August’s Member of the Month is Megan Bern, a 42 year old Electrical Engineer. Megan joined The Strength Collective with the goal of “becoming a beast” and we’d say she has succeeded. She’s hungry for more though, with no signs of letting up any time soon. Read more about Megan below!
Q: What got you started working out?
A: I was tired of feeling out of breath all of the time and out of energy. I saw Warrior Strong (kickboxing) advertised at the gym my friend Amanda went to so I decided it was time to make a change.
Q: How many days per week do you typically work out? What groups are you a part of?
A: 4-5x Warrior Strong and Barbell Strong
Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
A: I’m torn! I love both kickboxing and lifting heavy equally.
Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: Ghirardelli Dark Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Squares… don’t judge me haha!
Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?
A: Pushing myself harder each time. Pain is just weakness leaving the body 🙂
Q: What keeps you motivated to work out regularly?
A: Recently it has been my results! I love how my body is constantly changing. At the beginning it was how good I felt afterwards and being around a bunch of like minded people with the same goals as myself.
Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about getting started in the gym?
A: Just get started! Go to one of the free kickboxing or community workouts. That is your preview to the awesomeness that is The Strength Collective group workout. You will never want to stop!
Q: What is something you couldn’t do when you started, that you can do now?
A: I definitely couldn’t lift over 300lbs! I found out recently that I can do pushups on my fists, score!
Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:
A: I am a tomato growing master.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?
A: I LOVE the gym dogs! I also love the many friends I have made from the group training sessions, but they don’t give me kisses and let me rub their bellies like the gym dogs LOL
We are so proud of how strong you’ve become, and how much stronger you’re going to be, Megan! You are an awesome motivator, pushing both yourself and the other members in the group to push harder. Keep up the great work!