My name is Nancy Condon and I am a single mother of two daughters who are 15 and 11. I am currently enrolled at Front Range Community College where I have been studying Human Resource Management. I will graduate with my associate’s degree in 2014 and will transfer to Regis University to earn my bachelors degree. In 2009 my children’s father and I divorced and it was a huge transition in all of our lives. Tragically in 2010, their dad committed suicide and our lives were changed forever. With amazing support from family, friends, and our faith, my girls are doing amazingly well.
Before I heard about Fit Soldiers I was an active member of Life Time Fitness going to the gym every day. However, I felt like a number and the sales pressure from within the organization was getting too much for me to tolerate. I felt that if I did not purchase personal training then I would not get the support I needed.
I heard about Fit Soldiers through an ad in Your Neighbor Magazine. I saw the FREE two week advertisement and immediately filled out the information. I was so excited I did not wait for Dave to call me I just showed up. I wanted to try it out because I had participated in a “Boot camp” class at Lifetime, but it was considered an extra on top of the regular membership.
What I love about Fit Soldiers are the people. Dave, Katie, Leslie and Joey are awesome!!! They all make me feel comfortable to ask them anything when it comes to nutrition and or exercise. I also enjoy the “High Fives” after our workout. I know that seems kind of silly, but if you think about it on a daily basis how many times a day does someone ever tell you “Good Job”? I love to workout and I find it cathartic for me, but I get a thrill when our main workout is completed and we are all celebrating one another for finishing another work out. I feel the support from everyone and I look forward to attending the next class.
One of my goals when I started Fit Soldiers was to be able to do a correct push up, which I am now able to do. I feel my strength has improved so much in a year. I feel my training at Fit Soldiers has helped me become stronger. I noticed this when I climbed a 14er last summer and I wasn’t as winded as I expected to be. Yes, it was challenging, but I felt strong.
Another thing I have changed is my relationship with food. I LOVE food and have used it for every emotion. However, I have come to realize it is only a temporary fix. My past sugary treats aren’t satisfying to me anymore. Now I really enjoy my apples and peanut butter as my treat!
My next goal is to be able to do a pull up without the band and to knock out at least 20 burpees without being completely burned out. I also plan to participate in the Survivor 5K in July. I have not run in years and it is something I would like to try again. The exciting part of that goal is that my daughters Allison and Clare will be running with me.
Fit Soldiers Fitness Revolution
2100 East 112th Avenue #2
Northglenn, CO 80233