Tell us a little about yourself.
I moved to the area in 1982 for my job and have been here ever since. I raised two sons here and now have 2 grandsons as well. My main hobby is cycling, though mountain biking is my favorite thing to do.
What is your most memorable Revved Up experience?
There isn’t one specific memory that sticks out, but I’ve really enjoyed meeting new, like-minded friends who enjoy getting fit and trying new exercises. I think that’s what being a member is all about.
Why did you try Bootcamp?
I had knee surgery in 2012 and came to Teays Physical Therapy Center for my rehab. After graduating from my therapy (and probably driving my therapist, Cindy crazy), I joined to get in better overall shape. I figured that it would help support my cycling hobby and improve my overall health. I really the combination of cardio, strength, and many more workouts that we do.
What has been your biggest challenge or improvement?
Overall, I am in much better shape than when I started. I still have some room for improvement though, as my flexibility still needs work.
What is your favorite workout?
I really enjoy anything that we do for core strengthening because a strong core is a major part of cycling. I love those barbell rollouts! I’d be okay if we left out the burpees though…
What advice would you give a new member?
It isn’t about how fast or strong you are today. It’s about taking the first step, committing to improvement, having fun, and getting that heart rate up. Don’t get discouraged in the beginning. Stick with it and you will see improvement. If you are not able or comfortable performing an exercise, ask the instructor for modifications. They always have alternatives for you.