Today I finished my 6 week, twice a week season of Tribe Life. In our final 35 minute workout, I completed 134 push-ups all on my toes! I have always done weight lifting and cardio, but I have gained so much more strength and stamina doing Tribe Life. We are all challenged and encouraged by Brooke to push ourselves that little bit more. The class always fills me with energy, gives me a positive attitude for the day. I have awoken muscles I didn’t know I had. Plus I have never seen my husband below 200 lbs, 192 lbs and looking so good! I actually only started Tribe Life to encourage my husband, Dan, but I ended up seeing myself grow immensely. I love that I get strength training, Cardio and stretching all in 35 minutes. I love the weighted viper and body weight exercises, and it’s fun to be a part of a team that encourages each other to do our best! For anyone who wants to reshape their body and meet great friends, I highly recommend Tribe Life. Looking forward to trying Tribe Fit and Tribe Punch too!
“I was somewhat heavy most of my life. In high school and in my twenties it was only about 10 to 15 pounds and never bothered me much. In my 30’s I got up to 332 and at 6’ 2” I was obese, so, I joined Weight Watchers and got down to 175. Shortly after reaching goal, I moved and meant to attend Weight Watchers at my new location but never did.
By the time I was in my 40’s I was over 240 with intermittent weight loss that never stuck. Throughout this time, I would swim laps to help me lose weight. Swimming is the only exercise I enjoy.
About 3 and a half years ago I retired at age 61. The first 2 years of retirement were an extended celebration with much eating out and over eating. By the end of 2013, I weighed 266 pounds. As the year came to a close I was frustrated with my weight and made a commitment to lose 80 pound in 2014. I joined Weight Watchers again on Jan 1, 2014 and took it very seriously by combining lap swimming 5 days a week at Sun Oaks. I never weighed myself in between weekly weigh-ins at Weight Watchers. Each week I would anxiously get on their scale, taking account of the week before. On 2 occasions, I gained a very small amount, but other than those two weeks, I lost weight each week. I never missed a swim: It was 5 days a week for the entire year. I began adding other exercises like stomach crunches and pushups along the way.
On December 31, 2014 I did my final weigh in for 2014 and was 176. I had lost 90 pounds and the other exercises were starting to show. I began 2015 with a firm commitment to keep my weight between 170 and 173. I am now 64 years old and have never felt better. Thank you Weight Watchers and Sun Oaks.”
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In January 2014 my husband and I joined Sun Oaks and I dove right in. I have had 2 boys and was feeling the weight. At first I was strictly going into the cardio room for an hour a day. Then about 3 months into my membership I tried out Group Centergy. In about May, I started attending Group Cycling once or twice a week and going to Group Active. By summer, I was going to Sun Oaks 5 times a week! Once I could tell I was losing some weight and starting to feel better I started going to Yoga Fire, eating super healthy and making better life choices. So here we are in December of 2014 and I’ve lost 40lbs! Thank you Sun Oaks and staff for showing me “It’s better together!”