Janne – March Member of the Month
Janne March Member of the Month
- What or who brought me to Champ? 2 things – originally we started at Champ when it was still Kiwi and what brought us was the Les Mills program. I started doing Body Pump and 2006 and enjoyed it more than any other program I had been part of. I moved on to Attack, Vive and Flow from there. Recently I retried Combat and fell in love with it too. The other reason was Charlie being an instructor for Les Mills.
- How long have I been a Champ member: Since Aug of 2013.
- What do I like most about Champ: the classes offered and the quality of the instructors which go hand in hand. I have done Les Mills classes with instructors who were either not very good or didn’t seem to care about the quality of their work and that’s definitely not the case here. We have top notch instructors who pay attention and truly care about the people in their classes.
- What is my biggest obstacle to working out? For 2015 and 2016 – undergoing surgery. While most people might say time – I focus on building my schedule around working out vs trying to find time to fit working out into my schedule. In both 2015 and 2016, I wound up having a surgery that took me out of the game for at least six weeks. While I was gone I missed my 0 Dark 30 teammates as well as the Saturday and Sunday crews. I belonged to another local gym and while the classes were well attended, no one really cared if you were there or not and you could attend two classes back to back (2 – 3 hours of time) and not have one person speak to you or an instructor acknowledge your presence. That’s never been the case at Champ. We look out for each other and coming back after both of my surgeries really helped me to get things back on track.
- What is my greatest gain from being part of the Champ tribe? I have gone through some difficult and big changes over the last several months. Being a part of the Champ tribe has helped me deal with these both physically and mentally. I could focus on improving my overall fitness level and, for the time I’m there, not think about what was happening at work. And even on days when I didn’t feel like working out, if I came and did my best (you can’t really do less at Champ, at least if you do slack, it’s not as much fun) then I left energized with a positive mind set.
- Advice to others: Exercise and be part of something. We all feel alone sometimes and if you find a place like Champ, you have friends to look out for you, people who listen to you and more importantly, actually care about you. While there are many things you could do to be in a group – not all of them are going to help improve both your physical and mental outlook. If you join us, you won’t be sorry.