What a difference
a year makes from a KHF member
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS when Kathy Henkel becomes part of your life. She saves it.
One year ago I was
waking up to a reality I didn’t like. I was overweight, numbed out, isolated, and unfit. I was missing out on the joy
of health and shying away from a fuller life. My life was small, my attitude had flat lined, and I had hit the wall and was
ready to change. I had been a healthy and active person before in my life and knew I needed to find my way back. I told myself
I was battling a genetic legacy of overweight tendencies and a middle-aged metabolism. I was coming off
years of numbing anti-depressants and staring daily into a closet of “fat clothes”, and a mirror of self-disapproval.
I started taking
advantage of all the free trials area gyms were offering to get a good feel for what was going to work for me now. Then I
went to Kathy Henkel Fitness to - WATCH! – a class or two and see what I was in for.
Everything was different; the studio
environment, the positive, motivating energy, the welcome feeling, and the collaborative attitude of the women taking the
classes. I watched in amazement at these women – so strong, and totally and completely enjoying themselves and each
other – and thought to myself “I WANT SOME OF THAT!” I ended up participating - for a DOUBLE class that
night and I never looked back.
I have never been the “joiner type,” the thought of group exercise was horrific to
me, and my first few classes meant being honestly confronted with the reality of my then compromised physical state. But Kathy
Henkel’s Magic worked its way in, gently but solidly, and within a mere week or two, I was feeling AND seeing my efforts
encouraged me to meet myself where I was, to make my best stab at each exercise every time, and to trust the process. Kathy
celebrated my efforts on the same level as my results, and it has made all the difference.
Since becoming part of the KHF
Family, I have shed over 35 pounds, a stunning number of inches, and released myself from the rut I was in. I now fit into
3 pairs of “skinny” jeans (from the back of my closet) I had hanging on my wall and had been staring at since
last February. I take ZERO medications, and am rarely sick. I am nicer, more fun, and mentally flexible. I am stronger, more
positive, and can see and feel the workouts showing up in my everyday life – from greater strength in daily moving to
increased energy for fun. I sleep better, think more clearly, have a better attitude, and have gained a posse of dedicated,
supportive women who inspire me and keep me going. I laugh more. And I approve of myself.
I have completed a Mud Run, a 5K,
and a Warrior Dash – something I never thought would happen – and I am on my way to my 2013 challenges. It was
Kathy’s ever-present encouragement and generous, confident spirit that made me believe I could – and I am. I can’t
wait to see what Kathy will get me into this year!
Kathy Henkel Fitness is the reason I can feel good about sharing my past
year’s journey, in an honest and brave and real way. The proof is POSITIVE. Look at these photos! Then come see for
yourself what happens when Kathy Henkel enters YOUR life. You won’t look back.