Michelle’s Fitness Story!

Michelle’s Fitness Story!
June 6, 2016 Oonagh

Michelle is one of our East End Early Risers and according to her trainer, Trevor,

‘Michelle is super sweet, and fun but also extremely fierce in her workouts. I consider her a leader in class because her positive outlook helps make everyone’s class experience better.’

What’s not to love about that? Read on for Michelle’s Fitness Story!

Name:

Michelle

Age:

28

Occupation:

Book Publicist

How long have you been training with us?

16 months!

Were you always an exerciser? What did you do for your fitness before signing up with FFG?

I’ve never been naturally athletic and have tried lots of different ways to consistently exercise. I’ve done yoga, step classes, spin classes, weight classes, but it was always pretty on-and-off.

Can anyone else relate to this?

Can anyone else relate to this?

What made you sign up for a FFG Bootcamp ?

I was trying to get fit before my wedding last summer and my friend Kaitlyn had been asking me for months to just try this early morning Bootcamp.

I thought I’d sign up for 6 weeks and be done with it, but I got hooked!

Michelle and her BFF and fellow Riverdale Bootcamper Kaitlyn

Michelle and her BFF and fellow Riverdale Bootcamper Kaitlyn (one of our first featured Bootcampers)

How have the program changed your life?

It has changed so much!

I feel strong for the first time in my life.

I can go for a bike ride without worrying about not being fit enough to keep up.

I can fit into all of my clothes.

I feel confident wearing clothes that aren’t baggy and actually show my arms.

Just Michelle being gorgeous and fun on her wedding day last summer

Just Michelle being gorgeous and fun on her wedding day last summer

What do you do when you are not Bootcamping?

I read, walk my dog Tucker, drink wine with my book club, and eat a lot of gummy candy.

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What’s your major fitness goal right now?

I want to keep getting stronger. I still do pushups from my knees, so I’d love to progress to a standard pushup.

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What about coming to Bootcamp makes you jump out of bed at 5am singing the Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music?

The people! It’s like hanging out with friends at 6AM.
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What exercise or drill makes you cower under your bed covers and pretend you don’t hear your alarm?

Hill runs and anything with abs.

Best/funniest bootcamp moment?

This is hard to choose! I loved bringing my little sister to Bootcamp and see her unexpectedly dominate the hill runs.

The riverdale hill is disgusting but the early morning view is worth it. This was the day that Michelle's sister killed it.

The riverdale hill is disgusting but the early morning view is worth it. This was the day that Michelle’s sister killed it.

Also, face swapping with our instructor Trevor:

This is so disturbing

This is so disturbing

What advice would you give someone who is just starting out with us or just thinking about it?

The early mornings really aren’t that bad. You get used to them. And it’s a great feeling when you finish work for the day and know that you can just relax because you already exercised.

The Fit Feels Good team having mimosas after the Sporting Life 10K

The Fit Feels Good team having mimosas after the Sporting Life 10K

What is the accomplishment or personal milestone you are most proud of?

I ran a 10K this year!

Running has been a big fear of mine and when I told my dad that I was training for a 10K he really didn’t believe me.

But the whole east end crew trained together which made it fun and I am proud to say that I ran the whole thing without stopping.

Killing 10k like nbd

Killing 10k like nbd


Take it from a trainer – going 10K without stopping is nothing to sneeze at!

Take a moment to congratulate Michelle on all her hard work over the last 16 months in the comments below!

Fitness Expert, 2014 &2015 Canfitpro Pro Trainer of the Year, Founder of Fit Feels Good Bootcamps & Fit Feels Good Education. Mum to two wonderful boys.

4 Comments

  1. Jennifer Jennings 2 years ago

    Michelle: You and your fitness journey are encouraging me to get up and out from under my duvet.
    Well done, you.
    Jennifer

  2. Sandra Melski 2 years ago

    Hi I’m Michelle’s Mom, and I am so proud of Michelle.And you are right ,she is sweet and funny and smart and looks so fit. I am very proud of her.

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      Oonagh 2 years ago

      Hi Michelle’s mom!! 🙂 You should be proud!!

  3. Diane Lokos 2 years ago

    Hey congrats you are inspiring me to get up way to early and give it a try ! You look so happy !

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