May’s Member of the Month is Tawni Holm! Congratulations Tawni! Being chosen as member of the month means a coach has spotlighted you because they’ve notice your incredible work ethic and value to you bring to our community.
A brief history at Amplified Fitness.
Tell us how you got started and your experience.
It had been a rough year. I felt like my life was mess and I needed to get ittogether. I was afraid of pretty much everything! A good mutual friend of mine andThomas tagged me in post on Facebook that Thomas had created. He was looking for aMassage Therapist on trade for Personal Fitness training. To be honest, I was scaredshitless! But I knew it was time to get over myself. I had become my own worst enemy,and it was time to get up and conquer. I reached out to Thomas, and here I am lovingevery minute!
The success and struggles you have been through at
Amplified Fitness?In the beginning, it was a real struggle for me. I had so much anxiety overworking out and being around everyone that I feel like I would wear myself out beforethe work out even started! I got a good look at myself. And although it was depressing attimes, it was also very motivating. I knew that if I could overcome my own thoughts ofdefeat, I could do anything. And I’ll tell you what -when everything goes wrong, go lift!!My successes have been welcome rewards. Before, 200 meters felt like it might as wellhave been 100 miles. Now, it’s nothing! I love running. I used to have a lot of back painand seemed to always have a headache no matter what I did. Now, I rarely have thesepains. One of the biggest successes though, is my mental dialogue. I find myselfenjoying my thoughts and find that it’s much easier to let the small stuff go.*Tawni and her coach Thomas
How often do you attend sessions at Amplified Fitness?I attend anywhere between 3 and 6 classes a week. My average is 4.5.
Favorite movement(s)?A favorite moment comes often here. It’s hard to pick just one. I love it wheneverI see someone else succeed. The culture is amazing at Amplified, and the people andtrainers here definitely make it that way. It is a place to over-come what limits you. So,yes, you can see where that would make it hard to pick just one favorite moment.
Least favorite movement? Least favorite workout?I couldn’t say. I find that it very much depends on my energy levels coming in tothe gym. I have discovered though, that if I am having a rough day, it helps to not look atthe work out before I get there. Once I’m there, I’m committed, and its too late to backout. Besides, even if I hate it, once its over and I’m pumped with endorphins, I’ll love itagain anyway, right?
Current goals?My current goal is to loose 10lbs of fat, while keeping the muscle I’ve gained. Ilove food! So, that can be a little challenging. But as every successful person has toldme, see nothing but your target. I also am starting a new way of eating that severelylimits my processed foods, and refined sugar intake. This starts May 8th. Wish me luck!
Anything else you want to share about yourself: what you do
for fun, what you do for work?I really enjoying hiking and camping. I love to be outside. I also really enjoylearning about the human body. I am continually fascinated by how unique it is. I enjoyspending time with my dog. She makes my world spin and I can’t imagine life withouther. I enjoy helping people get out of aches and pains too. I’m like that chronic-helper. Ilove it!
I work in a trucking office full time (gotta keep that health insurance!) and spend alot of time through the week massaging clients and learning new things about thehuman body.
-What keeps you keep coming back for more?The people. The friends Ive made, and the trainers here. I cant express mygratitude enough for you guys! Having someone believe in you when you don’t believein yourself is a rare gift. I love the challenge. I love challenging what I think I can do,because all around me there are people here that are doing just that, and that makes iteasier to believe its possible for me.
What do you like most about Amplified Fitness?I love that it’s a place to conquer resistance and beat your demons. Thesuccesses I experience in the gym are contagious and they follow me out the door. Ilove that!
Would you rather drag a 200lb sled up a 10 mile hill or have to stop and immediately do 5 burpees every time someone said your name for the next month?Am I being punked?! No, kidding. I’d take the sled drag. Can you imagine thebragging rights?!
What Would You Tell Someone That Was Considering Joining
Amplified Fitness?I would congratulate them on being a cut above the rest, because that is trulywhat I have seen happen here. If you walk in those doors, and commit yourself, youcannot help but succeed. You will always have someone that believes in you, you’llnever be alone, and the friends you’ll make are royalty. Living the Amplified Life is agood life. Also, there’s a gym dog. I mean, come on! How could it get any better?