Liz’s Fitness Story

I am on vacation this week! So I asked our West End trainer, Scott Bussel, if there was anyone on his team who is blowing him away lately with their awesomeness.

Scott emailed right away and told me about Liz:

“I can remember Liz’s first introduction to Bootcamp in our indoor Roncesvalles space this past January. Slightly intimidated but equally determined she wanted to cover everything from how much sleep she needed, what to eat before coming to bootcamp, and how to do those pesky walking lunges we covered during warm-ups.

Since day one Liz has worked hard and improved every single class – whether it’s been a morning of upper body destruction, squat madness, or death by burpees – she exerts herself  and pushes hard right till the end.

She has even requested workouts for life on the road and a resistance band to pack in her travel bag on business.

Liz is a gem for the West End crew I can only see her getting better during the remaining summer months.”

 

This is Liz’s Fitness Story:

Name

Liz

Age

36

 

Occupation

Partner & Consultant

 

How long have you been training with us? 

Since January 2016.

 

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

 

I absolutely love being active – so I hike, swim, walk, and bike – but I can’t lie and say I was working out regularly.

lie

What made you sign up for a FFG Bootcamp? 

 

I have a career that keeps me busy and on my toes and I also have a lot of energy – I was looking for something that I could do regular that would keep me interested and fit.

 

How has being an FFG Bootcamper changed your life?

 

I am happier and generally more balanced.

I am also proud to be a bootcamper, and its kind of fun to tell people that I get up at 5:30AM on a regular basis.

 

(note from Oonagh: I LOVE this testimonial. Because if it’s not about being happy, what’s the freaking POINT!?

Also – she should be damn proud. This shit isn’t easy. And when I see my clients show up, week after week, to be uncomfortable and challenged and push past their boundaries at SIX A.M., I am truly in awe. )

 

What do you do when you are not Bootcamping?

Work, play, sleep, repeat. I just took almost a month off of work for a much needed vacation and break, I went to Amsterdam, Portugal, Vancouver and Pemberton.

I am also working on a trifecta of music festivals this summer – some people call me “Lizstomania”. Oh, and who can forget my healthy addiction to my Fitbit.

fitbit

What’s your major fitness goal right now?

 

I want to start running regularly.

 

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

 

Not much when the alarm goes off – but I do love the people (especially the high fives) and I enjoy (almost) every second of our workout.

some of the High Park crew

some of the High Park crew with trainer Scott looking all GQ

What exercise or drill makes you cower under your bed covers and pretend you don’t hear your alarm?

One word: BURPEES! #bootcampproblems

burpee

 

 

Best/funniest bootcamp moment?

My best moment has to be when I could finally do a push-up…

pushups

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

It is well worth it, and it really does change your life.

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

I ran a 10K this year which I did not think I could do.

Also when I was in Vancouver I biked up a lot of hills which would have been much more difficult a year ago.

10K

 


Do you ask your trainer for workouts to do on your vacation?  Leave a comment below to give Liz some props for all her dedication! 🙂

 

By | 2018-05-15T13:29:40+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Community, Fitness Story, Motivation|

About the Author:

Oonagh Duncan is a multi-award winning personal trainer and regular fitness expert on various media. She’s an acclaimed speaker in the corporate sector, educator for new fitness professionals and founder of Fit Feels Good, Inc.

One Comment

  1. Kw August 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Your comment about the impact of exercise on your happiness is truly inspiring Liz. I’ll be channeling my inner-Liz the next time I need a swift kick in the pants at 5am – “Just Do It: It Will Make You Happy!”

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