SCF April 2015 Inspiration of the Month: Kristi Proctor
I feel like I hit the jackpot when I found SC Fitness. Sandy and her wonderful teachers and staff never fail to amaze me each time I go. The environment leaves me more empowered than when I walked in and I find myself sharing her encouraging words with others once I leave.
Since childhood, I have always been a very active person. Starting with gymnastics, to trampoline, to soccer and then my favorite of all, horseback riding. I was fortunate to have ridden and competed for many years, though as we get older and acquire more responsibility, things slip away.
In 2015, life as I knew it drastically changed. I left my career of 25 years and a relationship of 10 years came to an end. I started the year on unfamiliar territory and though I was terrified of what lay ahead, I was also feeling incredibly brave. I made the commitment that this will be MY year and that I would make my own self the priority. My goal is to be the best I can be, both inside and out, and that is exactly what I get with fitness.
I can’t thank SC Fitness enough for all the support, positivity and encouragement I have been shown, now and over the years I have been coming to class. Each day, I am reminded of my love for physical activity, and just like when I was younger, I never regret a great workout. Whether a hobby or just trying to advance to a better you, the community here is a true blessing.
No matter what class or which teacher, you are always greeted and encouraged by everyone around you. They each bring their own flavor and you are never disappointed. Sandy’s hardcore, 80’s music-filled Cardio Tone is the class you never want to end. Fran’s wild Zumba+Tone gives the perfect mix of dance and strengthening. Melissa’s lights out Zumba makes me feel like a dancer on stage, while Lucia always makes me smile and give my all. And then there’s Cece’s Saturday morning’s kick my abs & butt and Hayley’s bootcamp oh-my-god-how-many-more-reps-do-we-have-and-thank-you-for-the-in-between-stretching Body Sculpt. The variety is amazing and you are always encouraged to listen to your body, which I feel is very important.
I can’t express how grateful I am to have been accepted into such a beautiful fitness family, especially during these trying times. And I’m also fortunate to have such amazing women to share each class with. I am left inspired, honored and humbled every day, because of you all.
Dear sweet Kristi,
It is so wonderful to see your growth, not just physically, but emotionally. You had always been someone who came in and left class quickly and quietly. You’ve since come out of a shell and emerged with a confident, bright light that no one can miss. The way you honor your body is admirable, and now that’s translated to honoring your entire self. You recognized when it was time stop the momentum of your life and make a dramatic change. Such a fearless and brave move, and you are inviting the greatness you deserve. Very soon, all that you are wanting will come rushing in, I can feel it. I know that for both Fran and myself, you have been an incredible inspiration and friend. Thank you for being such a big part of the SCF Community.