Kathy Brown- October’s Member of the Month at The Strength Collective

We’re excited to share with you our October Member of the Month- Kathy Brown! Kathy is 67, retired, and has been a huge supporter of The Strength Collective since the beginning…she kind of has to be, since she’s Katrina’s Mom. BUT she has put in a lot of hard work and made a ton of progress over the last year, not even letting surgery on her wrists get in the way of her health and fitness goals. Keep reading to learn more about Kathy and her journey!

Kathy before starting her fitness journey

Q: What got you started working out?
A: I wanted to gain strength and get my balance back.

Q: How many days per week do you typically work out? What groups are you a part of?
A: 4 – 5. Aging Strong group

Kathy during her fitness journey!

Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
A: I love the Aging Strong classes. They are always challenging. I think I might be ready to take the Warrior Strong class.

Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: I like lattes. I make my own using almond milk and flavorings so I can monitor my sugars and fats.

Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?
A: Just getting up and going. Once I start I love it and feel great afterwards.

Q: What keeps you motivated to work out regularly?
A: I can feel how much stronger I am and I feel better emotionally too. You can take out any aggressions out at the gym.

Practicing knees in the R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense class

Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about getting started in the gym?
A: Everyone needs to start sometime. The sooner you start, the sooner you will see improvement. Don’t be too embarrassed to start. You can’t do all the exercises? There are still things I cannot do.We are all here to support you.

Q: What is something you couldn’t do when you started, that you can do now?
A: Step ups, squats, lifting weights, standing on one leg, etc.

Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:
A: My nickname is Robbie, a shortened version of my maiden name.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?
A: Everyone is friendly, supportive and soon feel like family. #fitfam

We’re so proud of how hard you’re working and how far you’ve come! Thank you for being a part of our fit fam!

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