O4W Member of the Month: Kathy A.

A big old holler and congrats to the foundation of our 6am class and our O4W Member of the Month, Kathy A! Lover of burpees and hater of wall balls, Kathy’s consistency and consistently high performance level challenges and inspires us ALL to strive to be better. Thanks for pushing your fellow FitWitter and being a staple of our FitWit community! Read on below to learn more about our new MOTM.

Hometown:  Stoneham, MA

Age: 55

Occupation: Banker / Sales

When did you first start FitWitting? August 2012

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: Grew up playing outside and running around.  Started gymnastics when I was young and competed through high school

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting FitWit?  Before joining FitWit I ran several days a week with friends, but I only felt like I was in good shape from a cardio perspective. After joining FitWit, I feel like my whole body is in better shape.  My plank time has improved.  I no longer have grandma arms. I had my first bone density test the other day and the doctor said everything looks great. I owe it all to FitWit. Overall, I feel great.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like FitWit that were totally unexpected?  I have made lifelong friends. I have met folks I would never have had the opportunity to meet.

Why do you FitWit?  I enjoy working out, but more important I like the accountability and the social interaction.

Favorite workouts? Burpees

Least favorite workouts? Air bike and wall balls

Three words to describe you: According to my husband – persistent, hardworking, and energetic

Any favorite FitWit moments? Honestly, too many to name.

Fitness Goals? To be able to keep up with my children and grandchildren (should I ever have any).

Words to live by (Favorite Quote)? We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing – George Bernard Shaw.

Something cool we don’t know about you? I spent a Semester at Sea my first semester junior year of college and I did a program called Volunteers for Israel where you volunteer for the Israeli army.

Anything else you’d care to share? I am very thankful for the FitWit community.