O4W Member of the Month: Mukti K.

FitWit Nation: please give it up for our Member of the Month, Mukti! Mukti is a regular at our 8:15am and 9am classes. She is as calm and steady as they come and carries herself with great humility. Her coachability and eagerness to improve are the stuff a FitWit coaches dreams are made of! We are thankful to have her as a member of our fitness community. Now, read on to learn more about this strong and steady MOTM:

Hometown: Alexandria,VA / Washington, DC

Age: 47

Occupation: family physician…took a break from traditional work this past year, joined FitWit when I left my job, and am excited to launch my own practice focused on lifestyle and disease prevention in 2020.

When did you first start FitWiting? Jan 2019

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: Soccer as a little kid, and classical Indian dance through high school. I started working out after my freshman year of college. Some sort of exercise has been a part of my life since then.  It’s been a way to stay sane. 🙂

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting FitWit? I haven’t quantified too much, but I know FitWit helps me feel stronger and well challenged, and helps clear my mind.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like FitWit that were totally unexpected? FitWit has been a steady reminder that I can do more than I think I can, which has pushed me to take on healthy risks outside the gym.

Why do you FitWit? To live the active life I want to live in a mentally healthy space.

Favorite workouts? Thursdays – weights are fun!

Least favorite workouts? The air bike is my nemesis.

Three words to describe you: Empathetic, Active, Curious

Any favorite FitWit moments? When Lisa challenged me to try an unassisted pull up for the first time. She had more faith in me than I did.

Fitness Goals? Keep consistent with showing up, even when life feels like it gets in the way. I’d love to learn to do a double under…just one would make me happy.

Words to live by (Favorite Quote)? My daughter recently had an assignment to create a 6 word memoir, and she asked me what mine would be…Authenticity is always the right answer.

Something cool we don’t know about you? I became a vegetarian when I was 18 years old. I wasn’t pre-med I college; I majored in psychology and Spanish.

Anything else you’d care to share? Just a shout out to the FitWit community for being awesome!