It probably started in the late 80s. I took some aerobics classes in the Seattle area, but when I moved to Spokane I had a lot going on and didn't exercise at all for a few years. Then in 1994, I took a step aerobics class, loved it, bought a step and a couple VHS (I'm still doing this about once a week)! In 2009 I started attending a women's weight training class at SFCC, mostly dumbbell work, which I did consistently, every quarter, until…
My niece was a Farmgirlfit member and kept asking/encouraging/telling me to try it, but I had my SFCC class, and really liked it. Then last summer SFCC decided not to have my class, so I tried FGF, joined for July…and the rest is history!
I am more fit than at any time in my life! My coordination has improved. I'm more flexible (I highly recommend the Yoga classes offered by FGF…they’re even complimentary with membership) and I'm stronger! I'm trying things I never thought I would...headstands and handstands!
Deadlifting more than my body weight!
I need to work on my diet (just say no to sugar), so I’m excited about the September Nutrition Challenge. I know it’s the next step I need to continue progressing in the gym!
Pull-Ups, but I will get these…maybe in October with Pennies for Pull-Ups!
I vote for some 80s music!
It's only an hour, get it done!
The great trainers, even Dani ;-) who encourage us to give it our all, and make sure we do it right, and the amazing comradery among members.
I realize now how important good nutrition and consistent exercise are for overall health, especially as we age! I encourage anyone who doesn't feel well to change their diet and do some form of exercise...it may or may not fix anything, but it sure isn't going to hurt.
When we did the Farmgirlfit Advent Calendar last December, one of the days was to take your age, double it and do that many air squats. Jamie McAtee looked over and said, “Barb, you’re screwed!” I still crack up when I think about it, and I’m ok keeping up with girls half my age…although Jamie isn’t one of them! :-P
I love working in my yard, it’s my happy place! I have been cake decorating, as a hobby, for 40+ years, and over the years I've done various different crafts and a little sewing...ask Dani about her Christmas pajamas!
Everyone starts somewhere, just start and keep at it! I promise that here, no one is judging you, only encouraging.