February Member of the Month Spotlight – Brenda Tiemann
Forever Fit SCV Rock Star Brenda Tiemann
I am so excited to announce that the January Member of the Month is Brenda Tiemann!
Brenda has been with Forever Fit SCV for almost 4 years now and is stronger and healthier than she’s ever been! She’s committed to living a truly healthy and happy lifestyle and it shows in everything she does
During Brenda’s time with Forever Fit SCV, she has been a true inspiration. Whether she’s wowing us with a headstand during cool down or knocking out some heavy squats during training, Brenda never ceases to amaze the people around her. Add her husband, Tim, into the mix and you’ll see a competitive side come out that will knock your socks off!
Brenda break dancing!
Brenda rockin’ the ropes!
But don’t let her strength and power intimidate you, Brenda’s infectious smile lights up the gym every time she walks in and makes everyone around her feel at ease. She’s a true display of strength and beauty and a great role model for everyone around her.
I was able to catch up with Brenda to find out why she’s been so successful and here’s what she had to say:
Craig: When did you start training at Forever Fit SCV?
Brenda: My workout routine had included yoga for many years. I felt I had a strong core but I really had no physical endurance. I was looking for something to add to my workout routine when my neighbors told me Craig was opening a new group training program. I went a couple of times, working out in Craig’s garage, in the early beginnings of the gym! The group training and wide variety of exercises which included strength and endurance had me hooked after just a few sessions! It was like working out with family. Everyone, including Craig, was so encouraging and friendly.
Craig: What has made you so successful at Forever Fit SCV?
Brenda: I think success comes with establishing consistency in a workout routine. I had joined other gyms in the past but I never really “penciled” it into my weekly schedule. Some weeks I would have time to go workout and others I wouldn’t. Now I have it on my calendar weekly and I try to stick to it. I also believe the friendly and encouraging atmosphere at Forever Fit keeps me coming back. I have heard horror stories about fitness boot camp in which the “coach” yells at you. That would not have worked for me! I love that everyone knows me by name and if there is someone new, Craig always makes a point to introduce us!
Craig: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome during your fitness transformation?
Brenda: My biggest obstacle has been practicing self-care habits in my work, eating and fitness routine. At first, I would say “Oh I can eat that cake, I just worked out”. I think changing my mindset so that I maintained healthy living/eating habits during the hours/days I am not in the gym was the biggest obstacle. I feel Craig has really helped me understand that it is not just about the workout routine at the gym. He readily shares healthy recipes and provides video workouts and weekly challenges to keep me on track!
Craig: What advice would you offer to others who are just starting out on their fitness journey or have hit a road-block?
Brenda: I would say that you have to just jump in and maintain consistency. Never give up no matter how busy life can get! There were times when I could only get to the gym one time during the week but would make a point to go on a long hike with the family to stay active. Change does not happen overnight!
Craig: What drives you to ‘KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES’?
Brenda: I think what drives me to “keep making changes” is setting new goals for myself. In the beginning I wanted a well-rounded workout but what I got was so much more. I got a lifestyle change and friends to workout with and encourage me along the journey. My goal right now is to get in shape for my son’s wedding in July! Thanks for helping me reach my goal and to never give up Forever Fit family!
Brenda is STRONG!
She’s one of the original members of Forever Fit SCV
KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES Brenda!!!