Each month at
ABsolute Fitness, we highlight one of our members who has put extraordinary
effort into his or her fitness to such a level that their energy is contagious
and spreads to others throughout the gym.
How long have you been
training at ABsolute Fitness?
I have been a member at Absolute since 2011. I started at the gym soon
after moving to New Hamburg in 2011, with a short hiatus with my two
What got you interested in
I've always been athletic but began working out while I was training to
be a Paramedic. I knew the job would be physically demanding and I wanted to
have the strength to succeed.
do you find/make time to get your workouts in?
With shiftwork and family life, balance is key. Being on maternity leave
has made working out part of our morning routine. The daycare provided has been
essential for my ongoing commitment, as my kids love going to play while I
What tip(s) would you
offer someone who is just starting out?
When you're first starting out with a fitness routine, start slow. If
you really want success I would recommend buying a personal training package.
This will help familiarize yourself with the equipment and exercises personalized
to you and your goals. The trainers push you farther than you would be willing
to go on your own. The fitness classes are also an incredible way to get
motivated in a group setting. You get a variety of exercises, and you can go at
your own pace or push yourself as far as you want.
is your current workout routine?
I am currently working out 4x a week for an hour each session. I mix
cardio and weight training, and use the fitness plans that were made for me
during my personal training sessions.
your opinion, what is the biggest benefit of exercising?
There are so many benefits to exercising and living a healthy lifestyle.
As a mother I feel it's important to show my family how to live a healthy
active lifestyle and have a positive body image.
has being a member at ABsolute Fitness helped you on your fitness journey?
All the staff at ABsolute Fitness are so friendly and social and always
ready to help you succeed with your fitness goals. The other members have
become close friends, really making my fitness routine a positive