watching Julie do sit ups in her underwear (she pulls her pants down when the zipper pocket rubs). Good thing my pelvic floor is stronger now, or I would pee my pants!
Julie: (things) are the experienced staff that know how to keep me on track, while making me feel like I am totally awesome at the same time (even when my time is the slowest of the whole class). I also love going with my buddy Amy, who keeps me motivated.
Turns out…surprise…it’s the SAME story. Let’s hear them each tell it!
Amy: During the pull-up challenge, I came in early before work to get in a few pull-ups. I was wearing my dress clothes and didn’t bother to change. My friend talked me into trying to kip with a band. I got a band crotch snap instead. I found myself hanging by my crotch in my dress clothes in front of a class of women I didn’t know. The coach was kind enough to help me extricate myself thankfully. I was laughing so hard and I’m not sure my friend wanted to acknowledge that she knew me.
Julie: My favorite story is when my buddy Amy was coming in to do her pull-ups during the October pull-up challenge. She was doing assisted pull-ups with a green stretchie band, in her business attire, when suddenly the band slipped off her foot and landed smack in between her legs, leaving her hanging with a crotch full of stretchie band. This was in front of the whole 0630 am class, who witnessed the curious spectacle.
Amy: This winter I had to move huge pieces of ice off a roof while standing on a ladder by myself. I’m confident I couldn’t have got it done without FGF. I didn’t even hurt myself or feel sore. Heeey-o!!!
Julie: I honestly believe that my quality of life has greatly improved. My body feels better. FGF has changed my outlook on life. I can shovel all the snow off my sidewalk without hurting for the rest of the day. I can easily carry around a 20lb+ grandbaby. I also love seeing my fellow FGF peeps around town.
Amy: Crazy. It’s embarrassingly busy, but so rewarding I don’t want to change a thing. For example, one time I gave an interview over the phone while running around the FGF block!! A girl has to have priorities.
Julie: I keep busy with balancing a career, graduate school, being a mom and grandma, and spending time with my dog Buster.
Julie: I hiked the Grand Canyon, rim to rim.
Amy: An aerobics instructor.
Julie: that I can jump rope now.
Julie: New members: Don’t worry…we were all new at this at one time or another. Relax and have fun!
Amy: Don’t be intimidated—everyone is very nice. I’ve never felt judged.