Member of the Month

Meet Kathy - March's Member of the Month!

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Hello everyone!

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 Kathy Rawson, who is one of our VIP members and regularly attends a wide variety of classes, including Tone & Flex, Strong by Zumba and Body Sculpt & Sweat. While she hates burpees, she loves working on her core strength and using fitness not only to feel better about herself, but also to manage diabetes. 

We are so excited to celebrate Kathy this month! We think that she is absolutely incredible and deserves a huge round of applause for her dedication and progress towards her health and fitness goals. Just look at her posture! Her confidence is absolutely beautiful.

So, without further ado, we are pleased to introduce you to Kathy!

 

1. How long have you been coming to Loyobo FIT and what initially inspired you to try a class?

"I've going since around April 2017.What initially inspired me to get back to working out is my husband. He became very ill at a young age and I almost lost him. It made me realize that I needed to take my health more seriously."

2. What are your top 3 health and fitness goals?  

"Keep my diabetes in check, stay in shape and eat healthy."

3. What do you find challenging in your health/fitness journey? What have you found most helpful in working to overcome it?

"Most challenging for me is the up and down movements when working out and I tend to get light headed and my heart rate gets really high. So far I have not been able to overcome this, but Courtney provides me with modifications to help reduce the effects."

4. How has your life changed since becoming a member of Loyobo FIT?

"I have more energy, sleeping a little better and I am in better shape and more toned."

5. What is your favourite memory or achievement of your time at Loyobo FIT?

"My favourite achievement is that I have been able to reduce my insulin intact from my workouts which in turn will make me healthier in the years to come."

6. What advice would you give to someone just starting their health and fitness journey?

"Don't give up, it seems very hard at first but when you start feeling better and start see the results of all your hard work it is well worth it."

7. What is your favourite inspirational quote?  

"Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You"

8. What is your favourite healthy snack?

"Celery and peanut butter!"

9. What is your biggest dream?

"To retire and travel in a RV south during winter months."

10. Anything else you would like to share?

"I really enjoy my workouts at Loyobo Fit.  I have always struggled with self esteem issues and social interactions. Courtney’s classes have a great atmosphere. Friendly, outgoing, motivational and the right amount of push to help you reach your goals."

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We are so incredibly proud of Kathy's dedication to her health and are so happy to have her as part of our Loyobo FIT family! She always brings such a warm energy to class and is so welcoming and friendly to everyone who walks through our doors. Congratulations Kathy! We can't wait to see where your fitness journey takes you next and look forward to many more workouts with you in the future. 

Come meet Kathy and the rest of the crew by trying your first class today! You never know where your journey will take you: all you have to do is take the first step. 

That first step might be entering our Class Pass Giveaway, where you can win a 5 class pass completely free! All you have to do is click here to enter. The giveaway is open until March 30, 2018 and there are three prizes up for grabs. 

Do something today that your future self will be thankful for and who knows - you might be our Member of the Month soon! 

Thank you so much Kathy! <3

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Meet Lori - Our First Member of the Month!

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Over the last few weeks, I have been thinking hard about how I can help to foster and build our community, celebrate your successes, and provide motivation based on real member stories. So, I have created our new Member of the Month Series! Each month, I will be featuring one of our members and sharing with you their story, tips for success, and a little bit of fun information about them! 

For January, and our very first member of the month, I am so excited to introduce you to Lori! 
 

1. How long have you been coming to Loyobo FIT and what initially inspired you to try a class?

"My Loyobo FIT journey began when I saw an advertisement on Facebook in August of 2017. I was in a rut with my workout routine and realized that I needed to make a change. First I tried a Total Body and Zumba class; Immediately I was hooked! I bought a 10 class pass and started with Total Body classes on Thursdays."

2. What are your top 3 health and fitness goals?

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Goal #1: Chin ups! I would love to develop enough upper body strength to be able to do this challenging exercise.

Goal #2: Improve posture/form. Like anyone, I find that my form gets sloppy when I fatigue during my workouts and with some exercises I just struggle in general (i.e., push-ups!)

Goal #3: Develop core strength - I suffered from a back injury several years ago and while I have healed and moved on, I still find it difficult to work this area as I lack strength in it." 

3. What do you find challenging in your health/fitness journey? What have you found most helpful in working to overcome it?

"My workouts generally consisted of trail running and doing some cardio/weights in my basement. Inevitably I would plateau regularly and didn't see the results I was hoping for. When I tried Loyobo FIT, I realized that group classes were the missing element, as I need an external force to guide and push me outside of my comfort zone."

4. How has your life changed since becoming a member of Loyobo FIT?

"1. GAINS! Increase in muscle/definition (especially arms and legs).
2. I have a fitness community that I belong to and I love seeing the other members each week; we joke with each other, encourage and push each other in a non-competitive way. 

3. Exercising is something that (as an adult) I naturall love to do. I don't generally have to force myself to workout because I love doing it and feel bettwe when I do. Before, when I was workout out solo at home, I sometimes struggled to schedule it in, but now I don't even think about it! I know I have classes on certain days at certain times and I hate missing them. Nothing gets in my way of attending a class ;) not TV, social plans, appointments, work... I've made it a priority."

5.What is your favourite memory or achievement of your time at Loyobo FIT?

"Going from 1 class/week to now 8-10 classes/week! The first few classes I could barely move for a few days after - going up and down stairs was painfully hysterical! I couldn't even fathom attending another class/week, but now I recover much more quickly and can go to classes on back to back days AND do 2 classes in the same day."

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6. What is your favourite/least favourite exercise or type of workout?

"I don't necessarily have a favourite/least favourite. I guess I would say that any type of exercise where I feel a sense of accomplishment for having pushed myself a litle farther than usual/completing something I never had previously is my favourite. I love a mix of cardio and resistance training - a well-rounded approach to fitness."

7. What is your favourite healthy snack?

"Currently - hazelnut butter on sliced granny smith apples OR popcorn with herbamare and nutritional yeast!"

8. What is your biggest dream?

"To see my business Fun Fearless Females thrive. Through FFF, I support adult women with developmental disabilities in all areas of health and wellness (nutrition, fitness, social & emotional well-being). I have big plans for it and I hope that I can make them a reality!"

9. Anything else you would like to share?

"I am so grateful to have found Courtney and Loyobo FIT; I feel like it was meant to be! Sounds sappy but I'm being sincere ;). Courtney's energy and personality are what really drew me to join Loyobo FIT and I only wish that I had found her sooner! I look forward to continuing to be part of the Loyobo FIT community and I can't wait to see what's next!"

We are so incredibly proud of seeing how much Lori has found her strength and are so happy to have her part of our Loyobo FIT family! It was a no-brainer on our end to make her our very first Member of the Month. Congratulations Lori! We also can't wait to see where your fitness journey and business adventures take you next. 

Come meet Lori and the rest of the crew by trying your first class today! You never know where your journey will take you: all you have to do is take the first step! 

Do something today that your future self will be thankful for and who knows - you might be our Member of the Month soon! 

Thank you so much Lori! <3


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Friends & Family FREE Week - February 5 to 11, 2018!

Yes that is right - we are offering a FREE week of fitness classes from February 5-11, 2018. First time participants and new members can try any of class formats completely free during this week! The pass can be used once per format - so that means they can try up to seven classes TOTALLY FREE!

Yup. We know. Its pretty exciting. 

You can check it all out on our Facebook event or you can sign up to get your free pass now at www.Loyobofit.com/events

Please help to spread the word and invite anyone who could use a little fitness boost to help them reach their goals and feel better. 

Also - if you are a current member or pass holder, make sure to preregister for classes during the Free Week to save your spot!

We will see you all again soon. 
Be happy. Be Healthy. Be a Stronger You!

-Courtney

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