Category Archives for "Success Stories"

1500 Training Sessions at Cr8 Fitness

I recently stopped Doreen after training so that I could record her story. She's been training with us for 8 years. A lot has happened in that time frame. She's been to over 1500 trainings while she's been here. That is a crazy number. I appreciate Doreen choosing us way back when and staying with us. Many of you already know her and she has a powerful story. 

I'm proud of Doreen for saying she'd go the first day and then her consistent determination that has brought her personal success. Thank you Doreen for taking time out of your day to share with me and others. 

To your best Health,

Coach Nancy


Sarah puts Coach Nancy in the Spotlight

Things sometimes get turned around in life from the normal. It happened to me today as Sarah, a RockStar, interviewed me. Since I love to talk, I was able to manage. (insert smile here) Sarah is a RockStar in that she has trained with Cr8 Fitness for 5 years. Being a RockStar is more than the time she sets aside for training. It show commitment. It shows determination. It requires so much from each person that earning RockStar status is just that. Sarah is now a RockStar. Many of you have earned that title and many more are working towards it. Thank you Sarah for turning the microphone on me. 

I can't wait for another eleven years of memories. Looking back, Cr8 Fitness works and acts like a family. We work together for the good of the group and yet as individuals. We help and encourage through the best days and the not so best days. We pick each other up. We apologize when needed and move on. Cr8 Fitness is family and I am so glad you are here with us. 

Coach Nancy

Thank you Sarah for taking time from your work day to do this video.

Spotlight on Two Sizzlin Summer Slimdown Successes

I recently caught up with two of our previous winners of S3 - "Sizzlin Summer Slimdown". While I could rave about how wonderful and beneficial a focused time on our nutrition could be, these ladies say it better. They have experienced success in many different forms. While weight loss is and was their goal, Katie and Lindsey have learned to use discipline, shop from a grocery list, use a meal plan, all of which helped them to stay the course. It also takes courage and a bit of humility to ask questions and seek help from their coach. Since they ladies came home with real live prizes, I know they took full advantage of every tool.

Current And past S3 participants are learning more than how to stick to a meal plan standard. They are learning what to do when things don't go just so, or when someone else in the house helped themselves to your meal, when a recipe needs to be doubled or how to portion it out for another day. Kitchen skills and adjusting meals to fit within S3 standards are all part of the challenge. Walking away after 6 weeks carrying less weight, feel more energized, and a whole lot happier is a bonus. 

Katie and Lindsey are already signed up and ready for this year's challenge. S3 has become a highlight of their year. I'm proud of these ladies. These ladies are stronger, healthier, and more determined because of the success they have already achieved. That is what makes me the proudest of them. They dive in with a fervency knowing they will gain even more usable knowledge than in the weight they lose each time. I can't wait to hear what they have learned, how they maneuvered their way through obstacles over the course of this challenge. 

To your Best Health,

Coach Nancy


Susan Gets a Perfect Report from Her Doctor

My kids just went through report card time at school. Each grade shows them how they are doing in each subject. As adults we get report cards too. Our report cards often are in the form of job assessments. And yet, there are other reports we need to pay careful attention to. These reports come in the form of numbers from blood work drawn at annual doctor's visits. Susan had such a visit recently. Her score Perfect- how cool is that. 

Susan has changed her health and therefore is changing her life. I know we both want to inspire others to do the same. Let's change the world one person at a time.

Thank you Susan for sharing.

To your best health,

Coach Nancy


The Spotlight is on Lauren

Popcorn. You know the light as air fun you pop in your mouth. About the only way I enjoy popcorn is trying to catch it one piece at a time with my mouth. I know you've all done that. It's the little bit of kid that stays inside us even as we age. Popcorn like that is the food I would use to describe Lauren's personality. She keeps the mood around her light and airy. She sparks fun like the fun we had as kids. At Cr8 Fitness Lauren catches me smiling because she is reaching her goals. She works, she goes to school and she trains with us. Through it all she is like popcorn- she brings out the kid in all of us. 

I'm excited to see what the next year is going to bring in Lauren's life. 'Moving Forward' is her middle name. Lauren is officially a member of the "Hall of Fame" at Cr8 Fitness. Every time you see a red shirt at Cr8 Fitness, you're meeting a Hall of Fame-r. Lauren has earned hers and is moving forward.

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy


Chris Stars in the Spotlight

I caught Chris right before training one day to chat with her. Chris doesn't back down from a challenge so when I asked if I could video our conversation, she jumped all in. Chris loves to take life just as it comes to her and makes it the best version of circumstances of anyone I know. I know there have been days in her life when things are the opposite of sunshine and rainbows and yet she makes the best of them all. 

The frozen frame of this video says it all. It looks as if Coach Nancy (that's me) is giving her the talking to. I do that sometimes but mostly with my kids. She is taking it in stride and smiling right back.  

There are others like Chris who are always looking and finding that silver lining to life. I like hanging out with Chris as her positive attitude rubs off on me. The benefits of her attitude and her training is clearly seen in Chris's life. 

Way to Make It Happen,

Coach Nancy

Did you know I've captured more than just Chris on video? Check out more RockStars here. 

Lauren is Taking Over the Spotlight

Have you ever met someone who totally makes you feel like you've known them for years within the first few minutes after you meet them? That is Lauren. Her smile is there for everyone who walks in the room. She has an encouraging word whether your day needs it or not. During training Lauren keeps those around her going by talking them through it. Secretly I think she is keeping herself going with those same words she helps others with. 

I'm going to allow Lauren to tell you her story. She does a far better job than I can.


Lauren has made her own success by taking advantage of Cr8 Fitness's program design and eating more nutritiously. I'm proud of her. She is making it happen. 

Lauren is joining others who have hit their goals and kept going. Check out Kim's story

Coach Nancy


Hanging Out with Friends Makes Kim Happy

Since the dawn of time, people were meant to hang out with other people. One of the highlights at Cr8 Fitness is the people you meet. Kim keeps her health going by enjoying what she is doing and being with those that make her smile. She does a much better job of telling us what brought her to Cr8 Fitness, what keeps her here, and what she enjoys most. 

Meeting new people, hanging out with friends, and creating a whole world of health in the mean time. Kim has been named the Welcome Committee for the 9am ladies. She has a fifth sense that creates a bond with those new to our crew as if they've been with us for years. 

Keep Making It Happen, Kim.

Coach Nancy


Gail Doesn’t Say NO to a Challenge

I am in love with seeing, hearing, and watching how people that train with us, turn their physical training into real life wins. Gail is one who wanted to make daily life easier so she is working to make that happen. Though she's had more than one back surgery, she trains smart and feels the power of change happening daily. 

I am so proud of Gail for her determination to stay strong and capable of doing all she wants on a daily basis. 

Keep Making It Happen, Gail.

Coach Nancy


The Power of Change

Time flies by so quickly and sometimes we don't pause to remember where we have been. We might not realize that those we know were not always the person we see. Scott has been training at Cr8 Fitness for almost 8 years. He can remember back when he first started training. He lets you peak into that past so you can see what is possible for yourself. 

Each of us enter Cr8 Fitness with different challenges and outcomes we want to achieve. Scott is making his goals possible. Its exciting to see The Power of Change in  where he was and is today. 

Keep Making It Happen, Scott,

Coach Nancy

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