Success Celebs: Most inspiring success stories of the year honored at annual party
Each year at the Annual Fitness Inspired Dance and Results Party, a select few Fitness Inspirers are awarded the esteemed Success Celeb Award. This is a huge Fitness Inspired accolade, but their journey does not stop here. It is a journey after all, full of small and big victories and glittered with some struggles to push through as well. Cheers to bringing the Fun, Accountability, & Results!, Fitness Inspired style.
9th Annual Success Celeb Stories
She lights up FI Boot Camp every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with her big smile and fun personality. She encompasses the energy of Fitness Inspired. When comparing FI to other fitness programs she has tried, she says, “I ultimately saw success with this unlike anything else! This is so empowering and it feels incredible to reach your goals along with the rest of your team. Best of all, when I hear "You Rock!" I finally feel the self-confidence and strength to respond, "I know!"
While in Fitness Inspired programs, this Success Celeb, in total, has lost over 15 lbs and lost 8 inches between her iliac and hips. Her body fat reduction and her strength shows in a visible way.
She is a super-star Fitness Inspirer and a super-star mom! When asked about her results, she said, “The best result yet? My kids think of me not only as their mom, but also as an athlete, and they're proud of what I accomplish each month.”
This Success Celeb has worked so hard to get to where she is today. She transformed her body by significantly decreasing her body fat and losing over 5 inches from her waist alone. When using the TRX Bands, this Success Celeb went from barely holding plank to rocking out atomic push ups. She has become an amazing athlete inside and out, and she says she has “completed physical tasks that she never thought were possible.”
She has seen as much progress in all areas of her life. She says FI has allowed her to become more confident in her own skin. She attributes the meaningful friendships and unbelievable support system of the FI community to be the top reason she keeps working hard and coming back to FI. She has gained a mental awareness, saying, “As uncomfortable as some of the mindset exercises we do are, they truly help shift my thinking. And that transcends beyond workouts and into my every day life.”
She personifies that living Fitness Inspired is a lifestyle, not just a workout regimen.
This Success Celeb is always ready to work, support those around him, and challenge others to go to their full potentials. Since the last annual party, he has fit back into his suit from his wedding. Each month he continues to get stronger and improve his endurance, particularly on his favorite workout “Hill Yeah.” His muscle mass has increased and his body fat has decreased. He can now crush 40 consecutive atomic push-ups.
He says, “It just feels good to do something positive for yourself first thing in the morning...if nothing else goes right, you at least laid a good foundation for success. There is a sense of accomplishment that carries throughout the day.”
This Success Celeb walked into her first Shake, Pump & Live It class never knowing what she was getting herself into :). Several months later, she stands before you as one of our Success Celebs.
You would never know during workouts that she has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a connective tissue disorder that affects her joints and causes easy bruising. She says, “I may be sore today, but I know its just making me stronger, healthier and ultimately keeps me out of continual physical therapy, braces and disability for longer.”
Through her dedication, she has become stronger and leaner, losing about 5 inches between her waist and iliac. Her body fat has decreased tremendously. Her determination is contagious. She goes all in! She leaves each workout feeling positive about herself beyond physical strength. "I'm a MUCH better person mentally than when I first started.”
Since moving to State College for her PhD, Laura has dove into 16 months straight of FI programs. She says, “The lifelong friends that I've made has been one of the most unexpected, but rewarding "results" of my FI experience to date.”
This Success Celeb has shown an inspiring mental transformation She now leads a happier and more satisfying lifestyle.
She has lost over 6 inches in her waist and she has improved her body fat significantly. She is mentally and physically so much stronger.
She says, “[Fitness Inspired] Accountability transforms my dreams of being healthy and fit into actions."