NOVEMBER 2017: SABRINA RAMME

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What better way to introduce our newest EvoFit Team Member than as our November EvoFit Athlete of the Month!  

Sabrina came to EvoFit at a time in her life that sounds all too familiar as fellow mamas - exhausted from having three little boys in five years… a little discouraged… and although she wasn’t clinging to the person she was in the past, she had also not yet discovered who she was in addition to the title of “mom”.  

As we know, anything that comes easy usually doesn't last and anything that lasts usually doesn’t come easy.  Sabrina took her new outlook in bite-sized chunks.  Her first step was to just show up - which she did consistently for a couple of months. As anyone with kids knows, that little thing called life can throw some crazy curveballs your way, but she stayed the course - her body was getting stronger and so was her resolve.   

With her background as a Registered Dietician, Sabrina knew that she needed to start fueling her body for what she wanted it to do - and this is where the magic happened.  In 9 months, she’s lost 20lbs, has a constant and confident glow, and is only scratching the surface of who she is as an athlete, a person, a woman, and a working mom.

This mama never ceases to inspire us and the EvoFit community around her.  She is a true example of putting yourself first in order to be a stronger, healthier, and happier mama for your family.   

We are thrilled for the world to meet EvoFit's Nutritionist and November Athlete of the Month, Sabrina - check the Nutrition page for all the details!

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:  My husband, Marc, and I are Pacific Northwest natives.  We both grew up North of Seattle.  We have been together for 20 years, married for 17 years next month.  We have 3 little boys: Max who is almost 6, Marshall, 4 and baby Magnus is just turning one.

I work part-time as a Registered Dietitian at St Joseph Outpatient Center in Tacoma.  When I was in undergrad I wanted to be an actress.  I was struggling with how to make that work, not enjoying the pressure I felt to look a certain way, and I hated living in LA.  I started reading about nutrition and for the first time in my life I was really fascinated by Science-- I wanted to know everything about what happens physiologically when you eat something.  The more I got into health and eating well the better I felt and I switched gears, came home to Seattle, and decided to get a Master's Degree in Nutrition at Bastyr.    It was one of the hardest and best things I have ever done. I finished that program in 2010 and have been working as a Dietitian since then.

Other hobbies: before my youngest was born I enjoyed singing in a local women's choir-- I hope to get back to that again soon,  and I like to take pictures, especially of my kids (if I can get them to hold still)!

FAVORITE QUOTE:   "Be the change you want to see" -Ghandi

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO EVOFIT?  I was aware of Evofit for probably about 2 years before I walked in the door.  My oldest went to the same preschool as Kylie's boys and I would see her running out the door after drop off to go teach, and then in my last job I worked with Laurell Kaiser and she is a regular at Evofit.  I was thinking about trying it out when I got pregnant with my third baby, so after I had him I decided to finally do it.

WHAT IMPACT HAS EVOFIT AND IT’S COMMUNITY HAD ON YOU?  Evofit was exactly what I needed at the moment I needed it.  I had a tough time both physically and emotionally recovering from my last pregnancy.  It was a complicated pregnancy and a traumatic birth and trying to recover from that while being responsible for 3 kids 5 and under just about broke me.  Evo is my refuge-- I get a break from the kids for an hour, talk to other adults, and a giant hit of needed endorphins.  I also get a sense of accomplishment that leaves me feeling great all day.  When I started coming regularly and consistently is when I started to feel like myself again.  As a bonus, I also lost 20 pounds of baby weight!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE CONSIDERING OR JUST JOINING EVOFIT?  Just show up.  It is hard at first.  No one is going to judge you if you have to modify something or do fewer reps.  You are only competing against yourself.  The community here is amazing, people are so supportive and kind.   Just keep going, you never know what you are capable of until you try!

WHAT’S SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?  In my early 20s, when I lived in Southern California, I did some extra work in TV and film.  Somewhere in the sea of concert goers in the movie "Almost Famous" is me in funny 70s wardrobe (along with about 500 other people)! I also am in the background of several very terrible made for TV movies.

 

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