Member Monday Shout-Out: Tanya Ward

Why did you decide to join FMFA?
I decided to join FMFA because I really wanted to get out of the house and challenge myself and also to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I had previously been on my own fitness and weight loss journey, loosing 100lbs, and  that this was a new excited way to workout and I really liked the idea of group classes. 
Did you have specific goals when joining?
When I first joined I had a specific weight goal. Quickly after a few classes I realized that weight really has nothing to do with it! I began getting stronger and feeling more confident, sleeping better. 
What has kept you coming?
The members and coaches have kept me coming back to class. The support and encouragement from people is incredible. No matter where your at in your journey it’s a completely safe place to be. I’ve just never felt more accepted in any gym I’ve tried. No matter if your brand new to a move or exercise, even the most experienced people are there to high five and cheer you on and I honestly can’t think of a better place to be. Also seeing your weight that you can lift get a bit heavier and just see the changes in your body happening, it’s an amazing feeling. 
What are the biggest things you have noticed since joining us (physical, mental, new healthy habits being formed? etc.)?  
The main thing I’ve noticed is how much stronger i am getting and how much my mindset has changed. I came into this with a goal weight and size in my head, which turns out doesn’t even matter, it’s all about being strong and feeling comfortable in your own skin. Also my thinking on eating has changes, it’s not all about low calories, it’s about learning to fuel your body correctly. 

Do you have any advice for anyone looking to start or even for a current member?  
My advice for anyone wanting to join is to just jump right in! Don’t hesitate, I did for a long time and I was missing out! Go meet Jana and the team and start with this amazing group of humans!! The minute you meet your coach for your first few sessions you will understand what makes this place magical, it’s the people! 

What is something we don’t know about you that you would be willing to share with us?
Something you might not know about me is I am obsessed with Disney and all things Mickey Mouse! Me and my family travel there a couple times a year and it’s our favourite place to be! 

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