Teale Witherell- December’s Member of the Month at The Strength Collective

Teale is 30 years old and joined The Strength Collective shortly after we opened as a member of our Warrior Strong Kickboxing class. Not long after she joined our first Barbell Strong group and has been slaying the weights ever since. Read on to learn more about Teale’s fitness journey!

Q: What got you started working out?
A: I was tired of feeling like crap all of the time!

Q: How many days per week do you typically work out? What groups are you a part of?
A: 2-3 I participate in Barbell Strong!

Q: What’s your favorite exercise?
A: Deadbugs- mostly because I get to lay on the floor to do them, and they usually come after a hard workout!

Q: What’s your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: All of the food!!!!

Q: What do you find most challenging about working out?
A: Consistency! I personally need a class at a set time/days of the week for me to go… otherwise it doesn’t happen. Now that I have some great gym friends, I can text one to them to workout with me, which helps, I apparently don’t like working out alone.

Q: What keeps you motivated to work out regularly?
A: My favorite part, once I really stuck to it, is how much stronger I have gotten! If you would have told me two years ago that I would be deadlifting over 300lbs, I would have told you that you were nuts! I also really like telling the guys I work with how much I can lift! But the best part is, how much better I feel when I work out!

Q: What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking about getting started in the gym?
A: Just do it! I took a small group training class (Kickboxing) it was 2x a week for 6 weeks. I think the short term commitment made it easier for me to ease into it. I told myself I can go 2x a week for 6 weeks, and if I don’t like it I can quit. Then I liked it, and here I am. Also don’t give up trying new things, you have to find the right kind of exercise/training that you like/enjoy otherwise you aren’t going to go, and what’s the point of you feel like you are punishing yourself? Exercise is supposed to make you feel good! 😊

Q: What is something you couldn’t do when you started, that you can do now?
A: Deadlift 325lbs!!!!

Q: Tell us a random fact about yourself that people might not know:
A: I have have my motorcycle license!

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working out at The Strength Collective?
A: My #fitfam always cheering me on. And the gym dogs, because I am a crazy dog lady.

Thank you Teale for always being a supportive member of our #fitfam! We’re so proud of you and how strong you’ve become!

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