September Member of the Month: Elizabeth C.!

Send a big holla’ to our Member of the Month,  Elizabeth C.! She’s been a member with us for two years and is a true staple to our evening crew. Always ready to get stronger and more conditioned in her workouts while doing it with a smile on her face. Her positive energy, consistency, and commitment to being stronger inspires the FitWit family to show up and get the work done!

 

Make sure to read below to learn more about our new MOTM! Thanks, Elizabeth, for everything you bring to the FitWit family!

 

Hometown: Marietta, GA (true Atlanta native)

Age: 37

Occupation: Director of Hospital Development for LifeLink of Georgia. My team and I educate nurses and physicians about organ and tissue donation at hospitals across the state. 

When did you first start FitWiting? May 2018

 

 

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: 

I played sports growing up. I used to swim year-round and then played basketball and volleyball in high school. I think this might surprise Renell and Sandybell since they have to watch me jump. I have always tried to stay active and enjoy a group fitness setting. I am competitive by nature, so working out with others helps keep me motivated. 

 

These days you can find Dan and I playing cornhole on Thursdays in the Eastside Cornhole League. We also participated in an adult softball league. Let us say that we are better suited for cornhole than the softball league.  

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

My body has gotten stronger with a more developed muscle tone. I use heavier weights for the workouts, can hold a plank longer, and complete more burpees. 

 

I have also had less body pain. I used to have moderate aches and pains in my shoulder, knee, hip, etc., but these have significantly decreased since joining FitWit. 

 

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like FitWit that was totally unexpected?

We joined FitWit two months before going to Glacier National Park with a group of friends. Dan and I were both concerned about being able to keep up on the longer hike days. We had no problem keeping up, and I ended up really enjoying hiking. We have since been to Zion National Park and had plans to go to Acadia over the summer. We feel good and want to spend time being active. 

 

I would also say that the community aspect of FitWit was unexpected to me. We see fellow FitWitters out and about all over town. It is also great to feel supported during the workouts. I think this is best shown during the relay workouts. People are cheering you on as you push yourself further than you imagined.  

 

Why do you FitWit?

I usually say that I FitWit so that I can eat and drink most of the things that I want, but now I say that I FitWit because I want to be active as long as I can. I think in a time before COVID, you could take your health for granted, but consistently showing up allows me to move and feel good.   

 

Favorite workouts?

I always enjoy the HIIT workouts and the Tabata clock strength days.

 

Least favorite workouts?

Anything with an air bike. Who invented that torture device? 

 

Three words to describe you:

Outgoing, responsible, resilient 

 

Any favorite FitWit moments?

It may be because it is recent, but I appreciated the COVID Zoom days. Dan and I started day 1 of the COVID workouts and tried to do as many as we could during the week. For me, it was something to look forward to after a day of work and an outlet to interact with other people. Our dog, Lily, also enjoyed getting in on the action. I appreciate Renell and Sandybell for giving just as much effort when it would just be Dan and me as they did for a large group.  

 

Fitness Goals?

My goal is to be consistent and show up. On Sundays, I reserve the three days that I will be in class and always try to go on Monday to start the week strong.  

 

Words to live by?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I 

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

 

Something cool we don’t know about you?

I am a semi-infamous karaoke singer. 

 

Anything else you’d care to share? 

I want to thank the coaches. You all put so much time and dedication into what you do and show up each and every day for us. I appreciate you for encouraging and motivating me to keep pushing the last ten seconds or to get in one more rep. I usually come in the evening, so I would really like to thank Renell, Sandybell, and LeeAnne for their support and for acknowledging me as MOTM. I believe that the positivity and spirit of community at FitWit starts at the top, and all of the coaches help build that into the classes. And always big thanks to Dan “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Campbell.