Katie's Get Fit Journey

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

I have a personal story to share.
My mother was adopted and passed away nine years ago from cervical cancer. My mother never wanted to know her biological family. Me, I’ve always wanted to know; Who am I? Where do I fit in this world? What diseases am I prone to?
So, last Christmas, I chose to participate in DNA Testing from 23andme.com  
The reason I’m sharing this is to let you know how valuable and simple this DNA Test was. It helped calm some of my health fears I had most of my life especially since my mother’s passing.
Since I became self-employed five years ago I stopped exercising and the pounds slowly crept up. It’s funny how we know we need to take care of ourselves yet we try to ignore the signs of our health.

My DNA Testing Health Report showed the #1 health concern was Type 2 Diabetes. Was I surprised? Not really. But now I can’t ignore it. I need to make some changes, especially if I plan to get pregnant in the next few months!!

Last week I had coffee with my friend and colleague, Robyn Murrell from Zhoosh Fitness by Design. We were chatting about how we can network with each other in order to support our complementary businesses. Health is so important, especially with your skin! I told her about my DNA Test Health Report and shared what my Doctor said about a possible High Risk Pregnancy.
Robyn and I agreed it’s time for me to make exercise a priority in my life again. I need to get physically healthy before I conceive – it may be a challenge getting pregnant at 38 and staying pregnant too! Getting healthier and dropping some weight will probably help ward off Gestational Diabetes not to mention being easier on the Baby and Me during delivery!
I asked Robyn when her next Personal Training program starts…


To my clients: My challenge to you is to make that step and join me in my Get Fit Journey with Robyn! See the details of her next Metabolic Body Conditioning Classes below. I start Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 7am!
For ME by Katie's Grand Prize - $100 ME by Katie Gift Certificate for any PRIORI or PCA SKIN Facial Rejuvenation Treatment to who ever improves the most at the end of the Fitness Assessment.


Robyn Murrell, Zhoosh Fitness by Design:
Katie has made a very wise decision – she is taking control of her health. And her first step is with me. I will support Katie in her quest for health – it will be challenging at first but through the process she will gain not only physical strength but emotional strength. My goal for Katie, and all my clients, is to help her enjoy a better quality of life.
I am a fitness professional with over 10 years experience, a Certified Kickboxing Instructor and a “Clean Eating” expert. I seek to improve my clients’ well being through their own eyes. As their confidence improves, so does every aspect of their health and fitness. 
I teach Women’s only Kickboxing classes at Total Martial Arts through Foxy Kickboxing, work with clients one-on-one, at a local gym weight room, your condo’s gym or in your home. I also hold semi-private Metabolic Body Conditioning Classes at Total Martial Arts 2x a week.

It is through this program that Katie will participate in to assist her in her goals of getting physically fit for pregnancy and help ward off Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes.
Please join Katie as she starts this new journey in her life…she just might be offering an incentive if you do!
Metabolic Body Conditioning Classes
The small class size of 3-4 clients allows for one-on-one personalized training at a fraction of the cost!  Build muscle, tone your body, lose weight, have fun and be on the way to get the body you want with an exciting mix of body conditioning moves, resistance training, boxing and abdominal work…all before your day starts!
August 20th - September 12th, 2013
Time 1: Tues & Thur 7am (8 classes) 
Time 2: A second Time can be added at either 6am or 8am if Time 1 books out!
Location: Total Martial Arts 612 Carnarvon Street, NW
Cost: $320 for 8 -1 hour classes. That’s a $200 savings off my regular rates!
We will start and finish the session with a mini fitness assessment to see how far you’ve come.

Robyn will offer an additional 10% off the sign-up fee to whoever joins Katie in her Get Fit Journey with ZHOOSH Fitness

For Robyn's Grand Prize - 2 for 1 Gift Certificate off the following session starting September 17th plus a $25 gift certificate to Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill

Prize package worth $345 from Zhoosh Fitness by design

Please visit my facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/ZhooshFitnessByDesign
Or call 778.323.1465



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