Client Spotlight: Monica

Feb 20, 2023

 by Kim Bouldin

Today we are spotlighting our client, Monica. 

"This journey was about my heart feeling alive."

Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote? You cannot wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.

Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals? Health: To every bite make a positive choice, so I don't look back with regret about that bite. Fitness: Allowing myself to be around people that want to help me, not beating myself up when modifications are necessary for improvement and being present on how my body is feeling.

Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals? I feel confident when I get dressed which leads to engaging a stranger, smiling and loving more. Working out has allowed me to focus on 'HAPPY'

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us? Jenn and I became friends through a Westerville social group that I joined soon after moving to Westerville 5 years ago. She wasn't pushy, but kept letting me know I would fit in. I have tried for 28 years to fit in somewhere, but was always discounted. I would exercise and hurt myself trying to fit in. I knew when I had my first consultation before I started my initial workout that I was in the right place.

Q: How has FabYOUlous Fitness made a difference in your life? Besides achieving goals of no shoulder pain (I have had it for 24 years), I have made nice friendships with the trainers and participants. These friendships I look forward to coming 3 times a week! Plus I have connected outside of working out by going to lunch or an fun activity with new gym friends.

Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far? For 24 years, I have had several shoulder issues from a birthing method my OB/GYN staff was trying during a hard delivery. I experienced numbness, unable to lift my arm straight up, difficulty drying my hair or putting mascara on. At the beginning, I worked out with modifications from my trainer that slowly allowed my shoulder to heal and get stronger. I have had zero issues from the beginning and now can lift furniture and appliances, long days of yardwork and great circuit and TRX training.

Q: What is your “word” of the year?! Embrace

Q. What made you decide to want to join FabYOUlous Fitness? I felt from the beginning that the trainers knowledge, positive attitude towards me and the environment was the perfect fit for me after all the negatives I have experienced in the past. I want to be there!

Q. What kinds of results have you achieved so far? I know I am so much stronger and am now body aware. I notice with a slight movement of my hips or posture, I feel so much better. My youngest son, Parker, who is a fitness freak and is always asking me what we are doing in class. Parker and Roy can truly tell how I have changed and a very proud of me too.

Q. What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals? My favorite quote: You cannot wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy. Life is so short and I encourage anyone striving for positivity in your head and heart~Join!