ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
What is your occupation?
Underwriting Consultant for Mass Mutual Life Insurance
When did you join Eximo?
End of May 2018 if I’m remembering that right.
Why did you decide to try Eximo?
I desperately needed accountability to workout. My want to was there, I just couldn’t stay consistent. And I picked the closest exercise facility to my house (old location) so that I’d have the least amount of excuses about showing up.
What changes have you seen since joining Eximo?
I love the renewed functionality of my body/fitness. Carry a 35# kid through Disney, a 44# backpack through NYC, get in/out of my attic with a muscle up…no problem!
What other types of sports or activities do you like to do outside of the gym? Past and/or present.
Fun fact, I used to be a Pilates instructor in my 20’s and have always loved yoga. And I love running though recently I can’t seem to stay consistent enough with that (damn the southern heat).
What is your favorite movement?
I think my favorite is power cleans with deadlifts a close second.
What is your least favorite movement?
Oh man I have a LIST! The bike wins, it’s the worst! Closely followed by burpees of any variety.
What has been your most memorable experience at Eximo?
I love all the laughs! Like the time I slid down the wall from a wall walk like a frog because I couldn’t walk back down. Or the time my hair clip broke in yoga during a back bend and it sounded like a bone snapped. Or discussing twerk don’t strip in regards to deadlifts.
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Currently it’s Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream 🤦🏻♀️
Who or what inspires you?
All the Eximo mommas … Kim, Jessica, Jacobi, Onnie, Kathy, Meagan, too many to name! We all juggle so much as mothers and I tell myself all the time, “if she can do it, I can at least show up and give it a shot.”
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Hmmm, I don’t know. Y’all know I’m originally from Louisiana and have a really thick Cajun accent? Or that I’m a voracious reader (like 3-5 books/week)? Or that you can keep your beer/wine and just hand me a double scotch neat?
What is one goal you would like to accomplish through Eximo?
I’m really working on consistency right now. Just wake up and show up, and keep showing up, no matter what curve balls life throws at me. Oh and I should probably make it a goal to cut back on the ice cream 😉
IN-HOUSE COMP WINNERS
A big CONGRATS to our very own Fit Fam members on their hard work! Competitions always push us out of our comfort zones, completely exposing our strengths and weaknesses, and they are a great tool to facilitate personal growth. Regardless where our athletes stood on the podium, they all came out of the competition with an unforgettable experience. We are so proud of you all!
- October 1 – December 31
- No challenge registration necessary
- Unlimited memberships – goal is to attend 50 classes
- Limited memberships – goal is to attend 40 classes (39 classes + bring a friend to a Saturday WOD)
- Place a mark by your name on the sticker chart each day you attend class
- Every member who reaches the goal will receive a prize!
- Half-priced scans, Saturday, November 6, 8:30-9:00 AM
- REAL numbers to track REAL progress
- If you have only used a generic scale to measure your body weight, you are only getting half truths. Get a look at the inside to see what’s really going on with your changes.
- Not ready to see your numbers? That’s ok! Let a coach keep track of your information until you are ready to see it. You have to get the starting numbers to really see what kind of progress you are making!
VETERAN’S DAY WOD
Join us as we say THANK YOU and honor our amazing veterans! We will come together to do “21 Guns”. We will recognize this day on Saturday, 11/13, during the 9:00 and 10:00 AM classes. Please let us know if you’d like to bring a guest. If you have a veteran in your life you’d like to dedicate your WOD to, we would love to hear all about their story! Please feel free to bring a photo, memorabilia, or anything else you would like to share so we can learn more about them.
Please note the schedule changes for the Thanksgiving holiday. We understand this time can be challenging as you attempt to juggle the craziness holidays throw at us, so plan ahead now! If you need accountability, reach out to any of the coaches for that day-before phone call to ensure you don’t allow yourself to come up with last minute excuses. We hope to see you all in class that week!
TURKEY DAY 5K
Let’s be real. We all know what’s about to go down. Foods (and beverages) will be served. Foods will be eaten. Bellies will be full and so will the guilt. Join us Thanksgiving morning for a proactive approach to preparing for the upcoming feast. Dress comfy, bring your running shoes, and we will take care of the rest! If you would like to bring a guest, please email Erica to let her know!