July Member of the Month Spotlight – John Frank
I am so excited to announce that the July Member of the Month is John Frank!
John has been with Forever Fit SCV for almost 2 years now and has been kicking butt and taking names since day one!
John is a ‘quiet beast’ when he trains and is consistently challenging himself to get better both physically and mentally. If you have ever had the pleasure of training with John, you know that he is very focused, intense and motivated to make changes….even at 5am!
Spending time with his beautiful family, starting a new career and volunteering at his church are just a few reasons that John strives to KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES and really can’t wait to see what the future holds for this truly great guy and one of my dearest friends.
I was able to catch up with John to find out why he has been so successful and here’s what he had to say:
Craig: Why did you start training at Forever Fit SCV?
John: I started training at Forever Fit SCV about two years ago. I first signed up for the Back to School transformation 2013 because I was hitting 200 pounds and was tired of not having energy to run after my kids. One of the best parts about the Back to School program was that Craig provided us with some really awesome recipes that are lean and great tasting. Our family still uses some of them to this day.
I took a little break after the transformation contest, but I haven’t looked back since the 5 AM program was started. Even though it’s hard to wake up some mornings. Working out at 5 AM is the best way to start the day. Oddly enough I am more energized on Tuesday and Thursday than I am on other days of the week! The best part about the morning workout is that it’s cooler and there are some really awesome people who join you at the butt-crack of dawn to start their day!
Craig: What has made you so successful at Forever Fit SCV?
John: Sticking to a routine. I have tried to train myself before but sometime you need that extra commitment from someone to kick your butt into gear. The commitment and support that Craig provides really makes a difference and for me helps with my success. I am very appreciative that Craig is always looking for ways to make an exercise a little harder for me.
Craig: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome during your fitness transformation?
John: Like anyone else…cake and cupcakes! Baked goods are my downfall. I do splurge from time to time but like anything else I try to balance the bad out with a lot of good. Meaning, if I eat a few cupcakes, I make sure to eat a bunch of veggies, drink a lot of water and hit my next workout extra hard. I think the biggest challenge is knowing that it’s okay to splurge a little but knowing how to balance the splurge out is the key.
Craig: What advice would you offer to others who are just starting out on their fitness journey or have hit a road-block?
John: As Craig says “Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable”!
The hardest part is sticking to a routine but know that Forever Fit SCV is a fun supportive family so if you ever hit a roadblock just know that we have all been there. I am a firm believer that if you stick with something for 60 days or more you start to develop a habit and what better habit to form than a new fitness routine. The impact will pay dividends in your life!
The best part about working out at Forever Fit SCV is that everyone is so supportive from Craig to all it’s members. I would encourage anyone, if you haven’t already, to find a new friend in your workout class because sometimes the best thing to help with a roadblock is finding an accountability partner! Know that we are all family here and everyone in the program is very encouraging and would do anything to help someone out.
Craig: What drives you to ‘KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES’?
John: I think what drives me to “Keep Making Changes” is knowing that the effort that I put in today will help my chances of having a longer and healthier life with my beautiful wife and three amazing kids. I know the work that I put in today will allow me to have a more active lifestyle when I get older so that’s what drives me to “Keep Making Changes”.