We are so excited to come ALIVE with you in the studio this April! If you haven’t read our last blog about all of our exciting April news yet, be sure to check it out HERE. We have less than a month until our Fit for a Miracle 5K, so we are getting prepared this month! In addition to sessions in the studio, come try TransFit Prayer Walks Wednesdays at 9:30 am and our Running Group Mondays at 8:20 am! Email us HERE if you have questions!
Today, we are thrilled for you to meet an amazing woman who has truly come alive— our April client spotlight, LeAnn Cleveland! Her bright smile lights up the room and her hardworking spirit in TransFit’s morning and afternoon sessions is contagious. LeAnn has lost body fat, inches, and changed her perspective on exercise and nutrition. She continues to transform her body, mind, and spirit and is such an incredible example of TransFit inspiration!
April Client Spotlight - LeAnn Cleveland
“Growing up, I was always the ‘big girl.’ I wouldn’t necessarily say I struggled with my weight. I didn’t struggle. It was part of who I was – part of my identity. Before I graduated from college, I ran into a friend who had lost quite a bit of weight through Weight Watchers. Inspired by her success, I joined and began my journey toward a healthier lifestyle. I learned a lot about nutrition those first few months. I also discovered exercise – walking, step aerobics, and strength training.
My weight has fluctuated over the years. Life got busy. I got older. In February 2018, I was ready for a change. I rejoined WW and began eating healthier and exercising. I have an elliptical I use at home regularly as well as exercise DVDs (Pilates, yoga, and cardio). However, I missed working out with others. The next month, I attended a school function where a silent auction was taking place. A TransFit package that included 4 Transformer classes was one of the items. I bid and won. To say I was a bit intimidated would be an understatement. In fact, I waited until the package was about to expire before I finally went. But I went, and I loved it! I had never been to a gym that provided such encouragement. I honestly don’t think calling TransFit a ‘gym’ is an apt description. I’ve been a member of many gyms over the years and this place is different. At TransFit, you are inspired by women without feeling the need to compare yourself to them. I try to attend sessions twice per week and workout at home 3-4 days per week. My goals are to exercise 5-6 days per week total, eat greens daily, and drink at least 64 oz. of water each day.
I love how TransFit challenges and stretches me. I am a tutor to students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges. I am constantly asking them to do hard things. I am a big believer in lifelong learning, so I realize that I have to be willing to put myself out there and do hard things. God has created each of us to run a race— a race that at times can be challenging. I can’t run your race, and you can’t run mine, but we can run alongside one another to encourage and inspire. This is how I view TransFit, an incredibly unique place that encourages and inspires.”
We are so moved by LeAnn’s testimony and are glad to be a part of her journey! We hope it inspires you to set and accomplish your own goals. We are here to serve you in any way we can!
LeAnn loves warmer weather and grilling season. Try her favorite grilled salmon recipe!
1.5 - 2 lbs salmon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 scallion, chopped
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
Mix ingredients well
Pour over salmon and marinate for 1 (or more) hour(s)
Grill or bake at 400 degrees until fish flakes easily
It’s time to set a new goal for this week! Try some of LeAnn’s goals by exercising 5 days this week, getting in 80 ounces of water, and increasing your vegetable intake. After a workout, try our Wall Postures yoga flow to stretch, relax, and reset! Download it HERE.
Fit for a Miracle 5K
If you have not registered for our Fit for a Miracle 5K yet, now is the time! Registration is $25 with a t-shirt for the 5K and $15 with a t-shirt for the Miracle Mile through April 26th, which is just a couple of weeks away!
The race is scheduled to take place on May 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We will also have a Miracle Mile (1 mile fun run) at 4:30 pm. We are SO excited about this opportunity to support ESP Miracle League, which will provide transformative experiences for individuals with disabilities to thrive through the magic of accessible play and inclusive baseball.
You can register for this event online HERE or download the mail-in registration form below. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated toward Extra Special People and help to fund the new Miracle League Complex. If you or your business would like to help sponsor this event please email us HERE!