We are thrilled to present the Fitness Lab’s 2016 All Stars! Members who attend 135 sessions or more during the year make it into this club! These everyday athletes have shown exceptional dedication to their personal goals, health and fitness – a huge accomplishment!
What does it take to be an All Star? See what they have to say about motivation and consistency!
What motivates you to keep up your workouts?
“Regular exercise makes me a better person. I feel so great after I exercise! I am also motivated by my young daughter, I want to be fit and strong as I get older.” – Kelley H.
“Staying healthy!! I want to be free of prescription medications for as long as possible. Not always easy once you are over 60! I also enjoy the camaraderie of the people at The Fitness Lab, staff and the clientele. It has become a great network of support which is so important when changing long standing behavior and setting new goals.” – Pam K.
“I always feel better, both mentally and physically, when I work out. It’s become such a routine that I definitely notice when I miss a day. I also love community at TFL. It’s fun to come to class and I’ve made some great friends there.” – Maureen S.
“Motivation for me isn’t a goal and I’m very disciplined. I put my workouts on my calendar so that they are non-negotiable. It helps me to plan them out. I also love the goal of 10 per month. It is doable and then every month I feel a sense of accomplishment.” – Briel S.
What advice to you have on how to stick to an exercise routine?
“Have set days and times of the week when you go for your work out. This is particularly helpful when you work full time, part time or have family obligations to juggle. Try not to change them if possible. Remember, this is YOUR time.” – Pam K.
“Set an achievable goal. If you can workout once a week, set that goal. Once you achieve that, maybe you can increase it to twice a week. Success breeds success. Better to start slow and feel success then try to go every day and fail. Also, if possible, keep a routine every day (going to bed and getting up at the same time). This makes getting up to work out easier.” – Briel S.
“Find a gym and/or classes that you like so that it you will (usually) look forward to exercising. Also establish a manageable routine that you can fit into your day-to-day so that it is sustainable in the long-term.” – Maureen S.
“I choose class times that work for my schedule and I sign up way in advance so that I don’t have to do any negotiating with myself, I just go. Coming to class is part of my daily routine. Finding TFL with the great members and coaches has made it easy to stick to my routine.” – Kelley H.
About Rachel Smith
Through losing a significant amount of weight and gaining fitness, I have developed a love of fitness, healthy eating, and creating a fun-filled active life. When I’m not at The Fitness Lab, you’ll find me doing Pilates, running, cooking, strolling around Greenlake, tromping through Discovery park, hiking in the mountains, and kayaking in the Sound. When the body is strong so much more is possible!