Growing up I never exercised. I was always interested in other things like sewing or shopping, especially shopping! But after having kids, I hadn’t lost any baby weight and decided I needed to do something. Will often encouraged me to run with him, but I found it so boring. Instead, I often did Zumba. Will always told me that exercise is not for weight loss but for getting fit. I knew I needed to do something different so when a friend told me about Warrior Boot Camp, I was excited to try it. I joined Warrior in October 2016, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed the workouts. The exercises were really tough, but the coaches all brought different insights and made each workout unique and fun. The fellow warriors were very encouraging and there were exercises for people at every fitness level. The people and the coaches make everything very enjoyable. We are all like good friends so we laugh and talk and joke together during the workouts. 

After joining the workouts for 9 months, I am much stronger now. I can do a lot of things I couldn’t do before. For example, on a recent trip in China, the train only had an elevated storage rack. All the passengers were wondering what to do with their heavy luggage since they couldn’t lift the bags that high. Without hesitation, Will and I starting grabbing everyone’s 20 and 25kg suitcases and heaving them up on the storage racks. When we sat down, we looked at each other and said, “Train Hard, Fight Easy!” I used to attend the 8:30 A.M. sessions and made a lot of friends there, but attending the 5:30 A.M. sessions gave me more time during the day. I enjoyed developing the relationships with the other warriors. Our kids have also seen the changes we have made, and now they want to become more active. Both our boys ran in the kids Spartan race, and even my 3 year-old daughter will say, “Mom, look at my Spartan jump!” That brought a big smile to my face!