Through the magic of social media my path crossed with Leslie Hildinger's and I'm so very thankful for it. Leslie's story is so inspiring and shows, to use her words, "it is never too late to commit to the journey." Leslie, you are indeed a #FierceFemale, thank you for sharing your story.:
I have always struggled
I have always struggled with my weight since childhood. I tried every diet, every pill, and every fitness DVD but never had long term success. I would lose weight but ultimately gain it back.
After the birth of my second child I weighed 225 pounds. That’s a lot of weight for someone 5’1”!
Suffering from anxiety and depression, I lost weight but continued on that roller coaster of yo-yo dieting and up and down weight for several more years.
My life has never been the same
Five years ago I was watching an informercial for T25. I said to myself “I can do that” and told my husband we should order that someday. He said “why not today” and my life has never been the same!
Starting and completing T25 was a game changer for me. It was hard, but it showed me that I can do hard things. After that I completed Insanity and that was even harder, but it boosted my confidence even more. Since that first day I have completed many programs and health and fitness have become non-negotiable in my life.
Find a tribe
Julie has introduced me to a tribe of like-minded individuals which has helped expand my goals and has made me dream bigger. Not only am I more physically fit, I am more mentally fit and understand more the importance of personal development and self-belief.
It's never too late
Do not wait and make the commitment to yourself today. You’re worth the time, the effort, and the expense. At 50 years old I feel better than I ever have and as I look back on my life I wish I would have found Beachbody earlier.
It’s never too late though so make the decision, commit to the journey, and watch your self succeed.
As a football coach's wife and mom to 3 #fiercefemales, I know first-hand the challenges of juggling it "all". It's easy to lose ourselves in being a spouse, a parent, at our jobs. But you know, I learned a long time ago taking care of me meant taking better care of my family. Finding my fierce became my mantra and my mindset.
As a health and fitness coach, group exercise instructor and Master Trainer, I am so passionate about helping other women find THEIR fierce. Amanda Mattick is one of those women. By putting herself on her priority list she is down 86 pounds and up confidence and health. I'm so proud to recognize her as a #FierceFemale. Here is her weight loss success story:
How did your health and fitness journey start?
I had just had baby #4 and was up nursing him late one night and saw infomerical for 21 Day Fix. I have always been terrible eater and needed help with sweets. The Shakeology seemed like it was going to be a really great fit in my life.
How has being part of one of Julie's classes or groups helped you on your health and fitness journey?
It has completely changed my life. When I started I had hit a plateau and Julie helped me overcome that. Over the course of the year, I started just wanting to lose weight, I've done various programs and am now a coach.
In addition to losing 86lbs, I also have gained life-long friends from being in this group. I'm also more organized with a plan for myself and family. Overall, I'm a better ME!
What advice do you have for anyone thinking about starting their health / fitness journey or even becoming a coach?
It's never too late to start something new. Get rid of your fears and be open to a new process. You never know where it going to lead you!
What can do you do now that you couldn't do before participating in a challenge group?
I have lost 86lbs! My strength and overall fitness has improved tremendously. I am eating so much better than I ever have in my entire life. Julie is an amazing leader and knows how to push you in the right direction. I also have loved our challenges and the posts of food and shake they are mixing in the group.
Find YOUR Fierce
If you're ready to FIND YOUR FIERCE...to find YOU again, then let's chat. Email me! I'm here to help. I'm here to help you create the healthiest, happiest life possible. I'm here to be your personal fitness coach. Reach out, I'm ready, willing and waiting for YOU!
She's a 40-something year old wife and mom of two.
And she's a #FierceFemale.
Megan struggled with various health issues, including chronic illness, pain, infection and inflammation, for years. She was desperate to find an answer, but was hitting dead ends. She was ready to give up...then she found a solution that worked for her.
"I was using an elliptical, treadmill, water aerobics and a personal trainer AND I was working on my diet. But, I was getting no results," Megan said. "I took a class with Julie Voris at the Fishers Y and got her info. I cyber-stalked her for months after. She invited me to join her INSANITY Max30 challenge Group and my life changed."
Once Megan was in that group, she realized she wasn't alone. She realized she didn't have to be alone.
"Julie gives me the plan. During medical treatment (for a year), I was barely hanging on in life, but I knew workouts made me better. If I had to discern what workout to do, I couldn’t have done it. Because she gave me the plan, I could push play."
Megan said she quickly realized, it wasn't JUST about pushing play on a workout. It was about her life.
"Julie also created a tribe. Her challenge Group gave me “my people”. I truly love the people she has brought to my world, and I can’t wait to engage with them each day."
Megan is now paying-it-forward and sharing her story with others as a way to inspire them the same way she has been inspired.
"You CAN do hard things. If you press play, you’ve won. If your life has changed due to Beachbody, you can’t keep that from others...you need to share it. "
Are you ready to #FindYourFierce like Megan?
Email me and let's chat. I have a plan that has worked for me. It has worked for Megan and I KNOW it can work for you!
In addition to living your best life, as an added bonus when you join me for my next #FierceFit group by enrolling by December 31, I'll send you one of my #FIERCEFIT boxes as a free gift!
SO excited to share all these amazing goodies in my December FIERCEFIT box! Seriously, this is literally a box full of awesomeness! ❤️💚
Want to see everything in the box? CLICK HERE! (-->will link to unboxing video)
Want to get your own FIERCEFIT box? Purchase any challenge pack by December 31 and it's yours! EMAIL ME for help picking the right challenge pack for you!
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!