Kelly Poyner – January Member of the Month at The Strength Collective Galesburg

Starting the new year off right by introducing our January MOTM Kelly Poyner. Kelly is a 57-year-old consultant and coach. She trains with us 3 days a week with her sister Melissa.

Q: What got you started working out?
A: The necessity to get truly healthy, be vital, and able to live into my 80’s & 90’s.

Q: How many days per week do you typically work out?
A: Three days a week. Currently meeting with our personal trainer.

Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
A: Deadlifts!

Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: A Buddha bowl with salad, a protein, and avocado.

Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?
A: The first step: Making myself show up!

Q: How do you stay motivated to work out consistently?
A: Seeing the changes in my body and seeing some muscle.

Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about starting or just getting started in the gym?
A: Don’t rethink it – make it happen! You will start loving yourself!

Q: What is something you couldn’t do when you started, that you can do now?
A: I was at my weakest in 17 years. Getting through the warm up was tough. I love that I can dead hang longer than 15 seconds and I actually deadlift with a bar and weights now!

Q: What fitness accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: The fact that I have not quit. Getting ready to start my 6th month and feeling stronger every single day!

Q: What goals are you working on now?
A: I would like to loose a few more pounds. That said, I am ready to work harder on building and sculpting muscle and getting even stronger.

Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:
A: I believe that energy affects every aspect of our being.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?
A: My trainers Jenna and Katrina. And the fact that they meet you where you are and push you to do your best. Love hearing “well done”!

Tags: No tags

Comments are closed.