Blog Posts

  • Transformation Tuesday: Laura Bruns

    My fitness journey hasn’t been easy, but it’s shaped my fitness philosophy to be quite different.   For as long as I can remember, I was active and played sports. Dance, gymnastics, softball, basketball and volleyball—you name it, I tried it. Unfortunately, I was never great at any of the...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Lori Mattiazza

    Hi my name is Lori Mattiazza, and I have lost 140 pounds. My weight loss journey started about 5 years ago. I grew up in a town where you either drank or you ate, so I ate. I was always known as the funny fat girl, I would say that I hid behind my humor. I moved to Peoria to go to college here, in t...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Abi Amstutz

    The incredible thing about Yoga is that it meets you where you are at. And then it accepts you. Don’t get me wrong, there is certainly a time and a place for teeth-gritting, muscle burning and a push-through-it attitude; such as when I trained for my first race this past autumn. I definitely underes...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Mike Moriarity

    There is usually more than one reason why an individual would want to make a transformation in their life, whether that is health, personal, job, sport, etc. I will give you one of my many reasons. I don’t consider this a personal transformation, but a family, or maybe family history transformation....
  • Transformation Tuesday: Jenn Smith

    Weight has always been a struggle in my life and at age 45,soon to be 46 it’s been even more of a struggle.   Fitness & healthy eating has always been a part of my weight loss journey . Seventeen years ago I decided to get my group fitness & personal training certification to help...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Mindy Shirley

    *I had a weight and health transformation. *My health was deteriorating fast and I had no confidence at all.  I was very shy and timid with meeting new people.  And the gym was a very scary place for me at first. *I wanted to change to be alive to see my nephews live their lives and I wanted to be a...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Amanda Westbrook

    I have always been overweight by the time I was 3 years old my aunt was already making my clothes hand made because they couldnt find anything age appropriate.  I dont remember ever being in the 100s until I was 25 years old.  When I graduated high school I was already almost 400 lbs, I never unders...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Billie McKenzie

    Ok so here goes nothing. My weight loss journey began about 7 years ago. I had a lot of health issues which caused me to have to have a hysterectomy when I was 30. The thought of having any children was gone. I was depressed and ate my feelings. I had to do something and I turned to running and taki...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Ashley Melhouse

    I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get back into shape. January 2016 was no different, and to be completely honest, I’m not sure why it ended any differently. But it did, and I’ll attempt to take you on that journey. Ever since graduating col...
  • Transformation Tuesday: Satterria Wilson

    I started my fitness journey out at 190 pounds in 2015, and now I am around 152 pounds. I started focusing on my diet eliminating processed food, junk, pork, fried foods cutting down on sugary beverages, sugar overall and sodium. I started focusing more on weights and HIIT. I remember when I couldn...