We’re putting our May spotlight on Stacy Phelan – a client for over 5 years and an inspiration to those around her – we wanted to know what keeps her coming back to Fusion, and what’s up with this 2-for-Tuesdays trend she’s started to inspire us?

IMG_1254Stacy was raised on a farm in Nebraska, growing up in an active environment and always involved in gymnastics and dance. After attending college in Lincoln she made her way to Kansas City, settling down with her husband and three kids, Morgan, 13, Riley, 10, and Colin, 8. A common smiling face around our Overland Park studio, Stacy brightens the room with her kindness (unless you’re in her spot – ha!) and shines her positive vibes on all those around her.

How did you find Fusion?

A friend of mine invited me about 5 years ago – I was instantly hooked. I was completely motivated by seeing what Fusion did for others, and I just loved the workout. I tell everyone they should try it – it just makes you feel alive and powerful!

What did you do pre-Fusion?

Mainly walking, which I still enjoy, and then trying to find the right strength training class at other big gyms.

Why do you keep coming to Fusion?

I love it – it really works for my body and I love all of the great people I’ve met. It’s like my workout family. Everyone has the same mind set, we call it the “coffee shop.”

IMG_5394What changes have you seen in your body?

Definitely lean muscle mass, and my endurance has gotten so much stronger.

So obviously you tend to eat pretty healthy too – what’s a favorite go-to snack?

Almonds, carrots, hot salsa with chips, sliced apples. I keep these things around so I’m sure to grab them when I’m hungry, and not be tempted by junk.

So you’re not a big splurge gal?

IMG_0832Life is too short to completely ignore our cravings, right? With 3 kids, it’s hard to always eat healthy, but being 45 now I try my best to stay away from carbs and excess sugars. But I will eat my fave foods if I’m feeling the need – I’ll just be sure to eat a big salad for the next few meals.

Where do you like to grocery shop?

I actually hate to shop for food. But Trader Joe’s is where it’s at.

What’s usually on your breakfast table?

I’m not a big breakfast fan – so usually just coffee & spark before workout, or maybe a banana. If I eat it’s usually something small after Fusion!

How do you jazz yourself up when you need a boost to eat healthy or exercise when you’re not in the mood?

I ask myself, how bad do I really want it? If we want things bad enough it’s easier to choose the right things. I try to live each day with as much happiness and laughter as possible – try not to let the small things bring me down.

A few fun questions … What’s your fave KC restaurant?

The Tavern – I always get the Scallop Spinach Salad and of course the Jalapeño Marg!

Current fave book?

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

What’s your favorite beauty item?

I love my Nerrium every night for my face. It helps so much with dark spots and wrinkles!

Finish this sentence: I feel most confident when…

…I’ve had a great week of workouts. Fusion has changed many people’s lives, and I love how empowering it has been for me and everyone else!

Let’s talk about the 2-for-Tuesdays you started doing a while back – why?

I started because I was doing the #30in30 and thought it would be a good way to get my 7 workouts in each week – that way I’m not in every single day but still getting the job done. I usually do 2 on Fridays too.

 Stacy has inspired friends to join in, as well as other clients who like the idea! One friend is Ashley Lafferty, a Fusion client since December. Ashley has an awesome story – check it out and some of her amazing before & afters!

This was me at my heaviest - 243 pounds!

This was me at my heaviest – 243 pounds!

I kept seeing Stacy do 2-a-days and one day I was like, “go girl!” I asked her how she does it and she said she just thinks, “How bad do I want it?” I really took that to heart and decided to adopt that mantra. So, I started doing 2-a-days at Fusion every Wednesday and Friday. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays I do a 5am workout with my boyfriend lifting a bit heavier, then I do a Fusion class at 8:30 or 9:40. I have never felt better! I have never in my adult life been below 150lbs, I am at 144!!!!! I am NOT an advocate in weighing myself – it’s just a number – however that number fell below 150 for the first time in so many years, and I’ve had to celebrate with a dance party around the house! :) I have been on this weight loss journey for a few years and have lost over 100 pounds. I was stuck at a plateau until I found Fusion!

This is me now!

This is me now!

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Feeling so great!

I started in December, with the New Client Special, thinking this is it, I’m only trying this for a month. I for sure thought Fusion was more of a cult and that I would be super intimidated. Well, I was right about one thing, Fusion is somewhat of a cult: a sweaty sisterhood amazing cult where everyone is rooting for each other and the instructors are hands-down the most positive, supportive, kick-ass group of leaders! I was wrong about the other, I was not super intimidated AT ALL! I wish I would have joined Fusion 2 years ago when I first moved back here. I wake up every day and look forward to going, I feel even better when I leave…I just want to spend my days at Fusion, ha! I have never been happier in my life, and I know for sure that Fusion is a big part of that happiness.

One of the most special things about Fusion is our community of positive women supporting and uplifting each other! We love hearing these stories and are so thankful we are all here to work (HARD!) together, get to know each other, and witness the bonds formed on a daily basis. Thank you Stacy and Ashley for sharing!

Want to know more about Fusion? Check out our Weight Loss Boot Camp before and after stories, our blog on healthy living, and of course, our class schedule to come in and see what all the sweat is about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recently challenged clients to our twice a year #30in30: take 30 classes in 30 days and we’ll reward you with various prizes (plus, of course, the MAIN prize of feeling amazing and proud for attacking such an awesome goal.) This month’s “April Classes Bring May Asses” promised a sweet new tank (with the coveted #30in30 logo) plus a 5pack of Fusion Fly spin classes – and we were blown away to have 99 women complete at least 30! We say at least because we had some ladies get close to FORTY. That’s a lot of effort, determined spirit, and major sweat.

To celebrate, check out some of their beautiful, smiling faces…and some of the reasons they chose to take and make this challenge their own.

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I decided to commit myself to the #30in30 challenge because April was shaping up to be a busy, stressful month. Fusion always sets my day on a positive, strong note and gives me a sense of gratitude – for health, strength & community. Completing this challenge not only made me stronger physically (holy triceps!), but also mentally. The energy in a Fusion class – even at 5:45 am! – is addicting and I am so thankful for the opportunity to be apart of it.

- Lauren Z

I am a newbie to the Fusion world, starting my second week with the #30in30 challenge. I was sore, limping and struggled to do the simple things (like sit down…and then stand up). My motivation was myself- I needed to do something for me and only me. In my line of work and volunteering, I am always helping others and found myself losing interest in, well…me. The challenge was difficult, requiring physical and mental strength to get up and go to classes in the morning, and then after work. I may have developed tendonitis in both of my knees, but gosh darnit I did it! I took my first day off when it was over and found myself missing the intensity and rush from the class. Needless to say, I’m excited to get back after it!

I am so grateful for all that Fusion has brought to me (even though I’ve only done it for 6 weeks). I feel better about myself- mentally, physically and have an overall increase in my confidence. Starting off my mornings with Fusion is what keeps me going throughout the day. I am going to continue to work on my health, fitness and wellness every single day– all thanks to Fusion!

- Anna S

I’ve been working out at Fusion for years now, but have never attempted the 30 in 30 challenge. I thought of every excuse under the sun: I’m too busy; It’s probably too hard on my body; I’m not strong enough; It will make me tired. At the beginning of April, I turned 28 and decided I was going to dedicate this next year of life to feeling and looking my best. I figured accomplishing the 30 in 30 challenge would be a great start to achieving this goal. My biggest challenge was doubling up on days that I had to miss or finding energy to workout after a rough day. Being able to attack this challenge with friends and realizing how much better I felt after a workout really helped me to keep going. Now I know what my body is capable of and I can’t wait to keep working towards my next goal.

- Melissa C

As for what motivated me to do the 30 in 30 challenge – the free spin classes! I have found spinning to be a great addition to the other Fusion classes. It consistently provides both a challenging workout and that beloved “spinner’s high!” I always feel empowered, energized, and equipped for what the day will bring when I get off the bike. Thanks, Fusion, for providing the perfect motivation this 30 in 30!

- Meggan P

I loved seeing my workout buddies more and the challenge encouraged me to try different classes and instructors.  

- Melanie G

Who can’t use a little extra motivation to get it tight & right before swimsuit season, right?

- Cassie H

My two reasons – my kiddos! They are a huge reason why I stayed motivated. I want them to see a mom who takes care of herself and values fitness in the hopes that they also take care of themselves in the future. Thank you for providing challenges such as this! It was so fun and rewarding to push myself. Fusion is like no other workout – after 6 months, I am obsessed. It is the perfect start, and sometimes end, to my day!

- Megan R

I have come to enjoy Fusion Fitness for the challenge that it provides me. Class is ALWAYS hard and when I am done I ALWAYS feel better than when I started, not matter how tired I am. That simple joy keeps me motivated to participate in a challenge such as #30in30. I also live by the motto “If you CAN’T, you MUST” – which is a no excuse policy to keep myself going.

- Mallika E

I always enjoy a challenge or competition so I was excited and determined to do the #30in30. I thought that I was in good shape before coming to Fusion, but it has completely changed my fitness. It is inspiring and always challenging. I know that it will be a worthwhile workout and I will feel better after going than I do before. I just feel so fortunate to have such an amazing place to workout. I tell anyone who will listen about it! 

- Lindsay V

I began attending Fusion on New Year’s Eve, just a few months ago. I had always heard wonderful things from friends who went, and parents and teachers from the school I work at, but didn’t know if I had what it took to keep up and had never found a workout regimen that stuck with me. I quickly found out that the energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement not just from the staff and instructors, but from fellow Fusion-goers, is contagious! Despite a busy April, including traveling for Easter, baby-sitting overnight, and traveling again to see friends, I stuck with the #30in30 challenge because everyone I spoke to at Fusion about it made me feel that I could, and they were right! Their faith in me, and other women there, is so powerful and uplifting. I’m confident these past few months, and #30in30, is just the beginning of a fun, long-term relationship with such a great organization!

- Alex Y

I enjoyed the challenge. It’s nice to have someone push and encourage me, more  than I would if I were to work out alone. Every class was hard, different and an accomplishment when finished:)

- Meredith M

The instructors at Fusion create a FUN, positive, motivating, & all around kick ass environment!!! There is no other work out in KC that will energize you, keep you fit and give the sweaty sisterhood support. And keep you coming back for more! Thank you thank you Fusion fitness for giving the opportunity to make me the best I can be. I’m obsessed in the best way, it’s my happy place!!!! I have hit fitness goals, become healthier, lost weight and met amazing girlfriends all along the way!

- Kristine H

As far as I the reason I wanted to do 30 in 30… Last year I had a PE and infarcted my lung… My lung literally had a heart attack. I was also anemic after taking Xeralto. I was tired. So unhappy with my body. Then I finished grad school to be a nurse practitioner. I was working full time all through grad school as an RN transitioning to be an NP. I felt so drained. Last November I missed the 30 in 30 by one or two workouts – this time I wanted to prove to myself I could do it. Over the past year or so my body has been through so much. I am finally feeling healthy again. I am feeling strong again. I wanted to conquer this challenge. Through struggle comes strength. I have learned to love my body for all that it can do. I have struggled with a positive self body image since my teenage years – Now I embrace my body for all that it can do. I love my curves. My muscles. I am happy. I am beautiful. I am strong. This challenge was what I needed at the right time.

- Lindsay M

I started out doing the #30in30 to just prove it to myself I could actually do it – but then a big shock happened in my family and my parents separated. It was very hard to continue to do the #30in30 with all of the hard days that were coming but Fusion was my sanity and my joy and what I could control. It gave me the strength and the endorphins I needed! It really got me through April so I just want to thank Fusion!  I have no idea what I did without it in the past! I can’t imagine doing anything else now…I’m definitely addicted :)

- Aubrey H

I wanted to try this challenge to see if I could do 30 Fusion classes in 30 days – I’ve been going to Fusion for 3 years, usually going to 2-3 classes per week. I did an AmpCamp and even though I was working out 7-9 times per week during the camp, at least a few workouts each week were less intense than the typical Fusion class. I always wondered how hard it would be to do it. My biggest challenge was trying to schedule the classes. Being a wife and mother and working full time sometimes made it hard to fit in the workouts. Some days I had to double up (a new experience for me!) in order to get all the workouts done. I felt so fantastic on Wednesday the 29th – a day early!- when I finished my 30th class that I had to share with my instructor! I took a few days off but then capped off the month with a 5k!

- Shelly O

Over the past several years, I would set exercise goals for myself and would never meet them. No wonder, I absolutely hated to exercise. The only way I would do it is by paying a trainer 3-4 times a week. Well that got expensive and I wasn’t seeing my body change in the direction I wanted it to change.

After my first two classes at Fusion back in February, I was hooked. I signed up for 12 months. When the 30/30 was announced, I knew I could accomplish this goal because I was absolutely loving this place and seeing results.

Thank you to Pam. When I tentatively walked into Corbin Park to investigate, we chatted and she promised I would love Fusion. She gave me a free pass and invited me to her class the next day. Needless to say, I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Annie told me it would get better, so I kept coming back!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

- Deb B

Why did I do it?—Because I could!!!!

- Willa R

When 30in30 was announced, my friends and sisters set a goal to accomplish this tough challenge. Throughout the 30 days, frequent group text messages were sent to encourage each other along with a selfie to “prove it”. My sister Kellye (who was a frequent FF member before she moved to western Kansas) was participating from afar in front of her FF videos! We all accomplished our goal and had a lot of fun doing it as well!

- Courtney M

We left for a beach trip on April 30th, and I was determined to wear a two piece for the first time since having kids :) Seems shallow to some, but I am ready to reclaim my body after years of pregnancy and nursing…and this 30 in 30 was a good way to jumpstart it :) I love Fusion, and all of you ladies!! Thanks for all you do!!

- Allyson C

I chose to do it because I knew I was capable and wanted to set a goal for myself. I also knew the instructors I routinely see at class would be supportive. I love Fusion and can’t say enough good things about it. I travel often and when I’m out of KC I find myself craving the Fusion sweat that I’m missing.

- Whitney J

My whole year has been about creating new, healthy habits. I can tell a difference in how I feel on the days I go versus the days I don’t. Despite getting up before 5 am, I have more energy throughout the day and feel more accomplished than if I had slept in. The #30in30 has definitely created a new habit for me!

- Kelsey M

I started Fusion 2 years ago after I had 2 babies within 15 months. I honestly needed an hour alone that included daycare where I could just get a quick workout in and move on with the rest of my day.  Little did I know I was embarking on a life changing journey, a change that was deep both mentally and physically. At the age of 38 I am in the best shape of my life and more centered and connected with a community I ever would have expected.   

To be completely honest, I do what I do mostly for my two young girls and my fourteen year old step daughter. I want them to grow up understanding the importance of maintaining a healthy life and most importantly – being a strong women which includes exercising, food choices, making time for yourself a priority and surrounding yourself with kind people. More time than often I show up at school events sweaty from a class and spend most days in workout clothes but I always make sure they know I can fit as much as possible (with them most importantly!) This is my 4th #30in30 and every time I thoroughly enjoy the challenge. Getting all classes in logistically is the main challenge, because each class is filled with such motivation it’s hard to not want to keep showing up! The instructors and staff make showing up worth every minute!  

- Shaia D

Fusion is without a doubt my #1 happy place (even at 5:30 am). I’ve learned to appreciate my body for all of the things it allows me to do in my life. Each class is challenging and forces me to step outside of my comfort zone, but that’s where I’ve learned just how strong I am and everything I’m capable of achieving. Fusion is such a unique place with its loud and upbeat music (especially Darby and Amy P’s mixes), class variety, motivating instructors and motto of “no excuses” and “go big or go home” that keeps me coming back for more every day.

- Megan M

Working out at Fusion is my happy place, helps me keep a positive attitude and be grateful. My personal mantra is to live every day to the fullest and ‘get busy livin’ (quote from the Dylan Meyer Foundation) – and Fusion, it’s a-mazing instructors and the community help me achieve that.

- Ashley L

My picture is of me and my FFL (Fusion Friend for Life – we met at WLBC in 2013 and still go to Fusion classes together) Jasmine after one of Sadie’s Friday 5:30am Sweat Lab classes. We were sweaty and delirious and so happy to have finished the class without throwing up – always a bonus ;) I started the last week of April with something like ten classes to finish the 30 in 30. But I set the goal and I finished it! “She believed she could, so she did.” Love, love, love Fusion!

- Rebecca B

It’s time for one of our favorite things to share on the blog – the celebration of the hard work, dedication, and results of our Weight Loss Bootcamps & AmpCamps! Everyone involved in our camps gives 100% of themselves to their decision to make a change – from the clients themselves to the instructors who love to coach them, the energy is contagious and we love to give everyone a big gigantic pat on the back to a job well done!

Though it’s super fun to look at the numbers, the pictures, the absolute PROOF that our camps work when clients come in with the decision to make a change in their lives – we always stress the best and most beneficial changes are something we can’t put into a graph or table. It’s the changes you see inside these women that we love – the brighter smiles and shine in their eyes, the new habits they’ve created, the confidence growth from learning to have control over things that once held them in a place of unhappiness.

Read on for the fun results – we have some from our 8-week Amps and some from our 12-week WLBC, and know that behind each of these pictures is a woman who’s grown stronger, healthier, and happier. Way to go, ladies!

AMPCAMPS

“What you get by achieving your goal is not nearly as important as what you become.” 

Read more about our 8-week AmpCamps here.

* Teresa *

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Teresa has joined us for consecutive AmpCamps since her first in March of 2014, losing a total of 44 pounds since the day she started a year ago!!! Beyond the weight loss she has gained so much more – new found fitness, confidence, friends, and an all over healthy lifestyle. Loving it, Teresa!
Here are her stats from her latest 8-week camp:
Lost 6.8 pounds (and now in maintenance mode!!!)
Down  2 inches from her waist 
Down .5 inches from her hips    
Down 1 inch from her chest
Teresa’s push-ups went from 35 on her toes (um, wow) to 38 on her toes!  
Her plank hold improved from 2:36 to 3:10  
Her sit-ups improved by 4!  
So impressive, especially coming in to this camp so fit to begin with! 

* Susan *

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Susan came to her first Amp nervous and excited – and totally busted her booty at every workout, used the studio, and lost 17 pounds in her 8 weeks of dedication! She’s ready to come back for another round – way to go Susan!!
Lost 17 pounds!
Down 3 inches from her waist 
Down 2 inches from her hips
Down 2.5 inches from her chest
Susan’s push-ups went from 8 on her toes and 19 on her knees
to 16 on her toes and 22 on her knees!  
Her plank hold improved by 9 seconds  
Her sit-ups improved by 7! 

* Misty *

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Misty lost 9.5 pounds during camp, trimmed up and improved her fitness in a big way! Way to go, Misty – trimming time off your mile and improving your endurance has got to feel great! 
Lost 9.5 pounds!
Down 1.75 inches from her waist 
Down 1.25 inches from her hips 
Her push-ups went from 12 on her toes and 10 on her knees
to 20 on her toes and 5 on her knees!  
Her sit-ups improved by 10!  
Misty improved her mile time from 12:00 to 10:15…awesome! 

* Becky *

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Becky was a joy to get to know in her first Amp – with her absolutely sweet spirit and total commitment to the program, she made amazing progress with fantastic results! We are so proud of this strong woman and she goes to show, once again, we are all capable of anything we put our minds to!
Becky lost 15.2 pounds!
Lost 9 total inches!

WEIGHT LOSS BOOT CAMPS

“Arriving at one goal is the start to another.”

To read more about our 12 week programs, click here.

* Michelle *

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Michelle set goals from day one – she pushed herself to go a few steps further during the warm up laps every single day. From not being able to jog a half lap in the beginning to jogging 2 in a row by the end – Michelle made huge strides and we couldn’t be more proud! Week by week she got stronger, improved her fitness level and worked through dietary issues – and she always went at the level she needed to challenge herself, never ever taking it easy. We are so proud of her for pushing through the hardest part (the beginning), inspiring us all and setting health goals for the rest of the year. Way to go Michelle, keep up your hard work!!!
Lost 38.4 pounds!
Down 2.5 inches from the hips
Down 6 inches from the waist
Down 5.5 inches from the chest
Michelle improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 5 on toes & 19 on knees
and can now do 10 on toes & 16 on knees!
Her sit-ups improved from 8 to 18
12 weeks ago she planked for :8 seconds – Now she can hold a plank for 1:15!!

* Ashley *

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One of our 2 Perfect Attendance Award recipients, Ashley gave her all and led our WLBC crew in the highest percentages lost – therefore also being our “Biggest Loser!” With 3 kids under five years old (a huge challenge in itself), she made no excuses and proved once again that anything is possible when we make the decision to do it!
Ashley lost 28.3 pounds!
Down 4.5 inches from the hips
Down 6 inches from the waist
Down 4 inches from the chest
She improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 21 on knees to 35… (all on your toes!!!)
She improved her sit-ups from 37 crunches to 23 sit-ups!
12 weeks ago she planked for :11 seconds. Now she can hold a plank for 1:40!

* Laila *

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Laila worked her butt off, utilized the studio and made incredible progress. On top of the fitness she has a new appreciation for whole healthy foods, loving to find new recipes and celebrate that eating nutritious foods can be delicious! We love seeing young women take control of their health and look forward to the changes they get to make early on in life – heading into Grad school we know she’ll have fitness and good food to rely on other than caffeine and junk! “I feel so much healthier than I ever have and it’s such an amazing feeling,” she says, and we can see the proof of her health right here! Your tummy looks awesome, girl – way to work hard!!
Lost 23.7 pounds!
Down 6 inches from the hips
Down 6 inches from the waist
Down 2 inches from the chest
Laila improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 25 on knees
to 23 on toes & 23 on knees!
She improved her sit-ups from 21 to 31
12 weeks ago she planked for :35. Now she can hold a plank for 1:13!

 * Deena *

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Deena didn’t come in with a weight loss goal, but just a blanket goal of improving her fitness and healthy lifestyle. “One of the biggest things I’ve learned in the program is that you get the body you earn,” she says. “So all these days when I would compare myself to others, I never understood the efforts those people were actually putting in until I saw it at an early morning Fusion class. It was PACKED at Bikini Bootcamp and it finally clicked for me that while I was getting that extra hour of sleep in the past, all these people were dedicated and working hard for their bodies. It made me realize even more that the extra hour of sleep was absolutely worth sacrificing to become stronger.”
Her body fat went from 22% to 14.7%!!
Down 1.5 inches from the hips
Down 2.25 inches from the waist
Down 1.5 inches from the chest
She improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 20 to 33 (all on her toes!)
She improved her sit-ups from 23 to 31
12 weeks ago she planked for 1:22. Now she can hold a plank for 2:20! 

* Kindle *

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Kindle kicked butt. With a long commute for those early bird classes, she rarely missed a beat and encouraged everyone around her by pushing herself to the max. She put in the hard work, made the commitment, and had major success. “Shawna taught me I can truly be an athlete, something I’ve never really been before. It’s made me even more confident & driven in my life & career – I’m a total Fusion junkie now!”
Lost: 28.6 pounds!
Down 5 inches from the hips
Down 1.5 inches from the waist
Down 5 inches from the chest
 
She improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 2 on toes & 11 on knees
to now doing 15 on toes & 20 on knees!
She improved her sit-ups from 17 to 26 in 1 minute
12 weeks ago she planked for :28 seconds. Now she can hold a plank for 1:15!
She dropped almost THREE MINUTES off her 1 mile time!

Maygan

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Maygan came in here determined – she went from starting point to strong and fast in a matter of the first few weeks. She was recruited by other WLBC girls to try some road races … and we think she may be hooked :) We are so impressed with all that she has accomplished in her 12 weeks, and can’t wait to see where she is headed!
Lost 23.3 pounds!
Down 3.5 inches from the hips
Down 7.5 inches from the waist
Down 5 inches from the chest!
She improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 10 on toes & 12 on knees
and can now do 30 on toes & 18 on knees!
She improved her sit-ups from 18 to 40
12 weeks ago she planked for :51 seconds. Now she can hold a plank for 4:00. Whaaa?!

Emily

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Emily came in with a smile and worked hard from start to finish – she even blogged about her new found love of getting up for 5:30a sweat sessions! “One thing I’ve discovered about myself from this experience is that I love working out in the morning! I really prefer it. 5:30 a.m. seemed so early and it took me until week 10, but I really do love getting it done and the way I feel throughout the entire rest of the day – empowered and that I can accomplish anything. The days when I wait to workout until afternoon or evening I just find that I am grumpy and unmotivated throughout the day, and I usually don’t end up working out on those days.” We love Emily’s honesty in that it does take time to get used to new habits – BUT once you get there you may have a new favorite thing you never knew you’d love!
Lost 9 pounds
Down 2 inches from the hips
Down 3 inches from the waist
Down 2 inches from the chest
Emily improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 10 on toes & 21 on knees
and can now do 30 (all on her toes!)
She improved her sit-ups from 20 to 26
12 weeks ago she planked for 1:00. Now she can hold a plank for 1:37! 

* Hayley *

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“I can’t tell you how much WLBC changed my life – that sounds so dramatic, but it’s true! Not only did I lose weight and inches, but I am so much stronger and feel like I can conquer anything. Four months ago, I would have never looked forward to working out every day. I had so many other “important” things to do: happy hour, going to dinner, watching my addicting reality shows, the list of excuses goes on and on. :) Now, I look forward to every Fusion class, hate it when I have to miss one of my favorites, and actually enjoy waking up at 7 am on the weekends to workout. And it goes beyond sweating my butt off – I’ve always tried to be mindful of what I eat, but now I really crave foods that make me feel good and give me energy during my workouts.” Way to go Hayley – we are proud of you and so happy for your accomplishments and continued success!
Lost 21.5 pounds!
Down 5 inches from the hip
Down 5 inches from the waist
Down 3 inches from the chest
She improved her push-ups in 1 minute from 5 on toes & 14 on knees
and can now do 31… (all on her toes!)
She improved her sit-ups from 19 to 28
12 weeks ago she planked for 1:05. Now she can hold a plank for 3:05! Yowza!

To read more about our upcoming sessions of Amp and WLBC, click here - you can get all the details, dates, and even more before and after pics of past participants! 

Yep, over 4,500 miles away, Diane is sweating to our Dream Body Cardio Series, calling it “one of the most high energy, effective and versatile workouts I’ve ever done.” And this is coming from a fitness enthusiast and DVD lover!

She does a detailed & entertaining review of each of the five Cardio Series DVDs – plus points out that whether you’re better at (or prefer) cardio or toning, our workouts “will force you to work on your weak points.”

We love her honesty & humor and have to admit, we’re just a teeny bit (or way more) jealous of her romantic ex-pat life in France! She blogs about more than fitness so if you’re in la-la-love with the idea of living there, read on and enjoy living vicariously through her eyes.

Read her full post here!

  1. 6111675462_beaa8bbbf5_z-2Grocery Store
  2. Pick up kids from school
  3. Take dog to groomer
  4.  Find inner peace
  5. Cook dinner

Wait, what?

It might not be on your daily to-do list, and we know, the term “inner peace” comes with a lot of patchouli-scented baggage – people who use namaste in their daily vocabulary, Oprah tea at Starbucks; even our beloved celebs telling us how to find inner peace (and I do mean inner: the vag-steam, Gwynnie, really?!)

But we do feel the need to share the peace and positive vibes that focusing on yourself will create – and meditation is one of the easiest, quickest ways to do it.

What is meditation?

Sitting crossed-legged on a pillow repeating “oommmmm” is probably the first visual you get, right? Meditation can include this, yes, but to better incorporate all types, we can think of it instead as ‘active training of the mind to increase awareness.’

b8bdf6d228623b1a8b49d10c5b397a3aMeditation has been around for thousands of years, but has made a comeback as scientists are now “proving” what ancient techniques knew all along – training our brains is an integral part of being a mentally and physically healthy person – and can make a huge impact right away. Some may practice physical meditation like Yoga (try it right here at Fusion), and others may do it in prayer – but meditation is simply a blanket term for common techniques people use to get centered and calm. To live in the now. To be aware.

While meditation is a personal practice and there are infinite ways to do it, the most common forms of meditation include (taken from the Mayo Clinic):

  • Guided meditation. Sometimes called guided imagery or visualization, with this method of meditation you form mental images of places or situations you find relaxing. You try to use as many senses as possible, such as smells, sights, sounds and textures. You may be led through this process by a guide or teacher. If you can’t make it to an actual teacher or school, there are ha-zillions of guided meditations online like these or these – seriously check them out they are super relaxing.
  • Mantra meditation. In this type of meditation, you silently repeat a calming word, thought or phrase to prevent distracting thoughts.
  • 2013-01-16-06-14-02-2Mindfulness meditation. This type of meditation is based on being mindful, or having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in the present moment. In mindfulness meditation, you broaden your conscious awareness. You focus on what you experience during meditation, such as the flow of your breath. You can observe your thoughts and emotions, but let them pass without judgment. Prayer is a form of mindful meditation.
  • Yoga, Qi Gong & Tai Chi. These are physical forms of mediation. You perform a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises to promote a more flexible body and a calm mind. As you move through poses that require balance and concentration, you’re encouraged to focus less on your busy day and more on the moment.


Who meditates?

I’d bet you know a lot of people who meditate without even knowing it. Could be your long distance runner friend who uses mantras to get through marathons (check out this cool article in Runner’s World). Maybe it’s the mom next to you in the pick up line who camps out at home in the bathroom with a box of cheez-its to escape the kids (though meditating is a replacement for the food/alcohol/crutch so many of us rely on). Or even the owner of the awesome place you come to get sweaty everyday. Yep, Darby is a big fan of mediation and loves the benefits so much she wanted to share them with you. “It almost feels like you’ve just gotten a massage – your body is so relaxed and rejuvenated just from letting go and being still for a bit.”

The cool thing is, meditation can be done anywhere, any time, with minimal effort, no cost, and the person next to you doesn’t even have to know you’re doing it. Kind of like kegels. For your soul.

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Click on the image for a seriously cute article about why you should be meditating!

Why do people meditate?

From the Dalai Lama to your own children (yep, check out this article about why we should introduce our children to meditation, and this article with step by step instructions how to do it), meditation benefits every aspect of our lives. Allowing your body to rest and becoming ‘aware’ of your mind rather than in control of it, slows everything to a peaceful pace and produces huge benefits – from strengthened immunity to happier relationships.

Emotional Benefits

Gaining the ability to clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress is the ultimate goal. I read somewhere to imagine a jar filled halfway with sand and halfway with water. Shake it up and everything becomes chaotic – these are our brains most days, with all of the sand grain thoughts racing around wildly. Set the jar down and the ‘thoughts’ will start to settle, eventually resting in a heap at the bottom of the jar. Kind of like opening a bottle of Kim Crawford, right? Except you can do this any time of the day, whether you’re in the huge line at Target or staring out the window at work – (and no one will call you a booze hound.)

c0caa082c0a4107d953dfb120bdc2340Here’s what you’ll start to notice with regular meditation:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions

The most emotionally beneficial technique you can start to practice immediately is a common theme in beginner meditation. Whatever form of meditation you practice, they all begin with observing your thoughts and allowing them to ‘be’ – especially in stressful situations. Here’s a great visual to get you started:

Picture your thoughts as clouds, passing through the vast, blue sky of your mind. You can label each thought as you recognize it, without allowing an emotional reaction or judgment to the thought. “Oh there is worry. There is sadness. There is remembering.” You can then watch each one come closer and eventually drift away, understanding that all of these thoughts will constantly ome and go. It is our choice if we simply allow them to enter our heads and then leave as they came, or if we choose to embellish each and every insecurity, sad memory, feeling of hurt, etc. on a daily basis – meditation can help us learn to recognize but not react. Check out this excerpt from a book on mindfulness here, explaining the process step by step.

This technique can be applied in any situation – whether you’re going through a rough time, seeking general peace – even during childbirth. I used meditation before & during giving birth to my third baby, and his was the most peaceful, amazing experience of my life. I can still close my eyes and immediately bring back the overwhelming sense of calm and love I felt throughout the day.

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Our minds are incredibly powerful – so powerful, that learning to control and be in tune with our thoughts and stress level can actually create physical changes in our brains. Seriously – studies suggest that after only 11 hours of meditation the brain begins to change – check out this super-informative Forbes article on 7 ways meditation can actually change the brain.

A growing body of medical research (proving the claims made by meditators for several thousand years) suggests meditation can help manage symptoms for these common conditions & diseases:

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems

Still not convinced? What about reducing belly fat? Yep – you know the deal, the more stressed you are, the more your body releases cortisol (read this awesome article from Prevention about how our stress level effects weight loss & gain). So meditation = less stress = reduced belly fat. Boom.

Where do I sign up?

Right? There’s really no reason NOT to start becoming more mindful right now. A new habit takes only 21 days to become a part of you – even if you start with a 5-minutes-per-day goal, chances are you’ll begin to crave and increase the time you spend meditating. Below are some of our favorite websites to get you started, but go from there to find what really speaks to you – you may like a YouTube guided meditation or you may just want to sit alone in your car with the windows up and nice music on the radio.

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Like Yoga? Starting this Thursday February 19th at Overland Park, our own Fusionista Paige Sutherland will be leading Restorative Yoga at 1p – soon to be a part of our regular schedule. Register like a normal class on our Overland Park schedule

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Our Corbin Park studio has been packed with new and existing clients, and we just love bringing our positive & supportive Fusionista community to South OP! Check out our CP FAQs and if you can’t find your answer here, email us at hello@fusionfitness.com!

Where do I park?

One of the most exciting things about CP is our parking garage – the staircase comes up right between us and JCPenny so you can pretty much avoid the freezing, wet weather!

To park in the garage, pull in by Ya Ya’s restaurant (if you turn in at the 137th St light off of Metcalf you’ll see Ya Ya’s right away – if you’re turning in on Glenwood from 135th, come all the way around like you’re going to JCPenny and then you’ll see Ya Ya’s.)

From there you’ll see the entrance to the parking garage to the right of Nails & Wax salon. Come in, turn left immediately and then park as far down as you can. If you see large tractors and other construction equipment, you’re in the right place, don’t worry. You’ll see a regular door (we’re adding our Fusion sign) marked ‘staircase to small shops’. Come up the stairs and look to your left to see us! You’ll also see a lighted entryway with an elevator to the right of the stairway door – feel free to take that as well.

Otherwise, there are limited parallel parking spots right out front of us, and another big parking lot between us and Von Maur.

How do I work the lockers?

Another fun addition to CP is our lockers. Simply open the door, put in your goods, close the door and then set your own 4-digit code. Then turn the dial to red for lock – and scramble the numbers so you are locked in! To open, just enter your 4-digit code, turn the dial to green for unlock, and you’re good to go! We also have coat racks if you don’t want to use a locker.

Do you have showers?

We get this question a lot – we do not have showers. We thought about it but wondered how we’d break up the cat fights of all the early birders trying to get to the shower first! So we decided against it – after all, here in this Sweaty Sisterhood we are all about rocking the wet hair & slightly flushed look we all get to sport out the door!

Do I need a yoga mat for every class?

Yes! Also, in an effort to keep all of our studios as clean and germ-free as possible, we’ll be renting community mats for $2 starting soon (we’ll send an email with the start date.) That way, we can check out/in the community mats, keep them cleaner, and encourage regular members to bring their personal mats each time.

Corbin Park is so new and shiny. Will I still get the best workout in KC in this beautiful environment?

You know it. That’s how we do!

Our Amp Camps give RESULTS! Check out these four strong & determined women who completed our last Regan and Jos Amp sessions –  our Amp’ers worked hard for eight weeks and learned how to incorporate the program into their lives – making a lifestyle change rather than just looking at it as a quick fix. We don’t restrict you to water and lemons, we don’t work you to the bone for hours a day, and we know and emphasize that moderation is key – nothing is off limits and life can still be lived!

Our Amps give you the tools you need to keep up the good work well after the session has ended. Take a look below – and, well, the proof is in the (fat-free) puddin’!

Our next sessions start January 17th 2015 – read the details and registration info here!

 *——- Leslie ——-* 

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Leslie lost 11.5 pounds and 8 total inches!

“I was a little nervous but also excited for my first Amp Camp session. I was ready to jump start my journey to a better and healthier me! I found Amp Camp to be a very positive experience – Joscelyn is inspirational and pushed me to work harder than I thought I was capable of. I liked and appreciated how she used the no excuse approach to teaching. The girls in the group were motivating and helpful in offering ideas such as healthy recipes and web-sites to check out, and it helped me to focus on my short term goal of losing 10 pounds – I accomplished that goal during the 8 week session! It gives you such a feeling of confidence and empowerment when you can reach your goals, and I look forward to participating in the next Amp Camp session!!!”

*——- Kymberly ——-*

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Kymberly lost 11.5 pounds and 6 inches!

“This is the best New Years gift ever! It’s really a reminder of why I started this journey and why I want to continue to stay on this path! For the first time in my life, I feel like I am developing a healthy relationship between food, my body and my spirit. Thank you for all the effort you put into inspiring, motivating and coaching us!”

*——- Krysta ——-*

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Krysta lost 8.3 pounds

2 inches from her waist 

1 inch from her chest

Pushups went from 23 on toes to 42 on toes!!!

Plank hold doubled from 1:10 to 2:30!

“Crazy to think I looked forward to our early Friday sessions…I have not felt this good since I played soccer in high school. I cannot thank you enough for showing me and giving me the tools to continue this lifestyle!” We love being your ‘second home’ as you said.. and your results are awesome! Whittled that waist right down, girl! And 42 pushups?!

*——- Jen ——-*

photo-11Jen lost 7.3 pounds

3 inches from her waist

3 inches from her hips

2 inches from her chest

Pushups started at 11 on toes & 19 on knees

and ended at 30 on toes and 39 on knees! WOW!

Plank hold went from :50 to 2:04!!!

“I had fun and most importantly, made a huge lifestyle change.” We can see that Jen, you look amazing. Check out that tummy – a trouble spot for the majority of us, we love seeing what a difference you made in just two months. Way to go!!

 

 

2015 has zoomed in and we’re almost halfway through January! Have you resolved to make any changes this year?

If you’re feeling unmotivated in setting your 2015 goals, you’re not alone. Out of the 75% of people who decide to make New Year’s Resolutions, in the past few years polls have revealed that 40% of resolutioners lose steam by July, and a whopping 8% actually say they held true to their intentions by December.

Blame it on the ancient Babylonians 4000 years ago … they started this tradition. Not that seeking to be a better person in the coming year is a bad thing, but our cultural ideas of resolutions have become sort of blah, haven’t they? Lose weight, save money…the same every January 1st.

To make it through the year and raise that 8% rate, it’s important to make sure our resolutions aren’t too open-ended – “lose weight” “quit smoking” “be thankful” – without a plan a goal is simply a wish, isn’t it?

Read on for a few tips, ideas and inspirations to sit down with your list and decide what you want to do with yourself this year.

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Map out the Steps. How do you get to your overall goal of losing 30 pounds or spending more time with your kids? Decorate a chart on a poster board, make a dream board, write your steps on your bathroom mirror – put something down in writing that says what you’ll do each week to get you closer to your goal. “Exercise 30 minutes per day. Make one new all-veggie recipe each week. Cut out added sugar & fried foods.” Or “30 minutes with kid A on Tuesday & Thursday nights after dinner, 1 hour on Saturday with older kid B out to grab a hot chocolate.” Whatever you can write down that can be crossed off the list when it’s done. Make a big long list for the month, hang it up, and start crossing off tasks on the daily. Then do it again next month. These things will add up quickly and it will help you to track your progress!

For more inspiration on setting out the steps to reach a goal, follow our instructor Kristin Brinkman on her Facebook page Kristin’s Weight Loss Journey – dedicated to her weight loss over the past few years and inspiration to her killer spin class, Kristin’s Journey Ride – she talks a lot about accountability, making up for splurges in healthy ways, and how cool it is to look back on how far you’ve come when you need a little extra boost for the day.

52-week-save-money-challengeIf one of your goals is to save money, detour around Starbucks (just kidding, as if!) and check out this 52-week savings plan that was floating around Facebook last year at this time – it really is this easy to save over $1300 without really even noticing. I should know, I posted this up last January in my kitchen. And made it through about March. (But damned if I didn’t get money out of that half-filled envelope still sitting around for the babysitter the other night!)

Which leads us to the next tip:

Strive for progress, not perfection. Don’t beat yourself up for slip ups (or, ahem, straight up failures.) Being one of the biggest offenders of the I-just-ate-a-salad-why-am-I-still-fat mentality, I appreciate this as a lifeskill as well as a resolution tip. Jos shared a thought with me one morning as I was lamenting over a past few days of a total out-of-control gorge-fest (I mean if I do it one day, might as well destroy it all, right?) So out of the tailspin she brought me when she asked me, if you drop your cell phone, do you just go ahead and stomp on it or throw it against the wall to really brake it? If your tire is flat, do you deflate the other three? Nope. You don’t. So progress can ebb and flow…and that’s okay.

Just keep going. Put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. No reason to get bummed about about what you did yesterday – there is absolutely nothing that can be done to change it so absolutely no point in even considering it. Take a deep breath and move on!

Replace a “bad” with a “good”. If you’re trying to quit smoking, for example, look at why you’re choosing to smoke. Is it the social aspect? Do you like the break time with co-workers to stand outside and chat? So seek this social need in another way – invite a friend to take a walk around the block during the break, for example. Look at the “why” behind what you’d like to improve, and focus on how you can satisfy it in another, healthier way. This tip came to me from the Heavens, by the way. (Just kidding, our pastor talked about it last week in church so giving him the credit!)

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Why not try to start this habit each morning or evening? If you wear that last outfit it will really set the mood ;0

Experts say it takes 21 days to adopt a new habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. This is seriously not that long. And always remember, if you’re scared of the time it will take to get there, the time will pass anyway. Might as well be working on your goals as it does!

Lastly I found this sweet article on one of our go-to health & fitness sites, Pop Sugar: Life Lessons Written by a 99-Year-Old Man – see if he inspires you! I also stumbled across this Google Map of 2012 Resolutions .. kind of fun to scroll around and see the difference and similarities of goals around the world!

For more ideas, check out what our instructors have resolved to do below!
If gaining a healthier lifestyle is on your list of to-dos, be sure to check out our Weight Loss Boot Camps and Amp Camps starting soon! We help you adopt lessons that last far beyond the weeks of the camps. ***Happy goal planning!***

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JOS: New Years Resolutions…I hear so many people say they don’t do them. Well I do! Any new chance to commit to being better, I am all about.

  • Put my phone down and be present in my life. Enough checking Insta and email every time I get a down second. Enough celebrity gossip. Nothing matters more than experiencing each moment of this beautiful life. I don’t want to miss a thing! 
  • More water, less wine. 
  • Consider the intentions of others instead of always just their actions. I feel like we tend to judge ourselves based on our intentions (“oh but I meant to do this…”) and other people based soley on what they do. What a better world this would be if we all gave each other more grace.

BROOKE: I don’t typically make resolutions because it scares me to commit to something for a whole year! Ok, I’m kind of kidding… I recently read an article & felt as if it were written for me, the gist of it being – take each day and make a mini resolution: Today, I will sweat for 90 minutes; I will read an interesting article; I will make a really special dinner for my family. And so on. The idea of “living for today” really appeals to me. No one knows what tomorrow might hold but for today, let’s make it a great one! Oh, I also want to start composting and create a most delightful fruit and vegetable garden! Happy 2015! 

DARBY: I resolve to take time to take care of myself by minimizing situations that cause stress. I resolve to play more card games & board games with my kids.

LEEZE: My goal is to try not to be so rushed all the time. I feel like I live most of my days in a hurry. Always rushing from one place to the next, the feeling of just “a few minutes behind” when going places, and constantly on the go. I often tell myself it’s the life I live as a busy mom and Fusion instructor, but I also think I need to just sloooowwww down and know that all will be okay :). I want to try and be more present when doing things as well, rather than always looking ahead at the next thing I have to do. Life moves fast as it is, so why not take the time to try and slow moments down when you can :)!

SHAUNA P: My resolution this year is to be more present in everyday life and to be more patient (gosh, that one will be hard to stick to but I can try!) I’m trying to sit back and reflect more so hopefully that will be a constant reminder!

ERICA: My resolution this year is to be more patient and present. Over the past few years with iPhones and iPads I have found myself getting distracted easily. Every time I hear a text or email notification I feel the need to respond immediately. I hope to cut the leash on my phone more often and spend more uninterrupted, focused time with my family and friends. My goal is to make a better effort to listen, process and respond to the people who take the time to make me a part of their lives. Each year gets better and I look forward to whatever 2015 has in store for me!

MARI: I don’t really like resolutions… It makes me feel a ton of pressure, so I just like to call them my goals… One of my biggest goals is to give more IMG_0024to others. I have chosen a few organizations in KC that mean something to me, and this year I plan to pay it forward a lot more – I find whenever I do I am so much happier. It gets me outside of my  own little world and all of the things I worry about start to seem so small when I realize how blessed I am. It brings me back to reality. On a smaller scale… I set goals that are easy to measure. I know they sound trite, but they are: Run 2-times a week period. I feel stronger and think better when I run outside. Spend more time focusing on one to one time with each of my children. Stay off my phone when my most important people are home and want my attention, especially at night. Read to my kids more, and come to think about it, I should read more as well. Electronics are time suckers and I want to break free. Lastly and most importantly…As always…grow my fitness and nutrition through Fusion. My Favorite place to release stress and recharge all of these “goals”!

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FRANCIE: Along with my 480 other yearly resolutions, this year I plan on trying to live in the present and stop trying to control the uncontrollables! Also – To be grateful for what I currently have instead of focusing on what I don’t have!
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SADIE: My goal for 2015 is to keep the momentum going with the Parent Bag program we started through AustieStrong. I hope we can create and deliver approximately 60-80 more bags this year! We started this program to create overnight bags for parents who are unexpectedly admitted to Children’s Mercy. It includes necessities like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes and also things like adult-sized towels, bath mats, laundry bags, etc. Then it’s helpful to just keep packed and ready to grab if you have to rush back into the ER, which is very common when you have a sick child. We hope these provide an ounce of comfort and at least the ability to take a good shower to parents who likely just received the hardest news of their lives.

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As a last inspiration, I can almost guarantee you will love this 3-minute Taiwanese life insurance commercial – if you haven’t seen it already – about being aware, present, and loving. Please watch it!

 

 

Are you ready to be inspired?

WLBC Results are in!

“She believed she could, and she did.”

We are so proud of these women, who not only committed to this last session and worked hard to change their habits and adopt the Sweaty Sisterhood mentality for life – but are brave enough to share their results with YOU! It takes guts to put yourself out there for all to see, and we love that they do it to inspire someone else with the hard work they’ve been through.

If you’ve been on the fence about joining either WLBC or Amp, what’s holding you back? The time commitment? The time will pass anyway. The diet change? It takes 21 days to quit or start a new habit – including ridding your body and tastebuds of junk food – they will literally be retrained to crave the good stuff – no joke. Or is it the workouts? Well that one’s easy – Fusion workouts are filled with good people, good music, incredible instructors who make you laugh or tell you to keep going when you need the extra boost … you will begin to enjoy and even look forward to the next one! So give it a go – what do you have to lose??? Our next camps start – you guessed it – next month to get your New Year’s Resolutions in check!

Read more info here for Weight Loss Boot Camp, here for AmpCamps, and here for even more awesome results to see from past campers.

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Lost 20.7 lbs

Down 3 inches from waist

Down 3 inches from hips

Down 2.5 inches from bust

Go Angel, what an awesome accomplishment!

Check out Angel’s “Top Ten Things I Learned at Fusion Weight Loss Boot Camp” she put together for us – see – this is how much fun we have in our Camps!

10. Getting up at 4:45 in the morning can feel really good if you use the time wisely

9. What it means to drink the Fusion Kool-Aid

8. Francie scares and inspires me all at the same time

7. It’s more mental than it is physical

6.  I’m not a big fan of burpees

5. When you think you’ve given all you’ve got; you’ve actually got some more!  – laps

4. Shawna will find the upside to everything :)

3. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent

2. The women you will meet at Boot Camp are AMAZING and INSPIRING

And the #1 thing I’ve learned at Boot Camp:

1. To push myself farther than I thought possible

One more thing…

I can count on one hand the number of times I felt like I was missing out at a meal. There are a ton of meals in 12 weeks! I did the math; three meals a day (now it’s more like 5 but we will use three for this) x 7 days a week is 21 meals a week x 12 weeks = 252!! Out of 252 meals I’ve only felt like I was missing out a handful of times and now looking at my pictures….I’m really glad I “missed out”!! Guess I didn’t need or want those calories/sugar/processed food as much as I thought I did!

*********Andrea**********

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Andrea lost 3 inches from her waist

3 inches from her hips

1 inch from her chest

Way to go beautiful! Look what you’ve accomplished in just 2 months!

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image-3Anne decided to make a change in January and has done 3 camps throughout the year! With small kids at home and a traveling husband, she found it hard to stay committed to exercise and came into Fusion intimidated with the idea of group workouts. A regular member now, her red hair can be seen zooming away in our Fusion Fly studio and a growing number of regular studio classes. Way to go Anne – we love having you around!

Lost 13 pounds

9 1/2 inches from her waist

1 1/2 inches from her chest

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Suzanne started her journey with us in January – and has lost 81.9 pounds! She rocks – here are her results from each of the 3 camps she’s done with us this year:

First 8-week session (January 2014)
Lost 32.7lbs
Waist down 6.5 inches
Hips down 3.25 inches
Chest down 4 inches

Next 8-week session (summer 2014)
Came in 3 lbs lighter than the end of last session:)
Lost 26.2
Waist down 5.5 more!
Hips down 4.5 more!
Chest down 4.5 more!

Recent session (fall 2014)
Lost: 19.8
Waist down 3.5 more!
Hips 2.5 more!
Chest down 2 more!

Grand totals:
Lost 81.9 lbs!!!
Waist down 15.5!!
Hips down 16.5!
Chest down 9.6!
Suzanne started with 22 push-ups on her knees in 1 minute and ended in style at 30 ON TOES & 20 on knees in 1 minute!
Sit-ups went from 22 to 42!
She held plank for :22 last January and now planks like it’s her job at 2:10!

 

 *********Amy S*********

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Lost 12.2 pounds

Down 2 inches from waist

Down 2.25 inches from hips

Down 2.5 inches from bust

Improved sit-ups & pushups

3 minutes of laps increased from 13.5 to 23…super!

Way to commit Amy, you look great!

********Rachel*********

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Lost 25.4 pounds

Down 4 inches from hips

Down 2 inches from bust

Sit-ups from 12 to 25!

Pushups went from 2 on toes/11 on knees to 10 on toes/22 on knees!

3 minutes of laps increased from 11 to 19…nice!

Rachel look at that beautiful smile – you rocked it & look fabulous!

 *******Sarah********

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Lost 19.7 lbs

Down 2 inches from waist

Down 3 inches from hips

Down 3 inches from bust

Improved sit-ups from 26 to 32!

Increased push-ups from 10 on toes & 25 on knees to 20 on toes – Nice work lady!

You are firmed up girl – doubling your pushups on your toes?! Looking good!

 ********Laura*********

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Lost 14.1 pounds

Down 3 inches from waist

Down 1 inch from hips

Down 3 inches from bust

Wahoo girl way to go! Your tummy results are the bomb! This is such a trouble spot for so many of us, and you are proof that with hard work, you can shimmy that baby up in no time!

Click here for more info on our upcoming camps…could you be our next success story? Yes you can! You just have to try!

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Corbin Park Studio Open

Corbin Park is officially ON! 
CP is between JCPenny & Von Maur/Crowley Furniture on the southeast corner of 135th & Metcalf. We have a parking garage (the entrance is next to Nails & Wax).  See our full class schedule! 

Fusion Fly Now Open

Fusion's Spin on Cycle!

fusion052resizedWe've blended Classic Fusion Moves with Spin to Shock Your Body! Check out SPINtense, Biker Barre and our other unique classes! Come Fly

SHOP your body at our new online store. From DVDs, to the latest fitness apparel- we've got you covered!

Visit Our Store!

 

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