CONGRATULATIONS TO ELLEN MOORE
FIT BODY BOOT CAMP
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Meet Ellen everyone!
She picked up the phone & called me…..TERRIFIED!
She said she “NEVER WORKED OUT A DAY IN HER LIFE”
She said she “COULDN’T DO IT”
She asked me to be honest with her and hoped I would tell her it was NOT FOR HER.
She was thin her whole life, never worked out, never worried about what she ate & now it all caught up to her. Her clothes were tight and she was noticing physical changes. She knew she had to do something, but she was….TERRIFIED!
Of course, I talked her into coming to boot camp, giving it a try, doing what she could do….even if it wasn’t much. I told her she needed to move, she needed to change things up and guess what….SHE SHOWED UP!
She came, she did what she could, she TRIED!
She was TRAUMATIZED, and the first time I asked her to climb a wall….I thought she was going to DIE!
She looked at me in shock as though it was a joke. She asked, “What do you mean climb over the wall? How? Are you serious? You can’t be serious!”
She mentioned she grew up with her dad…no mom, and her dad thought girls just played with dolls….so that’s what she did most of her childhood. She sat with her friends and played with dolls. No running, no jumping, no climbing, just sitting. She couldn’t possibly climb a wall.
Boot camp was completely out of her comfort zone and it’s remarkable that she showed up and actually stayed. She keeps coming and she keeps trying and she’s making great strides in her health.
The best part of my job is watching someone like Ellen, who shows up with determination and works hard even when she doesn’t believe in herself, and it’s been amazing to see her gain confidence as well as strength and endurance. It’s especially great to see her enjoying herself while working out. The best part is she welcomes, encourages and motivates newcomers to just do what they can.
Recently, I asked her to join our Spartan Revolution workout. She REFUSED! She said she couldn’t possibly keep up with the Spartan crew. I told her to register anyway, to just show up. She showed up. She didn’t participate, but she showed up….and I know that next time, she will participate and she will LOVE it, and I can’t wait to see her motivate others to join in as well.
Ellen, you have earned this award by showing COURAGE. In the midst of fear and intimidation and insecurity, you mustered up the COURAGE TO JUST SHOW UP.
On behalf of the Fit Body Boot Camp Team and myself, we are SO PROUD OF YOU!