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March Member of the Month Spotlight – Brenda Keller

March Member of the Month Spotlight – Brenda Keller


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I am so excited to announce that the March Member of the Month is Brenda Keller!


Brenda has been with Forever Fit SCV for over 2 years and has made some major strides (pun intended) in that time.  She continues to set meaningful and achievable goals, challenging herself to get to the ‘next level’.


I can honestly say that Brenda is one of the most caring and encouraging people to ever walk through the Forever Fit SCV doors.  She has a genuine interest in the success of everyone around her and continues to be a role model for many newcomers, FF SCV Family Members……and even her elementary school students!


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Brenda is an avid runner and will be attacking the Los Angeles Marathon this month, a goal that she set for herself last year and has worked extremely hard to achieve.  When she had a leg injury last year, she could have thrown in the towel and quit, but she took care of herself, kept her eye on the prize and continued to make strides (pun intended, there it is again!) toward her ultimate goal.


You can always find Brenda and her bestie Lisa hamming it up on Saturday mornings after a long run.  Even after a looooooong run, Brenda still has the energy to train hard and support her husband Gordon as they push each other to be the Best They Can Be
We are so proud of what Brenda continues to accomplish and can’t wait to see her accomplish her marathon goal later this month!


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We were able to able to catch up with her to find out how and 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: After being invited by Lisa Kimura and enjoying the workout, Gordon and I decided to work out at FF together.  The family atmosphere and individual attention were major factors in my choice.


Craig: What has made you so successful at Forever Fit SCV?

Brenda: I have felt successful at FF because Craig takes an interest in the total me: physically, nutritionally, and emotionally.  The atmosphere at FF is so conducive to a healthy workout.  The encouragement is endless and the inspiration pushes me to try harder and “lift heavier weights”.


Craig: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome during your fitness transformation?

Brenda: My biggest obstacle is myself…am I working hard enough, am I eating in a healthy manner.  The nutritional advice that Craig offers helps me to focus on making positive choices.


Craig: What advice would you offer to others who are just starting out on their fitness journey or have hit a road-block?

Brenda: An accountability partner is essential.  Gordon and I encourage one another to go at 7pm (which can be difficult after a long day at work).  We talk each other into going and doing our best.


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Craig: What drives you to ‘KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES’?

Brenda: My biggest reason is my husband Gordon.  He has had a few health issues and we both realize that consistent exercise has helped us stay healthy.  We can squat, plank, and lunge!   My other reason is a goal I am striving for…running a marathon.  Meeting that goal means working out, running, and maintaining good nutrition.