As an active person, exercising in one form or another has long been a passion of mine. For 10 years, I have shared my experience and love of running as a certified running coach at The Running Depot. This experience has taken me great distances, literally; running a 50k, marathons, and half marathons. I have made my fitness home at EW Training as a member for the past 6 years.
In April 2017, my fitness journey was altered when a body composition test (Bod Pod); comprised of weight, lean mass, fat mass, and body fat percentage, showed that I was overweight and at risk for health concerns due to my height and age. The result, 37.5% body fat convinced me to make changes that I had previously been putting off.
Though I had been told I had the ability to lift more, I’d had neither the drive nor confidence to do so. With the advice of Michelle, I began to incorporate more strength to balance the cardio that I had worked so diligently to maintain. As my weights increased, I continued my tri-weekly runs, but completed shorter distances. Throughout the process, there have been ups and downs, but I can honestly say I am stronger physically and mentally. I have begun to look at myself in a way I thought I never would. After finishing my third Bod Test I have lost 10 lbs. and my body fat has decreased to 31%, with a total loss of 14.5 inches.
With all the challenges that the feminine identity faces in today’s world, EWT has become my sanctuary. I am blessed to have a place where like-minded individuals are committed to lifting and empowering one another. Michelle can broaden your limits and push you to achieve and improve yourself.
Deb's fitness journey gives everyone hope. In three years, she has transformed her lifestyle from sedentary to healthy and active. She's dropped weight, built strength, and grown emotionally to overcome every hurdle; every challenge. As you'll see, Deb's journey is not over. But she's discovered EWTraining of Woodstock, Illinois as the place where she will continue forward among those she considers family.
Meet Mary - she's living a fitness lifestyle thanks to EWTraining of Woodstock, Illinois.