From an LbF novice to a newly obsessed obstacle course racer, our client Meggan has made serious gains since starting her journey with us just over a year ago. We talk with her about achieving goals and overcoming obstacles in this Q&A.
How would you compare your fitness level before joining LbF to now?
Prior to joining, I’d say my fitness level was about a 6. After completing 4 obstacle course races and sticking to classes for 14 months, I’d consider myself an 8!
Sweet! Tell us about one of the goals you set this year.
My 3-month goal was to complete two strict pull-ups. Upper body strength has always been a struggle for me and, with a number of obstacle course races coming up that required upper body strength, I knew that was where I needed to focus. After hitting my 3-month goal I felt super proud! I only did my first pull-up in late December 2017 so I was thrilled to be able to do two just a few months later.
What are some of the challenges you’re overcoming at LbF?
The biggest thing I struggle with in my health endeavors is consistency. I have personal training sessions twice a week that I’m committed to, which come with “homework” that is not time-consuming and can often be broken up throughout the day. I also know if I want to make improvements in my obstacle course races then I need to attend the classes, which motivates me to keep a regular schedule at LbF.
We’re different in that we combine a lot of different approaches like MovNat, obstacle course race training, American Ninja Warrior and kettlebell training all under one roof. What was one thing that stuck out when you first joined?
The workouts never get boring because you move from exercise to exercise or, in the case of the obstacle course racing classes, you’re challenged to use not only your physical strength, but to strategize the best way to approach the obstacles. LbF promotes a holistic approach to health and well-being and I’ve grown stronger physically, mentally and emotionally since starting.
You’ve certainly crushed it! Is there anything else that you’d like to add for folks who may not be familiar with LbF?
It’s a family here – I feel so supported by the trainers and the other members! I love that my children can participate in classes as well, because it gives us something to do and to talk about together. Plus, we’re working to achieve some of the same goals. I love that it’s different from traditional gyms because it keeps my mind and my body engaged, instead of the monotony of running on a treadmill or lifting weights!
I would recommend LbF to everyone, especially families. There’s something for every age, whether it’s the motivation of a personal trainer or the camaraderie of a group to push yourself outside of your comfort zone!