Too busy to exercise?
Katie Murray thought so too, until she stepped on her bathroom scale and decided it was time for a lifestyle change.
Six months prior to her wedding, a Groupon good for classes at Fit4Lincoln was about to change her lifestyle and her appearance.
Katie works full time as a dental assistant at Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry and part time as a waitress at Outback Steakhouse. But when the scale peaked at 218.6 pounds last April, the 21-year-old bride-to-be decided to take charge of her life.
Hitting the cardio hard and hiring a personal trainer, she hit the gym four times per week and adhered to nutritional changes suggested by Matt Priess, owner and instructor at Fit4Lincoln. She caught the 5:30 p.m. workout every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Fit4Lincoln, and then stayed over for the 6:05 p.m. class.
By the time her wedding rolled around on Oct. 3, she had made significant progress. As of Nov. 13, her weight was down nearly 50 pounds to 170.2, her body-fat percentage dropped 3% and her pant size had dropped from an 18 to an 11-12.
The “new Katie” says she’s also sleeping better and finds her new energy level allows her to do house-cleaning after she comes home from a busy day. She continues her four-days-a-week workout routine and has set a goal of getting down to 150 pounds.
Katie loves the “family atmosphere” at Fit4Lincoln and finds owner/trainer Priess a source of encouragement without being overly aggressive. She says her workout regulars are like a “close-knit family” and that she’s developed many friendships at the gym.