Kirkwood Member of the Month: Jennifer Mc.

 

Shout out to our December member of the month, Jennifer Mc! She’s been getting strong with us for 6.5 YEARS and is a phenomenal member to be around. In the past year, she’s dialed into her health for the longterm- prioritizing her physical and nutritional health. She’s worked on this by staying consistent with her workouts, working on her mobility, and learning what foods work best for her body. She’s done many, many challenges at the gym, taking her time to practice and get better at new skills outside of class. We’re so proud of Jennifer if you see her give her a big ole high 5 for all her hard work!

Hometown: Denver, but I’ve been in Atlanta for a very long time

Age: 48

When did you first start FitWitting? April 2013 – I got a 1-month ScoutMob deal 

 

Tell us about your sports & fitness background:

None, until I started exercising consistently to lose weight in 2006. First at the East Lake YMCA, then I started running and that’s what stuck for a long time. No part of being active comes naturally to me.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting FitWit?

My biggest gains were back in my early days, but after a period of decline due to life and a chronically unhappy back, I am again making progress toward my goals and am feeling good. When I consistently attend FitWit and have my nutrition dialed in, I sleep better, my skin looks better, I move better – everything works better.

Why do you FitWit?

The people, of course. We are truly fortunate to have this community. All of our coaches are excellent, but I have to specifically express my appreciation for Ginger. She partnered with me for a KB workout my first week when I was overwhelmed and sore AF (I was so grateful!), and she has been steadfast in her support through the years.

Favorite workouts?

Ones when we rotate through stations, like Ready Player One.

Least favorite workouts?

Weighted squats in any form, particularly wall balls. 

Three words to describe you:

conscientious, loyal, eclectic

Any favorite FitWit moments?

My most *memorable* FitWit moment was on the field at the Boys and Girls Club when Matt Olson dislocated his shoulder, talked Kevin through popping it back in place, and then got on his bike and rode home. Hardcore. 

Fitness Goals?

To age well, which for me means preserving my mobility and maintaining a healthy weight. 

Words to live by?

Lately, it’s “what you are not changing, you are choosing”.

Something cool we don’t know about you? 

I completed the Atlanta Marathon in 2011 and 2013. My 2013 time was 40-ish minutes faster thanks to FitWit and good nutrition.