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We see our new students come to the dojo on many different levels. Some come to us not having exercised or focused on fitness for decades. Others, have been trying to exercise and eat better yet have lacked the results they desire. Jennifer Scrimshaw’s story is one of seeking something better. Jennifer had been to other gyms and programs in the area, but after a recent move was not achieving what she really wanted in her fitness and physical health. We asked Jennifer to share a few thoughts on how the TFW system helped her get the results she desired! Read on below..
What were some of your struggles before you came to TFW East Metro?
In 2013, my husband and I moved to Cottage Grove. Prior to moving, we did personal training and boot camp classes at another gym in the metro for several years. Between the stress of moving and starting a demanding new project at work, my commitment to exercise and to my health was waning. I had gained some weight and I just wasn’t feeling as good as I used to.
What made you reach out to TFW East Metro?
I had tried working out at home and at a local 24 hour gym, but I was still finding it difficult to exercise consistently. I wasn’t being held accountable, and it definitely was not fun working out alone. I was wanting to do group workouts again, and I needed to find some place close and convenient. I found TFW by doing a Google search (at the time it was called Optimal Health and Performance) and met with Brian shortly thereafter. It’s now been 4 years that I have been going to the dojo, and I am definitely still enjoying the variety of workouts that TFW offers.
What are some of the significant results you’ve gotten since training at TFW East Metro?
Brian and his team have made exercise fun for me again, which is what gets me in the door 4 days a week. The coaches have been great at modifying workouts for those new to TFW and those of us who have been around awhile. Regardless of one’s tenure at TFW, I would say that the coaches are doing a nice job pushing everyone at a level that is appropriate for them. In addition, the TFW programming also measures results with challenges throughout the year. This has been a good way for me to measure my own progress in terms of strength, endurance, and speed. Of course, it’s always nice to see progress with my weight and body fat, but I’ve realized that it can’t be the only barometer for my success.
What are the top 3 tips that helped you transform?
Consistency – The TFW coaches stress the importance of consistency in terms of getting results. It took me awhile to embrace this, but I have been seeing more results since committing to 4 days per week at TFW. The coaches also regularly discuss nutrition, and that has pushed me to do more meal planning and prepping every week. Since I work out in the evenings, I really don’t have much time to cook dinner. By doing the prep on the weekends, I can come home after a workout on a weeknight and just quickly heat up something healthy in the microwave.
Accountability – The TFW familia definitely gives me a hard time if I miss too many workouts. I appreciate that, because I know they are supporting me and my goals. This is what I was missing when I was trying to work out alone.
In It Together – The familia at TFW is incredibly supportive. Some workouts are just plain tough and those encouraging words and high fives are just what we all need to get through it. It’s great to watch when someone is surprised at what they just accomplished with the support of the familia.
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