I have been so blessed to be able to watch women change their lives each month through fitness for the past 4 years. We have several amazing women who are now our chicks turned trainers! These ladies started as TFC chicks and found a love for fitness they did not know they had. Through our brand new "Chick Turned Trainer" blog series we will share their inspiring stories with you. We hope you enjoy! ~Melody
When I was asked to share what Texas Fit Chicks has done for me, I immediately thought about the fact that my full time job is phasing out and will be gone in December. Essentially I will be “retired” from the corporate world. For more than 10 years, I’ve been working 60-80 hour work weeks between May and November in the event industry, specifically focusing on corporate picnics and weddings… But thanks to Texas Fit Chicks, that’s all changing!
As some of you have seen in my bio, I became a client in June 2011. I quickly fell in love with everything TFC! Both of my parents were very sick at the time and I was determined not to grow old, overweight and ill if I had anything to do with it. I’m the child who won the responsibility of taking them to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, help with laundry – whatever needed to be done and it was important that I had good health and lots of energy to take care of them plus work all of those hours.
Something was mentioned in class one day about TFC expanding and I quickly jumped on the opportunity to become a trainer (Seriously…less than a month after it was mentioned, I was sitting in a personal trainer certification class). I lost my sweet mom in June 2012 and the last week of July, I started with a class in Anna, Texas on the Brookshires grocery store parking lot. In just over a year, I’ve expanded to three classes and my attendance has just about tripled from that first class on July 24, 2012!
I’ve since bought a house and moved back to Anna, my hometown, to be close to my “work” and family and help my father who is battling numerous health issues. After this December, Texas Fit Chicks will be my full time job. I feel so blessed to 1) own my own business 2) call Texas Fit Chicks my family (it certainly shouldn’t be called work) and 3) know that every day of the week I am inspiring the ladies in my camps (and even men who are getting on the fitness wagon) to live a happy, healthy and fit life for whatever their personal reasons may be.