Happy Tuesday to you all! I’m excited today to be given the opportunity to help someone else with their fitness journey and pay it forward.
As part of my partnership with Fitness First they asked me to select a reader to help them supercharge their fitness further. So they provided me with:
- A Fitness First Pay As You Go – 10 Visit Passport Pass
- $200 to spend on something fitness related to help a reader out.
I could have run a competition but I had someone in mind I wanted to help out as I truly related to her fitness story…that person was Katie from Glutes and Ladders.
Katie is an expat American living in Australia. Like me she struggled with her weight in her childhood and teens, in 2009 she lost 70 pounds (about 32 kgs) through Weight Watchers and became more passionate about fitness.
Katie selected the following things to help her supercharge her fitness:
A trigger point grid foam roller to help with recovery and the superbands to help with pull ups. I need to get better with my own foam rolling and knowing someone else is going even further and using one of these trigger point foam rollers inspires me too!
I asked Katie some questions about her fitness and how these are going to help her…
Q: Have you always been passionate about fitness?
No. Growing up, I always played sports but didn’t think much about being physically fit. In the off season, I would have never done a workout for my health, only to improve my athletic ability. It’s only been in the last 5 years or so that I started working out for my health and well being and to improve upon my fitness related goals.
Q: What’s your favourite kind of exercise to do and why?
Strength training by a landslide! I love seeing the improvements I make every week. I also find that it’s easier for me to push myself for a couple minute, then get a minute or two break between sets. It helps me go hard knowing I get a break as soon as I finish.
Q: What’s on your fitness bucket list?
Eventually I’d like to get certified to teach group classes or become a personal trainer. In the more near future, I’d like to try out a crossfit class.
Q: How will the prizes you picked help you with your fitness?
I’ve recently started foam rolling after my strength training sessions. It makes SUCH a difference in the level of soreness I feel the next day. It helps me recover so much faster. I’m hoping that by using resistance bands to assist with pull-ups, I’ll eventually be strong enough to knock out a couple unassisted.
Thank you Katie for sharing your story and for letting me help you pay it forward.
Are you a foam roller user?
If you were given $200 to spend on your fitness what would you buy?
I’m kind of eyeing off those superbands myself as I am trying to build my upper body strength back up.
Disclaimer: This post is written in partnership with Fitness First but all opinions are my own.
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