Welcome to another editon of our Member of the Month series, where we feature some of the amazing people who are part of our Loyobo FIT family. We think it is important to share their stories to help inspire others and to celebrate their amazing accomplishments!
This month, our member is Morgan Baker, who is one of our VIP members and regularly attends a wide variety of classes, including Tone & Flex, Mind/Body Unwind and Zumba. Morgan's journey has been an exciting one.
In February 2018, she tried her first Mind/Body Unwind class. This gentle, low impact class was a perfect fit and introduction into movement. Over the last 5 months, we have watched Morgan gradually push outside of her comfort zone: trying more and more new classes, taking on new challenges, and working to incorporate more movement into her life!
Watching her progress has been amazing and, quite frankly, inspiring. Her confidence now shines through during class and we know that she is going to have such a bright future ahead of her! We cannot wait to see what she accomplishes.
We are so excited to celebrate Morgan this month! We love her kind energy, joyful laugh and fearless attitude. She deserves a huge round of applause for her dedication and progress towards her health and fitness goals.
So, without further ado, we are pleased to introduce you to Morgan!
How long have you been coming to Loyobo FIT and what initially inspired you to try a class?
"I’ve been coming to LOYOBO Fit since February (I think?). The first class I attended was during the free week, and I loved it and was looking for more activity in my life and LOYOBO fit right in."
What are your top 3 health and fitness goals?
"I want to feel strong, build confidence, and be energized in my life!"
What is one of the challenges that you have faced in your health/fitness journey? What have you found most helpful in working to overcome it?
"I have an autoimmune disease that often leaves me uncomfortable and fatigued, and makes activity and exercise really challenging sometimes. I had gotten to a point in my health where even so much as going up a flight of stairs would leave me winded and tired, and being so out of shape discouraged me from pursuing activity of any type.
I found that starting at Loyobo Fit in the Mind/Body Unwind class was a great way to ease myself into fitness classes. It was the first step I needed to make to start changing my lifestyle and bring health and fitness into it."
How has your life changed since becoming a member of Loyobo FIT?
"I definitely feel stronger already, and I can see change in my body. I feel more energized and active and ready to take on the world!"
Can you describe one of your favourite achievements or #Loyobo moments?
"My first Tone & Flex class was really rough for me. I got very dizzy and light headed and had to sit out for half the class. Courtney was really cool and checked up on me, but it was kind of embarrassing anyways. This was really typical for me when I would over exert myself before. Recently, I did 2 classes back to back, gave it my all, and sweated a storm. Not once did I feel light headed or weak. It was a moment when I realized how much my health has already improved."
What advice would you give to someone just starting their health and fitness journey?
"You do you! Take the high paced cardio classes if you’re looking for fun, take the relaxing stretching classes if you want something slower! Whatever you do, whatever you try, it’s a step in the right direction!"
What is your favourite class? (And why?)
"My favourite class is Zumba. It’s so much fun, and makes me excited to work out!"
We are so happy to have Morgan as part of our Loyobo FIT family and look forward to seeing what comes next in her journey to health! Congratulations Morgan and THANK YOU for showing us the type of amazing things that can happen when you are willing to be open, vulnerable, and step outside of your comfort zone. We are seriously so proud of you!
Feeling inspired? You could be our next Member of the Month! All you need to do is take the first step on your journey, just like Morgan. Try a class today and make sure to say hi if you see her around the studio!
See you all again soon!