Mel came to us via StorytimeYoga first. We have loved getting to know her entire family through this class! She jumped into our Summer MiniCamp with both feet, despite having two young kids and running her own business, The Makerage, from her home. She brings grit and energy to our 7am class and never stops encouraging others. Read her story below!
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What made you want to join fit camp?
I decided to join fit camp for a couple of different reasons. I looked up and realized my daughter was turning 2. I couldn't believe it had been two years and I still had not found a good exercise routine. I had tried a few times with yoga classes, and even went running with a friend, once. Ha, ha. But each of those things did help ignite a desire to get my health back in check. I knew I was eating the wrong things. I knew I needed to exercise more. Basically, my energy level was down and overall felt like a lazy person. I knew I needed to be more for my family. I knew i needed to make a change.
What is your favorite thing about the program?
In the beginning, my favorite thing about the program was that it was short. I first committed to the 4 week long mini camp. I felt like it was obtainable and something that I knew I could commit to at that time. I also loved the small community. I have been taking my girls to story time yoga for several months and really loved the tight knit group of moms and support from Teresa and Jessica. I knew that I would have an incredible support system to get me started back in my journey to a healthier me.
What results have you loved the most?
The energy I have! I'm not much of a morning person, and a 7am class is early in my book. However, starting my day off with fit camp has been a wonderful change in how my day goes. I feel I have more energy to run around and play with my two kids. My mind feels clearer. I feel refreshed and ready to take on the day, which is not exactly how I was feeling before joining fit camp. And let's face it, having my clothes fit a little looser is a huge bonus too!
How has it changed other areas of your life?
Where do I even begin? As I mentioned already, the energy I have is so much different than before. I feel like I have the energy to run around and play with my kids. Walking in my hilly neighborhood is easier. I also just have more energy and attention when I'm at work and at home.
What is your main motivation for staying fit?
Unequivocally, my family. I want to be my healthiest for my kids and my husband. I also want to show my kids that taking care of your body is an important part of life. It's so fun to watch them do yoga and want to exercise like mommy.
How do you spend your free time?
What is this, free time? Since my husband and I run two businesses from home, there isn't much free time.
What do you love about Tulsa?
I absolutely love how much downtown has changed. There is so much to do on any given night. A drastic change from when we moved here 7 years ago. I'm super excited about the Gathering Place too. It's a perfect place to spend a relaxing morning.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Fave place you’ve visited?
This is a tough question. There are so many good places I have visited. I used to live in Casablanca, Morocco, while there I visited Marrakesh. It's definitely my favorite city I've ever visited, tucked in the middle of a desert surrounded by snow capped mountains. The culture there is so bright, lively, and vivid. No to mention the people, I love all the wonderful people I met during my time there. I can't wait to take my husband and kids there to visit one day.