Josh’s Story

For the majority of my life, I have been an athlete or a coach. That means being in shape, or helping kids get in shape and reach their goals. I have always been about team and helping the team. But I never really took the time or was very serious about my own heath related ...
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Beth’s Story

Having been over weight and out of shape for 19 years and I decided, when my only child left for college, that it was time to take care of me. I joined a health facility and started the work of losing weight and getting in better physical shape. Now this goal was no small feat ...
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Holly’s Story

I first started what I called my weight loss journey in November 2012. I was 11 months post partum with my 2nd baby in under two years and boy did I pack on the pounds! I did not need a scale to tell me so either. In fact I totally avoided scales. I avoided buying ...
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Carolyn’s Story

In the spring of 2014, the last place in the world I imagined I'd be in a year is at a gym like Strongside. Now that I have been a part of it for 11 months, I can't see being anywhere else! As a child I tried every sport you could think of and succeeded ...
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Stephanie’s Story

My entire life, I have been athletic and involved in sports in one way or. There was not a sport that I did not play at some point in my life. If there was a competition, I was involved. Since I was so active, I never struggled with my weight and did not pay much ...
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Christina’s Story

Hi. My name is Christina Brown and I will be 40 in August. I would like to tell you about my journey into fitness, or as my husband referred to it, “Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. I’m short, it’s funny it’s a story filled with frustration, tears, joy, excitement and a feeling of accomplishment; just like ...
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Melissa’s Story

Like many young girls, my fitness outlook was very much based on how "skinny" I was. If I could fit in a certain size pant or not. I struggled mentally. I was never skinny enough. Lean enough. It was never enough. I have always been active. Mountain biking, kayaking, gym most days of the week ...
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Camille’s Story

After having my 3rd child, I decided it was officially time to lose the weight I had put on over the years. I had never really worked out or attempted to get in shape before so I didn’t have a clear plan on how to do it. My husband signed us up for training with ...
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Matt’s Story

I don’t have a typical success story. I don’t have a weight loss story, what I have though is a success story of muscle gain and fitness. All of my life since I was a child, I have been underweight, and super skinny. I did everything I could to gain weight growing up, but my ...
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Karri’s Story

I don’t have a weight loss story to tell you. (Having been an overweight kid, I learned as a teenager how to manage my weight.) No, my success story is a fitness story. It’s about how, in my mid-thirties, I got strong and started doing things I never thought I was capable of. It’s about ...
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