We’re super excited to share February’s Member of the Month with you, Josie White! Josie is 28 years old and works as a speech- language pathologist at King elementary school. She started at The Strength Collective last fall with personal training for four months, then began working out with her fiance once she felt more confident in workout out safely and consistently on her own. Her consistency and dedication has definitely paid off, check out those results!
Q: What got you started working out?
A: My fiance and I got engaged in March of 2019 and I wanted to look and feel good on my wedding day.
Q: How many days per week do you typically work out?
Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: protein shake and bananas
Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?
A: The most challenging part of working out has been learning how to create and execute workout routines that actually work. Doing research, asking questions, and seeking guidance from Jenna, Katrina, and Nick have really helped me be more successful.
Q: How do you stay motivated to work out consistently?
A: I invested in a personal trainer to make sure I was keeping up with my workouts. My fiance and I also come to the gym together to keep each other accountable and create a healthier lifestyle together.
Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about starting or just getting started in the gym?
A: Just get up off the couch and start somewhere. Ask questions. Don’t take shortcuts. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who want to better themselves like you.
Q: What fitness accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: I deadlifted 215 lbs.
Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:
A: I was a dancer for over 15 years. My favorite style of dance is ballet.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?
A: My favorite part is the supportive environment. I have felt welcome from day one even when I wasn’t sure what I was doing or if I could accomplish my goals. Jenna, Katrina, and Nick are easy to talk to and very knowledgeable when you ave questions or concerns. You can always find a friend to help or give you a high five when you need it!
Thank you for being a member of our fit fam, Josie! We’ve loved watching your progress so far, and can’t wait to see how strong and beautiful you’ll look in your wedding dress!