August Member of the Month Spotlight
I am so excited to announce that the March Member of the Month is Kelly O’Keefe!
Kelly just celebrated her 3 year anniversary with Forever Fit SCV and she has made some major changes over that time!
She first came to Forever Fit SCV with her husband Lance to participate in the New Year, New You Transformation Challenge and to say the two were competitive was an understatement. I remember each one looking the others shoulder as they did their body fat measurements to see who was lower. That competitive nature is one of the things that has made Kelly so successful during her journey. She never backs down from a challenge and always gives her all.
Kelly also happens to be one of the most caring and giving people I know. Whether it’s traveling to Haiti to help out at orphanages, volunteering at Real Life Church or creating memorable parties for family and friends, Kelly is always so giving of herself and makes others around her feel special.
Kelly’s journey from fun-loving, care-free wife to mom has been so exciting to watch and she has learned that exercise and fitness plays a key role in her helping her help others. I was 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?
Kelly: I started training at Forever Fit SCV a LONG time ago (before a baby) to engage in an activity with my spouse that would yield a positive investment. I found that working out could do this for us! We could spend quality time together, get in a workout, and build community. AND I wanted to feel fit, fit into those “skinny jeans” and really just feel confident to life my best life.
Craig: What has made you so successful at Forever Fit SCV?
Kelly: A few things, one is the open door policy that Forever Fit has. When I need something more I know I can always ask for it. A perfect example of this is the advanced strength training class or the 5am class time that is now offered. The answer is always NO unless you ask. The second thing is the sense of community which has been really been crucial to keeping me accountable. And finally, the emphasis that Forever Fit SCV puts on creating changes that are not just immediate, but changes that are everlasting lifestyle changes.
Craig: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome during your fitness transformation?
Kelly: Myself! I’m an all or nothing kind of person and I want immediate results so staying motivated is challenging.
Craig: What advice would you offer to others who are just starting out on their fitness journey or have hit a road-block?
Kelly: Think of every decision you make today as an investment. What will the return yield in a day, week, year, or years from now?
Craig: What drives you to ‘KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES’?
Kelly: The desire to live my best life today, not tomorrow! I want to be a light in dark places and I can’t do this without my health in check. If I don’t feel good, I can’t show up for my calling!
KEEP MAKIN’ CHANGES Kelly!!!