The Fit Life – 2019.19 – Athlete Profiles
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men and women. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”
– Ernest Hemingway
You want to be fit. You want to crush your goals, look good, feel good and perform great.
But getting started is an un-motivating and daunting task! You feel like you are wasting your time at the gym and you aren’t alone…As a former Athlete we get it! Where’s the team atmosphere, where’s the coach?!?! These LP Members who, just like you, couldn’t find motivation at “The Gym” but our now CRUSHING THE FIT LIFE.
Find out WHY and use their PROVEN TIPS AND STRATEGIES to start crushing your goals, having fun and feeling like an athlete again. You owe it to yourself to be fit, healthy and perform at your best.
What happens when you meet a hydrogeologist mixed with an exercise enthusiast who is interested in learning, improving and enjoying what he does?!? A very fit 46 year old who can “fitness” with the best of them! 👊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Over 6 years ago, Ben stepped into his first LP class with a friend. He had left GoodLife in search of a place that motivated him through interest, feeling accomplished and the pursuit of improving his perceived inadequacies. Oh, and to be BUFF and TANNED!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The combination of well thought out workouts, a spirit of belonging and working together, and inspiring/informed coaches made LP a superior training environment than traditional gyms for him. And these elements resulted in dedication that he hadn’t previously felt at any gym or with any team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ben had the work ethic and just needed the program and community to push him. And LP did. He became a legend in the gym and when we mentioned his age, no one could believe it! 👽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As Ben has grown with the LP Community, so have his goals. Exercising at LP and getting to better understand himself physically has helped him to have more balanced and well thought-out goals. Goals of just not being BUFF but being FIT for LIFE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He is now able to maintain his physical fitness at a level he had never previously been able to accomplish. And the best part – making friends who he greatly respects and that makes him try harder because they’re there and he’s grateful for them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@benkempel ’s life is certainly better because of what he’s put into LP and what it’s given in return. Ben, we look forward to being your pushers and guides as you manoeuvre through life and push the boundaries of fitness. But we may need some extra help on the TAN part. 🌞
After giving birth to her second child, Sandy was at her heaviest weight she had ever been at. And then her Mom had triple bypass surgery. Now that was a wake-up call. She decided it was time to take control of her health, take time for herself again and get fit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She was motivated to make a change but heading to the gym herself wasn’t cutting it and just didn’t appeal to her. She was heavily involved in competitive sports growing up and she needed that team environment and friendly competition to keep things fun. She was looking for a coach to push her and tell her what to do to keep her accountable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And then she met the LP Family and her 7am crew who have guided her and pushed her in her 4 year journey! Sandy would now define herself as a 36 year old Mom of two, speech pathologist, former athlete turned weekend warrior!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But the leap of faith wasn’t easy at first. She loved the idea of doing chin ups, weight lifting and even burpees, but at the time seemed all so challenging. She was putting forth the effort in workouts but was not dialling in on her nutrition to get the best results. And then baby step after baby step, it all seemed to come together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What does Sandy contribute her results to?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 Not saying the word “I Cant”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 Never underestimating her capabilities⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 Creating good nutrition habits⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 Being part of a team⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 Having knowledgeable coaches⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉 Surrounding herself with others all working towards being their best⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She comes to the gym every day at 7am excited to work and be pushed by her “teammates” but it is, overall FUN! LP has allowed her to not only take control of her health but she is now extremely fit and she feels like a bit of an athlete again. She will now tell you she is a better wife, mom, professional and friend.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are looking to make a similar change in your life, Sandy would tell you to take the leap because you absolutely won’t regret it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@sandygayman – congrats on your journey and “Welcome to the Fit Life” 👏
Thinking back to your college days, could you imagine setting your alarm for 4am every day to get fitter? I am not sure many of us would answer yes…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But this Electrical Engineering Technology Student is all in. He is up at 4am and working out by 5am and then off to his current co-op job at Waterloo North Hydro. But if you asked his Mom, Eddie wasn’t always like this. Before LP, he enjoyed sleeping in and never had a set schedule. He was working out on his own at his college gym and needed a change. He felt like he was plateauing and wanted to truly test what his fitness potential could be. All for the greater good of getting better at his sport – soccer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After getting started with the LP program, Eddie was seeing many others who were very disciplined with their sleeping, eating and overall schedules and that rubbed off on him. And this is where it all began. “The Future” as we call him has dug into the LP program, puts in extra accessory work and guided by the LP Rehab team to work on his imbalances.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The LP coaches and Eddie’s training partners like to push him hard as they see his potential and want him to be the best all around athlete he can be. But if you were to ask Eddie about his training partners, it’s been a challenge “keeping up” due to the age and strength difference. He was intimidated at first with how strong everyone was upper body wise. But Eddie bought in, worked his butt off and now leads the pack with his 5am crew pushing everyone around him.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He is very thankful for the LP Family who has pushed him to points he didn’t think he was capable of. His family sums him up now to Pre LP Eddie and Current Eddie, where they remember him as the kid who always wanted to play goalie in Soccer so he didn’t have to work hard or run too hard… 😂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Eddie puts his improvements simply – “I am A LOT fitter since joining LP”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Congrats on an amazing journey Eddie, and we are excited to see what your ultimate potential truly is.⠀
Growing up, David played competitive golf for most of his life. He is a fully committed type of guy, so learning to enjoy a less stressful and more recreational version of the game is proving a bit difficult but he’s working on it. 🏌😛
He always wanted to be fit, but had no idea what to do or how to do it. At the time, golf didn’t require much of a training program outside of the course. He struggled without structure and didn’t seem to get anything productive done when he made it to the gym.
And then he was introduced to LP 😎 and he has been hooked ever since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yes, the LP program met his needs by being varied, challenging and well balanced. But it was the support and the coaches genuine interest in his progress that he deems a critical factor in his success. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The nutrition for David was the biggest challenge he faced and the most life changing. He thought he was eating well, but with the coaching he quickly learned that his diet was a long way from where it needed to be. He needed to eat MORE. And after a year of eating more and refining his diet, his results showed. Swipe right to check it out. 👉
From the Finance world to LP workouts, David is quick to mention that the LP community makes even the most gruelling workout a blast. It is awesome to have a group of people that are as interested in seeing you hit your milestones as they are their own.
With a year of workouts at LP under his belt, David is pushing forward and setting his sights on some new goals and can’t imagine not being a part of the LP Community.
Congrats @david.bigelow.2 we know you’ve got this!
After almost 20 years of daily workouts and practices playing competitive hockey, Jason found himself caught up in the corporate grind and was neglecting his fitness and personal health. He was tired, irritable and knew something had to change.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He then joined the LP Fam 😎👊😁and something clicked…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He felt like he was back in the environment he was used to – The competition and the teammates supporting and pushing him along the way. But not without struggle…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The biggest challenge Jay faced was getting back his athletic edge with his inconsistency. Just when he would get on a roll, he had to travel for business and would lose some momentum. But with the accountability from the coaches and his teammates, he was able to get right back into the game after a work trip or holiday. Throw in social events, regular competitions and charity events and he was hooked.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jay’s LP journey started just over 4 years ago. And today, his overall fitness and energy levels are back where they were in his University days. ✌He is now better able to deal with the daily challenges of the business world and has set a foundation for continued personal and professional growth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jay – congrats on your journey and “Welcome to the Fit Life” 👏
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