Each day I am blessed with then opportunity to teach, coach and train so many individuals on their fitness journey. Often times, I find these special people whose fitness journey is much more than a workout or a certain look. Heather is one of these people! Heather has been coming to my Wednesday morning class since it started and I love seeing her strength increase. She is always up for trying a new workout and recently tried her first pull-up in my garage gym. The way Heather thinks about fitness is admirable. As a mom of four children and a daughter with a disability, to her fitness goes way beyond the mirror– and I love that. Heather is strong and beautiful from the inside out. She knows that God has called her to be there for her family and she is taking care of body He has given.
Thank you Heather for sharing your story and inspiring so many of us! You are an inspiration to so many of us and how blessed we are with your presence.
Share your fitness background with us:
Heather: My fitness background has been up and down. Occasional memberships to the gym and only working out for an event or vacation. The type of workouts I did were cardio based such as running, elliptical or a step class if it was offered. Weight training was never a part of my fitness, never even attempted it.
How and why did you get into fitness?
Heather: Since having baby number 4 I realized I need to make health and fitness a part of my lifestyle. The last year and a half I’ve been more consistent with diet and exercise. I started running more, I enjoy it and its a way for me to calm my busy mind and expel my extra energy. In conjunction with running I’ve been doing 30 minute workout videos at home. This past year I started going to Hollie’s Wednesday morning class at CLC. That’s what introduced me to a whole new level of fitness I’ve never entered or attempted before. I never lifted weights and couldn’t even do one push-up. Currently I continue my home workouts and running but I’ve started taking it more serious and actually trying to make progress. I recently maxed out at 23 push-ups at Hollie’s class during her push up challenge. Health and fitness is now definitely part of my lifestyle.
How has your view on health and fitness transformed?
Heather: Since having my third daughter Kinsley a lot of my views and perspectives have changed. Kinsley’s needs require a lot out of me physically. I have to be strong to meet her needs, she is getting bigger and heavier everyday. With a big life changing event like I had, comes transformation, health and fitness is one of those transformations. I now look at staying healthy and strong as meeting the needs of my daughter. Kinsley is a gift from God and ultimately she is His child, I’m the lucky Mom He chose for her. I hope to be able to meet her needs every step of the way and continue to gain strength physically through fitness to do so.