January 2018: Megan Muhlenkamp
We can’t think of a better way to kick off 2018 than by recognizing member turned coach, Megan Muhlenkamp! This firecracker embodies the phrase "though she be but little, she is fierce" and we think we can speak for everyone when we say - what’s not to love about Megan??
Megan started out as a member and like so many of our other members, works hard to carve out time for herself and her goals. Also like so many others, sometimes she crushes those goals, and other times that little thing outside the gym called life wins. Megan always finds her way back and always with a vengeance. Her joy is infectious and she works hard to make a memorable experience for all of our members whether she's coaching or working out next to you.
During her classes, Megan will make you laugh while simultaneously annihilating you. Then she'll flash that smile and you can't help but want to come back for more. Watching her journey to become the woman and coach she is today has been something we are so blessed to witness and we are proud to name her our new year EvoFit Athlete of the Month.
Read what makes Megan tick!
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY: I’m a Seattle girl through and through. Except for the whole socks and sandals situation :) I love anything fitness related. Whether it’s running, hiking, barre, trail running, HIIT style workouts and my new found obsession is flow /power yoga. Yoga has brought balance in my life which is extremely beneficial in raising my crazy little girls Malia 6, and Emma who turns 5 in less than a month! They’re small but fierce!!! In my spare time I wish I could say something along the lines of I enjoy reading books but that’s just not me. My compromise is listening to podcast(S) while cooking for my family. See…it’s all about balance :) A few of my favorite podcasts are Super Soul Conversations, Wanderlust Speakeasy, S-Town, Serial and TED TALKS. Last but not least I met my partner in crime Tony 13 years ago at work. Yikes! Tony and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this November.
WORDS TO LIVE BY/FAVORITE QUOTE: Oh my goodness! There's too many to choose from!
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Henry David Thoreau
"I would rather flirt with failure than never dance with my joy." Wes Moore
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO EVOFIT? I met both Kylie and Sue at Stroller Strides years ago. Their energy, sassiness, and down right wicked workouts had me coming back for more.
WHAT IMPACT HAS EVOFIT AND IT’S COMMUNITY HAD ON YOU? Time to break out the tissues! In the beginning, Evofit was just supposed to be a place where I could come in for an hour, drop my kids off at childcare and get my booty kicked. Looking back now, I had no clue how much of an impact Evotfit would have on not only me but my entire family. Evofit provides an environment where we can push our limits to the fullest yet still fall on our face without regrets. Instructor's are not only there to challenge us physically but have also been the one's to believe in us just enough to push us to the next level. My girls have seen me through the years not only as a client but now as apart of the Evofit instructing team. Most days my girls will tell me how proud they are to have a mom who makes people live strong and healthy lives. And for that... I'm forever be grateful..
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE CONSIDERING OR JUST JOINING EVOFIT? Take one workout at a time. Be patient, remember to breathe, be kind to yourself. If there's a moment when you stop believing in yourself and capabilities I guarantee there will be another Evofit friend that will believe in YOU. Just keep moving!
WHAT’S SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU? Don't laugh....yours truly ran 400 meter hurdles in High School. #shortgirlscanjump!